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Save the Date! NATHO Tax Compliance Webinar Coming Soon

Save the Date! NATHO Tax Compliance Webinar Coming Soon

To help your company achieve its compliance goals, NATHO will offer a free webinar “Travel Healthcare — Tax Compliance Update” on Thursday, December 8, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. …

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NATHO Relaunches Quarterly Newsletter

NATHO Relaunches Quarterly Newsletter

Editor's Note: In October 2016, NATHO relaunched its quarterly newsletter. The following is a note from current NATHO Board President, Gene Scott. …

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Predictive Analytics Can Help Solve Healthcare Workforce Crisis: But the Technology Remains Unknown among Nurse Managers Struggling to Cover Shifts

Predictive Analytics Can Help Solve Healthcare Workforce Crisis: But the Technology Remains Unknown among Nurse Managers Struggling to Cover Shifts

Growing shortages of healthcare professionals, and particularly registered nurses, are now being felt throughout our nation’s hospitals and health systems, threatening not only staff morale but also patient satisfaction and care quality. Without adequate staff, healthcare providers must optimize the workforce they already have. Predictive analytics is one of the most important — and underutilized — methods to assure that hospital shifts and healthcare enterprises have the right nurses in the right places at the right times.…

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Use of Supplemental Nurses Is Cost-Effective Strategy to Address Hospital Short-Term Staffing Needs

Use of Supplemental Nurses Is Cost-Effective Strategy to Address Hospital Short-Term Staffing Needs

Alexandria, VA, March 11, 2015-The modest use of supplemental (temporary or contract) nurses is a cost-efficient strategy during temporary periods of patient census swings or short-term shortages of permanent nurses at large U.S. medical centers, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. The study also found that the hourly personnel costs for supplemental nurses efficiently offset the overtime costs of permanent nurses.…

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New Study Debunks Myth that Use of Supplemental Nurses Negatively Affects Patient Satisfaction

New Study Debunks Myth that Use of Supplemental Nurses Negatively Affects Patient Satisfaction

Alexandria, VA, March 5, 2015—Overall patient satisfaction with care and evaluations of quality of nurse communications are not affected by the employment of supplemental (temporary or contract) nurses, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing...…

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