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Hospitals Lag in Workforce Diversity

John Commins

If a hospital's workforce more closely resembles the patient population it serves, quality measures and patient satisfaction scores will improve. But when it comes to diversity in the workforce, hospitals are not leading the way, a study shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AMA, AHA at Odds Over 'Surprise' Medicare Final Rule

The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association have sent letters to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to register their respective displeasure over provisions in a final Medicare rule that affect physician influence over hospital decisions. >>>

Hospitalists ID Unprofessional Physician Behaviors

Hospital-based doctors have very different types of jobs based on whether they teach or do administrative or clinical work. "We found that your job type predicted some of the behaviors you participated in," says the author of a study on doctors' conduct. >>>

How Hospitals Can Shape Sustainable Cost Control

The CFO of a physician organization sums up the cost control problem: "We can't get beyond the idea stage. Then, we get absorbed into the next crisis and forget all about cost reduction." A look at several healthcare systems reveals many different approaches to getting a handle on costs. >>>

Insurers' Coverage Commitments a No-Brainer

UnitedHealthcare and other healthcare payers have announced which provisions of the ACA they will continue to offer, even if the law is ruled unconstitutional. But before we get carried away with the accolades, let's be clear:  They've simply identified coverage options that are popular and have agreed to continue selling them. >>>

Encore Engagement Trumps Volunteering, Corporate Exec Finds

A retired senior executive with corporate finance expertise pairs up with the CFO of a community health system to build a better cash-handling system. The opportunity gives him "tremendous satisfaction," he says. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. >>>



News Headlines

Democrats in the dark on post-SCOTUS planning

Politico, June 18, 2012

Hep C outbreak at Exeter Hospital raises questions

Nashua Telegraph, June 18, 2012

Hospital systems at odds over 'poaching' physicians

The Columbus Dispatch, June 18, 2012

Detroit Medical Center to test new job seekers for tobacco

Detroit Free Press, June 18, 2012

Assuming the doctor's a 'he'

The New York Times, June 15, 2012

Employers' 'plan B' if health reform is axed

CNNMoney, June 15, 2012

Navigating the healthcare maze

The New York Times, June 14, 2012

Woman physician, negotiate thyself or lose $350,000

Forbes, June 14, 2012

All 4 trauma surgeons leave one ME hospital to work for another

Bangor Daily News, June 13, 2012



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Shaping Sustainable Cost Control

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