While many hospitals talk the talk on improving nutrition, staff, patients, and visitors at hospital cafeterias still chew the fat, illustrating a persistent disconnect for the wellness movement in the healthcare workplace. >>>
Picking a specialist for a delicate medical procedure like a heart bypass could get a lot easier in the not-too-distant future. The government has announced that Medicare will finally allow its extensive claims database to be used by employers, insurance companies and consumer groups to produce report cards on local doctors and improve current ratings of hospitals. >>>
Healthcare remains a leading source of job creation and was responsible for 14.3% of the 120,000 new jobs across all sectors in November, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. >>>
If you talk to technical staffers at any large hospital that is using — or even thinking of using — iPads today, Afshad Mistri's name is pretty likely to come up. Earlier in November, he organized a cross-Canada series of invitation-only conferences for medical professionals in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto who are looking at using the iPad at work. He's also the guy who in September launched a special iTunes room for healthcare, and promoted it to a select group of healthcare app developers. >>>
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Detroit Free Press, December 7, 2011
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