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Make Hospital Staff Accountable for Patient Experience

Chelsea Rice

Over time, harried clinical caregivers can become desensitized to the patient experience. It's up to healthcare leaders to get them to do better. "This journey is non-negotiable and it's not optional," says one hospital executive. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

Recruiting, Retaining Physicians Requires Finesse

Recruiting and retaining doctors has always been a challenge, but uncertain economic conditions, chronic physician shortages, and reimbursement cutbacks are making it tougher than ever. >>>

Beware Flaws in Online Physician Rating Sites

Websites that rate physicians and health plans are not reliable, researchers say, in part because the sample sizes are typically so small that they render the ratings irrelevant. >>>

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? >>>

Providers Awaken to Day One of Sequestration

While federal budget cuts promise to chop $11 billion from Medicare funding in 2013, healthcare leaders say they have been preparing for scenarios that call for doing more with less money. >>>

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. >>>



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News Headlines

Opinion: For MN health system, landmark legislation

Star Tribune, March 4, 2013

MN hospitals oust sodas

Star Tribune, March 4, 2013

Legislation would let nurses practice independently from docs in NV

Las Vegas Sun, March 1, 2013

Why failing med students don't get failing grades

The New York Times, March 1, 2013

Orlando Health to start tobacco-free hiring policy

Orlando Sentinel, March 1, 2013

Obamacare ramping up a healthcare turf war

The Washington Post, February 28, 2013

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

Highmark: We need contract with UPMC

Tribune-Review, February 27, 2013

NH bill to require hospital workers to get drug tests criticized

New Hampshire Union Leader, February 27, 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. >>>

 

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