Surgeons are being asked to do more than ever and in less time. The key to getting them to align with quality improvements is to make them believe they can be part of the solution, says a past president of the American College of Surgeons. >>>
The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, targets gifts and is designed to reveal potential conflicts of interest between drug and medical device companies and providers. >>>
Worker fatigue can place patients and healthcare staff at a higher risk of adverse events, says the Joint Commission. In an alert, it lists 10 warning signs and suggests nine strategies for prevention. >>>
This year was one of the busiest in a decade for hospital mergers and acquisitions. The top 10 deals in 2011 were valued at $5.6 billion, up from $3.8 billion in 2010. In the healthcare sector as a whole, M&A was valued at about $236 billion in 2011. >>>
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