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5 Solutions to Hospital Productivity Woes

September 26, 2016 by Rick Deglado

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reported 474,000 healthcare jobs were added in 2015, increasing the number of people employed in United States hospitals to more than 5 million. And while the number of jobs continues to increase, so does the cost of healthcare – leading one to assume that productivity would trend accordingly. But...[read more]

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How Budget Cuts are Affecting Mental Health Care

September 22, 2016 by Sarah Daren

Recent budget cuts have left mental health professionals scrambling to keep up with the influx of patients who have been displaced from outpatient treatment centers, hospitals, and other mental health facilities. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and the industry is fighting to raise awareness about how budget cuts affect everyone...[read more]

How Hospitals Are Using Technology to Improve Patient Access to Care

September 21, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

While ridesharing services are a good start to addressing the problem of missed medical appointments for patients without personal vehicles, this may not actually be the best solution.For patients without access to a car — and especially those with chronic health conditions that require frequent visits to the hospital — missed...[read more]

Patient Experience: Why You Can’t Mandate Patient-Centeredness

September 19, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

 I was reading some of the writings of Dr. Lucian Leape, the father of the patient safety movement. Twenty-two years ago, Dr. Leape warned us that the hospital industry needed to do better in the area of safety.He demonstrated that we were riddled with unreliable processes, medical errors and unnecessary deaths and injuries. This...[read more]

Marketing Automation, Oh My! Lessons from a Leading Health System

September 14, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Stewart Gandolf talks with Tanya Andreadis and Robin Ward about their upcoming presentation at the 2016 SHSMD Connections Conference on the topic: Marketing Automation, Oh My! Lessons from Leading Health Systems.[read more]

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4 Patient Monitoring Strategies to Maximize ROI of Risk-Based Contracting

September 13, 2016 by Joe McDonald

Like it or not, fee-for-service medicine is on the decline in the United States.This March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported an estimated 30 percent of Medicare payments are now — a year ahead of schedule — being disbursed via pay-for-performance models. Providers wanting a slice of this pie will...[read more]

Resident Physicians Might Not Be Underpaid After All. Here’s Why

September 13, 2016 by Doximity Blog

Residency is hard. Really hard. In fact, I completely underestimated how hard it would be. My sweet wife loves to remind me that she didn’t think I’d be able to finish it for the first 2 years. And, honestly, I thought the same.Because it’s hard, it’s common for residents to complain about it together. We all did. We sat around the...[read more]

The Importance of Physician Engagement in Value-Based Initiatives

September 8, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

In the medical field, where hospital CEOs are often businessmen and not doctors, physicians can get left behind during the implementation of key hospital programs.[read more]

Examining Relationship Based Physician Recruitment

September 7, 2016 by Michael Jones

Physician recruitment involves several considerations, such as an evaluation of physician need across practice areas, sourcing and recruiting viable candidates, promoting the healthcare facility and community to top candidates, and ensuring a work style and culture fit. Further complicating the effort is the physician shortage, due to...[read more]

Better nursing working environment means better outcomes for surgery patients

August 9, 2016 by Michael Jones

While it sounds logical, a recent study published Jan. 20 in JAMA Surgery reported that hospitals with the better nursing departments had fewer patients die after a surgical complication.What makes a good hospital nursing environment? The two criteria used by the study included a magnet designation and one nurse for every hospital...[read more]

Mid-Year Update: 4 Major Payer Trends

July 19, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Q3 is in full swing and now is the time to look at what healthcare trends will bring us into 2017. From data security to value based payments, it has been a big year for healthcare. Here 4 of the biggest trends payers can expect to hit in Q4 and continue into 2017.[read more]

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Challenging the Status Quo of Addiction Treatment

July 13, 2016 by Howard Wetsman

Dr. William Osler, author of “The Principles and Practice of Medicine,” is quoted as saying, “It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than to know what kind of a disease a patient has.” Most of the healthcare industry still feels that way, as evidenced by a significant shift toward maximizing and ...[read more]

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