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Economist: 2013 a 'Banner Year' for Healthcare Jobs

Chelsea Rice

As the healthcare sector ramps up to meet the requirements of healthcare reform, only a shortage of workers—not a shortage of jobs—threatens to negatively impact hiring, says one economist. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 10 Quality Issues for 2013

Among hopes for greater efficiency, patient safety, transparency, and overall quality of care, healthcare providers have a lot of work to do this year in advance of reporting deadlines. >>>

3 Groups Payers Will Watch Closely in 2013

As the new year unfolds, several details of healthcare reform remain either unclear or unresolved. The actions of three groups in particular will have a significant impact on payers' decisions in the next 12 months. >>>

Fiscal Cliff Stopgap Delays 'Doc Fix,' but Hits Hospitals

Hospitals are the big losers in the taxpayer relief legislation passed by Congress while physicians dodged a cut to the sustainable growth rate formula for another year. >>>

IL Physician Named 'Country Doctor of the Year'

Internist, pediatrician, and licensed pharmacist Neil Nelson, MD, is on call 24/7 to attend to the 5,000 or so active patients in his practice—even when he's working at law enforcement or farming. >>>

Nonprofits Weigh Benefits of Buyer Joint Ventures

Buyer joint ventures are growing in popularity. In these deals, nonprofit hospitals sell their majority ownerships to for-profit partners, while still retaining a minority interest that includes an active role in hospital governance. >>>

HL20: Linda Aiken, PhD, RN—Advocate for Healthcare Quality and Nursing

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, arguably the best-known investigator of how nursing workforce issues affect hospital quality and outcomes, specifically inpatient mortality and nursing shortages. >>>



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Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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News Headlines

Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 7, 2013

US settles accusations that docs overtreated

The New York Times, January 7, 2013

Vast cache of Kaiser patient details was kept in private home

Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2013

Officials hurry to set up CA health benefit exchange

Ventura County Star, January 7, 2013

UT and 6 others win OK to run state insurance markets

Kaiser Health News, January 4, 2013

National Union of Healthcare Workers affiliates with CA Nurses Association

San Jose Mercury News, January 4, 2013

Main NYU Langone hospital reopens post-Sandy

NYUNews.com / Washington Square News, January 4, 2013

Exeter Hospital hires lawyer to find out who 'dropped ball'

Seacoastonline.com, January 3, 2013

South Jersey Healthcare tells patients data stolen

TheDailyJournal.com, January 3, 2013

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center honchos trash-talked surgeon, suit charges

New York Daily News, January 3, 2013



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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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