February 2013 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare: Examples From 3 Top Health Systems

Significant changes are occurring throughout the healthcare industry. Click to continue »

The Rise of Big Data in Hospitals

In and around the healthcare industry there has been a lot of talk about "big data" — very large sets of complex data that become difficult to process using database management tools. Click to continue »

Opportunities Behind the Phenomenon: How Can Retail Health Help Hospitals Meet Health Reform Goals?

In 2011, there were 1,355 retail clinics in the United States; this number is expected to more than double to 2,854 by 2018, according to a report from GBI Research. Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter

February Issue; 2013 Annual Meeting Click to continue »

Vendor Neutral Archiving: Putting Healthcare Back in the Data Driver's Seat

For most hospitals, there’s nothing neutral about Vendor Neutral archiving — except perhaps the data itself. Click to continue »

Health IT Roundtable: What Are the Biggest Health IT Issues Going Into 2013?

Most hospitals and health systems across the country have had a laundry list of items on their health information technology checklists over the past several years, and refining the role of health IT will only become a more urgent and pressing issue as hospitals enter into year three of healthcare reform. Click to continue »

If Interoperability is the Future of Healthcare, What’s the Delay?

In order for the healthcare industry to move toward preventive care and population health management, clinical information needs to flow freely across networks and between hospitals and physicians. Click to continue »

9 Ways Hospitals Should Prepare for HIPAA Audits

As part of its health information privacy and security compliance program, the Office of Civil Rights began piloting the HIPAA Privacy & Security Audit Program in November to ensure covered entities and business associates are compliant with HIPAA privacy and security rules and breach notification standards. Click to continue »

Medical Device Interoperability Presents Patient Safety Challenges, Opportunities

While health IT has the potential to make significant improvements in efficiency in healthcare organizations, it presents patient safety risks. Click to continue »

9 Best Practices For Hospital Data Security in a "Bring Your Own" Era

The mobility of patient data — made possible by new technologies and the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace — is a leading factor in data breaches. Click to continue »

How Does the Rise of Computers in Exam Rooms Impact Patient Care?

The introduction of electronic health records is transforming the healthcare industry and patient care. Click to continue »

100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know

Becker’s Hospital Review has named “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” based on leaders’ experience in healthcare and information technology. Click to continue »

Talent Wins – It's That Simple: 6 Ways to Ensure You Have the Team to Succeed

All hospital leaders face the same pressures and challenges: reduce costs, standardize practices, risk sharing, consolidation, information technology implementation, physician integration and the need to provide “value” to the healthcare consumer. Click to continue »

How Has the Rise of Physician Employment Changed Hospitals’ Recruitment Strategies?

The appeal of hospital employment to physicians is no secret. Upon completion of their training, more physicians are looking to work in either larger, independent group or hospital-owned practices, whether for financial reasons, lifestyle preferences or a combination of the two. Click to continue »

10 Steps for Hospitals to Follow to Recruit New Physicians

I've been a hospital administrator for nearly 30 years and have helped lead a variety of hospitals in urban, suburban and rural settings. Click to continue »

Leadership is Central to Healthcare System Reform

The recent report from the Institute of Medicine, "Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America," is a powerful wake-up call to the nation. Click to continue »

5 Areas Where Hospitals Can Spend Smarter

With reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payors shrinking, hospitals and health systems are exercising greater prudence on where they are spending their money. Click to continue »

Which Insurer is Most Willing to Offer Performance-Based Contracts?

Out of seven major payors, providers ranked UnitedHealthcare last when it came to overall satisfaction but second for willingness to engage in innovative payment models, according to a Medical Group Management Association survey. Click to continue »

9 Strategies for Robust Healthcare Due Diligence

Due diligence is a necessary step in any transaction. Whether it is a clinical affiliation or a full sale, due diligence is conducted so both parties fully understand the other. Click to continue »

6 Cornerstones of Operating Room Efficiency: Best Practices for Each

Operating rooms are one of the most costly areas of hospital operations, and as hospitals face a range of mounting financial pressures, most are reexamining OR operations for any avoidable costs. Click to continue »

10 Latest OR Expansions

Hospitals across the nation are building and expanding their operating rooms in order to increase their capacity. Here are 10 of the most recent OR expansions. Click to continue »

Chuck Lauer: Keep it Simple

At a time when we in healthcare are considering some very sweeping innovations, we need to remember the old axiom: Keep close to your roots. Now, more than ever, we need to keep things simple and not stray from our mission. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Transactions

Avera, a health system based in Sioux Falls, S.D., plans to acquire St. Mary’s Healthcare Center in Pierre, S.D., as well as its affiliate hospital, Gettysburg (S.D.) Medical Center. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Executive Moves

KentuckyOne Health in Louisville named Melvin Alexander, CPA, MBA, as CFO. Click to continue »

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