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Temporary Nurses Are a Stopgap Solution

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

With dozens of staffing contracts and hundreds of vacant nursing positions, Scott & White Healthcare in Texas faced a business expansion that outpaced its staffing resources. Here's how the HR department recovered. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

White House Extends Employer Mandate Deadline

Employers have an additional year—until Jan. 1, 2015—before reporting requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act go into effect. The unexpected policy decision comes in response to employer concerns about the complexity of data reporting requirements. >>>

Damages from Medicaid Politics Won't Stop at Hospitals

Try to imagine the ripple effect of punching a $4 billion hole in the economy of a state whose lawmakers refuse federal Medicaid subsidies. It's not just hospital jobs that will disappear. Ancillary support jobs in healthcare and other businesses will wither, too. >>>

Business Roundup: Independent Hospitals Disappearing in OH

University Hospitals announces its intent to acquire one of two of the last independent hospitals in northeast Ohio while consolidation continues in Massachusetts and New York City. >>>

Patient Safety: Pay Now or Pay Later

Some hospitals believe they can't afford investing in assistive technologies that improve patient safety and protect nurses from injury. Can they afford not to? >>>

CMS Inspection of Parkland 'Ongoing'; Civil Suit Pending

Surveyors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are expected to finish their inspection of Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital later this summer. A civil suit stemming from the death of a patient has been approved to proceed by a federal judge. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Dramatic physician shortages on healthcare horizon

Tulsa World, July 8, 2013

Appeals court rules CA healthcare limits invalid

Yahoo News / Reuters, July 8, 2013

Businesses at mercy of states, not Obama, in healthcare

CNBC, July 8, 2013

Opinion: Obamacare's employer mandate should be repealed

The Washington Post, July 3, 2013

Community clinics reinvent healthcare in New Orleans

MSNBC, July 3, 2013

Owner of closed Chicago hospital blames government for shutdown

The Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2013

A truly astonishing graph of the growth of healthcare jobs in America

The Atlantic, July 3, 2013

American way of birth costliest in the world

The New York Times, July 2, 2013

Hospitals spend big on lobbying in Annapolis

The Baltimore Sun, July 2, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

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 >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Making Patients Happy, Even the Poorest and Sickest

Despite some unique challenges, safety-net hospitals are achieving strong satisfaction results by focusing on the patient and quality outcomes. >>>

 

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