Clinicians at MedStar Health can now review medical records and submit orders via the electronic health record after a malware attack March 28 forced computers offline, the Maryland-based hospital chain said in a statement Wednesday morning.
While more than half of physicians say they feel burned out, a new study reveals that early-career pediatricians may be especially at risk.
To move past reluctance by physicians to engage with telemedicine, Robert Pearl, M.D., says there will need to be "effective leadership from physician-leaders who have the credibility to influence their colleagues' behavior."
In April 2014, the FBI issued warnings about the healthcare industry's vulnerability to cyberattacks. In particular, the agency called the possibility of increased cyberintrusions likely, given the combination of the shift to online systems and a lack of preparation by most organizations.
As healthcare turns toward a more patient-centered, value-based model, providers' approach to medical errors--the third leading cause of death in the U.S.--is also changing. Increasingly, the culture of secrecy that led to providers taking a "deny and defend" approach to medical errors is giving way to an "acknowledge and apologize" culture in which the mistake is fully explained to the patient and apologized for, according to a CNN report.
As more employers turn to self-funded health insurance plans for flexibility and cost control, health insurance companies are tweaking their business models to adjust, according to Managed Care Magazine.
Hospitals have to manage their healthcare costs like any other employer group, and many are beginning to bring some of the value-based purchasing practices to their workers, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.
Both the American Hospital Association and the American Health Information Management Association this week lauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the early release of thousands of new ICD-10 procedure coding system and clinical modification codes prior to Oct. 1.
Whether they're struggling to pay down medical school debt or a big mortgage or they're helping their children pay for college, doctors have options if they want to increase their earnings, reports Medscape.
Healthcare organizations led by physician CEOs receive higher quality rankings, according to a discussion paper released by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany. In addition,U.K. hospitals with higher levels of clinician leadership outranked their peers, according to The McKinsey Quarterly.