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Demand for Physicians Assistants Intensifies

John Commins

The rise in demand for PA's can be attributed to growing interest from large integrated health systems in addition to retail clinics, health centers, and concierge physician practices, says one healthcare recruiter. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

$128B SGR Repeal Deal Needs a Payment Plan

Congress has forged a long-awaited deal to push Medicare's payment system for physicians to a value-based model. But lawmakers have only seven weeks to agree on how to pay for it. >>>

5 Critical Care Practices Come Under Scrutiny

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has released a list of five common critical care practices that it says clinicians should reconsider. The practices persist only "because we're covering our butts," insists one nursing leader. >>>

ICD-10 Prep Timing is Crucial

Providers are waking up to the need for ICD-10 education, but "one of worst mistakes [they] could make would be to get the training too early in the year," says one expert. >>>

3 Inexpensive Ways to Enhance Patient Experience

Fancy amenities such as gourmet meals, healing gardens, and multi-million dollar expansion projects can make patients feel good about a hospital stay, but there are cheaper ways to bolster the patient experience. >>>

Capital Spending Reflects New Era in Healthcare

As provider organizations look ahead to redesigning their care delivery models and taking part in more risk-based payment structures, their capital spending plans must keep pace with their evolving needs. >>>

Medical Errors Draw $770,000 in Fines in CA

California has issued its latest round of administrative penalties to 13 hospitals where patients have been subject to serious injury or death as a result of regulatory noncompliance. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Brookdale Hospital nurse allegedly attacked by patient

CBS New York, February 10, 2014

Maryland hospitals don't know how they'll cover costs of new regulations

Baltimore Business Journal, February 7, 2014

FL House looks to give nurse practitioners more power

CBS Miami, February 7, 2014

A startup club for doctors only

CNN Money, February 7, 2014

Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices

Los Angeles Times, February 6, 2014

Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare form new ACO

The Miami Herald, February 6, 2014

Florida Hospital building apartment complex for its workers

Orlando Sentinel, February 6, 2014

Health law could mean fewer full-time workers, CBO says

USA Today, February 5, 2014

UMC labor contract is rejected over issue of longevity pay

Las Vegas Sun, February 5, 2014

How community health workers dramatically improve healthcare

The Atlantic, February 5, 2014



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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them. 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 difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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