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As Hospital Hiring Slips, Robot Workers Lurk

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

In the news this week: Healthcare job growth hits a skid; Robots are programmed for direct patient care jobs; Tennessee strengthens laws to protect nurses and physicians from workplace violence. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Immigration Bill Lowers Hurdles for Foreign-Born Docs

Under pending federal legislation, recruiting foreign-born, but U.S. trained physicians could become easier for hospitals and physician practices in underserved areas. >>>

How Loyola Makes Flu Shot Compliance Soar

Loyola University Medical Center endured its share of objections from healthcare workers who did not want to be vaccinated against influenza. But it has found a way to convince nearly everyone on staff to get the flu shot. >>>

Revamp Nurse Staffing Policies and Cut Costs

The more disordered a nursing unit is with its staffing, the more turnover and costs will go up. A thorough assessment and overhaul of scheduling, tracking, and staffing policies can put an end to the chaos. >>>

CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors

Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday. >>>

Texas Braces for Medicaid Status Quo

By opting not to expand Medicaid, Texas is passing up an estimated $90 billion in federal funds over the coming decade, leaving its healthcare providers, especially hospitals, in a tough financial spot. Rural care facilities are especially vulnerable. >>>

Rebranding a Medicare Advantage Plan Starts with Physicians

By working closely with its network physicians who are on the frontlines of demystifying health information for seniors, health insurer Cigna is doing things that could reap the company long-term marketing benefits. >>>



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News Headlines

Opinion: The culprit behind high US healthcare prices

The New York Times, June 10, 2013

Healthcare law's perks, costs draw near

Columbus Dispatch, June 10, 2013

MA hospitals pulling back on salaries and benefits

Boston Business Journal, June 10, 2013

PPACA spurs hiring blitz

Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2013

Suburban NY hospital struggles to open after Sandy

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 6, 2013

Civil Service panel rejects LSU hospital layoff plans

The Times Picayune, June 6, 2013

IL doctors block bids to expand nurse, dentist roles

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, June 5, 2013

Doctors, hospitals, unions push to stop Medi-Cal cuts

The Sacramento Bee, June 5, 2013

The future of getting paid to be healthy

The Atlantic, June 5, 2013

Patients warm to nurse practitioners, physician assistants

Forbes, June 5, 2013



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