Monthly Archives: May, 2017

How Poor Sleep Can Influence the Way We Learn

Poor sleep can leave us feeling groggy, confused, and even lead us to think irrationally. In contrast, getting a good night’s sleep can help us stay sharp and boost our productivity. According to a new study, there is a certain area of the brain that can hinder our ability to learn without a proper night’s…

Don’t Let These Toxic Behaviors Undermine Patient Safety and Quality of Care at Your Practice

In a recent article for FierceHealthcare, Joanne Finnegan discusses the results of a study by the training company VitalSmarts. Researchers surveyed over 1,200 physicians, nurses and staff; resulting data revealed common behavioral problems that can result in reduced patient safety and quality of care. Finnegan enumerates the issues, emphasizing the importance of addressing, rather than…

Health Affairs Report Details the Potential Financial Effects of MACRA

According to a new study published by Health Affairs, hospitals could experience a $250 billion decrease in reimbursement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The potential decrease would take place over a 15-year period, says the report. A recent article written by Maria Castellucci for Modern Healthcare details the findings of the…

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