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3 Ways Healthcare HR is About to Change

Cora Nucci, Senior Online Editor for HealthLeaders for HealthLeaders Media

Say goodbye to the practice of HR as you've known it. Big changes are coming to the way organizations hire, manage, and reward employees. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Workflow Changes Could Relieve PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians waste on average about 30 minutes each day, and nurses waste 60 minutes per physician per day, on tasks that could be altered to take substantially less time, a study finds. >>>

Nurses Rap Payment Models Recommended by AMA

A recommendation from the American Medical Association calls for physicians to determine how care teams are paid. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners calls the AMA's link of reimbursements to physician-led teams "anti-competitive." >>>

Rise of the Chief Strategy Officer

While the CEO is still ultimately responsible for strategic direction, increasingly, health systems are creating the position of chief strategy officer, who guides the planning, execution, communication, and sustainment of that strategy. >>>

Physician Executive Compensation Growth Slow, but Healthy

Even though compensation growth has slowed a bit—CEOs report a gain of only 4% over two years—the demand for physician executives continues to increase. Median annual pay reported by doctors in executive roles is $325,000. >>>

Why e-Scheduling May be Healthcare's Most Valuable App

Cheap, ubiquitous teleconferencing technology can turn any visit to a primary care provider into a patient-centered care team huddle, cutting weeks off the referral run-around and reining in costs. But it only works if the right team of providers, specialists, and the patient are available at an agreed-upon time. >>>

CPR Training Can Boost Community Engagement

Imparting lifesaving knowledge throughout a population can help community members form bonds of trust with healthcare professionals. It can also enable population health advocates to generate community interest in other proactive healthy lifestyle choices. >>>

Higher Intensivist Staffing Levels Linked to Fewer ICU Deaths

A meta-analysis into guidelines that call for "high-intensity staffing" models employing intensivists in the ICU reveals better patient outcomes, but not at night. >>>



News Headlines

Analysis of huge data sets will reshape healthcare

USA Today, November 25, 2013

Opinion: Some good news on healthcare

The New Yorker, November 25, 2013

Healthcare industry vested in success of Obamacare

Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2013

NYC doctors admit taking bribes to order tests for patients

NBC New York, November 22, 2013

Lower health increases could spur job growth, analysts say

Detroit Free Press / USA Today, November 21, 2013

Staff, visitors sue Las Vegas hospital in TB case

Las Vegas Sun / Associated Press, November 21, 2013

Healthcare regulator's move to Kaiser under investigation

Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2013

UC hospital workers begin one-day strike

Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2013

Doctors complain they will be paid less by exchange plans

Kaiser Health News, November 20, 2013

Baptist Health System settles $3.5 million federal false claims lawsuit

Texas Public Radio, November 20, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

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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