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Physician age affects patient mortality — unless volume is high

Written by Emily Rappleye (Twitter | Google+)  | May 17, 2017   Older physicians may increase patient mortality risk, according to a recent study published in The BMJ. The study sought to determine the effect of a physician’s age on cost, 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates. It was based on Medicare fee-for-service data for more… Continue reading Physician age affects patient mortality — unless volume is high

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Nightmare scenario: Only 5% of hospitals annually test medical device security

    Pretty much anyone in the health IT or hacker communities could tell you that medical devices are security sieves and potential nightmares for hospitals. But new research paints an even bleaker picture. “Only 9 percent of manufacturers and 5 percent of users say they test medical devices at least annually,” according to the… Continue reading Nightmare scenario: Only 5% of hospitals annually test medical device security

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Word from the C-suite: ‘Health IT opens a whole new level of innovation’

Written by Alyssa Rege | May 23, 2017 One healthcare executive firmly believes all hospitals and health organizations should utilize health IT to improve administrators access to data to build a network that can provide individualized care to all patients. Jitin Asnaani is the executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance, a vendor-neutral platform that aims to… Continue reading Word from the C-suite: ‘Health IT opens a whole new level of innovation’

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Step 3 of 8 – Reinforce Positive Behavior (Building a High-Performing Culture)

This may sound too simple, but it works.  All living things respond to outside stimuli.  We move away from pain.  When that stimuli is positive, it causes us to continue doing whatever it was that caused the positive action.  We see it with our pets.  We see it with our children.  We see it with… Continue reading Step 3 of 8 – Reinforce Positive Behavior (Building a High-Performing Culture)

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Step 2 of 8 – Clarify Values and Communicate the Daily

Similar t step 1, clarifying values means having a real 2-way discussion with the members of your team.  TOGETHER define the future and final-state values that you all will embrace.  It is important that these values are not thrust upon them from above (the boss or the organization), but that they have a hand in… Continue reading Step 2 of 8 – Clarify Values and Communicate the Daily