“The demand for trained pharmacy professionals has increased in past years,” according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), “due to the rapid growth of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and the growing elderly population. The number of pharmacists in healthcare services is also growing, as pharmacists become more actively involved in drug […]
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In an era when cost seems to trump care, hospitals are challenged to find new ways to extract value from operations already burdened by the need to balance census levels, mandated value-based purchasing and reduced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. With labor typically as a hospital’s single largest cost, there is opportunity to unlock value through workforce strategies […]
American Hospital Association (AHA) Chairman Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., MSHA, FACP, FACMI, president of the Clinical Services Group and chief medical officer at HCA, discussed his ideas for helping hospital executives handle financial and healthcare reform-related challenges.
Physicians, administrators and supply chain professionals share the same goal—improving patient care and satisfaction. However, each group often takes a different route, which can lead to disagreements, miscommunication and misunderstandings of policies and procedures.
We can’t always control the unexpected events and crises in our day, but we can learn how to manage the stress that comes with it in more constructive, positive ways. Consider the following options to help you when unforeseen events wreak havoc on those best-laid plans.
The successful health system of the future will commit to creating an integrated delivery system that is focused on delivering the highest quality outcomes, in the most efficient cost structure, while ensuring an exceptional patient experience. There are six key principles that can help today’s healthcare leaders successfully navigate the future. Are you prepared to confront the challenges and opportunities of the future healthcare landscape?