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Healthcare: Buses, Taxis & Limos
October 27, 2011 10:35 AM by Adrianne OBrien
I'm blogging from the Lone Star State today, here in San Antonio for CHIME's Fall CIO Forum. Michael Leavitt, former governor of Utah, HHS Secretary and administrator of the EPA, now founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, was one of the keynote speakers Read More...
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New ACO Business Models
October 26, 2011 1:47 PM by Lynn
More hospitals and health centers are embracing the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) concept with varying degrees of success. Some have built in time to experiment with new business models; others have pre-determined their model and have forged ahead. Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (10.21.11)
October 21, 2011 10:38 AM by Adrianne OBrien
What’s hot in the Twitterverse this week? Here's a list of informative tweets. And, of course, be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! @Just4Hospitals 50% of leaders are now using patient satisfaction scores to guide physician incentive Read More...
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Stem Cell Success
October 19, 2011 11:20 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Lynn Nace, publisher of Executive Insight. As a stem cell transplant donor for my late brother, Todd, who succumbed to complications from Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2003, I'm encouraged to hear stem cell transplant success Read More...
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Joint Commission Journal Findings Urge Automation to Alleviate Racial, Ethnic Healthcare Disparities
October 18, 2011 12:54 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Differences in the quality and safety of medical treatment that minorities receive could be reduced through the better use of health information technology (HIT), according to a new article published in the October 2011 issue of The Joint Commission Journal Read More...
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Things That Drive Me Crazy
October 17, 2011 2:53 PM 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. While at a workshop Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (10.14.11)
October 14, 2011 11:31 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Here’s a list of informative tweets from a bunch of accounts we follow on Twitter. Be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! 1. @KentBottles AP IMPACT: Foreign insects, diseases got into US http://ajc.com http://shar.es/boWKM 2. @lsaldanamd Read More...
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Incentive to Give
October 12, 2011 9:47 AM by Lynn
In the September print edition of a sister publication, ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory , I wrote an editorial on the importance of being prepared for a natural disaster. I received the following response from Steve Shelfer, who works in Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (10.7.11)
October 7, 2011 12:34 PM by Adrianne OBrien
We've compiled our top favorite tweets of the week from accounts we follow on Twitter. Be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! @ssfraser CIOCHIME: Apple's Jobs leaves behind a powerful mHealth legacy http://tinyurl.com/3s4kyq5 @HIMSS Read More...
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10 Reasons Why Patients Should Ask Their Doctor to Go Electronic
October 5, 2011 12:55 PM by Lisa Algeo
Editor's note: This guest blog is written by Betty Otter Nickerson, president of Sage Healthcare. The current administration has done its job incentivizing physicians and hospitals to transition from a paper-based system to electronic health records (EHR) Read More...
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Plans for a Prosperous 2012
October 5, 2011 9:38 AM by Lynn
Q4 is upon us, which means the new year is right around the corner. The past three or so years have been tumultuous, volatile and challenging, to say the least. With 2012 being an election year, we may need to brace ourselves for some additional hurdles. Read More...
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