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Hiring Leaders that Quickly Get Distracted with New Opportunities…Squirrel!

Posted by Pete Rivera on November 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM

There are some leaders that enjoy the arrival process at a new organization, fixing issues during the honeymoon phase, and then leaving when the C-suite starts asking, "What have you done for me, lately?" Organizations often look externally for candidates that will take a fresh look at issues and solve world hunger. They don’t like to look within because “if my current employees were all that good, I would not be in the mess I am in!"

The concept of grooming leaders is often lost on most organizations when they settle for hiring leaders that quickly get distracted.  Some VPs are not able to look at supervisors that have worked their way up to director without still treating them like they are new to the club. They fail to realize that those that rise to the top are often gifted with leadership traits that cannot be taught.

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Topics: hospitals, business management, ambulatory care, healthcare leaders, professional development

3 Secrets to Save on Healthcare IT Costs

Posted by Angela Hunsberger on October 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM

More than ever, technology is a mainstay in delivering healthcare. Demand for services and solutions are in full swing thanks to incentive program participation, the shift in outcome-based pay models, and practices affiliating with hospital networks. For many practices, fluctuating program guidelines combined with the rushed pace of technology adoption has resulted in an overconsumption of software products. Focusing on a moving target makes it difficult to spot areas that could be unnecessarily costing your organization a significant amount of money. The next few paragraphs will reveal how to identify opportunities to save on healthcare IT costs. The advice is free and the payoff is priceless.

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Topics: IT staff management, HIT, business management, Revenue Cycle Health, healthcare IT costs

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