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Recruiting HIT Workers is Tough

Chelsea Rice

Healthcare is competing with other industries, to find, hire, and train IT workers that are already in short supply. How can healthcare compete? >>>


Editor's Picks

Blame Season in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare provider associations, retailers, drug makers, and health plans are trying their best to deflect responsibility onto one another for higher costs. >>>

Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>

Electronic Medical Records Drive Physicians to Stay, Go

Some primary care physicians are embracing electronic medical records to keep their private practices thriving. Yet other doctors view EMRs as a reason to join hospital employment. >>>

'Last Shot' for Embattled Exeter Hospital

It may be the last strike for Exeter Hospital. The New Hampshire hospital, which employed a hepatitis C–infected tech whose alleged actions led to infections of 32 people, failed to pass its third inspection in September. >>>

Insurers Must Guide Individual Market in 2014

Consumers say they're willing to participate in the new individual insurance market in 2014, yet don't want to take personal responsibility for driving down healthcare costs. How can they be made to connect the dots? Part of the answer lies in how insurers approach consumers. >>>

Nurses Are Good at Giving Flu Vaccines, Bad at Getting Them

Flu vaccination rates improve when nurses administer the shots. But how to improve vaccination rates among nurses and other healthcare workers? >>>

Intelligence Report

Executive Compensation—New Metrics and Skill Sets

Four in ten organizations are ready to overhaul their executive compensation plans. This report examines in detail how organizations are tying executive compensation to both financial performance and clinical metrics. This deep dive into compensation strategies includes three new case studies from Beebe Medical Center, Kern Medical Center, and Union Hospital; segmented peer data (over 400 charts) by region, setting, number of beds, and net patient revenues; and strategic recommendations and questions for your organization.

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News Headlines

HMA denies '60 Minutes' allegations of quotas, fraud

Naples News, December 3, 2012

Leery of a merger, hospital plans to declare bankruptcy

The New York Times, December 3, 2012

MA nurses angered by policy requiring masks for those who decline flu shot

The Boston Globe, December 3, 2012

A huge pay cut for doctors is hiding in the fiscal cliff

NPR, November 30, 2012

Uninsured patients sue Chicago nonprofit hospital

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, November 30, 2012

Self-insured health plans on the rise for private-sector employers

The Hill, November 29, 2012

Tech workers see opportunity as healthcare law kicks in

Bloomberg, November 29, 2012

Salary growth lagging for primary care doctors

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, November 28, 2012

Baylor Health Care System to pay claims settlement, November 28, 2012

Heritage Valley Health System conducting needs assessment survey

Pittsburgh Business Times, November 28, 2012

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