|ROI on Healthcare Workforce Diversity|
Embracing Cultural Competency
Last month, healthcare leaders gathered in Nashville for the Council on Workforce Innovation’s symposium on trends and resources impacting healthcare workforce diversity and cultural competency in the delivery of quality healthcare.
|The Cleveland Clinic Approach|
CEO Cosgrove Shares Insights with Health Care Council Members
The Nashville Health Care Council recently hosted a briefing with Delos M. (Toby) Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. A sought-after speaker and noted expert on the efficient, effective delivery of care, Cosgrove shared his insights with 250 executives in attendance.
|LHC Delegation Makes Annual Pilgrimage to D.C.|
Members of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, embarked on their 12th annual trek to Washington, D.C. last month to gain insight on implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other pressing national health agenda topics.
|Where Have All the CEOs Gone?|
Turnover in the highest-ranking administrative spot for hospitals increased significantly last year, according to a report released March 10 by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
|Rules of Engagement|
Diabetes, Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
Tight schedules make it difficult for primary care providers to spend as much one-on-one time as they would like with diabetic patients or those at risk for developing the disease.
|Could Cell Regeneration Turn the Tide on Diabetes?|
Vanderbilt Researchers Uncover Clues
Vanderbilt University scientists have found evidence that the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas, which are either killed or become dysfunctional in both main forms of diabetes, have the capacity to regenerate.
|Diabetes Facts, Stats & Findings|
Diabetes affects an estimated 25.6 million adults in the United States with another 79 million being classified as pre-diabetic. Factoring in those under age 20 with diabetes, a total of 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the nation’s population, are diabetic and another 35 percent are at high risk of developing the chronic condition.
|Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control|
What is the best way to get … and keep … diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition? The individual or institution that comes up with a definitive answer to that question will surely be remembered in the history books in the same manner as Jonas Salk.
|T-Minus 6 (or Maybe 18+) and Counting|
Although it looked as if there would be no reprieve this time, Congress passed a delay of ‘at least one year’ for ICD-10 conversion as part of a package enacting another temporary patch to the flawed sustainable growth rate formula on Monday evening, March 31.
|ICD-10 on the Frontlines|
The Coder’s Perspective
Recently, two members of the STAT Solutions coding team received certificates of ICD-10 proficiency.
|AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay|
The first rule of marketing is to make sure you have a clear message. For the American Medical Association leadership, their position on the impending ICD-10 conversion could not be more straightforward … they want to see it stopped.
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