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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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The Basics of Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology

The Six Sigma DMAIC methodology consists of five elements: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. These elements provide a framework for problem-solving, as well as guidelines for improving your company. While traditionally used in a factory setting, the components can be applied in the healthcare industry to improve organization, communication, and patient satisfaction.

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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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Healthcare Compliance is More than Just Training:  5 Strategies for Creating Sustainable Compliance Programs

Many organizations approach compliance as merely the task of training staff and checking it off on a list.  Often compliance programs are not organized and properly maintained, which can lead to complaints, auditing, fines, and possible litigation.  Healthcare compliance is more than training, and it is a necessary part of providing …

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