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Healthcare Reform – What It Could Mean for Hospitals

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Since President Obama signed the healthcare reform bill into law in March 2010, medical professionals and organizations have been wondering: “how will this bill affect us?” Will the changes in hospitals be for better or for worse? The jury is still out, but there is no doubt that most hospitals will face major financial and… Read more »

EHRs – The New Threat to HIPAA

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What would you do if you discovered an employee in your organization was violating your patients’ privacy rights? It’s happening more frequently, as the portability and availability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have made it easier for medical professionals and staff to violate HIPAA laws. Despite legally mandated protections of patient information, there has been… Read more »

Healthcare Industry CEOs Retiring in Record Numbers

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While CEO turnover rates in most other industries fell in 2009, the turnover rate for hospital CEOs increased, rising to 18 percent nationwide. Up from 14 percent in 2008, this upsurge marks the highest turnover rate since 1999 and ties the all-time record high since the American College of Healthcare Executives began compiling turnover statistics… Read more »

Eliminate Burnout

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Has your life become too complicated? Between telephones, cell phones, voicemail, e-mail, and text messaging, we’ve never been more accessible–and more prone to interruption. Add job and family responsibilities, and it’s enough to make you feel overwhelmed! Here are some ways you can eliminate burnout and get back on track: 1. Practice extreme self-care. When… Read more »

Stop Losing Your Best People

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As the economy begins to pick back up, your top performers may end up getting offers from other companies. In past downturns and recoveries, many talented people jumped ship, especially when they perceived there was more opportunity elsewhere. So what can you do to retain your best people? The key is to identify your top… Read more »