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What to Do About Physician Unions

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

As tensions between employed physicians and their hospital bosses ratchet up, HR professionals need to draft a strategy for either blocking or accepting the likely event that doctors will organize into labor unions. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Senate Doc Fix Vote Expected Monday

A bill that delays Medicare payment cuts to physicians for another year contains two controversial and costly provisions that would delay both the implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set and the so-called two-midnights rule. >>>

Tagging, Tracking Nurses Improves Workflow

Nurses at a Florida hospital are wearing electronic tags to track their daily steps. The data has been revealing and led to changes in workflow. The CNO says nurses like it and "know that it can help them." >>>

Oncologist Forecast Highlights Need for Team-Based Care

Advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment and longer-term survival rates point to a growing need for interdisciplinary provider teams to meet the needs of patients as the supply of oncologists is predicted to decline. >>>

6 Ways YouTube Connects With Patients

Even providers with small marketing budgets can implement YouTube strategies that resonate with patients in meaningful ways. >>>

Hospital-Acquired Infections Decline, But Threat Remains

Despite progress in reducing rates of intestinal, chest, and urinary tract infections transmitted to hospitalized patients, nearly three quarters of a million patients each year end up with healthcare-associated infections, says the CDC. >>>

Hospitals Take the Lead in Push for Medicaid Expansion

For years, hospitals have complained about low Medicaid payment rates. Now hospital associations are leading the fight to expand Medicaid to millions of low-income adults in two dozen states that have yet to embrace expansion. >>>



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Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

North Adams (MA) Regional Hospital closes after tumultuous day, expected to reopen Monday

The Republican, March 31, 2014

Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays

SFGate.com / Associated Press, March 31, 2014

$400,000 paycheck for new WY hospital CEO

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, March 31, 2014

UC Davis Med Center, Stockton hospital drop joint-venture plans

Sacramento Business Journal, March 31, 2014

Hospitals chart ways to boost care, funding under ACA

USA Today, March 28, 2014

MO hospitals cut positions, new construction

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, March 27, 2014

Hopkins doctor's files included 1,200 videos, images of patients undressed

The Baltimore Sun, March 27, 2014

Consumer, labor groups slam NJ Health Department for lax hospital oversight

The Star-Ledger, March 26, 2014

MA hospital to close on 3 days' notice; 500 jobs lost

The Boston Globe, March 26, 2014

Hospitals, union square off on nurse staffing bill likely headed for ballot

New England Public Radio, March 26, 2014



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