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Intermountain Healthcare puts critical care nurses in ambulance transports

Intermountain Healthcare launched a new emergency ground transportation program that places specially trained nurses in ambulances carrying critically injured patients,  KLS.com  reported.

Can drones improve healthcare in remote regions?

The World Health Organization and the government of Bhutan--a small South Asian nation in the Himalayas--are teaming up with a California technology startup to examine a new method for improving patient care efforts: Drones.

10 considerations for a more innovative hospital culture

Guest post by Andrea J. Simon, Ph.D., former marketing, branding and culture change senior vice president at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She also is president and CEO of Simon...

VA official: Two years to fix wait times, investigate employee data manipulation

The Department of Veterans Affairs can fix the long wait times for veterans within two years--the same amount of time it will take to complete investigations of employees who allegedly falsified data to cover up the issues, Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.

Is 'Kaiser-fication' of healthcare system a good thing?

Some experts think the "Kaiser-fication" of healthcare in the wake of the Affordable Care Act may be good for the industry, according to a  USA Today  article.

Study finds surprisingly effective way to identify narcissistic CEOs

As hospital CEO turnover continues to rise, organizations on the lookout for new leaders may want help identifying narcisstic candidates who may make a good impression but could actually be detriments to the workplace. A new study published in  PLOS ONE  offers a simple, but effective way to root out potential narcisstic employees.

Communication tip: Write before you run your mouth

Have you ever walked away from a conversation, perhaps a sticky one, and wish you'd mentioned a certain point or used a better example to explain your message? Or maybe you found yourself regretting that you couldn't swallow a statement or two.

Busy, mid-career physicians moonlight most

Roughly one-third of physicians do moonlight outside of their practices, according to  Medical Economics'  2013 annual survey. Their motivations aren't necessarily just extra cash, noted an article in the magazine, but also to add variety into their work life, diversify their skills or contribute a public service.

4 ways to leverage NPs, even with narrow scope of practice

While scope of practice debates rage on, many experts agree that advanced-practice nurses are crucial to meeting current and future healthcare demands. This circumstance is especially true in Massachusetts, home to the highest number of primary care physicians per capita, as well as some of the most restrictive nurse practitioner scope of practice rules in the country, according to an article from the  Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

The silver lining for ICD-10 skeptics this time around

It's telling that the recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalizing Oct. 1, 2015, as the new ICD-10 deadline was met mostly with skepticism, at least by hospital CIOs and provider organizations with whom I spoke last week. Still, there appears to be one big difference between this delay and the last one: Right up front, CMS announced plans for readiness testing for providers, including end-to-end testing.