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Stressed Employees Need HR Resources, Boundaries

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

While most human resource professionals are good listeners and genuinely want to help employees struggling with the stresses of balancing work and life, they cannot take on the role of a mental health provider. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital CEO Turnover Hits Record High

The churn rate for hospital CEOs fluctuated between 14% and 18% for a decade, but spiked to 20% last year, the American College of Healthcare Executives says. >>>

Use of Locum Tenens Up 22% in One Year

Ninety percent of organizations use temporary physicians and other clinical staff, a figure one temporary staffing executive calls "incredible." And the profile of locum tenens physicians has changed: Seven in ten have two decades of experience and half are mid-career professionals, survey results show. >>>

Why Is Healthcare Price Transparency So Hard?

Few are making much progress, but a small number of hospital and health system leaders are doing their best to change price opacity. >>>

House Passes SGR Fix, Senate Says It's DOA

Reacting to the vote, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association, said she was disappointed to see the legislation mired in "partisan politics." >>>

Payers Detail Strategies That Drive Consumer Satisfaction

A study of health plan members reflects the impact of healthcare reform efforts and contains at least one surprising result, says the director of J.D. Power's healthcare practice. >>>

4 Marketing Tactics for Hospitals on Instagram

Rev your social media campaigns by using Instagram to get your message across with strong visuals. The photo-sharing platform is particularly effective for promoting service lines and bolstering fundraising campaigns. >>>



2014 Industry Survey

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

White House tightens health plan's standards after consumers complain

The New York Times, March 17, 2014

Official: Dollar-driven healthcare causes harm

Newsday, March 17, 2014

US doctors push back on latest Republican move on Obamacare

Reuters, March 14, 2014

In the fight against germs, NJ healthcare facilities get smarter

The Star-Ledger, March 14, 2014

Opinion: Why aren't doctors drug tested?

The New York Times, March 13, 2014

HHS will push back against state restrictions on Obamacare ground troops

The Washington Post, March 13, 2014

McLean (VA) doctor says 'concierge medicine' is future of primary healthcare

Fairfax Times, March 13, 2014

Doctor payments on the decline

ProPublica, March 12, 2014

US cancer doctors urge payment fix as cases set to rise

Reuters, March 11, 2014

Unions back proposed Medicare Advantage cut

The Hill, March 11, 2014



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Shifting Patient Patterns

Change is coming, but leaders have various outlooks for and responses to the new patient dynamics. >>>

 

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