Hospital & Physicians

Interest in spiritual care remains high for hospitalized patients

Though research suggests that fewer people are religious now than in the past, many patients still want chaplain and spiritual services. In Sacramento, California, for example, every area hospital offers such services and Sutter Medical Center will open a new prayer room this summer. Patients value chaplains’ support for themselves and loved ones, and even the irreligious will seek one out for

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Physician Practice Roundup—Doctor sentenced to prison for fraud; Patients with depression go untreated

A New York surgeon was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the submission of millions of dollars in false and fraudulent Medicare claims; Despite efforts to detect and treat depression during primary care visits, a study found that only one-third of patients who are diagnosed start treatment for the condition and more physician practice

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How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible problems you could face as AI use becomes more widespread? AI tech is everywhere, from

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Purchasing physician time to assist in EHR, workflow decisions improves overall satisfaction

HIMSS18 presenters explain how MU Health Care instituted a multi-pronged approach to boost physician satisfaction by 10% and offer feedback valuable to planning.More and more hospitals are undertaking initiatives to improve day to day operations, workflow and working conditions for clinicians. The concept has been pulled into the Quadruple Aim, which builds on the Triple

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What to know about the SamSam ransomware hitting Allscripts, hospitals

The latest onslaught of ransomware attacks target RDP and JBoss servers using brute force attack methods to gain access to a system.For the last few weeks, SamSam ransomware attacks have steadily increased across all sectors. The virus took down the entire municipality of Farmington, New Mexico, and just last week two hospitals were hit —

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The Role of Technology in Remedying Clinician Burnout

Burnout represents a significant and persistent threat to the well-being of clinicians. As health industry CEOs including Mayo Clinics John Noseworthy and Cleveland Clinics Toby Cosgrove have written, the problem has become so widespread that many consider it a national health crisis.Causes of burnout among clinicians include working in isolation, more performance measurement (such as

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