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Healthcare Jobs Report Creates Clashing Narratives

John Commins

Tighter margins, industry consolidation, and uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform, are tamping down healthcare hiring. "Everyone is afraid of what will happen and is too scared to hire," says one healthcare economist. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

A Letter to Healthcare Providers from a Consumer

Now that the rules of healthcare delivery have changed so dramatically, we need to be clear about our new relationship. If you thought haggling with insurance companies was rough, just wait until you hear my expectations. >>>

Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions

A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center. To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>

Experienced Nurses Are Less Expensive Than You Think

Healthcare leaders now have data to back up what many already know: More clinical nursing experience means better pediatric patient outcomes. >>>

12 Things I'd Change On Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare is a valuable, yet deeply flawed tool for reporting on hospital quality measures. It doesn't have to be that way. >>>

NFP Groups Release CA Patient Experience Rankings

Payers, providers, patients, and the public can now view by medical group practice how consumers score California healthcare providers. The data has been compiled by three non-profit groups including Consumer Reports. >>>

Business Roundup: Healthcare M&A Activity Brisk

The reimbursement squeeze on hospitals is on, and healthcare leaders in search of opportunity are finding partners and making deals. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

Date: February 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

NYC healthcare union wields new clout

New York Daily News, January 13, 2014

GA hospital fires two workers over missing computer

News & Observer / Associated Press, January 13, 2014

NV continues to rank poorly in numbers of doctors, nurses

Las Vegas Sun, January 10, 2014

Outpatient surgery center plans overnight stays

Washington Business Journal, January 9, 2014

Tampa Bay doctor to pay $400,000 to settle Medicare fraud case

Tampa Bay Times, January 8, 2014

5 program management lessons from Healthcare.gov

InformationWeek, January 8, 2014

Hospitals overcharging patients, nurses' union says

ABC News, January 8, 2014

Healthcare costs keep rising, but at slower pace

The Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2014

Could malpractice reform save the US healthcare system?

PBS Newshour, January 7, 2014

Will Obamacare swamp minority physicians with patients?

Cincinnati.com, January 7, 2014



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

Date: January 28, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Telemedicine pioneers from UC Davis and Mercy Health share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies, while driving down costs. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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