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Dozens of cyber attacks target heart of government every month, GCHQ chief warns

Britain's national security is threatened by dozens of cyber attacks every month, a security chief has said, as he warned that hackers are attempting to steal secrets from the heart of government.<p>The remarks from Ciaran Martin, a GCHQ boss, came as Chancellor Philip Hammond said hacks could bring …

Why Businesses Should Stop Managing Millennials

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Leadership

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Employment

Is CMS looking to replace meaningful use for hospitals?

Speaking at the American Hospital Association’s annual meeting this week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt …

Improving Medication Safety at Transitions of Care

Hi fellow Informatics colleagues (<i>and supporters</i>)!<br>At some point, most CMIOs, CNIOs, and other informatics professionals get asked to speak about …

Cloud-based Electronic Health Records for Real-time, Region-specific Influenza Surveillance

Altmetric: 154<p>Citations: 4<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>M. Santillana<br>• , A. T. Nguyen<br>• , T. Louie<br>• , A. Zink<br>• , J. Gray<br>• , I. Sung<br>• & J. S. Brownstein<p><i>Scientific …

Algorithms

4 orthopedic surgeons quit after Kansas hospital refused to pay for on-call work

May 03, 2016 | Print | Email<p>Four orthopedic surgeons terminated privileges at Salina (Kan.) Regional Health Center after it denied their request to …

Medicare pays bonuses to 231 hospitals with lower quality because of cheaper costs

The federal government paid bonuses to 231 hospitals with subpar quality because their patients tend to be less expensive for Medicare, new research …

Buyers' remorse tied to EHR switch for financially strapped hospitals, Black Book finds

Four years after what Black Book calls the "replacement frenzy," a recent survey from the market research firm indicates that 87 percent of …

Making Predictive Analytics a Routine Part of Patient Care

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>Over the last five years, electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely implemented in the United States, and health care systems now have access to vast amounts of data. While they are beginning to apply “big data” techniques to predict individual outcomes like …

Big Data

JAMA Forum: The Stars of Hospital Care: Useful Information or a Distraction?

Public reporting of the quality of care delivered by physicians, hospitals, and other health care organizations has been around for a while. Some of …

Health Care

Real population health management takes flexible, innovative leaders

Population health management (PHM) requires contributions from everyone in a healthcare organization, but there are several steps hospital leaders …

Value-based payment models drive physicians to use EHRs to improve care

Physicians who use EHRs and are in accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes are more likely to use care coordination, quality …

Digital Health

MACRA Roadmap: 9 questions on a post-SGR world, answered

April 21, 2016 | Print | Email<p>Last April, to the relief of many providers, Congress passed the permanent "doc-fix" to repeal the flawed sustainable …

AMA's Kathleen Blake to replace ONC's Karen DeSalvo as co-chair of HIT Policy Committee

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping away from the co-chair role on the ONC Health IT Policy Committee.<p>Kathleen Blake, MD, vice …

Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer service stinks

I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer.<p>My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. …

Health Care

Bundled Payments: Opportunities and Challenges | National Pharmaceutical Council

As use of bundled payments increases, how do health system stakeholders minimize the risk of unintended consequences and maximize chances this …

Prices And Health Care Quality: Many Consumers Don’t See A Link

Most consumers don’t believe the adage that “you get what you pay for” in health care, according to a new study.<p>The report in this month’s issue of …

Health Care

An orthopedic clinic pays $750,000 over HIPAA violation surrounding improper patient data sharing

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic of North Carolina will pay $750,000 to settle charges that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability …

Survey: Patient Expectations and Engagement Among Hospital Execs’ Top Concerns

“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' accelerating transition to alternative payment models is driving providers to redefine their …

Study: Satisfied hospital patients less likely to go back

As the government continues to gather data on how satisfied patients are with their hospital stays, skeptics in the health-care community grumble …

Health Care

Virtual Doctor Visits May Not Be Best for Urgent Care

When it comes to urgent medical problems like ankle injuries or suspected strep, virtual MDs may be no match for the real thing, a new U.S. study …

Medicine

28 Years of Stock Market Data Shows a Link Between Employee Satisfaction and Long-Term Value

Does employee satisfaction improve firm value? The answer to this question is not obvious. While it seems natural that satisfaction will facilitate worker recruitment, retention, and motivation, investing it is costly. So the question is, do the benefits outweigh the costs?<p>The answer is a …

Investing

How to Stop Overprescribing Antibiotics

ANTIBIOTICS are an indispensable weapon in every physician’s arsenal, but when prescribed unnecessarily for nonbacterial infections like the common cold, as they too often are, they provide no benefit and create problems. They wipe out healthy bacteria and can cause side effects like yeast …

Medicine

OCR settles two HIPAA breach suits totaling $5.5 million with North Memorial Health Care, Feinstein Institute

Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights closed a pair of HIPAA breach settlements with North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota and …

Infographic: Comparison of Physician Quality Measures

The new Physician Quality Metric Consensus Set, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America's Health Insurance Plans …

Health Care

Physician Incentives - Making Performance Measures Meaningful

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

Consider the Patient Experience From the Eyes of Patients, Families

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic …

2016-03-17 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool<p>Date2016-03-17TitleCMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities …