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How to Improve Patient Relationship this Holiday Season

November 20, 2015 by Dennis Hung

The holiday season is a time of giving, making memories, overeating and probably more than one family squabble. In addition to finding tips online on how to host the best holiday party ever, the Internet has a plethora of ways to manage stress, repair relationships and even keep extra pounds at bay. With the holiday frenzy, medical...[read more]

What is “Arts and Health?”

November 20, 2015 by Colleen Young

The arts and health can intersect in many different ways, with different aims and outcomes. The arts can help us to understand, communicate and cope with various experiences of human illness – be it our own or a loved one’s, a patient’s or a provider’s. The arts help to reconnect us with the human element of health and health care.[read more]

Why "Visitors" is a Misleading Metric for Your Hospital Website

November 19, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

"Visitors" is a high-level metric that most hospital marketing teams measure in order to monitor website performance. However, although this metric can be useful, it can also be somewhat misleading. Focusing on this metric alone will not tell you everything you need to know about the effectiveness of your hospital's digital content.[read more]


Simplifying Payer Enrollment Process

November 19, 2015 by Lisa Simmons

Experienced medical staffing professionals know that credentialed Providers cannot generate revenue until they are enrolled with Payers, although payer enrollment can be complicated, it is an absolute necessity for healthcare organizations as it clearly impacts their revenue.[read more]

Electronic Health Records: A New Frontier for Medical Malpractice?

November 18, 2015 by Mike Stephenson

There is no question that EHRs make data available more quickly, without having to wait for a transcriptionist or other personnel to enter the doctor’s notes into the computer. However, there is also no question that record-related errors, and therefore malpractice lawsuits, involving EHRs are on the rise. In just one year, from 2013 to 2014, the frequency of lawsuits involving EHRs doubled.[read more]

What This Nurse is Thankful For

November 18, 2015 by Michael Jones

Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to reflect on all of the many things for which we are grateful, even when we are at work.Here are a few of my favorite things, as a nurse.[read more]


Easy Giveaways to Grow Mindshare as a Healthcare Provider

November 18, 2015 by Dave Sarro

Hospitals are doing some crazy things to drive patient satisfaction. Since the introduction of hospital amenities, from custom meals and valet parking to loyalty programs and rewards, healthcare institutions have to worry almost as much about doing good business as they do about providing quality care.[read more]

4 Healthcare Trends Set into Motion by the ACA

November 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

2015 marks the Affordable Care Act's 5th anniversary. Five years later, the ACA has sparked change in the healthcare ecosystem and is continuing to churn the wheel of change. But what changes should healthcare organizations expect for the future?[read more]

Best Practices for Physician Alignment

November 17, 2015 by James Dias

As health care continues to shift toward an environment where payment is dependent on the patient’s entire episode of care, hospitals and physicians have more motivation to work together. To achieve successful physician alignment with your hospital, it’s important to choose the best fit strategy, create an appealing environment and get your team on board with your goals.[read more]


Theranos for President?

November 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

In an election year, it is normal for hype to overwhelm scrutiny--but not when the subject is health technology. Theranos has risen high on a good story, but we need more than a narrative from the disruptive forces in American medicine.[read more]


Five Factors Improving the State of Mental Health Care

November 17, 2015 by Cynthia Telles

Mental illness is a pervasive issue that harshly stigmatizes the millions of Americans who struggle with it every day. However, there are five key drivers of change that are improving or promise to improve the state of mental health care delivery, across the country:[read more]

Radiology as an Enterprise Model for Collaboration

November 17, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Collaboration has become a key component of today’s healthcare system. Department silos are breaking down and fading away, and from the rubble is born multidisciplinary teams with a focus on interoperability across departments.Meaningful Use (MU) has served as a great incentive to make patient information universally available to...[read more]