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August 2009 - Volume 6 - Issue 2

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Despite its importance as the front door to your hospital, the emergency department (ED) is often fraught with challenges—declining reimbursement, a lack of on-call specialists, physician recruiting challenges, nursing turnover, and often a lack of strong...
Let’s face it - healthcare in America is a mess. We spend more per capita on healthcare than any other industrialized nation yet Americans are suffering from more chronic diseases than our counterparts and life expectancy is actually dropping! Physicians...
After seeing many patients struggle to keep up with their bills, Broward General Medical Center (BGMC) launched a new program this past spring to help people who do not have health insurance. Medicaid Out-Patient Eligibility Department (MOPED) was formed...
And no – I was not wearing a toga! Actually it was a meeting of the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) to be exact. Carol likes to say I generally arrive at meetings much too early, with tons of materials stuffed in 2 or 3 briefcases –...
For those familiar with Joey Fischer, the story is well known. It was the mid-70s, and Fischer was well on his way to a successful career photographing record album covers for rock and roll bands, Elton John and Neal Diamond among them. (His record album...
For those familiar with Joey Fischer, the story is well known. It was the mid-70s, and Fischer was well on his way to a successful career photographing record album covers for rock and roll bands, Elton John and Neal Diamond among them. (His record album...
For the second year in a row, new legislation aimed at fighting fraud in the health care industry targets home health agencies (HHAs) in particular. The 2009 legislature passed several new laws aimed at reducing health care fraud. This year’s most...
I have been a fan of the oxymoron for many years, and would have to laugh at some of the words the late George Carlin would talk about. You may remember his discovery about Jumbo Shrimp or Silent Alarms. I sometimes look for these during my everyday...
As hospitals and healthcare systems across the nation grapple with a nearly overwhelming complex of problems, solutions often seem to be elusive, expensive or non-existent. In South Florida, however, there is a company that can deliver customized...
Social media seems to have taken the world by storm with sites like Linked-in, Facebook, Twitter and the endless library of internet blog platforms. Today, it is easier than ever to share and collect information with individuals across the globe or in...
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