Peter L. Gosline, president and CEO of Monadnock Community Hospital, was at a crossroads in 2009. The 25-bed critical access hospital faced a huge deficit as a direct result of an unexpected ice-storm that hit the state of New Hampshire in December 2008, causing a two-week power outage. The hospital was in crisis.
I had to pull a rabbit out of a hat," recalled Gosline in an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare shortly before he retired this
A pilot effort integrating smartphones into an Arizona medical facility's telemedicine program allowed trauma doctors to perform more teletrauma consultations in five months than a preceding two-year period and provided quicker and expanded access to specialists.
The beta effort involved the trauma and acute care divisions at University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) in Tucson and a rural health hospital. The two facilities, as well as other rural healthcare institutions, had initially established a telemedicine
A recent cybersecurity drill found that healthcare organizations need to be more willing to share information and best practices, Kevin Charest, chief information security officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), says in an article at Healthcare Info Security.
Healthcare organizations tend to play it close to the vest because of liability fears, which hampers the industry as a whole in efforts to improve, he said.
The recent CyberRX drill involved information