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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting Facebook photos of sedated patients
A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
Duluth nurses set the stage for 24-hour strike
Nurses in Duluth voted overwhelmingly to reject a new labor contract, setting the stage for a 24-hour strike. More than...
Fired nurse files suit against hospital
Margaret "Peg" O’Connor, a nurse who worked at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth for more than 38 years, said...
ERs turn more violent as government help shrinks for volatile mentally ill, addicted patients
Violence against nurses and other medical professionals appears to be increasing around the country as the number of...
Nurse Betty’s goal: To see every patient, every workday
There were 183 patients at Rock Hill's Piedmont Medical Center on Tuesday. Nurse Betty saw them all. Not most. All. Now...
Carolina Medical Center feels psychiatric care strain
A surge in emergency room patients needing psychiatric care has strained Carolinas Medical Center's overall ability to...
Nurses, Twin Cities hospitals reach agreement, strike averted
Twin Cities nurses and hospitals turned their bitter labor standoff into a surprise settlement Thursday, concluding a...

Book: Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
As the healthcare industry implements reforms that will penalize hospitals for readmissions deemed unnecessary, it’s...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...