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Benefits of Healthcare Jobs Spur Ongoing Debate

John Commins

Rather than wondering if the healthcare sector is creating too many jobs, we should consider what the economy would look like without those jobs, particularly in Rust Belt cities, says Richard "Buz" Cooper, MD, Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Center for the Future of the Healthcare Workforce. >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospital Infections Linked to Burned Out Nurses

Hospitals where higher numbers of nurses report burnout, as measured by the Maslach survey, also had higher rates of surgical site and urinary tract infections than hospitals with fewer burned out nurses, a report says. >>>

Give CMOs the Tools for Success

An experienced CMO opens up about the challenges of navigating the narrow channel between the clinical and the financial. One thing is for certain: success is impossible without the backing of a strong CEO. >>>

4 Strategies for Fed-Up Physicians

Doctors are in a funk over low compensation and healthcare reform-induced headaches. Two reports echo what doctors view as their dismal state. But they suggest ways that physicians can regain control and stay in business. >>>

In Nursing, Accountability Fosters Quality

To know how well nurses are executing on quality and patient safety issues, give them a barometer—in the form of metrics and standards—to measure where they stand compared with individuals and units at their hospital and at like institutions. >>>

'Serial Infector' Investigation Points to Need for Federal Registry

An investigation into a New Hampshire hospital employee charged with drug diversion has expanded to other states. It illustrates the problem of not having a national requirement that all hospitals and states report such individuals. >>>

Grow Hospital Volume and Revenue with Employee Care

How many of your own employees are receiving care at their place of work? It may be fewer than you think. Converting employees into patients is an easy way to grow volume, take care of your own, and create an internal sales force. >>>

Making Nurses Into Leaders

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing teams with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to launch an executive leadership program for nurses. >>>


Physician-Hospital Alignment After the ACA Decision

Date: August 7, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
New models of hospital/physician integration are proliferating in a dynamic healthcare market. Discover which model best suits your institution—now and into the future. Industry experts provide proven tactics in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

News Headlines

Nursing schools brace for faculty shortage

NPR, August 6, 2012

Doctors, hospitals concerned about hefty malpractice awards in MD

The Baltimore Sun, August 6, 2012

Highmark chief builds staff with former UPMC colleagues

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 6, 2012

CA patient data outage exposes risks of electronic medical records

Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2012

Scalpel-throwing surgeons stun anger management pioneer

Bloomberg, August 3, 2012

Physicians want out of NC MedWest affiliation

Smoky Mountain News, August 2, 2012

UM surgeon to lead transplants at Cleveland Clinic

Miami Herald, August 1, 2012

HHS Launches $200M APRN Training Demo

HealthLeaders Media, July 31, 2012

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Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
In three hours, learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health about how how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OB/GYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women's health center of excellence. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>


Financial Benefits of Telehealth


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