Seasickness, Service Disparities, and Healthcare Pricing


Reflections on the moral distress of medical providers when faced with the disparities in access to and affordability of lifesaving or life-changing medical services for different patient populations. 


Maximizing Value: Establishing a Hospital Clinical Laboratory Utilization Committee


There’s a significant opportunity for today’s hospital laboratory professionals to refocus the value they bring to their organizations beyond maintaining test quality and fulfilling laboratory orders. Establishing a Clinical Laboratory Utilization Committee, modeled after a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, is a great way to improve patient diagnosis and management and reduce healthcare costs. 


Supporting the Whole Nurse: 3 Ways to Ensure Your Hospital’s Nurse Residency Program is Meeting Nurses’ Needs


Many organizations have committed to helping newly licensed nurses transition from students to professionals via nurse residency programs. These programs offer education to supplement knowledge gaps, but is that enough?



Workplace Violence: Three Ways to Improve Hospital Employees’ Safety


Statistics show that healthcare workers are at an increased risk for violence and that this has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every employee has the right to go to work and be safe. Here are three proven strategies to improve workplace safety. 


Let’s Shine a Light on the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Today and Every Day


June 21 marks the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. While you might be tempted to mark the beginning of summer with a cookout or dip in the pool, consider joining the thousands from across the world who will use the longest day to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's Disease through an activity of their choice. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to shine a light on Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. 


Growth in Digital Technologies Present Opportunities to Improve Access to Behavioral Healthcare


During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been explosion of digital technologies in the behavioral health space. The growth of these technologies has the potential to transform the care paradigm and increase access to underserved populations, but it’s not without challenges. 


To Better Community Health Outcomes, Apply Clinical Expertise to Local Food Pantries


Considering the connection between food insecurity and obesity, it’s imperative that clinicians partner with food pantries to help identify high-risk populations and lead improvements in health outcomes.


Celebrating Nurses and 20 Years of Nurse Residency Program Success


Members of the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ came together to network with their peers, share strategies for success and gain new insights on issues that are critical to nursing care in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Just days away from National Nurses Week, it provided a fascinating look back at how far we have come, not only as a program, but also in the nursing field. 


Four Ways Clinical Leaders Can Strengthen Patient Safety Through Suicide Risk and Prevention Safeguards


Tragically, suicide is a serious public health problem that impacts millions of lives each year. Patient safety in health care settings is a core responsibility, and suicide risk and prevention are widely recognized as critical components of patient safety programs. Compliance to Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ standards are vital in reducing the risk of patient suicide. Here are some tips to maximize patient safety.


Five Strategies to Implement Now to Support Your Hospital’s Newly Licensed Nurses


Throughout the country, nursing vacancies are at an all-time high. Many hospitals and health care organizations are filling these vacancies by hiring a record number of newly licensed nurses (NLNs). As we navigate nursing workforce challenges, organizations need to focus on addressing the unique needs of these nurses in creative ways. Here are five strategies nursing leaders can implement now to support your hospital’s NLNs.