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UMHS CIO Sue Schade: Culture change at health organizations takes time

When a CIO moves to a new organization, making changes takes time and patience, says Sue Schade, CIO at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.

Partners' Cara Babachicos: The people part of IT is really complicated

While health IT education is a passion for Cara Babachicos, the corporate director of information systems and CIO of community hospitals and non-acute entities at Boston-based Partners HealthCare also has a bevy of day-to-day responsibilities to ensure that the 10 sites she oversees run smoothly. From a personnel standpoint, alone, the task is not an easy one.

Healthcare employee confidence lowest in over a year

Employee confidence in the healthcare sector in the third quarter of 2014 fell to its lowest level in more than a year and more workers intend to look for a new job in the upcoming year, according to the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index.  

3 ways to make teamwork a reality rather than illusion

Healthcare buzzwords come and go, but if the collective comments of nearly every leader I've spoken to over the past year or more are any indication, the notion of team-based care is here to...

Strategies to promote better office communication, teamwork

Much of the discussion during last week's Medical Group Management Association's annual conference surrounded the idea of teamw ork. All kinds of teams exist (or should) in healthcare: physician-administrator, physician-patient, administrator-staff and physician-staff. A major common denominator among all of these types of teams, according to presenters, is communication.

Partners' Cara Babachicos: The importance of CIO education

For Cara Babachicos, corporate director of information systems and CIO of community hospitals and non-acute entities at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, knowledge is power. That's why Babachicos, who oversees four site CIOs, serves as an associate faculty member for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' CIO Boot Camp; to share her perspectives on hospital IT and leadership, while also learning from others about their experiences.

Ebola risk in the office: Promoting precaution, sparing panic

When it comes to handling risks related to the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, medical offices have to walk a fine line between taking appropriate precautions and perpetuating excessive fear.  

3 ways to promote physician-NPP collaboration

In the discussion about the expanding roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in medical practices, there's little agreement that any one level of education, supervision requirement or scope of practice for any particular type of nonphysician practitioner is the best approach to ensuring high-quality, cost-effective patient care.

Resilience training may help prevent ICU nurse burnout

Resilience training among intensive care unit nurses may help them cope with stressful work experiences and prevent psychological side effects, according to a new study published in the  American Journal of Critical Care.

Does social media boost healthcare careers?

Many nurse practitioners and physician assistants believe social media use has helped their careers, according to a new survey by The Clinical Advisor.