Healthcare News & Insights

Making cyber crises less terrifying

No hospital wants to experience a cyber breach. But hospitals should prepare for one in advance so they aren’t scrambling last minute and make matters worse. In this guest post, Eden Gillott, president of a strategic communications and reputation management firm, details how to prepare for a cyber emergency.

3 easy cures for unhealthy medical knowledge management

Many of today’s healthcare organizations still show symptoms of underdeveloped knowledge management processes. In this guest post, Mike Hicks, VP of strategy at a developer of online communities and social software for business, offers symptoms that suggest your information management process might be lacking and ways to fix them.

It’s the digital era: Make sure your healthcare tech meets the demands

When it comes to the use of technology in health care, connectivity is constantly evolving. In this guest post, Susan McReynolds, vertical strategy manager for a communications networking provider, offers three of the most notable strategies, policies and solutions to adopting critical-care technologies without falling victim to hackers.

How to meet patient demand for AI in health care

The past 10 years have given us some truly innovative technology; now, healthcare providers are beginning to figure out the best ways to use it. They would do well to follow other industries by listening to consumers – in this case, patients – to determine the best way to incorporate this technology into their workflows. […] [MORE]

How to creatively address the healthcare IT staffing shortage

Keeping good, qualified IT people is hard in today’s healthcare environment. But it’s extremely important for the success of any hospital. In this guest post, Gary Palgon, VP of healthcare and life sciences solutions at a company that provides integration and data management solutions, offers creative strategies for addressing the healthcare IT staffing shortage.

Everything you need to know about Orangeworm – A new criminal group making the rounds in healthcare

Hospitals are no stranger to malware and ransomware attacks. From WannaCry’s impact on National Health Services to the myriad data breaches we’ve seen over the past decade, the health sector is a constant target. In this guest post, Max Emelianov, CEO of a web hosting company, tells you about a new attack group that has […] [MORE]

7 steps to identify and drive value-based care revenue lurking in data

  In today’s healthcare environment, hospitals have to do more with less. That’s why it so important executives and administrators understand the data life cycle so their facility can get everything out of it. In this guest post, Richard Royer, CEO of a healthcare consulting and services firm that works with hospitals, physicians and nursing […] [MORE]

How to retain baby boomer nurses during a nurse shortage

Much of the focus during the country’s nursing shortage has been on recruiting millennials and new graduates. But those recruitment efforts are only half the battle. Retaining baby boomer nurses who already have the skills and experience you want at your hospital should be a priority. In this guest post, Brian Hudson, senior VP of a […] [MORE]

Best practices, benefits of electronic healthcare transactions for medical, workers’ comp and auto claims

Electronic medical billing and claims processing, now recognized as healthcare electronic data interchange (EDI), have brought greater efficiency to the nation’s healthcare industry. In this guest post, William DeGasperis, president of specialty services at a specialty risk transfer, care-coordination company, details how EDI significantly improves the accuracy of claims submission and streamlines administrative procedures that result […] [MORE]

4 tips to amplify your patient satisfaction surveys

Patient satisfaction surveys are growing in popularity among healthcare organizations as the U.S. health system continues its transition to value-based care. A well-designed and distributed survey can help you discover hidden issues or gems in your organization’s care system. It can also provide useful insights on whether you’re meeting patient expectations. In this guest post, […] [MORE]