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Hospitals tout success on Day 1 of ICD-10 transition

Day 1 of ICD-10 use was a relative success, according to several hospital IT and information management leaders who spoke to  FierceHealthIT.

Bargaining power for docs comes at the expense of hospital leaders

Giving doctors more bargaining power may hurt hospitals in the long run, according to research published in Organization Science.

'Moral distress' is major contributor to burnout among emergency nurses

"Moral distress" can play a major contributing role to burnout among emergency nurses, according to a new report commissioned by the Emergency Nurses Association and published online in the  Journal of Emergency Nursing. Nurses in emergency healthcare find themselves increasingly unable to perform their jobs at a level that is fulfilling and which aligns with their inner sense of what quality nursing entails. 

Privacy concerns arise when wellness programs share data with vendors

There are major privacy concerns about workplace wellness programs that share employees' information with outside vendors, according to a report by  Kaiser Health News.

Why constant communication will be vital to post-ICD-10 transition success

Continuous communication and education, particularly for coders, will be key to ensuring a successful transition to ICD-10, according to various stakeholders speaking this week at the American Healthcare Information Management Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.

Physician leaders have their work cut out in reducing unnecessary care

Most physician leaders--92 percent--back the importance of reducing unnecessary care that is not evidence-based, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Now is the time to prioritize employee well-being

Do your practice's employees have a strong sense of purpose, financial security, physical capability, social support and contentedness with their community? If they're not thriving in all of these areas, they are far from alone, according to new research from Gallup. 

5 reasons to make peace with ICD-10

I think it was about a year ago that my children came home from school, and something or a series of somethings triggered one of our worst collective blowout-meltdowns of all time. I don't...

MGMA: Practices' technology costs, NPP use on the rise

The cost of doing business is on the rise for medical practices nationwide, with much of that expense being driven by the need to adopt new technologies, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA)  2015 Cost and Revenue Survey.

Another chronic care management challenge: Achieving ROI

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from two or more chronic conditions, which often require more time and resources to manage than most physicians say they have, according to a new report from SmartCCM.