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A Better Way to Cut Workplace Stress

Cora Nucci, Senior Online Editor for HealthLeaders for HealthLeaders Media

Workplace stress causes absenteeism, productivity losses, and increases in healthcare costs. Employers that help workers manage stress factors see significant financial benefits. But wellness programs alone don't get the job done. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Alarming' Physician Shortages Lie Ahead

While the reasons for the projected doctor shortage are clear—population health issues, shrinking physician reimbursements, workforce issues, and residency training insufficiencies—the path toward a solution is not. >>>

Rethinking Retirement Plans for Healthcare Workers

Many provider organizations are taking a hard look at the design of their pension plans and opting for a new benefit structure that reduces their financial risk. >>>

Reassessing Executive Compensation

As the healthcare industry shifts from volume to value, hospital and health system leaders need to consider new skill sets, new business models, and new incentives for the C-suite. >>>

Physicians-for-Hire Must Tread Carefully

Doctors considering accepting an employment offer from a hospital or health system should consider carefully whether the medical model and culture will be a good fit. >>>

Geisinger, AtlantiCare Enter 'Integration' Talks

A merger would unite two of the strongest health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. Physician-led Geisinger is known for its work advancing population health and value-based care. New Jersey-based AtlantiCare has a national reputation for performance excellence. Both have high bond ratings. >>>

NPs Lower Costs at Retail Health Clinics

Nurse practitioners at retail clinics provide high-quality, low-cost care, research shows, but the savings for operators could be even greater if scope-of-practice restrictions were lifted. >>>

Toxic Politics Hinder Debate on Healthcare Cost Drivers

Healthcare has become "a surrogate for all the other problems of the country," and "patients have been disenfranchised in the process," says the leader of a Johns Hopkins study on factors that drive healthcare cost growth. >>>

White House: Canceled Health Plans May be Extended

In a reversal of healthcare policy, President Obama has announced that health plans may continue to cover current policy holders in 2014. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

At clinics, tumultuous lives and turbulent care

The New York Times, November 18, 2013

Efficiency push comes at a price for IN hospitals

The Miami Herald / The Daily Journal, November 18, 2013

Obamacare will create healthcare jobs

The Hill, November 15, 2013

FL may have to prop up Medicaid pay for doctors

Orlando Sentinel, November 15, 2013

Long-awaited kidney transplant canceled over hospital strike

ABC News, November 15, 2013

Sheriff: Suspect shot, wounded inside hospital

Boston.com / Associated Press, November 15, 2013

Another top Upstate Medical administrator steps down amid pay investigation

The Post-Standard, November 14, 2013

AZ Governor seeks money to recruit more nurses

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, November 14, 2013

Tupelo hospital lays off 109 workers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, November 14, 2013

Doctors rely on helping hands to fill primary care gaps

USA Today / The Democrat and Chronicle, November 12, 2013



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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies. Register Today >>>




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Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

Innovators are blending technology with new care models while targeting high-risk patients in a patient-centered strategy. >>>

 

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