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  May 6, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Healthcare Job Creation, Confidence Diminish

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare job growth, long a bright spot, tapered off in April. And workers surveyed report a grimmer outlook. But coming health law mandates are expected to increase demand for jobs, especially in healthcare information technology. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Providers Grade Health Plans. Guess Who Still Stinks.

An annual survey of hospital leaders' opinions of large health plans shows WellPoint and UnitedHealthcare fighting for last place among their peers—Cigna, Aetna, Coventry, Humana, and the independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. >>>

Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known about the "alarming increase" in frequency of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in healthcare settings. >>>

Medical Director Compensation Increasingly Tied to Value, Quality

While patient flow and practice efficiency were once the primary focus of medical directors in physician practices, directors are now shifting their focus toward delivering value and clinical quality. >>>

The False Claims Act is Not a Compliance Tool

What a diagnostic imaging company did may not be OK, but it wasn't fraud, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Court has ruled. The decision may be precedent-setting and significant to healthcare providers involved in Medicare contracting. >>>

4 Strategies for Managing Hospitalists

Hospitalists are among healthcare's fastest growing specialties and increasingly they are playing more of a leadership role. As a result, providers must shift to accommodate a more team-based approach to care. >>>

Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Against Attorneys

In an unusual case, a New York anesthesiologist is suing his attorneys over a malpractice case that he says cost him $1 million in insurance coverage and derailed his career. >>>

Medical School Enrollment Forecast Tempered by Residency Concerns

Despite a rosy enrollment forecast, 40% of medical school deans surveyed have expressed "major concern" that the number of available residency training positions will fall short, says the Association of American Medical Schools. >>>



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News Headlines

Hepatitis B no barrier to healthcare work, federal officials declare

TribLive.com / Associated Press, May 6, 2013

Botched brain surgery prompts extensive review at SSM Health Care

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 6, 2013

Catholic Health East, Trinity Health merger completed

Philadelphia Business Journal, May 2, 2013

MT hospital says woman posed as nurse

ABC News / Associated Press, May 2, 2013

Stephen Colbert takes on IA hospital

The Des Moines Register, May 2, 2013

Primary care physician pay rose 2.9% nationally

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 1, 2013

Highmark, WPHS System affiliation timeline

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 1, 2013

MetroHealth to stop hiring smokers

Columbus Business First, May 1, 2013

Carolinas HealthCare, Aetna collaborate on patient care

Charlotte Business Journal, April 30, 2013

How a serial-killing night nurse hacked hospital drug protocol

Wired, April 30, 2013



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