6 Ways to Get Physicians on Board with Decision Support

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This article appears in the May 2012 issue of HealthLeaders magazine. The successful adoption of clinical decision support at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia came after years of work that included physicians and other clinicians in the development process, says Michael Restuccia, vice president and CIO. These are some of the important steps in the Penn… Read more »

Best EDs Focus on Flow

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This article appears in the May 2012 issue of HealthLeaders magazine. Among the greatest challenges in the emergency department is improving patient flow, and this comes with a sense of urgency amid deep concerns about patient safety due to overcrowding. In addition, the latest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report reveals that healthcare leaders expect worsening ED… Read more »

Bigger hospitals, mergers drive higher prices

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May 9, 2012 | By Alicia Caramenico Fierce Healthcare   Large hospital systems are using their size and market clout to boost prices, a trend that started long before the health reform law passed, according to a study in this month’s Health Affairs. It’s the “must-have” hospital systems and large physician groups–providers that health plans… Read more »

Will the Healthcare Job Market Remain Strong in 2012?

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While the rest of the economy continues to stagnate, it looks like healthcare will be one of the most productive job-creation engines in 2012. Patient and practitioner demographics will combine with healthcare system changes to create healthcare jobs month after month. Healthcare has been a rare bright spot in the job market for the past… Read more »

Despite Declining Hiring Demands, Healthcare Jobs Are Still Hard to Fill

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Healthcare professionals have been among the most in-demand this year. But, despite seeing the highest volume of job ads of any occupation in the United States, hiring demand has declined 25% over the past 6 months. In May, employers placed more than 115,000 job ads. In comparison, there were 87,000 ads placed by employers in… Read more »

Healthcare Jobs Numbers Bounce Back to Pre-Recession Levels

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released optimistic data that healthcare jobs are bouncing back to 2007 -– pre-recession — numbers, reports the Wall Street Journal blog. The BLS monthly employment report indicated the healthcare industry added 31,300 new jobs in July. During the past year, healthcare employment has grown by 299,000, reports the… Read more »