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How Technology Will Ease the Physician-Shortage Crisis

November 20, 2013
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The future of health care is here, and it is technology. As alluded to in a previous article, many experts believe technology is one of the solutions to the physician-shortage crisis, and a recently released Health Affairs study backs this up. The study found that if 30 percent of community-based physicians’ offices had a fully […]

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Commonly Overlooked Areas of Savings for Hospitals (Part 2 of 2)

April 22, 2013

In our last posting, we began looking at the Huron Consulting Group’s recent report titled “Ten Overlooked Opportunities for Significant Performance Improvement and Cost Savings.” We covered the first five areas of the report, and now, we move into the final five. The report looks at potentially “untapped” savings that internal improvement teams should be […]

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Commonly Overlooked Areas of Savings for Hospitals (Part 1 of 2)

April 19, 2013

The Huron Consulting Group has released a report titled “Ten Overlooked Opportunities for Significant Performance Improvement and Cost Savings.” The report looks at the “untapped” areas that internal improvement teams should be examining in an effort to reduce costs. Huron believes these areas “can create a total improvement of 14-26 percent” if they are “implemented […]

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It Saves for Hospitals to be Energy Efficient (Part 4 of 4)

March 11, 2013

Today, we wrap up our look at this article by Karen Minich-Pourshadi in the January/February 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine regarding healthcare organizations that have made energy-efficient decisions, resulting in great rewards for their facilities and personnel. Partners HealthCare in Boston, Mass., is saving $1.5 million each year after implementing a personal-computer power-management plan, Minich-Pourshadi […]

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Cloud Technology Helps Hospitals Focus on Use Rather Than Maintenance

November 29, 2012

Although some healthcare executives have major reservations about cloud-computing technology—reservations that include issues with regulatory compliance, security, privacy, and service-level agreements—many health systems and hospitals are embracing the cloud for the opportunities it presents, Scott Mace writes over at HealthLeaders Media. One healthcare organization that has adopted cloud technology to great effect is the University […]

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