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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.