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Healthcare Job Growth Continues for Now

Chelsea Rice

Healthcare added 31,000 jobs in October, but that's fewer than in September. "It's hard to reduce overall costs while keeping hiring levels and labor expenses high," says one economist. >>>


Editor's Picks

Physician Pay Wars' Winners and Losers

Family practitioners stand to receive a 7% reimbursement increase while pathologists will lose almost as much under the final federal fee schedule for physician and specialty provider groups released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. >>>

ACO Recruiting Turns to Non-Physicians

More than 80% of executives expect to increase recruitment of non-physician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants to take over physician functions under the accountable care organizations model, a recruiting survey shows. >>>

Dialing Up Physician Networks

With physicians eager for hospital positions, and hospitals trying to align their clinical care with an eye toward medical homes and accountable care organizations, the two sides are increasingly joining forces in primary care physician networks. >>>

Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Provide Blueprint for Prevention

Minnesota's hospitals have been smoke-free for more than 10 years. Two studies suggest that workplace smoking bans are proving to be remarkably effective tools for reducing a smoking-related illnesses. >>>

Narrowing Racial Disparities in Nursing

Data shows that helping to educate minority nurses will not only improve minority representation in hiring, but will serve as a workforce multiplier. >>>

Mount Sinai Innovates to Absorb Evacuated Patients

When NYU Langone Medical Center needed to move critically ill patients out of its storm-crippled hospital, Mount Sinai came up with a way to accommodate them. >>>

Intelligence Report

Cost Containment—Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency and Using IT

Healthcare leaders who have cut millions in costs reveal how to improve efficiency through process improvements and targeted cuts based on hard data. This original research and analysis, offers key insight from leading organizations, including new case studies from Beaumont Health System, Pocono Health System, and Southwest General Health Center.

News Headlines

Healthcare law on the ballot

The Hill, November 5, 2012

LSU health head works at '80 percent'

The Advocate / Capital City Press, November 5, 2012

TX fire dept joins hospital to reduce ED visits

Midland Report-Telegram, November 5, 2012

At Bellevue, a desperate fight to ensure patients' safety

The New York Times, November 2, 2012

Decisions not to evacuate hospitals raise questions

ProPublica, November 2, 2012

How the health law might be changed by the next president

Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2012

West Penn Allegheny's interim CEO says he may step down

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 2, 2012

Parkland turns to phlebotomists, not nurses, to draw blood

Dallas Business Journal, November 2, 2012

ER takes patients, without the hospital

Sun Sentinel, November 2, 2012

Henry Ford, Beaumont CEOs: No closures in $6.4-billion merger

Detroit Free Press, November 1, 2012

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