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For Stressed Docs, Where to Turn?

Joe Cantlupe

It's a given that physicians are stressed. But while a survey of 2,000 physicians nationwide shows that their job stress levels are rising, only 15% say that hospitals offer initiatives to curtail or avoid it. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Thomson Reuters IDs 15 Top Health Systems

The company's fourth annual study reviewed clinical outcomes at more than 300 health systems and picked the leaders based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care, and efficiency. >>>

Digital Health Revolution Long Awaited, Much Misunderstood

Digital medicine is more than simply cool gadgets—it can transform the practice of healthcare, as well as its cost. But the revolution has only just begun, says a new book. >>>

Spectrum Health Targets ED Frequent Fliers for Primary Care

In just six weeks, a program that places heavy users of the health system's emergency department services with a multi-specialist intervention team has saved about $300,000, Spectrum says. >>>

M&A Interest Still Strong

Look for mergers and acquisitions to remain strong in 2012. Nearly 60% of leaders indicate a "high interest" in acquiring a physician practice in the next 12–18 months. >>>



News Headlines

CBO: Medicare cost-cutting programs haven't worked

The Hill, January 19, 2012

American docs question health IT's benefits

InformationWeek, January 19, 2012

Florida Hospital, Orlando Health create plan to treat pain patients in ERs

Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 2012

Appendicitis racial disparities mostly unexplained

Reuters, January 19, 2012

Teaching hospitals fight Medicare cuts

The Hill, January 18, 2012

Confusion about tiered health plans

WBUR.org, January 18, 2012

TX doctors lead open-notes movement

Houston Chronicle, January 18, 2012

Doctors' money mistakes

CNN Money, January 18, 2012

U.S. to force drug firms to report money paid to doctors

The New York Times, January 17, 2012

EHRs linked to errors, harm, AMA says

InformationWeek, January 17, 2012



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