Betty Gallaher, RN, Why Human Factors Matter

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ms. Betty Gallaher RN
“Miss Betty” Gallaher was an emergency department nurse at the Coosa Valley Medical Center in Alabama for [MORE]


June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Shawna Butler nurse economist and founder EntrepreNurse
“Using their unmatched feedback loops with patients, data, devices and health systems, nurses are [MORE]

Patch that Monitors In-Patient Repositioning to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

April 2, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Leaf patient monitoring for positioning
Turning bed-ridden patients is a standard job for nursing, particularly in nursing homes.  This may been [MORE]

Enhanced Nursing Licensure Agreement with 29 States

March 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nurses and Telemedicine
Telemedicine has prompted an expansion of interstate nursing licensure, now extending to 29 states. Here are the standards [MORE]

Human Factors in Patient Satisfaction

July 16, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Case managers often do a juggling act between their own responsibilities and those of the emergency department physicians and [MORE]

Nursing with Robots

July 2, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Don’t call nurses Luddites, according to this piece: “More than half of healthcare providers interviewed said that if they [MORE]

eICU Nursing Guidelines

April 23, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic intensive care units (eICUs) allow highly skilled nurses to monitor patients in multiple locations (e.g. different hospitals) and [MORE]

Robotic Nursing Assistant

March 5, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

KIRO-M5 Robot
Though this robot looks like “R2D2,” its name is “KIRO-M5” and weighs in at 176 lbs.  It can [MORE]

Toyota’s Hospital and Home Health Robots

January 24, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Walk Training Assistant
Between Toyota Memorial Hospital and a robotics program at Fujita Health University Hospital, the Toyota Motor [MORE]

Meet “Elizabeth,” the Simulated Nurse

January 10, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Virtual Nurse "Elizabeth"
Researchers at Northeastern University have figured out how to leap the chasm between electronic information exchange and [MORE]

Projections on the Healthcare Workforce

November 1, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

A recent planning study on the national healthcare workforce projected job growth in this sector to rise from 10.5% [MORE]

Nursing Economics

July 26, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Accounting consultants KPMG reported last month that the actual cost of a full-time RN was 176% of the base [MORE]

Offshore Health IT Services

June 29, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) has decided to outsource some of its IT work to [MORE]

New Patient Turning Device for Older or Obese Immobile Patients

June 22, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dr. Laura Lee, a rehabilitation medicine specialist and an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University [MORE]