• ANA Provides Free Infection Control and Prevention Education for Nurses, by Nurses

    A core aspect of Project Firstline — a national training collaborative for healthcare infection control led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — is  content tailored specifically to its intended healthcare worker audience. As one of 64 organizations partnering with the CDC to create innovative and engaging infection prevention and control (IPC) education materials, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has developed state-of-the-art modules for nurses to refresh their Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) knowledge and earn continuing nursing education credits.This effective and appealing content, geared directly to nurses, aims to prevent the spread of infection in clinical settings. To achieve this goal, the ANA Project Firstline team, guided by education specialist Rasheda Jones, PhD, RN, combined tried and true education design processes and the latest learning theories in developing this rich and readily accessible content.
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    How CEOs present themselves and take responsibility for both wins and losses can go on to affect their public perception down the road, with humility shielding them from some blame, Harvard Business Review reported May 31.
  • Women more likely to win awards if they are named after a woman

    Women are more likely to be awarded prizes that bear a woman’s name or aren’t named after a person than winning prizes named after men, according to a new study reported June 1 in Nature. 
  • 4 ways healthcare leaders can boost innovation

    Looking to underrepresented talent for new ideas, choosing the leaders with the right set of skills and collaborating with others are all ways healthcare leaders can increase innovation in their organizations, the American Hospital Association reported May 31.
  • HHS creates office to tackle environmental justice

    HHS established an Office of Environmental Justice on May 31, and it will focus on environmental health issues facing disadvantaged communities and vulnerable populations.
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  • Kaiser Permanente to establish gun violence research center 

    Kaiser Permanente is establishing a gun violence research center in response to mass shootings around the country in the last month.
  • Amwell enhances mental health offerings with new comprehensive behavioral health program

    Amwell® (NYSE: AMWL), a digital care delivery leader, today announced the continued expansion of its ecosystem with the launch of the Amwell Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program, an evidence-based, comprehensive and scalable behavioral health solution that can be tailored to meet specific population needs across the full spectrum of care.
  • 4 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since May 20.
  • 'Do your duty and a little more': Lessons in leadership from Dr. Kanchan Relwani

    Kanchan Relwani, MD, leads with empathy, collaboration and openness at the forefront of her mind, making her a transformational leader in the biotechnology industry. 
  • HHS establishes federal health research agency, names deputy director

    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has formally established the Advanced Research Project Agency for Health within the National Institutes of Health and appointed Adam Russell, PhD, as acting deputy director, effective in June. 
  • OSU Wexner has finalists for CEO, CFO

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is closer to naming a new CEO and CFO, according to Columbus Business First.
  • ProMedica names interim CFO, promotes COO in leadership shakeup

    ProMedica has named an interim CFO and promoted its COO to president as part of executive leadership changes at the Toledo, Ohio-based health system.
  • Corner Office: Rady Children's CEO Dr. Patrick Frias on embracing service

    Patrick Frias, MD, leans on the advice of his former mentor to inform his professional decisions: "The foundation of any good business is service." 
  • Forget the 10-year plan, leadership should be more flexible

    In lieu of rigid command and control base leadership, a new wave of management is on the rise that values flexibility and people over complete control, MIT Sloan reported April 19. 
  • Lawmakers urge Google to protect patient health data

    Forty-two Democratic lawmakers have penned a letter to Google, urging the company to stop collecting and storing unnecessary data that could identify people seeking abortions, CNBC reported May 24. 
  • Yale New Haven Health CEO: Recent gun violence 'hits too close to home'

    In the wake of a May 24 shooting at a Texas elementary school, healthcare, medical and public health leaders have called for action to end gun violence while expressing sadness and despair.  
  • Hospital CEO turnover rate by state for 2021

    Among the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, 16 percent of hospital CEOs left their roles in 2021, a turnover rate consistent with 2020, according to a report from the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society.
  • Xtend Healthcare achieves HITRUST risk-based, 2-year certification to further mitigate risk in third-party privacy, security, and compliance

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtend Healthcare, a leading healthcare revenue cycle management company, today announced that, Prism, its proprietary suite of applications and its implementation of Finvi’s FACS application, has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.
  • Michael Dowling: 'Every single US hospital leader should be screaming about what an abomination this is'

    Americans and global leaders have responded to the May 24 shooting at a Texas elementary school with heartbreak, anger and calls for change to better fight gun violence. But if you're paying attention, the calls out of healthcare — from trauma surgeons, pediatricians, nurses, leaders and more — carry a distinct type of exasperation and sorrow. 

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