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Medical Director's New Role Includes 'Quality Monitor'

John Commins

Medical director has been an empty title in many physician practices. But in the new era of measurable outcomes, medical directors will use data to identify high and low performers, and crack the whip when colleagues fall short. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in April

The healthcare sector created 19,000 jobs in April, nearly a sixth of all new jobs in the larger economy. Although healthcare job growth is decelerating, it is still expected to lead the economy. >>>

Med Schools Boost Enrollment, But Residency Slots Threatened

Enrollment at the nation's medical schools is on track to grow 30% by 2016. But with $60 million in federal funding threatened, residency slots might not be available for all new graduates, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. >>>

Medical Apology Strategy Shows Signs of Strength

The Massachusetts Medical Society is working with hospitals, providers, and patient safety organizations in a pilot program testing proposals that could overhaul the state's tort system of medical liability. >>>

Nurses Shining Exception to Public's Dim View of Healthcare

As industries go, the public's view of healthcare ranks it near the bottom. Nurses, however, are held in high regard for their perceived honesty and ethical standards. >>>



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Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



Executives on the Move

SAN DIEGO: UC San Diego Health System names CEO

UC San Diego Health System, May 7, 2012

CLEVELAND: Cleveland Clinic appoints Children's Hospital Chairman

Cleveland Clinic, May 7, 2012

CHICAGO: Emergency Nurses Association announces CNO

Emergency Nurses Association, May 7, 2012

LEAVENWORTH, KS: Cushing names interim CEO

Leavenworth Times, May 7, 2012

MARATHON, FL: Marathon hospital's CFO resigns

Florida Keys Keynoter, May 7, 2012

MODESTO, CA: CEO appointed for Memorial Medical Center

Sutter Health Central Valley, May 7, 2012

DAYTON: Children's hires President and CEO

The Children's Medical Center of Dayton, May 7, 2012

EUGENE, OR: PeaceHealth chooses CEO

The Register-Guard, May 7, 2012

GENEVA, IL: Cadence Health appoints CEO

Central Dupage Health, May 7, 2012

SEATTLE: Children's Hospital appoints SVP of Hospital Operations

Seattle Children's, May 7, 2012



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Date: May 30, 2012
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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>

 

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

 

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs


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