4 thoughts on women in IT (applies to Biomed, also)

May 29, 2015

4 thoughts on women in IT from Cerner software engineer Jordan Kalal Written by Akanksha Jayanthi (Twitter | Google+)  | May 14, 2015     In healthcare, as in most industries, there is notably low representation of women in leadership positions. A recent study in Journal of Women’s Health found just 20 percent of full-time [...]

U.S. patient satisfaction scores hit nine-year low

May 28, 2015

Richard Craver/Winston-Salem Journal Winston-Salem Journal Patient satisfaction scores for health-care services hit a nine-year low nationally in 2015, according to the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index released today. The index, produced by the University of Michigan, is an annual indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to U.S. household consumers. [...]

5 thoughts from Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson on the future of US healthcare

May 19, 2015

Written by Tamara Rosin (Twitter | Google+)  | April 30, 2015   Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente recently told Fortune he is more optimistic about the U.S. healthcare system now than ever been before, despite the possible dissolution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other challenges. [...]

10 commandments of employee engagement

January 8, 2015

from Ragan’s Healthcare COmmunications News Respecting, informing and praising your staffers should be just the beginning. Here’s an array of ways to boost morale and involvement up and down the organizational chart. By Mel Kleiman | Posted: January 8, 2015 With the new year underway, it’s a good time to pause, look at the big picture, and [...]

IT Workers must be “Swiss Army Knives”

November 6, 2014

Note: This echos very strongly the article I wrote for Tech Nation November 2014 about IT staff being so compartmentalized that they cannot handle the broad spectrum of problems that confront them.  Biomeds are, by definition, much more broadly knowledgeable.  Pat ‘There really is too much going on at once … what’s going on in [...]

9 things every leader should keep an eye on

October 28, 2014

Written by Molly Gamble (Twitter | Google+)  | October 21, 2014 Culture is difficult to quantify, measure and manage, but making note of nine distinct components can help leaders assess their organization’s strengths and weaknesses. In her article for Insigniam Quarterly, Editor in Chief Shideh Sedgh Bina lays out nine components of corporate culture and [...]

Better Budgeting Collection (3rd Edition)

October 20, 2014

This is a great collection for any HTM Manager.   Pat by Harvard Business Review Publication Date: Feb 12, 2014. Prod. #: 7583BN-BUN-ENG This specially priced collection will help you understand what budgets are and how the budgeting process works. It includes proven alternative management models that overcome the limitations of traditional budgeting. The “Better Budgeting [...]

Ops vs. apps — The case for IT outsourcing

October 10, 2014

Ops vs. apps — The case for IT outsourcing in healthcare Written by Marion K. Jenkins, PhD, FHIMSS, Chief Strategy Officer, 3t Systems | September 15, 2014 5 inShare If there was ever a business case for IT outsourcing and managed services, healthcare is a prime candidate. And healthcare has the opportunity to learn from other [...]

CMS Approves Outlet Strips!

October 1, 2014

In a major reversal of their position, CMS (Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services) has issued a nationwide waiver on their recent prohibition on RTPs (relocatable Power Taps) in hospitals. Hospitals have always had a shortage of electrical outlets in patient care areas.  More medical devices need to be plugged in than there are outlets to accommodate [...]

How hospitals are luring IT employees

September 4, 2014

Written by Helen Gregg (Twitter | Google+)  | August 29, 2014 Hospitals are offering IT employees a variety of employment perks, but a competitive salary and benefits package is the top tool for hiring the best IT staffers, according to a recent HIMSS survey. According to the survey, the most-offered components of a compensation package [...]