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October 30, 2012
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  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • MONA president tells forum ACA is important first step
    The Affordable Care Act shifts the health care emphasis from treating illness to preventing it, which puts nurses at the forefront, MONA President Rebecca McClanahan told a public forum on the law sponsored by MONA and other health care organizations. She said the ACA is an important first step in providing health care to everyone in the U.S. The Kansas City Nursing News (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nov. 6 vote on exchange likely symbolic for Mo.
    Missouri voters on Nov. 6 will decide whether a state health insurance exchange can be set up by authority of the governor or if it will require a ballot issue or the Legislature's approval. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and Republican challenger Dave Spence said they do not plan to establish a state-run exchange, and with a Nov. 16 deadline for submitting plans to the federal government, Missouri has little time to begin that process. The federal government will establish an exchange if the state does not. The Kansas City Star (Mo.)/The Associated Press (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Community colleges to get money to train nurses in IT
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will provide grants to community colleges to train nurses and other health care professionals in IT programs. Registered nurse Vicki Vallejos, clinical informatics manager at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind., said nursing IT programs are not the rule but the subject should be a semester course in every nursing school. "Nurses need to understand the wide spectrum of what a nurse informaticist can do," she said. Government Health IT online (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Barrier-free care for Missouri
    Many of the elements and recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing are reflected in our ongoing work to advance the nursing profession. Implementation of IOM Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers is a current focus for MONA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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