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Technology Concerns at the Forefront of Issues Confronting the Future of Healthcare

      The 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE), Top Issues Confronting Hospitals Survey, indicated that financial challenges remain the greatest concern for hospital CEOs. Healthcare industry leaders are analyzing their organization’s financial strategy and seeking innovative ways to improve operational performance and efficiency while becoming more cost-effective. The …

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Will MACRA and the QPP Bring Back Private Practice Providers?

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about MACRA and the QPP, two programs designed to promote the growth of and expand access to primary care physicians, while improving quality. Despite all the healthcare industry media coverage on this topic, a 2016 survey from the, Physicians Foundation, revealed that of …

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Evolving Practices in Healthcare: A Total Wellness Approach

Patient care management in the US healthcare industry is gradually moving towards a total wellness approach. What does this mean? This goes beyond the diagnosis of a patient’s health issue and prescribing of medicines and medical procedures for curative purposes. Wellness is broadly defined as proactively achieving and sustaining life-long …

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Overcoming Healthcare Communication Barriers through Teamwork

Effective communication is important at almost any job, but there is a special emphasis that should is placed on communication and teamwork in the healthcare organization. Lack of communication and team collaboration in this field can have damaging, and sometimes deadly effects. Lack of critical information, misinterpretation of information, overlooked …

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Private Practice Providers Serve as the Foundation for Improving the Continuity and Coordination of Healthcare

CMS is passing initiatives to re-engage primary care providers, but this may not be enough. What do you think needs to be done to encourage private practice physicians to remain in business and expand their practices?

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Free Healthcare Training Alert: Medication Reconciliation as a Patient Safety Practice During Transitions of Care Webinar Course

Today’s #freehealthcaretrainingalert is the “Medication Reconciliation as a Patient Safety Practice During Transitions of Care” course presented by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Improving patient safety continues to be a #1 priority for healthcare organizations. Comprehensive safety measures include coordinating with other facilities and healthcare agencies to provide support during the transitional care.

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