Electronic health records "are not effective communications tools—not effective at all," says a self-avowed technology optimist who holds a dim view of current EHR capabilities, but has hopes for better systems to come. >>>
Facing significant reductions in payments, mounting regulatory actions, and a "broken" RAC appeals process, hospitals are facing a variety of pressures in the new year, the American Hospital Association says. >>>
New Hampshire has only one health insurer participating in its federal exchange marketplace, but state lawmakers and regulators are optimistic that other payers will join the market in 2015. >>>
At Baystate Health, the largest system in western Massachusetts, marketers identify the greatest attribute the organization has to offer physicians and build a campaign around it employing consistency, automation, and tracking. >>>
Until recently most physician compensation models focused on straight salary guarantees or pure productivity-based models. Those trends are falling by the wayside. >>>
In a study, antibiotic prescription rates for antibiotic-inappropriate diagnoses dropped after clinicians posted photos of themselves alongside signed pledges to "avoid prescribing antibiotics when they are likely to do more harm than good." >>>
The long-sleeved monogramed lab coat, steeped in medical tradition and infectious bacteria, will become a relic if guidelines on clinician attire from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America are taken seriously by hospitals and health systems. >>>
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