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Hunting Season for Healthcare Workers

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Hiring hospital workers is getting tougher as physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff become more aware of their market value. In the meantime, potential sources of talent remain frustratingly out of reach. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physicians Aren't the Only Problem

Nurses verbally abused by doctors are more likely to verbally abuse their nurse colleagues, survey data shows. That should make all hospital leaders—not just CNOs—sit up and take notice. >>>

OIG Recommendation 'Would Kill Rural Health'

Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association, is blasting a federal report that recommends stripping critical access designation from any hospital that was brought into the program under a state "necessary provider" designation. "The practical effect is that it would kill rural health," Morgan says. >>>

Docs to Disruptive Patients: 'You're Fired'

A California physicians organization is finding that more doctors are dismissing patients because they are uncooperative, refuse to comply with treatment, exhibit drug-seeking behaviors, and increasingly threaten the safety of care providers. >>>

CMS Pays Primary Care Bonuses Amidst Bureaucracy

Payments from the Medicare Primary Care Incentive Program are "a good start," to help bolster physician pay, but primary care physicians consistently fall "below 50% of the average specialty incomes," says the head of the American Academy of Family Physicians. >>>

Private HIX Pose Challenge to Public Health Insurance Exchanges

Private health insurance exchanges, embraced by both payers and employers, enable businesses to cap how much they spend on employee healthcare benefits. One report says enrollment in private HIX may exceed public by 10 million members in 2018. >>>

Jackpot: Aligning Marketing & Physician Relations

Here's what can happen when internal departments of a hospital or health system start working together: Marketers get better data and gain insight into new opportunities for growth. >>>

1 in 2 Employers Link PPACA to Cost Increases

Fifty-five percent of employers surveyed about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act report increased business costs in the range of 1% to 4%. >>>



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

5 public health systems in other cities serve as model for UMC

Las Vegas Sun, August 19, 2013

Some hospital CEOs get bigger compensation packages

The Baltimore Sun, August 19, 2013

Survey of nurses finds 'moderate' verbal abuse

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 19, 2013

CA patient-interpreter bill aims to overcome language barriers

Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2013

$67M doled out to those aiding others navigate healthcare

USA Today, August 16, 2013

Training options abound within nursing field

Houston Chronicle, August 16, 2013

Many health insurers to limit choices of doctors, hospitals

The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2013

Maine Medical Center announces 225 position cuts, other reductions

Bangor Daily News, August 14, 2013

NC hospital placed on jeopardy status after fire

The Fayetteville Observer, August 14, 2013

NH hospital tech pleads guilty in hepatitis outbreak

The Washington Post / Associated Press, August 13, 2013



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New Approaches to Patient Experience

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