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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.

Linda Reed on ICD-10: Prepare and don't get caught short

Despite yet another delay in the transition to ICD-10, providers still must remain focused and alert to ensure that, should implementation go forward on Oct. 1, 2015, cash flow remains uninterrupted. That was the message last week from Linda Reed, vice president and CIO at Morristown, New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System.

Innovation a back-burner priority for hospital IT departments

While innovation in the healthcare industry continues to grow, hospital CIOs spend little of their time innovating according to a College of Healthcare Information Management Executives poll conducted ahead of the organization's annual fall forum, held last week in San Antonio, Texas.

Hospital CIOs: Leadership is more than a title

Between implementing government initiatives and ensuring security of IT systems, it's easy to forget the importance of relationship building at all levels for hospital CIOs to achieve widespread success. That message, however, was delivered loud and clear by a trio of industry leaders at CHIME's annual fall forum.

3 ways to drive employee engagement and satisfaction

As many healthcare providers make cutbacks in services, it's important they retain employees and keep them satisfied, especially in light of documented links between employee engagement and patient satisfaction.

Barriers prevent complete shift from master's to doctor of nursing practice degrees

Nursing schools made progress in transitioning to the practice doctorate and the importance of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in preparing people for advanced nursing practice, according to a study by the RAND Corporation released by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses.

Karen DeSalvo to 'maintain leadership' at ONC, agency says

Just call Karen DeSalvo the once and future National Coordinator for Health IT. ONC, in a Health IT Buzz blog post published Tuesday afternoon, said that DeSalvo, in fact, will not step down as National Coordinator--as the agency announced Oct. 23-- but instead will "maintain her leadership of ONC" while also serving as acting assistant secretary of health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

More proof physician social skills matter

There is a positive association between a physician's emotional intelligence quotient and more compassionate and empathetic patient care, according to a Forbes article which examined 500 independent studies conducted in 2010. 

Key features of employee wellness programs

To implement a successful employee wellness program, leaders should keep a few key aspects in mind, according to Employee Benefit News.

CDC issues new Ebola guidance for ED workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday revised its recommendations to help clinicians evaluate and manage patients with possible Ebola who arrive in hospital emergency rooms for treatment.