3 Health Care Trends That Don’t Hinge on the ACA

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Second, technology has become a pervasive element across the health care system, with a major impact on diagnosis, treatment, and communications. There’s a tremendous amount of information and structured data now available to guide treatment, assess outcomes, and measure quality of care. But technology has become rooted firmly in U.S. FHIR is a standard crafted by Health Level Seven , a health data sharing nonprofit, to provide interoperability among health systems.

FinTech Is Weaving Charitable Giving into Everyday Transactions

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Social purpose is continuing to evolve from a philanthropic niche to a key part of core business strategy, and this shift presents unique opportunities for technology companies, in particular. The next wave of technology innovation will require a paradigm shift — one that builds social purpose into the activities of our everyday lives. Social responsibility Internet Information & technology Digital Article

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Hiring Data Scientists from Outside the U.S.: A Primer on Visas

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USCIS, by law, must approve it within 90 days of the application (unless it requires additional information). Some companies are exempt from the cap, namely nonprofit and government research institutions and those affiliated with institutions of higher learning. Hiring Information & technology Digital ArticleIt’s no secret that there’s a shortage of data scientists in America’s workforce.

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We Interviewed Health Care Leaders About Their Industry, and They’re Worried

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The transformation will necessitate substantial investments in finance, technology, human capital, operations, and infrastructure, and a substantial disinvestment of legacy resources in these areas. This pivot will entail a transformation of the workforce, physical infrastructure, and technologies that support and drive the care of patients. One noteworthy finding was the need for additional investment in information technology to support the new business model.

Health Systems Need to Completely Reassess How They Manage Costs

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An investor-owned hospital executive whose company had acquired major nonprofit health care enterprises compared the proliferation of contracts to the growth of barnacles on the bottom of a freighter. One thing that distinguishes the typical nonprofit from a comparably-sized investor-owned hospital is the number of layers of management. In some larger nonprofit hospitals, there may be six. PM Images/Getty Images. A recent Navigant survey found that U.S.

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Consulting and Organizational Management

Recently, the terms “functional” and “focused” have been used to refer to servicing a specific system, function or process, for example, marketing systems, financial systems or information technology. Information in this post was adapted from the book Field Guide to Consulting and Organizational Development by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD. Fundraising for Nonprofits. Nonprofit Capacity Building. Library. Translate This. Home.

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

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When Evan Marwell decided to start EducationSuperHighway (ESH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing broadband internet access to every U.S. Thanks to the pace of change in information technology over the last quarter century, we have been conditioned to believe that a single innovative company driven by a visionary entrepreneur can change the world. This integrated approach to finding a solution for internet connectivity informed the rest of ESH’s strategy.

Why Some of the Most Groundbreaking Technologies Are a Bad Fit for the Silicon Valley Funding Model

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Over the past few decades, Silicon Valley has been such a powerful engine for entrepreneurship in technology that, all too often, it is considered to be some kind of panacea. The Silicon Valley model, for all of its charms, was developed at a specific time, for a specific industry, which was developing a specific set of technologies. By the 1980s, Silicon Valley had surpassed Route 128 outside Boston to become the center of the technology universe. Jurgen Ziewe/Getty Images.

The Secret History of Agile Innovation

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The Information Age was exploding. Disruptive technologies were terrorizing slow-footed competitors. Several attendees wanted to form a more permanent working group; so they established a nonprofit organization called the Agile Alliance to support the movement. You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more.

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The H-1B Visa Debate, Explained

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Jobs at universities, nonprofit research institutions, and government research facilities are exempted, as are workers from certain countries and any current H-1B holders applying for renewal. These must qualify as “specialty occupations,” which typically require a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) and are found in fields such as science, engineering, information technology, medicine, and business.