Staffing/Professional Development

For One Health System, Better Labor Management Pays Off in Multiple Ways

October 14, 2014     John DeGaspari
North Shore LIJ, a 16-hospital system based in Manhasset, NY, has undergone rapid growth in the last several years. With nearly 50,000 employees, including 9,400 nurses and 10,000 physicians system-wide, managing the labor allocation with an eye on efficiency...

A Debate Worth Pondering: Will Data Protection Liability Insurance Be a Game-Changer for Providers?

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
During Monday's CHIME/iHT2 LEAD Forum Event on Cybersecurity, an interesting discussion of the role of liability insurers in data security processes in provider organizations

CMIOs of the Future: Getting to the “Second Curve” on Clinical IT Governance

October 2, 2014     Mark Hagland
Pam Arlotto of Maestro Strategies and David Levin, M.D., the former CMIO of Cleveland Clinic, have published a white paper looking at current clinical IT leadership and governance gaps

How to Successfully Negotiate a Healthcare Technology License Agreement

October 2, 2014     Donald S. Burnham, Esq.
IT vendors use a refined template of purchase contract for their customer transactions, and in the vast majority of these cases the template is invariably tilted toward the benefit of the vendor, not the customer. Here are nine key “traps” and “gotchas” in...

New Legislation Introduced into Congress to Enhance Primary Care Physician Supply

October 2, 2014     Mark Hagland
On Sep. 16, Rep. John P. Sarbanes (D-Maryland) introduced a bill into the U.S. Congress that will help encourage recently retired primary care physicians to rejoin the medical workplace, in order to provide increased access to healthcare services for newly...

Dancing with Retirement

October 1, 2014     Tim Tolan
Last month my wife went to the St Augustine Amphitheatre to see Crosby, Stills and Nash on a warm summer night here in northern Florida. It’s great to see them still playing gigs—and like a fine wine they keep getting better. The concert was awesome and also...

The TIGER Initiative Comes Under HIMSS Management

September 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
On Sep. 30, HIMSS announced that the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative had transitioned to coming under the aegis of HIMSS, effective Sep. 22.

Striking a Balance Between Cost and Quality of Care

September 30, 2014     John DeGaspari
Although labor ranks among the highest-cost items in the budgets of most healthcare organizations, tight budgets and the lack of time and resources from tackling of too many initiatives have posed significant challenges to healthcare provider organizations...

A Consultant Development Program Answers the Call for Qualified HIT Professionals

September 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
There is no denying that with the plethora of requirements healthcare organizations face, the industry could use more qualified professionals. A program from Stoltenberg Consulting has developed talent to meet the ever-increasing demand.

Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

September 22, 2014     Anna Son, IBISWorld Lead Healthcare Analyst
In light of regulatory changes and financial incentives for the successful conversion of paper-based medical records, adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) systems has skyrocketed in recent years. Here are procurement techniques to help healthcare...

Online Ratings Influence Parents' Choices of Physicians for their Children

September 22, 2014     John DeGaspari
Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28 percent) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children.

Majority of U.S. Physicians are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity: Survey

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care if shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue. This is one of the key findings of a survey of 20,000 physicians that was commissioned by The...
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