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Like clockwork: How daylight saving time stumps hospital record-keeping

Like clockwork: How daylight saving time stumps hospital record-keeping

By Sydney Lupkin  |  November 05, 2018

One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or require cumbersome workarounds when clocks are set back for an hour, prompting many hospitals to opt for paper records for part of the night shift.

Tenet narrows net loss in third quarter of 2018

Tenet narrows net loss in third quarter of 2018

November 05, 2018

Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Ron Rittenmeyer described the company's hospital segment growth as "not acceptable," as its executives worked to convince analysts and investors that it will revive the segment.

Update: #StolenColon found!

Update: #StolenColon found!

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 03, 2018

The stolen inflatable colon inspired a wave of social media attention and helped raise more awareness around colon cancer.

Industry slow to improve patient health literacy

Industry slow to improve patient health literacy

November 03, 2018

America's low health literacy rate has raised concerns about whether hospitals are taking the wrong approaches in efforts to educate patients, or if financial incentives for providers are too small.

Bold Moves: Ascension's Anthony Tersigni navigates a reinvention

Bold Moves: Ascension's Anthony Tersigni navigates a reinvention

November 03, 2018

Ascension's Anthony Tersigni has faced plenty of operational and financial challenges during his near 15-year tenure as CEO. But in 2014, the St. Louis-based system embarked upon an ambitious endeavor—complete rebranding of its 151 hospitals in six markets.

Commentary: Healthcare needs empathetic workforce focused on 'complex illness'

Commentary: Healthcare needs empathetic workforce focused on 'complex illness'

By Dr. Stephen Klasko  |  November 03, 2018

Empathy is not sympathy—it's a teachable, measurable cognitive skill that allows a physician to answer the question, “What does this mean, doctor?” That's the core question for physicians in the age of AI—we must be the humans in the room, even if that room is virtual.

'To Err Is Human' documentary explores deadly medical errors

'To Err Is Human' documentary explores deadly medical errors

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 03, 2018

The son of a leading patient-safety advocate has directed a documentary titled “To Err Is Human,” exploring the issue of deadly medical errors and what's being done to improve patient safety.

Successful marketers use data and people

Successful marketers use data and people

November 03, 2018

Detailed measurement and nimbleness is crucial in today's marketing environment, according to speakers at Modern Healthcare's Strategic Marketing Conference.


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