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Hospitals Losing Workers as Healthcare Jobs Grow

Chelsea Rice

The healthcare sector continues to add jobs to the point that hospital workers are once again eyeing new opportunities and taking them. Hospitals, seeing turnover ratchet up, must focus on employee retention strategies. >>>

 

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Labor Efficiency Emerges as Cost Containment Measure

In most hospitals, labor is the largest single expense, but not an attractive target for cost cutting. But using labor more efficiently, by benchmarking, identification of variances, and process engineering, can make a dent. >>>

1 in 3 Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots

Despite efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and individual health systems and hospitals that employ them, a third of all healthcare workers avoid getting vaccinated against seasonal influenza. >>>

Preventable Error Reporting Hindered by Fear of Reprisal

"As attention to creating a culture of safety in healthcare organizations has increased, so have concomitant reports of retaliation and intimidation targeting staff who voice concern about... deficiencies," says a federal report >>>

SGR Repeal Plea Backed by 110 Physician Groups

In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, scores of physician groups plead for repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, which would cut doctors' Medicare pay by 27%. >>>

OIG Issues EHR Fraud Survey

Hospitals that have attained meaningful use status have only a few days to respond to an Office of Inspector General survey probing their electronic health record system data entry habits, security practices, and more. >>>

CMS Names Medicare Advantage Plan Stars

This year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awards its top honor of five stars to only 15 of 563 high performing health plans that meet a checklist of quality and accountability standards. >>>

Medical Harm Complaints Could be Data Goldmine

A pilot project proposed by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality may unleash a torrent of patient gripes, but may yield valuable data from which providers can learn about medical errors and patient safety. >>>



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News Headlines

RI first state to adopt regs to require flu shots for healthcare workers

Business and Legal Resources, October 22, 2012

Sharing data a complicated step for healthcare

SouthCoast Business Bulletin, October 22, 2012

Cleveland Clinic patients frustrated by medical bills

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 22, 2012

Lawsuits by NC hospital chain drop sharply

The Charlotte Observer, October 22, 2012

Just about everyone likes their doctor

The Washington Post, October 22, 2012

More doctors leave practices for hospital

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, October 22, 2012

PA health insurance exchange plan stalls

Bloomberg / Associated Press, October 19, 2012

TN hospital laptop stolen with 27K patients' personal info

Knoxville News Sentinel, October 19, 2012

Stressed hospital workers get admitted more for obesity, depression, asthma

Michigan Live, October 19, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare waste deconstructed—fraudsters and patients aren't the problem

Bangor Daily News, October 19, 2012



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