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Hospital Administration

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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3 Universal Factors Hospital Administrations Need to Keep Nurses Satisfied

July 12, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Every hospital administration should always aim to maintain its nurses. There is a shortage of nurses and losing one will take more resources to get another.[read more]

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How A Doctor's Perception of Patients Can Impact Patient Satisfaction

July 11, 2016 by Travis Schneider

Some doctors only focus on a patient's physical health, but physicians need to pay attention to more than the physical needs of a patient. Providing care to patients is not just about why they are visiting the care center; it also deals with nurturing the patient as well. This is especially important because patient satisfaction is playing a bigger role in the medical industry.[read more]

Speaking Up for Patient Safety

July 6, 2016 by Michael Jones

It’s happened to many of us. We show up for work, get our reports, and realize that we cannot safely perform our job under the current conditions. What can we do?A jury awarded Linda Boly, RN, $3 million for wrongful termination by Portland Oregon’s Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital last fall. A Legacy employee for 34 years, Boly lost her...[read more]

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5 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Health Administration

July 1, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

A career in health administration can be a fulfilling way to combine administrative and management skills with improving patient outcomes. Health care experience, plus a master’s degree in health administration, could make you the perfect fit for one of many positions as a health administrator.This flexible degree can give you access to...[read more]

Generation Jones: Marketing Healthcare to Young Baby Boomers

June 24, 2016 by Tracy Knight

While some debate still lingers about what exactly to call “young” Baby Boomers—those born between, say, 1955 and 1964—universally known and accepted is this segment’s unprecedented impact on the healthcare industry, and its critical importance to healthcare marketers as a result.In terms of size, income, and standard of living, this...[read more]

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The Next Thing in Healthcare: Personalized Medicine

June 13, 2016 by Ryan Kh

If you’ve ever been treated in a medical setting, you may have left feeling like you received the same care as everyone else. Unfortunately this is an all-too-common problem in today’s healthcare system. Because of the medical world’s approach to treatment (called “standard of care”) most patients do receive the same tests, assessments...[read more]

How You Can Build Your Healthcare Practice & Dominate In Your Local Market

June 3, 2016 by Tyson Downs

If you want to grow your practice and be considered a major player in your market, you need to up your game. But how do you do that?[read more]