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5 (more) ways to make your practice thrive in 2015

Last week, I offered five practice traits that appear to be common denominators for success. In truth, I had 10 in mind, but ran out of space in which to share them. But while the first batch was...

4 easy-to-miss social media safeguards for physician offices

While the potential benefits of social media in healthcare are vast, so too are the consequences for physicians or organizations whose representatives don't post carefully,  according to a  po st  on  OncLive.

Does social media boost healthcare careers?

Many nurse practitioners and physician assistants believe social media use has helped their careers, according to a new survey by The Clinical Advisor.

Mobile tech critical to Ebola eradication in Nigeria

Nigeria leaders are crediting mHealth and social media technology for playing a big role in containing and eradicating the Ebola virus from the country.

4 principles guiding healthcare's age of enlightenment

There are many emerging themes and movements driving healthcare innovation and evolution, which is comparable to the Age of Enlightenment with its new discoveries and ways of solving problems,  Forbes  contributor Dave Chase wrote in his most recent column.

NIH grants funds to research impact of social media on treatment of substance abuse

Research exploring how social media can be used to advance prevention and treatment of substance abuse has received a boost from the National Institutes of Health.

Facebook sets its sights on healthcare industry

Following in the footsteps of tech companies like Apple and Google, Facebook has also set its sights on healthcare.

Assault case shines light on hospital patient privacy, social media policies

Lansdale (Pennsylvania) Hospital, part of the Abington Health system, has fired an emergency room technician who posted pictures of patient X-rays and two severed fingers and described different patients in her Twitter account, according to  insurancenews.net  via the  Philadelphia Inquirer. 

WellPoint's John Steffy: How to use social media to detect healthcare fraud

Social media can provide a wealth of information relevant to healthcare fraud investigations. To learn how insurers can access and leverage this information, FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud spoke to attorney John R. Steffy, a senior investigator in Wellpoint's northeast special investigations unit.  Turns out there's much more to it than finding photos of a person who is collecting disability payments crossing a marathon finish line. 

CCOs manage growing role in heavily regulated healthcare industry

Chief compliance officers can help heavily regulated hospitals manage risk and regulatory landscape in an ever-changing healthcare industry, according to new PwC findings.