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4 paths to smoother patient collections

Patient co llections  represent a burgeoning financial and administrative challenge for practices. Fortunately, a recent co lumn  from  Medical Economics  editorial advisory board member Robert C. Scroggins, offers four simple yet underused strategies for streamlining this process

2015 to be 'year of education and training' for ICD-10 efforts

Despite the seemingly constant threat of another delay to ICD-10, hospitals and physician practices would be wise to forge ahead with implementation, writes Deborah Grider, a healthcare consultant and current president of the Indiana Health Information Management Association.

No satisfaction: Nurses' salaries remain flat

Though hiring in healthcare continues to move at a brisk pace, the industry's overall growth doesn't translate to improving nurses'  compensation, a new report suggests.

Women in healthcare IT must lead the way for others

Women continue to make a big impact in many industries, including healthcare, but when it comes to them holding leadership positions there is still progress to be made.

4 ways healthcare leaders can manage expertise

Healthcare facilities, like other organizations, experience a brain drain when highly trained employees retire. But there are steps industry leaders can take to lessen the blow of losing their brightest minds, according to a  Hospitals & Health Networks  article.  

4 ways hospitals can prepare for climate change

Healthcare leaders are uniquely situated to address the problems posed by climate change. Here are four steps healthcare execs can take to confront the problem head-on.

Limits to resident hours don't improve patient safety

Efforts to cut down on the hours logged by doctors in training have had no measurable impact on patient outcomes, according to two new studies published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

How hospitals benefit from CFO/CMO partnerships

As economic models within healthcare change rapidly, chief financial officers and chief medical officers working in tandem can reap substantial rewards for providers, according to Healthcare Finance News.

Nurses help New York hospitals cut down on HACs

Though reducing healthcare-acquired infections (HACs) is a major focus for hospitals leaders around the country, in seven New York Hospitals it's nurses who are taking the lead in cutting down on HACs and reducing costs, according to a statement from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

How hospitals can save lives by planning for the worst

As hospitals around the country strive to prepare for emergencies within their walls, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a guide to help facilities plan for how to handle one of the worst-case scenarios--an active shooter situation.