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Toxic Docs Require Management Finesse

Joe Cantlupe

Healthcare organizations are working to both discipline and reform physicians who display disruptive behavior. The process requires leaders to strike a tricky balance between "managing disruptive behavior" and "caring for and protecting the victims," says one expert. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Perverse Incentives' Perpetuate Use of Disproven Medical Treatments

In what researchers are calling "the largest and most comprehensive study of medical (finding) reversal," they identify 146 medical practices that have been refuted by subsequent studies, but which continue to be used by providers. >>>

'Objectionable Conditions' Persist at Drug Compounding Facilities

Problems discovered in federal inspections of compounding facilities include "inappropriate or inadequate, or both, clothing for sterile processing…insufficient microbiological testing, and other practices that create risk of contamination," says the GAO. >>>

Physicians Brace for Drug, Device 'Transparency'

Doctors groups are alerting members to be prepared to respond to public disclosures as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers begin tracking and reporting their financial interactions with physicians. >>>

Final IPPS Rule Elicits Objections from Hospital Groups

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule establishes controversial terms that distinguish an inpatient admission from "observation" status, for which hospitals receive lower rates of Medicare reimbursement. >>>

The Disappearing Hospital CEO

Healthcare consolidation is eliminating many hospital CEO jobs. With coordination and cooperation within health system operations the order of the day, those top executive jobs are being sharply redefined. >>>

Revenue-Driving Cardio Subspecialties Thriving

Cardio care is a growing margin contributor for hospitals and health systems. That's why healthcare providers are retooling in a big way to develop cardiac care subspecialty programs. >>>

4 Reasons to Ban Social Media in Your Hospital

If you are in an executive position at a hospital or healthcare system, consider blocking access to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There's no better way to let the world know that you neither trust your employees, nor promote knowledge sharing. >>>

Sluggish Hospital Job Growth Linked to Sequestration

Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks July as the third month this year in which the hospital sector lost jobs. But one analyst is not ready to call it a trend. >>>



LIVE Webcast

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 >>>



News Headlines

Wisconsin AG: Hospitals can't deny admitting privileges to abortion docs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 8, 2013

MO med school looks to fill rural doc shortage

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, August 8, 2013

Opinion: Will Medicare fixes lead to hospital mergers?

Bloomberg, August 8, 2013

Physician-owned hospitals expand in Dallas-Fort Worth

The Dallas Morning News, August 7, 2013

MA Nurses Association pushing ballot question on hospital staffing

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 7, 2013

WakeMed among Triangle hospitals fined for excessive Medicare readmissions

News & Observer, August 7, 2013

Physician Payments Sunshine Act goes into effect without initial concerns

Kaiser Health News, August 6, 2013

Hospitals vary widely in ER waiting times

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 6, 2013

6 Louisiana cities among nation's 10 most expensive for healthcare

NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune, August 5, 2013

In need of a new hip, but priced out of the US

The New York Times, August 5, 2013



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