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Wellness Initiatives Are Going Down the Drain

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

In the news this week: Workplace wellness initiatives aren't paying off, Sebelius finds her zen, and hospital staff still aren't washing their hands. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicare Fund Future Still Grim

The Medicare program's current forecast is slightly less bleak than last year's, but the fund is headed for insolvency in 2026, say the trustees of the Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. >>>

Physicians Offer a Bundle of Opinions

Bundled payments are one of the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace. But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor. >>>

When 'Mean Girls' Wear Scrubs

For many nurses, leaving high school doesn't mean leaving the bullies behind. Bullying has been called nursing's "dirty little secret," but judging by the numbers, it's hard to believe it could be kept secret at all. >>>

HMA Chief to Step Down as Glenview Denies Takeover Bid

In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>

7 Deadly Words of Healthcare Marketing

Being descriptive in healthcare marketing can be a challenge when you stop using the seven words that no longer have the power to distinguish your organization or its services from those of your competitors. >>>

Rural Scholars Program Grooms Primary Care Docs in AL

A program at the University of Alabama helps students prepare for the rigors of medical school—and careers as primary care physicians. >>>



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Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

The $2.7 trillion medical bill

The New York Times, June 3, 2013

Home healthcare firms foresee boom, challenges

The Times Leader, June 3, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare's 'productivity paradox' may be short lived

The Washington Post, June 3, 2013

Some justices question requiring nurses to give shots in schools

Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2013

For new doctors, 8 minutes per patient

The New York Times, May 31, 2013

HHS finalizes wellness rules under healthcare law

The Hill, May 30, 2013

CHS Health Services inks deal with first health provider

Washington Business Journal, May 30, 2013

With money at risk, hospitals push staff to wash hands

The New York Times, May 29, 2013

Cleveland surgeon gives hospital $3 million

The Plain Dealer, May 29, 2013

High-deductible health plans scale back to avoid 'Cadillac tax'

The New York Times, May 28, 2013



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Building Better Boards

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