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Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare: Research to Define the Future of the Nursing Profession

Posted on Dec 01, 2021

Johnson & Johnson, the American Nurses Association, and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership partnered to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to evaluate the impacts of the pandemic on the nursing profession. The research findings, which are available online, define a progressive path forward for nursing, ultimately strengthening care delivery and elevating the role of nurses as change agents and innovative, transformative healthcare leaders.

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CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD Prospective Payment System for 2022 (CMS-1749-F)

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

On October 29, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2022. This rule also finalizes:

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KDIGO Releases Clinical Practice Guideline on Management of Glomerular Diseases

Posted on Sep 21, 2021

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released the 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases. The guideline offers an extensive review of general management principles that should be considered for all patients with glomerular disease while also providing in-depth coverage of specific primary or secondary glomerular diseases. The new guideline, along with an Executive Summary, is available online.

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National Academy of Medicine to Launch Climate Action Collaborative

Posted on Sep 14, 2021

On September 28, 2021, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host a virtual event to publicly launch the Climate Action Collaborative. This initiative will mobilize the health community to reduce the health sector’s environmental impacts and commit to sustainable transformation.

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International Health Journals Collaborate to Urge Emergency Action on Climate Change

Posted on Sep 09, 2021

In an unprecedented collaboration, more than 200 health care journals published an editorial calling for immediate action to cut emissions, restore nature, protect health, and support developing countries in an effort to tackle the “catastrophic harm to health” from climate change. Co-authored by 19 people, including the editors in chief of 17 health journals based around the world, the editorial was published simultaneously in 233 international journals on September 6, 2021.

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