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September 2011 - Posts

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Changing Business Models & Adapting to New Business Realities
September 30, 2011 11:39 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by John Tempseco, chief marketing officer of ICA. Health information exchange (HIE) has changed dramatically in the past 4 years as both a verb and a noun. As the paradigm continues to change and shift, different stake Read More...
Top 10 Tweets of the Week (09.29.11)
September 29, 2011 1:11 PM by Adrianne OBrien
We've compiled our top 10 favorite tweets of the week from accounts we follow on Twitter. Check them out, and be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! 1. @health2con Great roundup of new tech launches by Connie Chen Read More...
Aligned for ACO?
September 28, 2011 9:44 AM by Lynn
Are preparations under way for a new healthcare delivery model? The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, which incorporates a team approach to caring for patients as well as a new payment structure, is designed to minimize waste and duplication, Read More...
Good Data or Bad Data?
September 27, 2011 1:07 PM by Adrianne OBrien
I was chatting with George Schwend, president and CEO of Health Language, at the HIMSS conference earlier this year, about data and its impact on both patient care and the bottom line. Hospital execs have "all this data," said Schwend, but the question Read More...
Life's Challenges Make Us Better, Not Bitter
September 23, 2011 11:18 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by Roger L. Berg, RRT-NPS, manager, respiratory therapy, sleep lab, cardiology at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, Ridgecrest, CA; he is also the author of the Chitchat With the Old Respiratory Codger blog for ADVANCE Read More...
Outlook Improves for ICD-10 Implementation
September 22, 2011 2:15 PM by Lisa Algeo
As this week's passing of the Fall Equinox heralds the transition from one season into the next, so too is the clock running out for health care organizations that have yet to complete their planning and preparation for the impending transition to the Read More...
Go-to Resource
September 22, 2011 7:57 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Many people don’t like change. They prefer to stick to a routine and stay in their comfort zone in both their professional and personal lives. These past few years, however, have thrown a dramatic wrench into the ability to do that. Impending changes Read More...
Laughing Matters: Adding Humor to the Workplace
September 20, 2011 3:59 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by Karen Appold, a freelance writer based in Royersford, PA. Humor is the ability to lighten any situation. "Although many may think when someone is too humorous at work he is silly and unprofessional, nothing could Read More...
Executive for a Day
September 15, 2011 11:03 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Do you spend time with your staff? All your staff? And not just at the occasional meeting, but actually walking the floors? In billing and collections? On an ambulance? In a clinic? Steve Huffman, vice president and CIO at Memorial Health System, South Read More...
Clinical Staffing Issues
September 14, 2011 9:14 AM by Lynn
While healthcare reform and today’s political environment has discouraged some hospitals from hiring at the pace they used to, severe shortages of clinical expertise continues. Take the clinical laboratory as an example. Several resources— Dark Daily Read More...
Does a Mission Statement Help in Making Decisions?
September 9, 2011 11:33 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by Scott Warner, author of the "Stepwise Success" column for ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals . He has been a hospital laboratory generalist for more than 30 years and manager since 1998. As a rookie manager, Read More...


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