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Don't Let Cultural Barriers Quash Retention Efforts

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

While we live in an increasingly globalized world our cultural differences remain. For many they are proud markers of national and personal identity. But in the healthcare workplace, they must be addressed strategically. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios

Nurses who advocate for patient safety often cite nurse staffing ratios as a top concern. Evidence suggests more education for nurses, not a mandated, one-size-fits-all approach to staffing, is a better way forward. >>>

Boston Marathon Bombing Yields Lessons for Hospitals

As researchers begin to analyze data on the injuries, surgeries, and outcomes collected on those wounded in the 2013 bombings, the medical director for emergency preparedness at one Boston hospital says he expects to "learn from this event for a lifetime." >>>

Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians

To say doctors are under tremendous pressure may be the understatement of the year. One key indicator to how well they are navigating the healthcare system is reimbursement. >>>

Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy

Two Pennsylvania physicians share their experiences decoupling from Medicare. They've lost 12% of their patient population, but say they're providing more personalized care and the effects on their revenue and financial viability have been positive. >>>

How Physicians Can Help Ease Mental Health Provider Shortages

By integrating a behavioral health team and a telemedicine component into all 250 of its primary care practices, Carolinas HealthCare System is trying to head off a potential behavioral health crisis in doctors' offices and emergency departments. >>>

The Flourishing Medical Tourism Business in America

The Jackson International program at Miami's Jackson Health System draws patients to the U.S. with concierge services. Elective international patients want extra amenities in addition to high-quality care. >>>

Physicians as Economic Powerhouses and Tech Laggards

They generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity, but as a class, physicians are slow to upgrade and adopt technologies that would make them—and the nation's healthcare system—more efficient and less costly. >>>



Marketing Spotlight

Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

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

Western PA to get taste of TN-style for-profit health care

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 21, 2014

CU system resets healthcare with $63M personalized medicine division

The Denver Post, April 21, 2014

Are docs 'choosing wisely'?

Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2014

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk

USA Today, April 17, 2014

Summa Health eliminates weekend premium pay for nurses

Akron Beacon Journal, April 16, 2014

Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom

The Baltimore Sun, April 16, 2014

How being a doctor became the most miserable profession

The Daily Beast, April 15, 2014

Why doctor ratings are misleading

The Atlantic, April 15, 2014

NY City's hospital specialists are raking in millions of dollars

New York Post, April 14, 2014

Opinion: How will Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial doctors respond to healthcare changes?

Forbes, April 14, 2014



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