Staffing/Professional Development

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...

A New Hospital Meets Human Resources Challenges

September 12, 2014     John DeGaspari
Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, one of six hospitals in the LPH Hospital Group, is a new 83-bed hospital that opened its doors in June 2012. Harker Heights, a community of about 27,000 in Central Texas, is situated between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles...

The High Cost of an EHR Implementation

September 4, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A recent quest to buy a new home has made me appreciate the rigors of buying an EHR system. The high price of an implementation has produced some eye-grabbing numbers but are the large investments really all that surprising?

Nursing Informatics: A Refuge for Nurses in the Throes of Burnout

September 4, 2014     Ron Vatalaro
The overall burnout rate for nurses is often higher than others within the healthcare field. Nurses enduring this occupational burnout or those on the verge of this burnout stage can feel confident in knowing that a new refuge exists that could help them...

BREAKING NEWS: UPMC’s CIO Drawbaugh Out After 18 Years

August 27, 2014     Mark Hagland
After 18 years in his current position and 30 years with the organization overall, Dan Drawbaugh, chief information officer and executive vice president at the 20-plus-hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) health system, has been forced out.

The Health IT Advocate Not Easy to Forget

August 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Media reports are saying that U.S. CTO Todd Park is taking his talents back to Silicon Valley. His departure as the top tech official in the federal government is unfortunate for those of us who have witnessed his influence in driving the healthcare industry...

Will (Human) Radiologists Be Turned Into Digital Apps? Don’t Worry, It Won’t Be Like That

August 26, 2014     Mark Hagland
It was fascinating to read a rather existential blog in the past week, by a radiologist who is pondering the radiology value equation in the new healthcare

Top Five Reasons Not To Hire a Friend

August 22, 2014     Tim Tolan
The notion of hiring a friend, while an easy decision for some, can become a very slippery slope for others. I hear stories all the time about hiring managers who pull the trigger and decide to hire a friend. To many it may seem like a safe bet, but you...

Survey: Most Orgs. Still Hiring Health IT Professionals

August 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The number of healthcare IT professionals being hired continues to grow at a rapid pace a recently released study conducted by HIMSS Analytics concluded.

GUEST BLOG: How to Keep Your Old Computers HIPAA Compliant and Out of Landfills

August 19, 2014     James Deck, CEO of MTS Healthcare
In this age of technology, the number of discarded electronics or “e-waste” we generate is growing at an alarming rate -- and hospitals and medical offices are no exception. Why are we spending so much money on new computers and throwing perfectly good...

Rush University Program Helps Veterans With Health IT Training

July 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A Rush University Medical Center initiative is providing six-month internships for veterans and their family members, offering training and work experience in the health IT field.
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