As the healthcare industry seeks to find ways to address the primary care shortage, a recent nationwide survey finds that patients are more open to care provided by physician assistants. FierceHealthcare spoke to John McGinnity, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, about the profession and how it is set to fill the gaps in healthcare today.
As the healthcare industry continues to consolidate, leading chief information officers (CIOs) find that developing a template or common approach to marrying disparate systems saves time and minimizes headaches.
It's the time of year to prepare for tax reporting. This year, don't let your vendor master file contribute to the madness of tax reporting. Inconsistencies in vendor master files are typically the root cause of tax reporting headaches
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is calling on the federal government to require that hospitals receiving Medicare and Medicaid money adopt policies banning discrimination against patients based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
A 2013 report found that medical errors may cause up to 400,000 deaths annually, making them the third leading cause of death in the nation, behind only heart disease and cancer. FierceHealthcare examines three ways healthcare providers can reduce and prevent these mistakes.
When it comes to moving up the ranks, chief information officers rarely climb the rungs to becoming CEOs.
Many states across the country fail women when it comes to healthcare delivery, accessibility and battling chronic disease, specifically women of color, according to a report released by The Alliance for a Just Society.
Amid growing fears over the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will rethink its recommended protocol that healthcare professionals should follow to treat the disease.
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.