Between implementing government initiatives and ensuring security of IT systems, it's easy to forget the importance of relationship building at all levels for hospital CIOs to achieve widespread success. That message, however, was delivered loud and clear by a trio of industry leaders at CHIME's annual fall forum.
As many healthcare providers make cutbacks in services, it's important they retain employees and keep them satisfied, especially in light of documented links between employee engagement and patient satisfaction.
Nursing schools made progress in transitioning to the practice doctorate and the importance of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in preparing people for advanced nursing practice, according to a study by the RAND Corporation released by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses.
Just call Karen DeSalvo the once and future National Coordinator for Health IT. ONC, in a Health IT Buzz blog post published Tuesday afternoon, said that DeSalvo, in fact, will not step down as National Coordinator--as the agency announced Oct. 23-- but instead will "maintain her leadership of ONC" while also serving as acting assistant secretary of health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
There is a positive association between a physician's emotional intelligence quotient and more compassionate and empathetic patient care, according to a Forbes article which examined 500 independent studies conducted in 2010.
To implement a successful employee wellness program, leaders should keep a few key aspects in mind, according to Employee Benefit News.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday revised its recommendations to help clinicians evaluate and manage patients with possible Ebola who arrive in hospital emergency rooms for treatment.
For Ken Kilmer, ICD-10 project manager at Rocky Mount, North Carolina-based Nash Health Care System, conducting a weeklong mock ICD-10 transition earlier this month was all about avoiding chaos in 2015.
With all of the effort and expense that hospitals put into hiring the right nurses, organizations must put at least as much energy into retaining those nurses and fostering continued high performance and growth. This excerpt from Fierce' s new ebook explains the strategies hospitals use to engage nursing staff.
Life as a hospital CIO is full of twists and turns, according to Broward Health CIO Doris Peek.