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Finding a job in healthcare: Negotiations

Once a year, I have the pleasure of being a guest lecturer for an ethics and social leadership class at a local university. The class participants include master's students in nursing and healthcare informatics. My topic is always the same: I am asked to demystify human...

source: By Catherine Iste
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Patient engagement is a hot topic in the healthcare industry today and the federal government is pushing forward patient-centered care through meaningful use regulations. However, the question remains: how do providers engage their patients more in their physical health?...

source: EHR Intelligence

The U.S. healthcare community is moving to ICD-10 in October 2015. There will be 70,000 choices of diagnosis codes alone, instead of a mere 16,000 choices currently available to describe a condition, illness, injury or symptom. Coders are delighted. Physicians, not so much....

source: Medscape

The Republicans are facing a 16 million person problem. With the Obama administration announcing this month that some 16 million people have obtained health insurance since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans' intense focus on completely repealing the...

source: NBC News

Many doctors believe that following the standard of care in treating patients is ironclad protection against a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Not so, as a recent Medscape article by an emergency physician and attorney pointed out. "Although guidelines may help guide...

source: Medscape

Giving hospitalized patients access to their electronic health records during hospitalization increases provider workloads, but not as much as anticipated. That is the finding of a hospital-based study conducted at the University of Colorado in which 50 patients were provided...

source: Health Data Management

The long-awaited sustainable growth-rate fix that passed the House is wired to boost the use health information technology, even beyond electronic health records. The new Medicare framework for paying physicians would include a merit-based...

source: Modern Healthcare


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