Although board certification was once a lifelong credential, obligations mount for physicians to maintain their certifications throughout their careers. And according to a recent article from Kaiser Health News, many physicians consider emerging recertification requirements to be not just onerous, but worthless in terms of improving the way they practice medicine
A gynecologist who secretly recorded thousands of women during pelvic exams using tiny hidden cameras in pens and key fobs cost Johns Hopkins Hospital $190 million in settlement claims--one of the largest on record involving sexual misconduct by a physician, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Electronic health record vendors--particularly Epic--may not deserve Meaningful Use incentive money because their systems hinder data sharing, according to physician-turned-lawmaker Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.).
During the troubled rollout of the HealthCare.gov website--glitches, delays and errors--the Obama administration hired technology company Quality Software Systems Inc. to rid the site of its problems. Yet because its sister company, UnitedHealthcare, sells plans on the marketplaces, many congressional Republicans are questioning the decision to enlist help from the tech firm, reports The Daily Signal.
Whistleblowers who complained about delays in care, errors and poor-quality care were placed on leaved, removed from clinical work, among other things, according to a report from the Project on Government Oversight watchdog group, based on complaints filed by nearly 800 current and former Veterans Affairs (VA) employees and veterans.
Are your aging surgeons' skill levels still up to par? Medscape examines factors to consider before making a determination.
Interest in narrow networks has grown along with concerns about limited provider choice and treatment disruptions. To eliminate those issues, narrow networks must achieve a balance among value, access and affordability, industry leaders said Monday at a briefing from the nonpartisan Alliance for Health Reform in the District of Columbia.
Accountable care organizations are the focus of a new accreditation program launched this week by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a nonprofit standards development group.
Mobile app performance in the health insurance industry continues to gain importance and popularity. And as insurers embrace mobile strategies, it's imperative to measure their performance against cost and success at achieving business goals, FierceMobileHealthcare previously reported. Listed below are a few ways to implement and operate mobile performance metrics, according to Insurance & Technology.
When a doctor noticed the physicians and staff tending to his wife after a double knee replacement weren't washing their hands before interacting with her, he worked to do something about it, Yahoo News reported.