Blogs

Force healthcare to innovate like IT
Dec 18 | Robert F. Graboyes Ph.D.
Why has healthcare lagged so far behind information technology in terms of innovation? Focusing on that question will allow us ...
The post-hospitalization conundrum
Dec 18 | Carole Lambert
If we are to promote the safe and timely transfer of patients from one level of care to another or from one type of setting to ...
5 project management keys to ICD-10 planning
Dec 17 | Carl Natale
The ICD-10 transition could affect every department at a healthcare system. That means success will depend on organized ...
Direct primary care emerges in post-reform world
Dec 16 | Ryan Liabenow
The economic and professional appeal of DPC has caused it to spread to at least 24 states. Scalable models are being ...
Building a patient-centered supply chain
Dec 15 | Mark Weber
A major limitation of current supply chains is that they are not tied to outcomes. Most hospitals and health systems still ...
Year-end financial tips for medical practices
Dec 10 | Madeline Hyden
The end of the year is an important time for a medical practice to review its 2014 financials and prepare for the 2015 ...
Purchasing Insight: Aortic and mitral cardiac valves
Dec 10 | Kimberly Guilliotti
Approximately 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. Given the ...
Beware the hidden risks in patient complaints
Dec 09 | Lee McMullin
Patients come in many shapes and sizes. So do their complaints -- from the seemingly trivial to the ones that will ...
New standard pushing healthcare payments to EFT
Dec 05 | Priscilla Holland
A new healthcare electronic funds transfer (EFT) standard went into effect at the beginning of 2014, and many ...
ICD-10 implementation need not delay reimbursements
Dec 04 | Carl Natale
We keep telling physicians that they may have to survive without reimbursement revenue for six months after the ...

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