As we near the end of January, how prepared do you feel about the implementation of ICD-10 this fall? Although it may still be several months ahead, the October 1st deadline will be here before you know it, and now is the time to ensure that your organization has a plan in place. It may seem like an overwhelming task, but if you involve the right people, you’ll realize you have the resources to meet this deadline.  The following tips were taken from a presentation I attended at a regional HCCA conference titled, “ICD-10 for Non-Coders”, by Dr.

6 Talent Management Considerations for Tomorrow's Workforce

Talent management: today’s marketplace has made it more important than ever for organizations to pay close attention to those two words. In our increasingly technocentric, globally-oriented business environment, how you acquire, manage, and maintain your talent pool has a quantifiable impact on your business’s ability to innovate, adapt, and remain competitive.

The Impact of Nurse Bullying on Nurse Retention

In today’s society, you often hear numerous accounts of bullying and teasing in America’s schools. You don’t hear much about these kinds of harassments in the workplace, especially on nursing floors. Although bullying exists in all professions, the problem seems especially prevalent in the nursing field – hospital floors, clinics and nursing schools.

The Rise of Physician Employment and Considerations for Medical Staffs

I’d like to share with you some highlights from one of my favorite sessions that I attended this summer at the 2013 American Health Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting.  Janice Dinner of Banner Health and Karen Owens of Coppersmith, Schermer & Brockelman delivered a very insightful presentation on “Hospital Employed Physicians: How Medical Staffs are Coping with the New Reality.”  While there are many articles and papers out there that highlight the growing trend of physician employment, this presentation took us deeper than the typical high level view.