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Website spotlight: Top priorities differ for nurse execs, managers

Nurse Leader Insider, March 21, 2011

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Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, March 15, 2011

So far in 2011, nursing executives have been focused on CMS’ value-based purchasing and what patient satisfaction scores will mean for reimbursement; healthcare reform and how our existing system will cope with potential influxes of new patients; ongoing cost reduction; and the never-ending quest to improve patient safety and quality.

I started wondering whether these are the top concern of nurse managers and whether their priorities mesh with those of their senior leadership. In a highly-unscientific survey, I found concern for nurse supply starting to beat out fears of ongoing budget cutbacks and any long-term concern for what healthcare reform might bring us.

Editor's note: Read the rest of this free article by visiting Top priorities differ for nurse execs, managers found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.

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