Latest List of Lists – Happy Anniversary Medicare!

llistsWho doesn’t like a good list? Whether you are on it, know someone on it, or aspire to be on it, you always want to read the list. Here are some interesting lists I think deserve sharing.

100 things to know about Medicare and Medicaid — 2015 update
We start with the 50 year anniversary of Medicare today! President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the healthcare bill into law on July 30, 1965. This great list from Becker’s Hospital CFO categorizes the 100 items into history, today, Medicaid expansion, reimbursement, innovation, politics, and fraud prevention. Did you know that Congress established the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as part of the PPACA in an effort to reduce Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP expenditures without compromising the quality of care? It’s #68 on the list. Well done Emily (@Emily_BHR)!

H&HN Magazine – 2015 Most Wired
Optimize. It’s not a super sexy word. It sounds more like a command Tony Stark would bark at his computerized helper Jarvis to get the Mark 45 Iron Man suit ready for battle. With apologies to the genius/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist, optimization is actually the mantra for today’s real-life health information virtuoso. Who made this year’s list? How is health care overall ‘optimizing’ all the data? Hospital & Health Networks (@hhnmag) annual Most Wired List is out.

2015 Rising stars: 25 healthcare leaders under 40
And as we continue to read Becker’s Hospital Review because it has the best and the most healthcare related lists out there. This one is no exception. Do you know any of these up and comers? Are they in your LinkedIn network? This year’s list includes leaders from health system and accountable care organization executives who have accomplished much in their relatively short careers. Keep an eye on these rising stars.

Top 8 IT-Related Careers in the Healthcare Industry
Information technology’s ubiquity in our lives is well established, but its introduction to healthcare poses an exciting opportunity for skilled and hard-working individuals. The adoption of new technologies offers the chance to make one’s mark in a field thirsty for the benefits of well-run, interconnected networks. In particular, these specific occupations can mean a better career, and better pay, for IT job seekers. In this list by (@HealthITJobscom), they outline eight IT-related careers in the healthcare industry.

Top 25 Nursing Jobs
And speaking of careers and jobs, Nursing School Hub as put together this list of the current top nursing jobs. If you are embarking on a career in nursing, know that the field is wide open with opportunities in many specialties. The good news is, even now there is a great demand (expected to rise by 2020) for nurses and the pay is good.

Medication Management Council Identifies Top 10 Safety Best Practices
There are many regulatory boards and foundations that strive to educate and advise about proper medication use like the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). The Medication Management Council’s mission is to identify medication management best practices.. We found the Top 10 Safety Best Practices on Omicell’s (@Omnicell)Transform Healthcare Blog.

10 Things to Look for in Software Development Outsourcing
Looking to develop a new product, app, or interactive website? Looking for software development help and should you consider outsourcing? AAJ Technologies (@AAJTech) is a full-service systems integrator that helps clients to capitalize on the latest technologies to boost your competitive advantage – and your bottom line. Here are 10 things they think you should look for when taking on an outsourced development project.