The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>
Hospital physicians who overprescribe antibiotics are putting patients "at unnecessary risk of future drug-resistant infections, allergic reactions, and intestinal infections that can be deadly," a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official says. >>>
For physicians, emotional intelligence is not about seeming happier around patients. It's about recognizing the best way to give a patient information, which can raise patient engagement levels and affect outcomes. >>>
As physicians convene for the AMA's annual advocacy conference, President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, says she remains optimistic that Congress will pass legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, despite the lack of a clear funding plan. >>>
It may be counterintuitive, but proactively developing a system for identifying future healthcare leaders doesn't incent them to jump ship. Instead, this strategy keeps employees engaged and productive, one Pennsylvania health system finds. >>>
It takes more than money for hospitals and health systems to motivate and retain employed physicians, says a senior executive at Catholic Health Initiatives. >>>
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