Issues   Improving Access to Care

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    Telehealth Expands Care for Those in Vulnerable Communities

    Oct 19, 2016

    It may be the wave of the future: A nurse-managed clinic in Los Angeles that uses telehealth to increase consumers’ access to care is expanding its services to connect people who don’t live nearby with nurse practitioners who can provide the care they need. Thanks to a more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Improving Access to Care Location: California

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    AARP: Veterans Win When VA Approves Proposal

    Oct 12, 2016

    “Getting health care when and where it is needed has been our country’s main problem in giving veterans the excellent care they deserve,” writes Catherine A. Georges, PhD, in an opinion piece in today’s STAT. Georges, an AARP board member, addresses the Veterans Affairs more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    By Assisting Nurses, Can Robots Ease the Shortage?

    Oct 04, 2016

    It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel—robots humming around hospitals supporting nurses by delivering medication, retrieving medical records, helping patients out of bed and keeping them company. But it’s already happening in Japan, says a report in The more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    The Four Forces That Will Reshape Nursing

    Sep 20, 2016

    Right now, America has a knowledge shortage, not a nursing shortage, says nursing expert and health care economist Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN. In an interview with Hospitals & Health Networks, Buerhaus, a health care economist and professor of nursing, offers insights on what it means to have experienced nurses retiring at the same time the country faces a more

    Issues: Collecting Workforce Data Improving Access to Care Transforming Nursing Education Location: Montana National


    Alaska’s Summer Triumph

    Sep 07, 2016

    Members of the state’s APRN Alliance gather around Alaska Gov. Bill Walker just after the signing of SB 53, which brings Alaska into full alignment with the APRN Consensus Model, a key recommendation for state legislatures in the Institute of Medicine report. This more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Alaska


    Pennsylvania’s Villarruel Speaks Out on Greater Access to Care

    Aug 31, 2016

    Months after the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill allowing nurses to provide health care to the full extent of their education and training, Antonia Villarruel, PhD, FAAN, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, explained in a column on what the more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Pennsylvania

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    Research Paper Lists Strategies Behind Nebraska’s Success in Changing Laws

    Aug 25, 2016

    In Nebraska between 2011 and 2013, legislators considered a staggering 1,795 bills related to scope of practice for all health professions. Of those, 349 were enacted. Now three researchers who are friends and allies of the Nebraska Action Coalition have produced a paper that analyzes the way decisions were made by various parties in the pitching, more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    What You Can Do While VA Considers the APRN Proposal

    Aug 17, 2016

    Back in June, David Shulkin, MD, the top Veterans Health Administration official, told a reporter,  “I’m not aware that we’ve received anything like this before.” He was referring to the 10,000 comments that arrived very soon after the Department of Veterans Affairs more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National