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HIMSS: Healthcare Leadership Salaries Higher than Average Americans

As with the first month of every year there are simply subjects that get talked about in mass: trends for the year ahead and money earned from the year behind are usually two safe bets. Here, it’s about the money. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Patient rides offered through new Uber and MedStar partnership

Digital platforms are continuing to make an impact on the healthcare industry. The rise of electronic health records, telemedicine technologies and big data analytics indicates that technological innovation could engender big changes in the industry in the future. Even smartphone apps are moving into the healthcare arena, with a number of apps dedicated to personal fitness and nutrition.  [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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New grants support behavioral health IT adoption in Massachusetts

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Health IT Salary Survey Shows Us Where the Money is In Healthcare

Coverage of the lack of skilled talent in health IT has permeated the space for a couple years, and some might suggest that there’s trouble finding enough talent for the available positions currently offered or those coming open. Drivers for talent include the Affordable Care Act, meaningful use and ICD-10. So, as has been often discussed and widely predicted, health IT professionals are needed now more than ever. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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A digital future: Emails help with overall patient care, new study finds

Alongside many other industries, the healthcare sector continues to make strides into the digital world. A number of new technologies, such as electronic health records, patient portals and even smartphone apps have made a positive impact on the medical industry, with doctors and patients alike reaping the benefits of these new platforms.  [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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New study: Guidelines lacking for mental health eVisits

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Fewer Americans Report a Personal Physician as their Usual Source of Healthcare, but Does It Matter?

The Robert Graham Center, an affiliate of the American Academy of Family Physicians, has published a new report that suggests that 20 percent of Americans have "no usual source of healthcare" and more are choosing a facility – like urgent care or a hospital -- versus a doctor. The number of Americans reporting that they have a personal relationship with a “usual source” – read: known physician -- of care has declined steadily throughout the past 15 years. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Physician Lifestyles Will Improve When Health Systems Realize Burnout Hurts Their Brands

In recent years, healthcare has learned a harsh truth: it will be just as affected by customer-satisfaction as any other industry. Health systems have responded by sprinting toward what seems to be a conversion from hospital to hospitality. Some are investing enormous amounts of money into providing luxurious accommodations with plenty of amenities, seemingly prioritizing customer service over any other aspect of operation. [cont...]

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William Rusnak, MD

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William Rusnak, MD (@RusnakMD) is a resident physician in diagnostic radiology, financial investor, writer, and entrepreneur. He writes about topics such as healthcare information technology, data science, biotechnology, and prevention of chronic disease. With his involvement in several emerging healthcare companies, he is actively attempting to bridge the gap between medicine and information technology.

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EHRs may not be resonating with community hospitals

Like any piece of new technology, the primary purpose of electronic health records is to make the jobs of doctors, nurses and clinicians easier. The cloud capability of EHR services and the capacity for easier data sharing, not to mention built-in treatment-related notifications that many programs include, have the potential to improve effectiveness of doctors and nurses. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Pay On the Rise for Most Physicians

Modern Healthcare has released the results of its annual compensation survey, the 22nd iteration, and according to the results, there is good news on the money front for many providers and specialists. Twenty physician specialties received pay hikes in 2014 and only three specialties saw their average pay decline from 2013 to 2014, the site’s Steven Ross Johnson reports.

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Scott Rupp

Contributor

Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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