The ballot measure to expand Oklahoma's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act passed with 50.5% of the vote, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and Oklahoma.
Jackie Anne Blair is a nurse, and unknown to many of her patients and coworkers, she has autism. In a piece for Yahoo Life, Blair explains why many adults diagnosed with autism choose to "work invisibly"—and why having autism helps make her an "excellent nurse."
As the number of newly reported coronavirus cases in the United States continued to surge over the July 4th weekend, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the country isn't "going in the right direction" when it comes to its epidemic and warned that officials shouldn't "balance lives against the economy."
Novice nurses are flooding into the workforce—meaning that preceptors must train more new staffers than ever before. But at the same time, clinical education is getting increasingly complex as the patient population ages. Last year, Inova Health System decided to face these problems head-on by reimaging its preceptor training strategy. Advisory Board’s Katherine Virkstis and Allyson Paiewonsky share what Inova learned—including three strategies that can help other health systems improve their nurse training.
While a negative coronavirus test result may come as a relief to some, health experts warn that testing inaccuracies and research limitations mean a negative test result might not indicate what you hope it does.
When mass protests recently erupted nationwide, some epidemiologists predicted a surge of coronavirus transmission, while others suggested that specific characteristics of the protests made mass transmission unlikely. Here's what the evidence suggests so far.