New online benchmarking engine allows hospitals to compare themselves to peers

June 29, 2015

Written by Heather Punke (Twitter | Google+)  | June 17, 2015   A newly launched online benchmarking engine pulls public data for 4,813 hospitals from CMS’ Hospital Compare website and allows for comparison of hospitals against their peers. The tool, called OnlyBoth, uses artificial intelligence software that reviews the data and reports the findings in [...]

The Changing Role Of The Radiologist — And Its Impact On Medical Device Manufacturers

June 5, 2015

  By Felix Lam, Associate Consultant, Decision Resources Group Radiology has long stood on the front lines of patient care. For years, an expanding population of aging and increasingly unhealthy patients has been driving the increasing use of diagnostic imaging in the U.S. for nearly all medical conditions. However, in recent years, with the country coming [...]

6 ugly healthcare truths as told by nurses

June 4, 2015

Written by Heather Punke (Twitter | Google+)  | May 14, 2015   There are more than 2.7 million registered nurses in the U.S., and many have experiences and make decisions on the job that nonclinicians never know about. Nurses opened up about those secrets to Alexandra Robbins, the author of “The Nurses: A Year of [...]

How Hospital CEOs Spend Their Time

June 1, 2015

How 4 hospital and health system CEOs spend the bulk of their time Written by Molly Gamble and Heather Punke | May 13, 2015     Chiefs from Baylor Scott & White Health, Henry Ford Health System, Rush University Medical Center and Saint Francis Medical Center define their top priorities. At the Becker’s Hospital Review 6th Annual [...]

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 [...]