According to Kevin Haynes, Chief Privacy Officer of Nemours--a children's health organization with facilities in New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and Delaware--process improvement is critical when it comes to patient information security.
Despite a reported nursing shortage and a public call to hire more registered nurses, last year marked the lowest increase in enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs in the past five years, according to a survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Pressure to appear compassionate and caring around the clock is leading to emotional exhaustion in nurses and midwives, new research from the United Kingdom revealed, according to The Telegraph.
Both payers and providers are significantly behind on several aspects of ICD-10 implementation, including system testing and cash-flow determination, according to the results of a recently conducted poll by New York-based advisory firm KPMG.
The Affordable Care Act is certain to prompt significant hiring among healthcare and related industries to comply with the law's provisions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
As the Oct. 1 deadline to convert to from ICD-9 to ICD-10 draws closer, healthcare providers who have yet to take significant action are likely growing increasingly anxious.
Young technology entrepreneurs are trying to compete with big-name insurance companies, hoping consumers will want their health plans to look "more like Facebook than Blue Cross Blue Shield," NPR reported.
As the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline to convert to from ICD-9 to ICD-10 draws closer, healthcare providers who have yet to take significant action are likely growing increasingly anxious. During a webinar hosted by FierceHealthIT last month entitled " What to do NOW to prepare for ICD-10," provider representatives Colleen Deighan and Stephen Stewart discussed steps each of their organizations have taken to prepare for the shift.
Nurses who are tired, don't get enough sleep or don't have time to recover between shifts are more likely than unimpaired nurses to regret clinical decisions they make during their shifts, accor ding to a new study in the American Journal of Critical Care.
Independent, private practices may play a smaller role in the future if young doctors continue the trend of working at hospitals instead of their own practices, according to the Kansas City Star.