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Should Healthcare Workers be Tested for Nicotine?

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

One in five healthcare organizations will not hire smokers. Some are screening for nicotine use, saying they wish to promote a healthier workforce. Not everyone is buying it. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

What the Patient Really Wants

Having reached the probable limits of their healing powers, several clinicians and administrators at Gundersen Health System made sure a patient got what he really needed—no matter what. >>>

Can University of Illinois Hospital Save Its Brand?

A decision by hospital leaders to participate in an advertising effort with an equipment vendor was intended to promote institutional expertise with robotic surgery. Instead it sparked an outcry among critics. >>>

Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients

Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health. >>>

'Vicious Cycle' Flagged in MA Hospital Financing Disparities

Lobbying efforts by community hospital chain Steward and a labor union take on the Boston-based teaching hospitals. >>>

5 Steps to Preventing Security Breaches

Medical records are a high-value commodity, fetching up to $50 each. Medical data breaches are being reported ever more frequently. Risk assessments and basic IT and social media policies can help protect your organization. >>>

Support Your Local Community Health Center

Healthcare leaders and community leaders who aren't actively working to shore up funding for community health centers stand to damage a valuable primary care resource and the vulnerable population it serves. >>>

SHOP Exchanges Taking a Slice of Small Biz Market

Alongside the more publicized individual public health insurance exchanges, a relatively new public marketplace for small business health insurance offers another choice to employers. >>>



LAST CHANCE LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Emerson Hospital: Portrait of a community hospital under pressure

Boston Business Journal, March 24, 2014

Beaumont Hospital discusses merger with Botsford Health Care, Oakwood Healthcare

WXYZ, March 24, 2014

With health law, workers ponder the 'I quit!' option

The Seattle Times / Associated Press, March 24, 2014

Medicare put on the brink, yet again

CNN Money / Fortune, March 21, 2014

For-profit hospital regulations weighed in CT

The Hartford Courant, March 21, 2014

Income puts Rutgers University doctors among elite

NorthJersey.com, March 19, 2014

Miami-Dade commission signs off on bonus for Jackson hospital workers

The Miami Herald, March 19, 2014

MI Medical Center to pay $200,000 to settle reverse-discrimination lawsuit

MLive.com, March 19, 2014

FL hospital tracks nurses footsteps, work patterns

InformationWeek, March 18, 2014

Glaxo to bring doctors in-house as educational speakers

Bloomberg, March 18, 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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