And four more news items for hospital administrators, health system leaders, practice managers, and other healthcare executives to peruse this week.
- Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News shares Michelle Mello’s expertise on communication-and-resolution programs (CRPs), an approach for responding to patients who have been injured while receiving treatment. Mello, professor of law and professor of health research and policy at Stanford University, previously discussed the topic at the 2017 GI Roundtable. She says CRPs, when properly executed, greatly improve reporting and communication as well as investigations, and make compensation offers more proactive and expeditious.
- In a recently published Becker’s Hospital Review post, nine healthcare CEOs from different parts of the country reveal how they overcame challenges their organizations faced in 2017, from natural disaster response to implementation of a new EHR system. Moreover, these healthcare leaders discuss some of the issues they intend to conquer this year, which include internal and external transparency, the use of telemedicine technologies, and primary care recruitment.
- John Gregory, senior writer for TriMed Media Group, covers important findings from SK&A via the healthcare reference information provider’s white paper on growth in the hospital C-suite. His HealthExec post highlights five of the report’s results, including roles currently dominating the C-suite, top clinical director positions in radiology, and what’s expected to emerge in the future.
- Did you know the final issue of Hospital and Health Networks (H&HN) was published earlier this month? The nearly century-old magazine, launched by the American Hospital Association (AHA) in 1927, joined the Internet revolution in 1997. Its archived content will remain available online, and you can continue to find the strategic coverage and analysis of healthcare trends, issues, and news you’ve come to expect from H&HN at org.
- Physicians remain under increasing pressure to satisfy administrative tasks, such as mastering new EHR software and payment models, while delivering quality care to their patients. If you’ll be heading to Las Vegas for HIMSS18 this March, learn about addressing these issues and increasing satisfaction at your hospital or health system by attending the session, “Physician Engagement as a Catalyst for Clinical and Financial Improvement.”
As reported by Healthcare IT News, the session, which will be presented by Stephen Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, will cover physician capability and engagement as well as how to implement technology that complements provider needs, eliminates work, and engages clinicians.