Healthcare Articles

These Healthcare articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Healthcare industry.

October 11, 2012 – 1,169 views
Powers & Santola, LLP
Have you ever left a doctor's office or hospital with unanswered questions about your health condition or medical treatment? Given our current health care system, in which most doctors or medical providers spend only a few minutes with their patients, it is not uncommon for the patients themselves to have little or no information regarding their own healthcare. While the health care provider may not provide much information directly to the patient, the patient's medical record often contains important information regarding the patient's health. When it comes to ensuring you are receiving the best medical care possible, obtaining copies of your medical records is a terrific way to meet this goal... Full Story 
October 8, 2012 – 1,391 views
Association of Strategic Marketing
Seasoned retailers have survived – even learned from -- the slumps of 1973, 1980, 1990, 2001, (me included). By now they should have designed their own simple ‘circle-the-wagons’ strategy. But, when every retailer is trying to see the future and, at the same time, manage inventory, merchandise, dwindling cash flow, acquisition strategies or whatever, it is easy to loose sight of that one key ingredient to success – or at least for survival – effective leadership. (As the saying goes, it’s hard to spot the alligator when you’re up to your ‘neck’ in water -- or something to that affect). So, here are eight leadership ‘”Must-Have’s” – kind of a Leadership Wish List... Full Story 
September 28, 2012 – 1,213 views
Healthcare Training Resource
Data metrics can be a powerful tool for many clinics and hospitals. With the proper types of metrics, it's possible for a healthcare provider to quickly and easily analyze a patient's health data to find potential diseases that haven't become symptomatic. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on how metrics can improve clinical documentation... Full Story 
September 28, 2012 – 1,305 views
Brad Baker
HIPAA Compliance just got tough. Really, it all started when the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was signed into law in 2009 - however HITECH Act did not take effect until 2010. HITECH was meant to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Being that we are in the electronic age, it's only appropriate that the United States Department of Health & Human Services introduce law that would ensure the privacy of individual health information. For those not dealing with the electronic transmission of health information properly... Full Story 
September 20, 2012 – 1,077 views
Healthcare Training Resource
The transition to ICD-10 has implications for virtually the entire health care industry. Hospitals, healthcare providers, third-party payers and patients will be affected, as well as private and public research institutions and oversight agencies. Even banks and the United States Treasury will feel the effects of the change. Upgrading to ICD-10 is a requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and must be completed by Oct. 1, 2013... Full Story 
September 20, 2012 – 1,238 views
Healthcare Training Resource
The majority of today's senior citizens can enjoy aging gracefully at home thanks to significant advances in medical technologies that allow them to track common health problems and call for help with the touch of a button. Virtual home health care programs have expanded significantly over the past decade to accommodate the needs of seniors. Such programs generally offer a full suite of customizable, valuable programs that seniors can use from the comfort of their own homes... Full Story 
September 17, 2012 – 1,330 views
Healthcare Training Resource
Every healthcare professional from the secretaries to the doctors knows about the wrath of patient complaints. They come in so many forms of patient problems that they would seem to be nearly impossible to get under control. The best course of action is to answer complaints sincerely without wasting time. Here are several general steps your hospital can take to mitigate complaints... Full Story 
September 12, 2012 – 2,017 views
Healthcare Training Resource
In recent years, health care professionals have outpaced the general public in adopting smartphone technology. Roughly four out of five doctors use such devices, according to Jackson & Coker. Smartphones offer convenient ways to obtain medical information and communicate with patients. However, they also put confidential data at risk... Full Story