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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 [...]

Equipment Purchase Price Spreadsheet

June 26, 2014

Filling in the purchase price of every individual item of medical equipment is the first step to preparing to calculate the COSR (Cost Of Service Ratio).  It is also next to impossible to research hospital purchase orders to determine the actual price paid.  So we have to estimate.  Below is a tool to help you [...]

You Only Need to Do 4 Things to Be a Great Leader

May 30, 2014

Written by Lindsey Dunn (Twitter | Google+)  | May 13, 2014   Inclusive leadership is used to describe leaders who make employees feel included in and aligned with their organization, its vision and goals. Inclusive leadership is important because employees who feel included are more innovative and more likely to go above “the call of [...]

Business tips: managing your workflow

May 29, 2014

Master your streams of work before they master you with these simple but vital strategies By Ian Wylie 12:17PM BST 27 May 2014 posted at telegraph.co.uk 1. Give your employees more responsibility Giving your workers ownership and a certain level of freedom when working on projects means that your workload as their boss decreases and [...]

The C-Suite is Expanding: Why It’s Worrisome

May 7, 2014

Written by Lindsey Dunn (Twitter | Google+)  | May 05, 2014 The size of the C-suite overseeing hospitals and health systems across the country is expanding. Long gone are the days when a CEO, CFO and CMO could successfully lead an institution. Expanding regulations, responsibilities and evolving business models have created the need for additional [...]