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How tech-enabled food service can make patients happier

How tech-enabled food service can make patients happier

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 24, 2016

Hospitals are increasingly investing in modernizing their food-service systems. Shore Medical Center says the technology is a factor in a 10% improvement in its Press Ganey patient-satisfaction scores and credits the system with saving about $25,000 yearly because of less food waste.

HCSC shifting IT jobs overseas: report

HCSC shifting IT jobs overseas: report

By J. Duncan Moore, Jr., Crain's Chicago Business  |  September 23, 2016

Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. is planning to lay off 70% of its IT infrastructure staff and offshore the jobs to a foreign country, according to a trade magazine for technology workers.

HIEs coming of age and proving their worth

By Joseph Conn  |  September 17, 2016

The wobbly credibility of third-party health information exchange organizations got a boost last week after Texas Health Resources signed up to share patient data in a highly competitive healthcare market.

Innovations: PatientPing helps ACOs track patient care

Innovations: PatientPing helps ACOs track patient care

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 03, 2016

Boston-based PatientPing has found a unique way to connect providers across the country instantly. Co-founded in 2013 by former CMS Innovation Center strategist Jay Desai, PatientPing informs providers when their patient is admitted to an unaffiliated facility with real-time notifications, or pings.

Q&A: 'Always put the consumer and consumer protection first'

Q&A: 'Always put the consumer and consumer protection first'

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 03, 2016

Dr. Karen DeSalvo stepped down last month as chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. DeSalvo recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about her nearly three years leading the ONC, which made her the longest-serving person in that role.

Growth in healthcare hiring slows in August

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 03, 2016

The sector added 14,400 jobs in August, much less than the average 39,000 jobs added every month for the past 12 months, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gay Nord named president of Baylor St Luke's

Gay Nord named president of Baylor St Luke's

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 03, 2016

Gay Nord has been named president of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, part of CHI St. Luke's Health, effective Oct. 3.

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