New payment models, mounting regulations and growing urgency around compliance have prompted hospital/physician integration as a key strategy to grow revenue and improve patient care. Case in point: The number of physicians employed by hospitals increased nearly 50% between 2012 to 2015, according to the Physician Advocacy Institute. In this guest post, Dan Ward, VP […] [MORE]
For the past five years first-year residents have been limited to working 16-hour maximum shifts. Before 2011, they were allowed to work 28-hour maximum shifts. But that was changed after a 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report found that residents working 24-hour shifts were more likely to injure themselves and their patients, and had an increased […] [MORE]
For years, healthcare institutions have been investing in the development of mobile health applications that would assist the treatment process. In this guest post, Michael Grebennikov, co-founder and managing partner of a digital technology agency, explains how mobile technology has the potential to overcome barriers toward rehabilitation – providing just-in-time information that can literally save […] [MORE]
Texting may be convenient, but when it comes to transferring healthcare information, it can be full of costly risks. In this guest post, Erik Kangas, founder of an Internet services company dedicated to secure web and email hosting, gives reasons why you shouldn’t text ePHI and what you can do to mitigate the risks.