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Healthcare Job Growth Cools Slightly

John Commins

It was a relatively slow summer for job growth, but it's hard to say if this is merely a blip, a mirror image of slowing job growth in the overall economy, or the start of a slump. >>>


Editor's Picks

Halt Interventional Radiology Turf Wars

As interventional radiologists move into other physicians' territory, some hospitals have launched cooperative vascular programs involving vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional cardiologists. Experts say team approaches are crucial for improved outcomes and more efficiencies of care. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Show Stability in a Challenging Market

Executives have done a good job stabilizing margins after the Great Recession but still face challenges from flat inpatient volumes, healthcare reform mandates, and lower reimbursements linked to government budget pressures, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>

Supported Nurses Boost the Health of Healthcare

Most of what Google does to create the world's most satisfied and productive workforce costs nothing, and translates well to nursing. A study links supportive nursing environments with fewer medication errors, emphasizing how hospital managers could take a few tips from the search giant. >>>

Hospital M&A Boom's Top 3 Drivers

Once you understand the forces driving the steady increase in the number of hospital mergers and acquisitions, there is no reason to think that the trend will reverse itself anytime soon. >>>

Stop Ignoring Low Quality Ratings

What should hospital leaders do when quality or patient safety scores don't look good? One healthcare facility spread the message that it takes scoring seriously, and launched a number of programs to improve its ratings. >>>

Slideshow: 10 Healthcare IT Predictions

In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months?none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10. >>>

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News Headlines

Two U of Miami Hospital employees may have stolen, sold patient data

Miami Herald, September 10, 2012

Medication alert fatigue is curable

InformationWeek, September 7, 2012

Blue Hill hospital buyout plan announced to avoid layoffs

Bangor Daily News, September 7, 2012

Ascension Health announces agreement to buy 36-hospital system

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 6, 2012

Docs, nurses may overestimate quality of their care

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, September 6, 2012

Infection control, staffing shortfalls found at Manatee Memorial

Herald-Tribune, September 6, 2012

LSU healthcare shake-up continues with new interim head of public hospitals

Times-Picayune, September 6, 2012

For physicians and patients, time is the best medicine

The Boston Globe, September 5, 2012

Not all doctors want hand-washing reminders

Reuters, September 5, 2012

Forget Marcus Welby: Today's docs want a real life

San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press, September 4, 2012

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Trying to Win Over Patients

Providing top-notch care is no longer enough. Healthcare leaders must now deliver a high-level patient experience or face the financial repercussions. >>>


Overcoming Interventional Radiology Turf Wars


When Data Makes You Look Bad

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