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Boston Bombing Hurt Hospital Staff, Too

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Clinicians can suffer emotional and physical trauma while caring for patients of mass casualty events. Because staff might be too busy or distracted to look out for themselves, employers must provide support services for hospital workers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CHI's Acquisition of St. Luke's Episcopal Health Detailed

As part of a deal to acquire with Houston's St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives will contribute more than $1 billion to create a foundation that will serve the area's underserved population. >>>

In Wake of Bombings, How Hospitals Are Communicating

In the aftermath of the marathon bombings, hospitals in Boston have been using Facebook to communicate with patients, family, and staff.  The social media tool is proving to be a powerful way to communicate in a time of crisis. >>>

Healthcare M&A Activity Dips

Healthcare merger and acquisition activity was down in both deal volume and deal value in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the last quarter of 2012, says a new report. >>>

HHS Would Hike Whistleblower Rewards to $10M

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has unveiled a proposed rule that would pay rewards of nearly $10 million to Medicare beneficiaries and other whistleblowers whose fraud tips identify and recover funds. >>>

If ACE Units Are So Great, Why Aren't They Everywhere?

Hospital units that focus on acute care of the elderly have been improving outcomes and lowering costs most everywhere they've been tried over the last 20 years. They 'pencil out,' especially in a setting of healthcare reform, but aren't widespread. What gives? >>>

The Healthcare Help Desk Steps Up Its Game

Hospital and health system CIOs recognize that the IT help desk must ramp up its ability to support clinical applications. At a few institutions, those changes are well under way. >>>



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News Headlines

Doctor: 'I gave up on healthcare in America'

CNNMoney, April 29, 2013

Healthcare jobs saved MN

Minnesota Public Radio, April 29, 2013

Boston ER doctor finds marathon memories hard to shake

NPR, April 26, 2013

UNC Health Care, Pardee Hospital extend partnership by 15 years

Triangle Business Journal, April 26, 2013

Court seems split on doctor's discrimination suit

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, April 25, 2013

Employer health premiums rose 170% in CA in last decade

Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2013

Patient grievances falling as Parkland works through problems

Dallas Business Journal, April 25, 2013

Mayo's Destination Medical Center proposal unveiled

The Post-Bulletin, April 24, 2013

Immigration bill could help physician shortage

Politico, April 23, 2013

Lincoln County Healthcare seeks to merge hospitals

Bangor Daily News, April 23, 2013



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