With change, confusion and mixed messages about the Affordable Care Act bombarding consumers, it's important that hospital executives carefully communicate how their organizations will take on the challenges and uncertainty of healthcare reform. Here are five tips on how to communicate that message, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
There's a way to manage change associated with health IT, healthcare consultant Frank Speidel, M.D., says--eight ways, to be more precise. Writing at HITConsultant.net, Speidel, chief medical...
The number of first-year medical students exceeded 20,000 for the first time, the Association of American Medical Colleges said in its annual report on medical school enrollment applications, with a total of 20,055 students enrolled in 2013 programs, according to AAMC.
Many organizations are looking to the nurse workforce to help close the primary care gap and meet the rising demand for healthcare services. But maybe we should consult nurses before relying on them...
New York State is mandating that hospital, nursing home and home care agency workers who refuse to get the flu shot this season wear a mask to help prevent the spread of the disease, according to The Post-Standard.
Healthcare currently leads all other industries in number of job openings, and healthcare providers represented one-third of the top-posting companies in September, according to a new report from Simply Hired.
One of the most crowded sessions I attended a couple of weeks ago at the Medical Group Management Association's annual conference in San Diego was entitled, "Team Stress: Controlling its...
Consider brushing up on these three skills before your next negotiation session.
Hospitals and physicians lack the negotiation skills needed to resolve conflicts about patient care decisions, interdepartmental turf wars, insurance agreements, and organizational goals and incentives, according to a\ blog post published in the Harvard Business Review. Brush up on these three skills before your next negotiation session.
To win support for IT initiatives from c-suite executive counterparts, hospital CIOs would be wise to show how health technology can impact a facility's bottom line, according to Miami Children's Hospital CIO Edward Martinez.