Author: Advanced Medical Reviews

Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios: Benefits at the Bedside and Beyond

Safe patient care ratios have been a widely discussed topic with current legislation to address tight budgets and a shortage of qualified medical professionals, especially in nursing. A mandated nurse-to-patient ratio to control the maximum amount of patients a nurse can care for during a shift promotes quality care for patients and benefits the nursing […]

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Technology has played an increasingly larger role in the healthcare industry over the past couple decades and continues to offer a myriad of benefits to physicians and other healthcare professionals. It is intended to streamline workflow, reduce administrative burden and improve patient care, but when poorly designed, technology may increase stress for physicians. This stress […]

Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry

Mergers, acquisitions and other forms of consolidation in the healthcare industry are nothing new, but the increasing number of them occurring over the past few years is. Consolidation has increased noticeably since 2009 and doubled from 2011-2015. Statistics from Becker’s Hospital Review paint a clear picture of how consolidation has already shaped the healthcare industry: […]

The Merits of IME and IMR

The business world is full of acronyms. Terms such as ROI (return on investment), CMS (content management system), CPL (cost per lead), KPI (key performance indicator) and API (application program interface) are discussed by many working professionals on a regular basis. Two well-known acronyms for health plans and payers are IME, otherwise known as independent […]

Why It’s Vital to Integrate Medical and Behavioral Health Services

As the relationship between medical and behavioral health becomes better understood, research indicates that patients suffering from mental illness and/or conditions such as eating disorders, drug dependency, alcoholism and addiction benefit most from integrated care, which addresses the patient’s physical and mental health needs with equal credence.  While mental health illnesses and conditions can be […]

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