Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Neb., discusses rural hospitals' challenges in recruiting staff, the problems created by Nebraska's refusal so far to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and how he motivates his employees.
Mobile medical applications increasingly are being used by patients and consumers. Now healthcare providers are evaluating whether and how to work with their patients in tapping these apps. But they're proceeding cautiously because of the dearth of clinical evidence for many consumer apps.
If your holiday shopping list includes a health-conscious someone who just has to have something unique, what could be more personal than an analysis of his or her genetic makeup?
For hospital administrators, the process of procuring surgical implants and tools and making sure they are within budget can be complex. Responding to this confusing situation, Amin Rahme founded Surgery Exchange to hold device sales representatives accountable for what they bring to a surgery.
When it comes to buying inexpensive data-storage services, shoppers might want to reflect on an old saying from president Ronald Reagan: "Trust but verify."
Centura Health, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health Systems, has been given a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. The honor recognizes health systems that use health information technology to improve patient outcomes and achieve return on investments.
Cyberattacks on the healthcare industry are on the rise. In response, some larger systems, including Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, are setting up around-the-clock security operations centers, or SOCs, to better deploy cybersecurity personnel, technology and processes in fending off...
The health information technology market is still booming, with Cerner Corp., the Kansas City, Mo.-based developer of electronic health records, cashing in on the bounty.
The Texas Medical Association wants Congress to intervene and make changes to the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program it's calling "meaninglessl abuse."
A typical health system compiles troves of data from more than a dozen sources, including electronic health records, insurance claims and Press Ganey reports. Analyzing all that data has become increasingly important to the successful operations of healthcare providers. Enter Tableau, a...
Niko Skievaski, the 28-year-old Madison, Wis., entrepreneur who in late 2013 brought the public Struck by Orca, a whimsical art book based on some of the stranger new ICD-10 codes, has branched out into further health information technology oddities.
Jack Weiner, CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland hospital in Pontiac, Mich., has announced his plan to retire next June.