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By Richard Best 01:57 pm June 02, 2015
When healthcare organizations set their strategic goals, one objective that regularly rises to the surface is to provide patient-centered care. A key strategy for encouraging staff to be patient-focused is to keep them happy and safe during their workday.
By Carl Natale 10:02 am June 02, 2015
A quick way to strike fear in the hearts of many healthcare professionals is to talk about how many ICD-10 codes will be in play after Oct. 1.
By Kimberly Danebrock 10:18 am June 01, 2015
When social media is left unmonitored, medical offices face the very real risk of violating federal privacy laws by breaching patient confidentiality, which in addition to substantial fines, can permanently damage one’s professional reputation.
By Carl Natale 10:17 am June 01, 2015
Advice for healthcare entities concerned that the code set conversion will drastically reduce cash flow.
By Richard Pizzi 12:31 pm May 29, 2015
"Population health" is a term that is widely used in healthcare, but not universally understood. Various definitions emphasize outcomes, measurement or accountability. So what does population health truly mean?
By Samsung 11:42 am May 29, 2015
(SPONSORED) Once upon a time, doctors made house calls. With fewer patients and time constraints, they could learn about people's lives, families and medical histories.
By Amanda Guerrero 03:29 pm May 27, 2015
It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren't cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on meaningful use requirements, but also has to do with companies not investing sufficient resources in research and development.
By Edmund Billings, MD 11:39 am May 27, 2015
Continuity of care or accountability of care is unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health providers.
By John Halamka 08:59 am May 27, 2015
Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of Disillusionment.
By Tom Gianulli, MD 08:09 am May 27, 2015
Healthcare organizations that don’t want to give up fee-for-service medicine are considering hybrid offerings for both traditional payment models and personalized services for patients.

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