Technology is changing every facet of the healthcare industry, which also means that leaders in the industry are seeing their jobs evolving--perhaps none more so than chief information officers.
The future of nursing is as unpredictable as ever, with one California hospital eliminating skilled nursing positions, while a shortage of nurse educators leaves Missouri working to recruit more teachers into the profession.
Doctors affiliated with Mercy Health in St. Louis are unhappy with the health system's new compensation model and say they may not sign the new contracts, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Clinical application support continues to be a major hiring need for healthcare organizations, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's second annual workforce survey.
Just as car manufacturing defined industry in the 20th century, healthcare, which employes one in 10 workers, drives the 21st century, and today's nurses find themselves in the same position as their former auto worker counterparts, according to The Economist.
A shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus in Yeadon, Pennsylvania Thursday left one mental health caseworker dead, a doctor wounded and the suspected shooter critically injured, the Delaware County Daily Times reported.
As the government makes it easier for hospital employees to report fraud and quality issues, and as social media gives disgruntled employees an outlet to air dirty laundry, hospitals must work employees to make them feel comfortable addressing concerns internally, Hospitals & Health Networks reported.
Has the healthcare industry gone too far in cracking down on disruptive behavior? Is it okay for doctors to be rude, dismissive and act like jerks if they have superior surgical skills? Those are the questions raised this week in an article that explored whether the patient satisfaction movement has gone too far and perhaps, in some cases, disruptive physicians aren't so bad.
In addressing the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs earlier on Tuesday, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, talked about several IT initiatives he views as vital to turning the agency around.
Rush University Medical Center hopes to expand its program to help returning veterans attain skills in health IT and help other healthcare organizations replicate it.