First Major Study on Quality and Cost of Care between Locum Tenens and Non-Locum Tenens

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published the first major study comparing outcomes achieved by locum tenens physicians to those achieved by non-locum tenens physicians. The study found that mortality rates achieved by both types of physicians were virtually identical, while locum tenens physicians achieved significantly lower hospital readmission rates. Staff Care,…

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Six Insights on Physician Shortage from Merritt Hawkins

Becker’s Hospital Review recently posted an article based on a new Merritt Hawkins white paper –Physician Supply Considerations: The Emerging Shortage of Medical Specialists. The article includes several data points regarding the emerging shortage of specialist physicians. Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm for more than 30 years, partners with hospitals, medical groups,…

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Optimize Inpatient Services through Enhanced Care Team Coordination

Endorsed by VHHA Shared Services, Care Logistics helps hospitals optimize the prioritization and allocation of inpatient services. With Order Logistics software and processes, Care Logistics clients benefit from real time tracking of all current and planned individual patient clinical activity, room assignments, admission and discharge times, and movements. Some specific enhancements include: Patient services (lab,…

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NAVEOS, Shared Services Offer Free Dec. 6 Webinar on CMS Uncompensated Care Payments

Early next month, NAVEOS and VHHA Shared Services are offering a complimentary webinar: “Worksheet S-10 is Here to Stay – What Happens to My Uncompensated Care Payment Now?” The webinar will be held Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. EST. Interested participants can register through this link. This live webinar will focus on preparing for the…

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InfoArmor Offers Identity Theft Solutions to Protect Against Data Breach Threats

Earlier this month, Equifax Inc. announced a cybersecurity breach impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. This breach, one of the largest on record, enables hackers to access personal information such as: names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and credit card information. Data breaches of this size and scale can be debilitating….

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Merritt Hawkins Survey Shows Majority of Physicians Support Single-Payer System

A majority of physicians support a single-payer health care system, according to a new survey by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN). The national survey of 1,033 physicians found that 56 percent of physicians support a single-payer system, with 42 percent saying they strongly support…

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Improve Patient Experience through High Reliability Process Engineering

VHHA Shared Services has selected Care Logistics as a distinctly unique patient care progression company that combines breakthrough approaches to care coordination with innovative care progression software. Care Logistics is committed to helping its customers achieve dramatic results in patient throughput, quality, and experience. The Care Logistics team has extensive expertise in process engineering, change…

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