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Retaining Physicians in a Post-Loyalty World

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Compensation is not a physician's only consideration when contemplating a new job, and it shouldn't be a hospital's only draw. Physician retention starts with healthcare executives making strong hiring decisions. >>>


Editor's Picks

With Saline in Short Supply, Hospitals Look for Alternatives

A widespread shortage of saline solution is forcing hospital pharmacists and healthcare clinicians to stretch existing supplies, find workarounds, and formulate substitutes. >>>

Nurses' Unlikely Infection Control Tool Quashes HAI

Nursing leaders at a Florida hospital finally found an infection control method that helped arrest a stubborn problem with hospital-acquired infections. It took them 20 years. >>>

Physician Involvement Can Influence Marketing Metrics

By aligning hospital physicians with the marketing department and its strategies, the patient experience and marketing goals both stand to benefit. >>>

Mercy's Mega Vision for Telemedicine

From its virtual care center now under construction, the Missouri-based healthcare system says it will be able to extend telehealth services to patients across the entirety of its 42-hospital system 24/7 through audio, video, and data connections. >>>

EHR Use Surges at Health Centers

More than nine out of 10 federally qualified health centers reported having electronic health records systems in 2013 compared with 30% in 2009. >>>

CMS Gives Hospital Workers More Nutrition Autonomy

A revised federal rule allows registered dieticians who work in hospitals to practice at the top of their license. It's being welcomed by hospital associations as a way to save time and money. >>>

Throughput and Satisfaction in the ED

While many functions of the emergency department must be reactive in nature, with proper preparation, an effective response can ensure optimal outcomes. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The ED Fix—Triage, Coordination, and Navigation

Based on a recent survey, 54% of healthcare leaders are reducing avoidable ED visits via primary care coordination. This report uncovers emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow to improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

Obama allies revive push for Obamacare CEO

The Chicago Tribune / Reuters, May 19, 2014

Medicine's top earners are not the MDs

The New York Times, May 19, 2014

VA official quits amid furor over delayed care at hospitals

The Seattle Times / Associated Press, May 19, 2014

As rural hospitals fail, GA considers downsizing

ABC News / Associated Press, May 19, 2014

PA's Medicaid expansion to require 723 new workers

Kaiser Health News / The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2014

MO passes measure requiring criminal background checks for health insurance navigators

Star Tribune / Associated Press, May 16, 2014

Opinion: Why primary care physicians need a minimum wage

The Daily Beast, May 14, 2014

Ousted surgeon's supporters pack Aspen hospital board room

The Aspen Times, May 14, 2014

Two FL hospital employees have flu-like symptoms after contact with MERS case

The Washington Post, May 14, 2014

Fears of doctor shortages under new health law may have been overblown

PBS NewsHour / Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2014

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Webcast: Marketing-Physician Alignment—Balancing Priorities for Volume & Value

Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets. Register Today >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>


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