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Patient data security: How hospitals keep pace

​In their efforts to secure patient data, hospital executives continue to worry about mobile devices--and are employing technology to help. But they acknowledge that the human factor remains the trickiest part of data security. Special Report

Good physical work environment leads to more effective nurses

Physical work environments indirectly affect registered nurses, and their ability to complete tasks, communicate and do their jobs efficiently, according to a new study published in  Research in Nursing & Health.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's  RN W ork Project  found being able to do the aforementioned tasks leads to higher job satisfaction.

Hospital boot camp teaches docs, nurses teamwork skills

Although historically the communication between doctors, nurses and other hospital staff is less than perfect, one New York state hospital is teaching collaboration right from the start with a program that brings first-year internal medicine and pharmacy residents, nurse practitioner students and respiratory therapists together.

Florida Blue VP talks female leadership success

Florida's largest health insurer can count Vice President of Product Elana Schrader, M.D., among the growing ranks of women who have leading roles at health plans, according to Florida Blue Radio.

Number of registered nurses grows as professionals delay retirement

Despite debate about the validity of a nursing shortage, the number of registered nurses across the country continues to rise, reaching 2.7 million in 2012 and growing even more since then, according to a study published in  Health Affairs.

6 steps to better physician-administrator cooperation

In today's healthcare environment, good physician-administrator cooperation is essential to the future of the industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

ICD-10 delay: How docs can capitalize

Healthcare providers--and practice managers, in particular--would be wise to take advantage of the most recent ICD-10 delay, not by shifting their focus to other projects, but instead shoring up potential areas of weakness, according to family physician Stephen Spain.

VA benefits offices changed dates, destroyed documents to meet productivity goal

Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities weren't the only ones trying to dupe the system. The Veterans Benefits Administration changed dates on claims to make them appear new, manipulated data and destroyed thousands of claims documents to meet production goals, according to testimony at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Monday night.

Practice tip: 5 ways to renew your morning huddle

To start your day right, practice management experts often recommend gathering your team for a five-minute morning huddle. This strategy can build morale and help the practice run more smoothly. However, as with any routine, this exercise runs the risk of growing stale. To make this time worthwhile, here are five ideas to freshen things up.

3 ways to streamline prior authorizations

Administrative tasks burden today's physicians more than ever before. Obtaining prior authorizations for tests and treatments from payers is one of the leading productivity zappers, an activity which the nation's physicians spend 868.4 million hours per year, according to a recent article from  Medical Economics.