Clinical Care

One Major Administrative Hassle Many Hospitals Will Have to Deal with Thanks to HIEs

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With the health insurance exchanges finally going live this week, some of the kinks in the system have been exposed, but the fundamental principle of the HIE remains in place: creating a marketplace in which people can shop for the best and most affordable insurance plan for them. Sounds good. Sound great. But what about […]

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Which of Your Hospital’s Employees is Most Satisfied with Their Jobs?

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Take this survey for what it is: a small sampling of attendees at their association’s annual meeting. However, going by this small sampling, the employees most satisfied with their jobs at your organization may surprise you. The survey in question was conducted by temporary physician and NP staffing firm Staff Care, an affiliate with recruitment […]

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Confronting Patient Readmission Rates Creatively and Sensibly

Kaiser Health News (in collaboration with The New York Times) reports on the many creative and sensible ways in which hospitals are working to prevent patient readmissions, especially with Medicare giving increased scrutiny and heftier financial penalties to organizations with high readmission rates. As Jordan Rau reports, “…hospitals are dispatching nurses, transportation, culturally specific diet […]

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Avera McKennan Laboratory: Leo Serrano, Director of Laboratory Services

Hospitals are feeling more and more pressure to streamline and become more efficient. Many are implementing Lean techniques to improve productivity. Laboratory Services at Avera Health, a health system serving five states in the Midwest, has made enormous strides in becoming more efficient. The lab is located at Avera McKennan Hospital, a tertiary care center […]

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