While it's rare to find companies in the business industry where women chair the boards, two of the biggest health insurers in Massachusetts have a Madam Chair, according to the Boston Globe.
The Affordable Care Act has created incentives to promote wellness programs for a healthier workforce and lower healthcare spending. As more employers partner with insurers in wellness initiatives, it's important to keep a few things in mind.
Hospitals treat resident physicians as a revenue source and depress wages for the doctors-in-training, Jacob Sunshine writes in an opinion piece published on Slate.
For physicians, perhaps more than many professions, work life can profoundly impact personal life. It's no secret that physician burnout is a major problem. And one factor that makes the some stressors even worse is feeling isolated. Do you ever wonder if other doctors are plagued with late-night paper work? If your colleagues are as worried about retirement as you are? Or even if you're the only practice that still hasn't joined Facebook?
As the healthcare industry moves away from the fee-for-service model toward value-based service, hospital executives' roles and responsibilities change--and that includes the amount of space at the C-suite table.
The role of the medical director is evolving, giving these individuals more responsibility for meeting quality-of-care metrics and leading organizational change. Evidence of this shift is found in a recent Medical Group Management Association survey, which reveals that 44 percent of responding medical directors said that their duties were tied to quality metrics.
Technology in healthcare--including telemedicine systems--while important to clinical care, is often developed only to support existing processes. In order for healthcare organizations to get the full potential out of IT systems, they must view development as integral and include it from the get-go.
For several years, physicians have found themselves increasingly burdened with administrative tasks, which not only represent uncompensated work, but also threaten patient relationships and work-life balance. Some physicians' end-of-day paperwork often keeps them in the office u ntil 9 pm.
As the Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general's investigation delves deeper into the alleged wait time cover-up within VA hospitals, veteran groups across the country and government officials want answers.
The base pay of healthcare and insurance executives beat physician salaries by a long shot, according to an analysis performed for The New York Times by Compdata Surveys. And that's before taking nonsalary compensation into account.