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  1. Storytelling Elevates Nursing Practice at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Discover how MGH clinicians have preserved the balance between the science and art of nursing for nearly two decades through the sharing of clinical narratives. Find out how this exercise has become an invaluable training tool and shaped hospital culture over time.
  2. Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule Detailed
    Read the highlights from two documents released last week by CMS outlining proposed rules regarding Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements for hospitals and providers and 2015 EHR certification requirements.
  3. Why You Should Be Curious about PDSAs
    Testing ideas through Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles is the one improvement strategy that IHI President and CEO Maureen Bisognano believes everyone in the world needs to know and practice.
  4. Why Health Care Tech Is Still So Bad
    Robert Wachter explains why, at a time when many clinicians wish they could just put down the laptops and go back to the days of pen and paper, the healthcare industry “will never make fundamental improvements…without the thoughtful use of technology.”