RBudman’s stories

This article was first published on February 3, 2020, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Over the last decade, rural and critical access hospitals have been closing their doors at an alarming rate. Approximately 100 rural hospitals are no longer open for business—putting thousands of people out of work and many more at risk from a […]

The widespread availability of a diverse range of healthcare information technologies is staggering and awesome. Never before have healthcare providers had such vast and, indeed, good tools and technologies at their disposal—tools that promise improvements to patient outcomes, financial impact, sharing of useful data, and provider satisfaction at work. At the same time, however, too […]

artificial intelligence in healthcare

This article was first published on November 1, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Throughout this series, I wrote how critical access and rural hospitals face the same day-to-day struggles that larger healthcare organizations do. The difference is that the challenges are amplified in critical access settings because of limited resources. It’s no secret that many rural hospitals operate […]

This article was first published on October 1, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Healthcare organizations continue to focus effort and attention on combating physician burnout to not only improve the health and wellbeing of providers, but also to have a positive impact on patient care, safety, satisfaction, and quality; physician retention and turnover; and organizational financial […]

This article was first published on July 15, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Rural health facilities and critical access hospitals face the same inherent operating challenges as larger and urban organizations; the difference, however, is that the impact of each is heightened in more rural environments. Physician recruitment and retention are no different. The […]

This article was first published on July 15, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Over my career, I have had the privilege of working in a wide variety of family medicine practices, emergency departments, urgent care centers, and hospitals around the globe and at organizations large and small. I find it highly rewarding to […]