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Data Security: What You Need to Know
May 29, 2012 2:20 PM by Jill Hoffman
These days, it’s hard to talk about data quality without mentioning the issue of data security. And we at Executive Insight realize that you want real, cutting-edge information and solutions to security issues facing your healthcare organization. So we Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (5.25.12)
May 25, 2012 11:37 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Improving staff communication. HIEs and EDs. Making money with mobile apps. What else are your colleagues buzzing about on Twitter? Check out our new Twitter list, and be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! infoworld The secrets Read More...
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Thinking of Donating Used Lab Equipment?
May 23, 2012 8:05 AM by Lynn
The following is a guest blog from Jennifer Daugherty, a Business Development Coordinator for The Remi Group, LLC. Many clinical diagnosticians are now donating laboratory equipment to other healthcare organizations, research facilities, charities or Read More...
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Healthcare Hiring
May 21, 2012 2:01 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Healthcare recruiting solutions provider HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN) released its Q1 2012 Healthcare Jobs Snapshot on May 17, and the findings probably won't surprise you: there's a talent shortage of healthcare professionals, particularly physicians Read More...
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Solutions to Your Biggest Challenges
May 21, 2012 11:52 AM by Jill Hoffman
What are your most pressing challenges this year? Is it the transition to ICD-10? Maybe it’s mobile health, quality, security, meaningful use, ACOs or care for the uninsured — or all of the above? We at Executive Insight are committed to finding the solutions Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (5.18.12)
May 18, 2012 10:20 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Your colleagues are talking about e-prescriptions, metadata and (killing) productivity. What else? Check out our new Twitter list, and be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! Health 2.0 Jonathan Bush of Athena Health keynoted Health Read More...
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Program Helps Hospitals with HAI Prevention
May 17, 2012 11:06 AM by Jill Hoffman
Editor's note: This blog was written by Wava Truscott PhD, MBA, director of Scientific Affairs & Clinical Education at Kimberly-Clark Health Care. Earlier this year, Consumer Reports published a report ranking hospitals according to their infection Read More...
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HHS Finalizes Rules to Cut Provider Regulations and Save $5 Billion
May 14, 2012 9:21 AM by Jill Hoffman
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced significant steps to reduce unnecessary, obsolete or burdensome regulations on American hospitals and health care providers. These steps will help achieve the key goal of President Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (5.11.12)
May 11, 2012 10:27 AM by Adrianne OBrien
This week, we’re serving up telemedicine reimbursement, modernizing work culture, and global mobile health. Check out our new Twitter list, and be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! Brian Ahier Just submitted my comments on Stage Read More...
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Preventing HAIs
May 10, 2012 12:09 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Kerri Hatt, managing editor/web editor for ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory. According to a survey released by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the American Read More...
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Infections Cause One in Six Cancer Cases, Study Finds
May 10, 2012 7:57 AM by Jill Hoffman
One in six cancer cases worldwide are caused by infections, according to a study this week in The Lancet Oncology . A total of 2 million new cancer cases in 2008 were linked to infections; of those, 7.4% were reported in more developed countries, and Read More...
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Uncertainty in Healthcare
May 9, 2012 11:43 AM by Lynn
It’s hard enough to work in an environment where there’s some uncertainty—perhaps regarding job security, technology implementations and effects and the like. Today, however, there’s monumental vagueness or doubts on a host of issues directly impacting Read More...
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HHS Announces First Round of Healthcare Innovation Awards
May 8, 2012 1:17 PM by Jill Hoffman
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces the first batch of organizations for Health Care Innovation awards. Made possible by the health care law – the Affordable Care Act – the awards will support 26 innovative projects nationwide Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (5.4.12)
May 4, 2012 2:14 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Small hospitals and ACOs. Healthcare spending consuming state budgets. And how can CEOs manage bloggers' perceptions? Check out this week's Twitter list, and be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! Vala Afshar Enterprise mobility Read More...
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Hospitals Slow 2012 Capital Spending, Survey Finds
May 2, 2012 4:19 PM by Jill Hoffman
Impending reimbursement reductions and uncertainty around the potential impact of health reform could be leading to more conservative hospital capital budget expenditures, according to a survey published in the Premier healthcare alliance's spring 2012 Read More...
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HIMSS Fun Facts
May 1, 2012 12:59 PM by Adrianne OBrien
If you attended this year's HIMSS conference (and even if you didn't), held Feb. 20-24 in Las Vegas, you could assume from the sheer volume of bodies that attendance broke records. And it did: 36,531. Here are other fun facts from HIMSS 2012, courtesy Read More...
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