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The Prognosis for Digital/Tech and Healthcare in 2017 and Beyond

From smart watches to Google Glass, the internet of things (IoT) is changing the way we live. Some changes naturally trickle into the healthcare industry while others are slowly adapted for healthcare use. What is the Internet of Things? The term ‘internet of things’ refers to the rapidly expanding network of physical objects that have [...]

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25 Books Healthcare Professional Should Add to Their Reading Lists

Education is a journey without a destination. Regardless of where you are in your healthcare career, personal and professional growth is vital to your continued success. Even a hospital CEO may gain a new perspective or delve deeper into an industry subset. Walk in someone else’s shoes or brush up on the latest innovations when [...]

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Key Skills Needed to Be an Effective Healthcare Leader

The healthcare environment faces evolving challenge, which in turn means that the skills required for leadership are constantly changing as well. Whether it’s responding to new or modified regulations, bottom-line profitability pressures, new diagnostic or treatment techniques or integrating technological trends into system processes, what makes a person an effective system leader is the ability [...]

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Healthcare Trends for 2017

In many ways, 2017 represents a year of uncertainty. The influx of new medical technology and ways to remotely monitor care, combined with new presidential administration has many trying to make sense of what is to come. However, industry experts have reached some consensus on what we can expect going into 2017: Increased Prescription Drug [...]

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3 Healthcare Electives That Can Help You Define Your Focus

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the national average for all occupations. This makes a healthcare MBA from the George Washington University particularly vital as the gateway to this recent growth. Outside of the [...]

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What You Need to Know About Hospital Finance in 2016

When you’re pursuing an online Master’s in Business Management with a focus on healthcare, you’ll find yourself learning more about finance and financial trends in healthcare. Understanding the financial side of healthcare is essential if you plan to have a career in healthcare management. Here’s a look at some of the current hospital finance trends [...]

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The Composition of the Healthcare C-Suite

Leaders in the healthcare industry are some of the most important people in the country and all over the world. Their decisions affect all members of the medical team and the technology they use, which in turn impacts millions of patients every year. But what does the composition of the healthcare C-suite look like? To [...]

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4 Keys to the Success of Technologies in Healthcare

In the world of modern healthcare, technology plays a critical role, and the areas it improves are never ending. Given the right leadership, attitude and management education, the implementation of healthcare technology can be efficiently and successfully accomplished. The following are four keys to the success of technologies in healthcare. Is New Tech Necessary? Technology [...]

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The Physician Leader is Here to Stay

The roles of a physician leader are vast and becoming ever more critical for improving the quality of health care. Read on to learn why this position is so important, and what responsibilities are the core of healthcare leadership today. Information Management and Sharing Advances in medicine and new scientific discoveries mean there is a tremendous amount of information [...]

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Leadership in Crisis: How to Steer a Healthcare Organization Through Difficult Times

Effective leadership of any healthcare organization means prioritizing extensive training, planning and preparation for inevitable crises. Preparation includes prioritizing prompt, clear communication with both the outside world and internal teams, with the goal of avoiding damage to the reputation of the organization going through the crisis. Considering that more than half of consumers feel the reputation of [...]

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