In the wake of the Veterans Affairs scandal involving cover ups over treatment delays and the subsequent resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, VA leaders in several states received substantial bonuses despite the systemic problems.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Tuesday announced that Lucia Savage has been named the agency's new chief privacy officer.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, KIimberly Skelding, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Geisinger Health System based in Danville, Pennsylvania, discusses efforts by hospitals and physicians around the country to improve equity in healthcare research and delivery.
In this day and age, nearly every major employer offers some sort of wellness program as a way to encourage employees into partaking in a healthier lifestyle. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers and states are able to increase the amount of rewards dished out to employees who participate in such programs. Additionally, employers are also allowed to increase the maximum penalties if employees do not participate.
It's not uncommon for healthcare organizations to use personality tests or other predictive screening tools to determine whether a candidate truly possesses the mindset they want among...
Physicians are just as human as their patients, and potentially more vulnerable to making lower-quality decisions--particularly regarding ina ppropriate antibiotic prescriptions-- as the day wears on. The phenomenon known as "decision fatigue" could be a major contributor to the dangerous rise in antibiotic resistance in the United States and beyond, according to rese arch published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Physicians leaving or taking a break from med icine amid the stresses of today's healthcare environment should make a plan to keep their qualifications current in case they have a future change of heart. Although a multitude of physician re-entry programs exist, many physicians experience difficulty in navigating their way back to practice, according to an artic le from MedPage Today.
Patients are more likely to agree on the appropriateness of their physicians' advice on nutrition, exercise or weight loss if their doctors are female, according to a s tudy published in Family Practice.
The challenges of healthcare reform have forced hospital boards to change the way they do business, with many hospitals now looking for board members who will challenge the status quo.
There's more to opening a new hospital than laying the cornerstone and completing construction, the CEO of the new Victory Medical Center Fort Worth in Texas writes in an article published by Becker's Hospital Review.