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VA looks to private sector to fill scheduling need

In the wake of the massive scheduling scandal that has rocked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to its core, CIO Stephen Warren said that the department will turn to the private sector to find replacement technology.

How hospital CEOs avoid the unemployment line

Guest post by Kevin L. Shrake, a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former hospital CEO, who serves as executive vice president/chief operating officer of MDR in Fresno,...

3 innate leadership skills of physicians

In an era of steep healthcare challenges, physicians are often asked to lead their organizations through myriad unprecedented changes. And although leadership and executive positions are often outside doctors' traditional roles, research suggests that physician leadership is key to helping organizations thrive.  

Joy Pritts to step down as ONC chief privacy officer

Joy Pritts, who served as the first chief privacy officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT, will step down from her position next month.

More access to tech for non-clinical staff improves care at medical campuses

As technology's role in healthcare grows, so too, does the opportunity for non-clinical or lower-level staff members to assist in myriad tasks, giving doctors and nurses more time to address complex cases.

3 ways to engage in constructive conflict

Conflict, especially in the workplace, can be uncomfortable. But avoiding it in favor of being "nice" often causes more problems for your practice than it solves, suggests a post from  Harvard Business Review.

Hospitals seek language interpreters with clinical expertise

Certified healthcare interpreters who have both medical expertise and translation skills are in demand within hospitals that want to not only communicate with patients, but also to guard against liability, the  Wisconsin State Journal  reported.

5 pieces of the care coordination puzzle

As healthcare reform leads to a change from the fee-for-service payment model to value-based, quality-focused care, hospitals around the country must solve the care coordination puzzle.To help hospitals work toward this goal,  FierceHealthcare  examines the five aspects of care coordination that organizations must tackle.

Healthcare systems fall short in physician engagement, docs report

Healthcare systems that engage with physicians can improve their recruitment and retention and improve their chances of reaching other high-priority goals, according to a new survey by Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search

How hospital boards can overcome bumpy CEO transitions

Hospital boards that attempt to ease the transition between CEOs might make a mistake--one that could damage the well-being and success of the organization in the long run, according to a blog post by Reshmi Paul, Ph.D., in  Harvard Business Review.