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3 Things Your Social Media Page Tells Job Applicants

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Your most powerful recruiting tool is the message you're broadcasting on social media. Recruiters should be in lockstep with the marketing department if they hope to compete with other organizations to recruit and retain potential employees. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Compensation for Physician Execs Sees Slow Growth

The 7% growth in physician executive compensation across all titles between 2010 and 2012 is consistent with growth seen in the previous two-year period, but down significantly from the mid-2000s. >>>

EHRs, Red Tape Eroding Physician Job Satisfaction

Problems with electronic health records systems and the overall burden of rules and regulations imposed by payers and other entities are having a deleterious effect on the professional satisfaction of medical doctors, survey results find. >>>

How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue

This provision of the healthcare law does not create new penalties for financial interactions with drug or device companies, or any other organization, but it may cause doctors to change some of their outside activities. >>>

Physician Alignment Crucial in Cardio, Ortho Care

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan has built a cardiovascular center of excellence. Physicians there collaborate with nurses to implement hospital processes and sets goals. And physician champions are named to help oversee quality goals and needs. >>>

Shrink Readmissions by Adding Nurses

Bumping up nurse staffing levels by three nurse hours per patient day provides a demonstrable and marked reduction in hospital readmissions. But the financial implications of doing so are tricky. >>>

Why Performance Scores Will Matter More in the Future

Strategic planning professionals say that in addition to traditional ROI, it will become increasingly important to evaluate healthcare organization performance in the areas of quality, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. >>>

FL Funds Statewide Residency Program

It's not all gloomy news for healthcare in the Sunshine State. The governor has earmarked $20.6 million in state funds that when coupled with existing Medicaid funds, will provide $80 million in supplemental funding to create a Statewide Medicaid Residency Program.   >>>



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News Headlines

Why is it so hard to find a doctor?

The Boston Globe, October 14, 2013

More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators

Star-Telegram, October 14, 2013

A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff

USA Today, October 14, 2013

Is Obamacare really to blame for cuts at the Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals?

The Plain Dealer, October 11, 2013

AZ medical board took doc licensing shortcuts

SFGate.com / Associated Press, October 11, 2013

The real face of healthcare reform

Time, October 10, 2013

Central Maine Medical Center lauds ruling against Anthem

Portland Press Herald, October 9, 2013

SSM Health Care to begin layoffs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 9, 2013

MN warns 104 health department workers of possible furlough

Star Tribune, October 9, 2013

Orlando Health nurses rallying for unions

Orlando Business Journal, October 8, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

 

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Readmissions: The Big Picture



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