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Healthcare systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.

CMS preparing rules for nursing home staff fines, home personal care oversight

CMS preparing rules for nursing home staff fines, home personal care oversight

The CMS is implementing federal laws giving it authority to impose hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines on nursing home staffers who don't report crimes and to require state Medicaid agencies to launch systems tracking personal care services.

Mandated nurse-to-patient ratios spark high costs, few savings

Mandated nurse-to-patient ratios spark high costs, few savings

Massachusetts voters in November will determine whether mandated staffing ratios for registered nurses will go into effect Jan. 1. Implementing the ratios could cost providers $676 million to $949 million per year.

Medical school curriculum revamp project extended by AMA

Medical school curriculum revamp project extended by AMA

The AMA has renewed its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for another three years. The 32 medical schools will continue to receive grant funding and support from the AMA to change their curriculums.

Employee retention key to bolstering health systems' strategic planning

Employee retention key to bolstering health systems' strategic planning

In an competitive employee market, it's imperative for health systems to have strategies to recruit and retain top talent. Bon Secours Mercy Health and Lafayette General Health shared their strategies at Modern Healthcare's Workplace of the Future Conference.

Apple Watch app helps doctors save time on administrative work

Apple Watch app helps doctors save time on administrative work

An Apple Watch-based app captures patient-provider interactions and recommends billing codes. For some doctors, it shaves more than an hour of administrative work off their day.

One-on-one EHR training improves physician satisfaction, saves time

One-on-one EHR training improves physician satisfaction, saves time

UC Davis Health in February launched the Physician Efficiency Program, which provides hands-on training to doctors to improve their understanding and experience with the system's electronic health record.

Health systems' scale not linked to higher revenue

Health systems' scale not linked to higher revenue

Two-thirds of the health systems analyzed in a new report saw operating income fall as revenue reduction outpaced cost-cutting. The largest for-profit systems experienced the steepest declines.

ANA, Sodexo pilot healthy food for nurses at Medical University of South Carolina

ANA, Sodexo pilot healthy food for nurses at Medical University of South Carolina

The American Nurses Association has partnered with hospitality company Sodexo and the Medical University of South Carolina to provide healthier food options to nurses. A recent ANA survey found only 16% of nurses eat the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables.

Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others have a long road ahead in healthcare

Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others have a long road ahead in healthcare

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce came together to pledge for greater interoperability in healthcare. To achieve it, they'll have to simultaneously move against and with the grain of the healthcare industry.

Staff survey on culture improves patient safety at LifePoint Health

Staff survey on culture improves patient safety at LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health surveys its staff every 18 months to gauge safety culture in their units. Leaders say the surveys ensure staff are engaged in patient safety improvement efforts.

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