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3 Ways to Make Your Hospital a Great Place to Work

Cora Nucci, Senior Online Editor for HealthLeaders for HealthLeaders Media

Has your organization resolved to be a better place to work in 2014? Good for you. Now what's your strategy? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Decision Regret' in Nurses Linked to Fatigue

Calling twelve-hours shifts "one of the worst things we ever did," the author of a study on inadequate sleep among nurses is calling for leaders to encourage strategic napping and shorter shifts. >>>

CMS to Release Physician Payment Data

Physicians' associations generally support improving access and transparency in Medicare reimbursement records within the proper context and with privacy protections, but caution that "you can't always use this data as a proxy for quality." >>>

Hospital's 'No-Wait' Culture Slashes Costs

Medical equipment tagging is saving a New York hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Its savings on patient tagging will be known soon. Next? The COO is considering employee tagging, to monitor hand washing and reduce infection rates. >>>

Telemedicine a Win for Stressed-Out Doctors

A provider of urgent and primary care is shining a spotlight on telemedicine's reach. This is more than just a way to reach patients in rural areas and cut healthcare costs. Early data shows that patients and physicians are finding other reasons to like virtual provider visits. >>>

PCMH Data Certifies Proof of Concept

Data collected from 11 states strongly suggests that the question to ask about the patient-centered medical home model is not whether it reduces healthcare costs and improves outcomes, but how well. >>>

Should ED Wait Time Billboards Go Blank?

Forget about touting short emergency department wait times. Reducing volumes of non-emergent patients in the ED is a higher-value pursuit. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Leveraging Social Media Content to Drive Patient Engagement & Loyalty

Date: January 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Healthcare marketing leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Jennings Co. outline strategies to connect with patients and staff through rich social media content. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Patients' costs skyrocket; Specialists' incomes soar

The New York Times, January 20, 2014

AL, GA earn failing grades in new healthcare report card

Ledger-Enquirer, January 20, 2014

Seals of approval for home healthcare providers

DallasNews.com / The New York Times, January 20, 2014

How Obamacare will hurt doctors

New York Daily News, January 17, 2014

Doctors say pressure on ERs may rise, give U.S. failing grade

Reuters, January 17, 2014

CEO at Texas Health Resources to step down

Star-Telegram, January 16, 2014

Ex-CEO of HMA named in whistleblower lawsuit

Tampa Bay Business Journal, January 15, 2014

New orthopedic consortium pushes back against migration to hospital employment

The Washington Post, January 15, 2014

Parkland narrows CEO search to three candidates

The Dallas Morning News, January 15, 2014

Cape Cod Healthcare CEO got $2M even after he quit

Cape Cod Times, January 15, 2014



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Date: January 28, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Telemedicine pioneers from UC Davis and Mercy Health share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies, while driving down costs. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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