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How Healthcare Facilities Can Promote Workplace Wellness to Reduce Burnout and Claims

Posted on: February 27, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

The healthcare industry faces many challenges as it delivers compassionate care to patients of all ages. One of the primary challenges is that of workplace “burnout”, where caregivers like nurses and physicians experience high stress levels and a subsequent decline in performance. This is often due to excessively high workloads and corresponding expectations among administrators […] Read More

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2019 Forecast: Healthcare Cybersecurity

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has come to rely on computer-based systems to deliver care. The industry is a leader in terms of integrating systems, utilizing digital records and analytical tools to better address the needs of patients. With such a reliance on computerized systems, however, the healthcare industry faces significant risks, especially […] Read More

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How Stop Loss Health Insurance Can Benefit Businesses

Posted on: December 7, 2018 by Chris Murray

Healthcare businesses face many risks as they deliver care to patients. Some of these risks include protecting staff members. Self-funded healthcare coverage is often an employee benefit extended to people working in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, skilled care centers, and nursing homes. Unfortunately, these insurance plans do not always adequately cover certain potential claims. To […] Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Smart Technology in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: September 21, 2018 by Chris Murray

Tremendous advances have been made in the healthcare field over the past decade. Digital diagnostic and recordkeeping systems have streamlined care for patients of every age. Technologies that make it easier to monitor patient activities have been employed in facilities around the world. Some of the same technologies used by healthcare providers have also found […] Read More

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Home Health Care Named One of the Industries With the Highest Return on Equity

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by Chris Murray

A recent financial statement analysis from Sageworks, a financial information company for the private sector, revealed the fifteen industries with the highest return on equity (ROE) within the past twelve months. Return on equity is calculated by dividing annual net income by total equity (the difference between assets and liabilities), and the resulting figure is […] Read More

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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: July 27, 2017 by Chris Murray

As technology has continued to advance, the artificial intelligence previously only seen in science fiction has started to become more commonplace in business and everyday life. Items such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Echo, and Tesla’s Autopilot feature have rapidly grown in popularity and are not uncommon to see in everyday life. The business world is […] Read More

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How Repealing the Affordable Care Act Could Impact Jobs in Healthcare

Posted on: July 25, 2017 by Chris Murray

Today, Senate will be voting on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or repeal and replace it with the GOP’s replacement, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. If the Affordable Care Act (also referred to as Obamacare) is repealed, federal funding for healthcare (particularly Medicaid) would be drastically reduced, which will impact the level of […] Read More

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The Importance of Network Security for Health Care Facilities

Posted on: July 6, 2017 by Chris Murray

Multiple large-scale cyber attacks in recent months have affected businesses and individuals worldwide and left people on edge about potential future threats. May 2017’s WannaCry attack in particular has had an impact on healthcare facilities; the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals were hit by the ransomware and an estimated 70,000 devices were affected. This […] Read More

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EPLI: Study Shows Female Physicians Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by Chris Murray

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) released the findings of a recent study of female physicians and physician mothers from online group, Physicians Moms Group. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, was based on 5,782 survey responses, and found that 77.9% of female physicians and physician mothers experience some type of […] Read More

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Ensuring HIPAA Compliance for Health Care Organizations

Posted on: May 16, 2017 by Chris Murray

The Human Health Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on a regular basis issues press releases announcing recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlements and enforcement actions. For example, just a few weeks ago, the HHS issued a release stating that a Texas health system provider agreed to a $2.4 million settlement […] Read More

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