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Following malware attack, MedStar docs regain EHR functionality

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.

Physician burnout: Early-career pediatricians at risk

While more than half of physicians say they feel burned out, a new study reveals that early-career pediatricians may be especially at risk.

3 ways to improve physician engagement with telemedicine

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."

When it comes to cybersecurity, don't overlook staff education

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.  

Medical errors don't necessarily mean lawsuits: Patients want apologies, explanations

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 self-insurance market grows, health insurers adapt

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 turn to ACOs, disease management for employees

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.

AHA, AHIMA laud early release of new ICD-10 codes

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.

3 ways for doctors to earn money on the side

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.

4 ways to develop physician leaders

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.