Archive for January 2018

Amazon hires top Iora Health physician, CNBC reports

Original Post by: Jeff Byers and Meg Bryant on HealthcareDive Dive Brief: Adding to speculation about the company’s intentions in healthcare, Amazon has hired Dr. Martin Levine, a physician who ran Iora Health’s Seattle clinics, sources told CNBC. Levine is a geriatrician with experience treating older patients with complex medical problems. His Seattle practice focused on Medicare patients in six…

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10 Things Career Changers Need on Their Resume

Original post by: ALINA DIZIK In the last few years, executive resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford has noticed more of her clients seeking a career switch, even after having built successful careers in another field. Nowadays, mid-level career changers — such as software developers who now work in finance or entrepreneurs who come back into corporate…

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These 6 Healthcare Leaders Say Quality Improvement is an Organization-wide Effort and a Cultural Imperative

Original post by: Ilene MacDonald on https://www.fiercehealthcare.com Despite recent uncertainty about the government’s commitment to value-based care, healthcare organizations remain focused on efforts to improve quality, patient care and employee engagement.  In 2017 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services cancelled mandatory bundled payment models for hip fractures and cardiac care and also asked providers for feedback on other value-based payment models. But…

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10 medical advances we can expect in 2018

Original post on: https://www.health24.com Medical technology keeps advancing at a rapid pace. Here are the marvels we can expect to see in 2018. 2017 has seen its fair share of medical breakthroughs and pioneering research. This has paved the way for several new advances we can expect in 2018. 1. Drones to distribute medicine to isolated…

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AHIMA: Focus on Healthcare Big Data Analytics, Informatics in 2018

Original article posted by: Jessica Kent on: https://healthitanalytics.com Big data analytics, information governance, and informatics will be among the eight top issues of 2018, AHIMA predicts. The need for big data analytics, improved informatics, and stronger information governance will be some of the top issues for healthcare organizations in 2018, according to a recent article from the Journal of AHIMA. The…

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Latest U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report by CDC

2017-2018 Influenza Season Week 2 ending January 13, 2018 All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. Synopsis: During week 2 (January 7-13, 2018), influenza activity increased in the United States. Viral Surveillance: The most frequently identified influenza virus subtype reported by public health laboratories during week 2 was influenza A(H3). The…

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Laying the Foundation for Strong Healthcare Risk Management

Information originally posted on: https://healthitsecurity.com/ Covered entities and business associates must conduct regular risk assessments as part of their larger healthcare risk management With cybersecurity threats becoming more sophisticated each day, healthcare organizations must implement necessary policies and procedures to keep sensitive data secure. A current and comprehensive healthcare risk management plan is a key component…

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Rise in 'Virtual' Doctor Visits Sparks Need for More Clarity

Original Article by: Richard Thompson or http://www.theadvocate.com More than half of U.S. hospitals are turning to telemedicine to provide clinical services in a range of settings, in some cases enabling patients to consult a physician directly from home with a few taps on their smartphone. However, the head of one large national company says Louisiana’s telemedicine regulations are ambiguous,…

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