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Hospital Administration

Kindred Healthcare Inc. To Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claims

February 9, 2016 by Katie Brant

Kindred Healthcare Inc. (Kindred), the largest skilled therapy provider in the nation, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA). Kindred is accused of billing Medicare for therapy services that were unnecessary or never occurred, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced January 12, 2016.[read more]

Are High-deductible Health Plans Working?

February 8, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

High-deductibles health plans are painful for consumers. The first several thousand dollars are borne by the individual. While we have an HSA (Health Savings Account), which confers a tax advantage, it is still painful to fork over wads of one's wages to cover medical expenses. Isn’t that what medical insurance is supposed to do?[read more]


How the Healthcare Industry Has Reduced Aggravation For Patients

February 8, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The delivery of health care has changed significantly in recent years. Technological advances have made better treatment possible, while changes on the regulatory landscape and in the best practices for providing service have also had a significant impact. As a result, patients' lives are improving dramatically.[read more]


Why Clinicians Need to Embrace Their HIT Teams

January 25, 2016 by Edgar Wilson

Information silos grow from professional silos. Reconnecting means redefining membership of the healthcare team to include new occupations.[read more]

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016

January 25, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

It’s only the beginning of 2016, but we've been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year. Thanks to the annual Healthcare Issues report by the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCooper (that highlights 10 major issues for the healthcare industry), we are able to take a deeper look into what the New Year may hold for the healthcare industry as a whole. From mobile health to Mergers and Acquisitions, let’s look at the first 5 healthcare industry issues bound to take root this year.[read more]


Staying on top of the technology trend: 4 things to learn from young healthcare professionals

January 12, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Success in the healthcare field, like all consumer-driven business, is about marketing. That means not just attracting patients with excellent care and service, but carving out a niche in a very competitive market. In order to accomplish that, it's important to recognize new trends and technologies which coming generations bring to our culture.[read more]

How to Destroy Patient-Physician Relationships in a New York Minute

January 11, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Patients have a limited ability to judge a physician’s clinical competence, but they do have a sense of personal self-worth that says: “My time is just as valuable as your time.” And with healthcare delivery increasingly shifting from provider-centric to a consumer-centric model, patients want their time to be respected more than ever.[read more]

Implementing a Paperless Credentialing System

January 7, 2016 by Lucy Qi

Implementing a new technology in a workplace can be tricky, especially in one that has been using an archaic system until now. For anyone, sitting down and starting the learning process can feel like the most daunting part, but it is the most important. Once it is implemented, using the paperless credentialing system will be highly rewarding.[read more]

7 Key Characteristics of Healthcare Recruitment [Infographic]

December 15, 2015 by Lucy Qi

The pool of available medical talent is decreasing as more Americans are gaining access to healthcare. This infographic breaks down the 7 key statistics in healthcare recruitment from a recent Health eCareers survey.[read more]

Was Granny Sent Home from the Hospital Too Soon?

December 14, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

Over the years, I have heard families bemoan that their relative who was just readmitted to the hospital was sent home too early just a few days ago. Are they right?[read more]

The Benefits of Specialty Pharmacy: For Hospitals & Health Systems

December 12, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

The specialty pharmacy industry is booming, and as many pharmacies opt for moving down the specialty pharmacy accreditation path, many hospitals and healthcare systems are starting to realize opening their own specialty pharmacies (or partnership with one) could be a good idea.[read more]

The Importance of Targeted Care in Specialty Pharmacy

December 6, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

Specialty Pharmacy is one of the rapidly growing facets of the healthcare world. It’s projected that by the end of 2020 specialty drug spending will total $400 billion, accounting for 9.5% of national healthcare spending. Today we will discuss how the fast-growing industry is also paving the way in patient satisfaction and targeted care.[read more]