A new study highlights the magnitude of an ongoing shift in medicine: The “retailization” of health care means excellent customer service is increasingly essential to a successful practice.
To no one’s surprise, a scan of physician recruitment websites reveals that determining a potential hire’s likelihood to be a good fit is a common concern. However, that question encompasses not only whether the candidate has the necessary capabilities and shares the hiring organization’s values, but also whether he or she will blend comfortably into the surrounding community and stay long term.
As if providing excellent care, navigating government regulations and juggling staff schedules were not enough, physician practices also face the serious threat of internal fraud.
Nearly two in five medical residents report having little grasp of the basic tenets of business, according to a study by Merritt Hawkins, a Dallas-based physician search and consulting firm. Over half of those surveyed say they received no business training in medical school.
The EHR adoption rate among physicians in the United States is high — greater than 80 percent, according to federal government data — but with federal meaningful use (MU) incentives drying up, what will it take to get the holdouts on board?
Research has demonstrated that minimizing injection-site discomfort increases patient satisfaction, which can have a bearing on provider reimbursement.
Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) recently won FDA...
In the midst of a provider shortage, nurse practitioners (NPs) play an increasingly vital role in health care. New qualitative research highlights NPs’ importance in connecting with patients and enhancing communication.
Research linking a poor diet to a variety of health conditions is overwhelming, spurring some hospitals to revamp their menus and eliminate fast food. As it turns out, those changes don’t have to break the bank.
Time physicians spend entering data into EHRs during appointments may reduce patient satisfaction, a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests.
The CDC estimates that one in 25 patients in a U.S. hospital on any given day has a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), and most HAIs take place outside the ICU.
Sherwin-Williams has introduced Paint Shield, a paint that kills more than 99.9 percent of bacteria such as...