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Free Marketeer's Healthcare Scheme Would be Chaos

Cheryl Clark

After watching a hospital botch his late father's care, David Goldhill says he's figured out what's wrong with our healthcare system: He proposes eliminating all private health plans and Medicare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Don't Blame Hospitals for All Diagnostic Errors

Primary care providers are the cause of "at least 50,000 missed diagnostic opportunities" annually, "most resulting in considerable harm," say physicians commenting on new research. >>>

Truven Top 100 Hospital Scores Measure 'Leadership Impact'

All hospitals on Truven's annual scorecard had to meet performance thresholds in several categories, including adjusted operating margin. "We're measuring the impact of leadership in driving improvement forward," the company says. >>>

Q&A: Nurse Leaders on Affecting Outcomes Through Leadership

In a roundtable forum, three nurse leaders open up about their top issues in 2013 and beyond, including healthcare reform, staff engagement, and leadership best practices. >>>

Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages Defy Easy Solutions

Don't blame student loan debt concerns for chronic, widespread, and growing clinician shortages in rural areas. Could recruiting medical school students from those same under-served areas be a solution? >>>

Intubation in ICU Linked to PTSD

In a small study, symptoms commonly associated with post-traumatic stress disorder have been shown to affect more than one-third of patients treated with mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory illness. >>>

4 Ways to Keep Physicians From Leaving

Competitive salaries aren't enough to retain physicians, who are by nature among any healthcare organization's most ambitious and highly trained workers. >>>

More Male Nurses, But Wage Disparity Persists

Nearly one in 10 nurses is male and the number is growing. As in other professions, men typically out-earn women. Full-time female nurses earn 91 cents for every one dollar earned by their full-time male colleagues. >>>



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News Headlines

Hopkins clinic where Levy worked had limited state oversight

The Baltimore Sun, February 28, 2013

Second insulin-pen lawsuit announced in NY

Buffalo Business First, February 28, 2013

CPOE cuts medication errors by 48%, says study

InformationWeek, February 28, 2013

Drug shortage spreads to EMS

WPTV, February 27, 2013

NH bill to require hospital workers to get drug tests criticized

New Hampshire Union Leader, February 27, 2013

Female surgeons say explicit bias is rare, but subtler obstacles persist

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2013

For docs, hospitals, 'sorry' is a hard word to say

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / The Legal Intelligencer, February 26, 2013

Healthcare braces for sequester

The Hill, February 25, 2013

Panel on healthcare work force, lacking a budget, is left waiting

The New York Times, February 25, 2013

Louisville hospitals embracing alternative medicine

The Courier-Journal, February 25, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

Embracing Nontraditional Models

 

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