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Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages Defy Easy Solutions

John Commins

Don't blame student loan debt concerns for chronic, widespread, and growing clinician shortages in rural areas. Could recruiting medical school students from those same under-served areas be a solution? >>>


Editor's Picks

Truven Top 100 Hospital Scores Measure 'Leadership Impact'

All hospitals on Truven's annual scorecard had to meet performance thresholds in several categories, including adjusted operating margin. "We're measuring the impact of leadership in driving improvement forward," the company says. >>>

Nonprofit Hospitals Urged to Diversify Endowments

Healthcare organizations would be better off with more diversified and liquid portfolios and rating agencies should accommodate them by being more flexible in their liquidity requirements, says a Commonfund Institute report. >>>

CMS Waiver Answers Safety Net's $64M Question

Hospitals whose local governments subsidize treatment of the uninsured, and whose states have declined to create their own insurance exchanges, should look into the Medicaid waiver granted to Cleveland's MetroHealth through a CMS demonstration project. >>>

Don't Blame Hospitals for All Diagnostic Errors

Primary care providers are the cause of "at least 50,000 missed diagnostic opportunities" annually, "most resulting in considerable harm," say physicians commenting on new research. >>>

Q&A: Nurse Leaders on Affecting Outcomes Through Leadership

In a roundtable forum, three nurse leaders open up about their top issues in 2013 and beyond, including healthcare reform, staff engagement, and leadership best practices. >>>

4 Top Mobile App Types for Healthcare Providers

The barriers to creating smartphone and tablet applications are less daunting than they may seem. This method of communicating with patients is only going to continue to grow in popularity and effectiveness, so get developing now. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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News Headlines

Can the Cleveland Clinic save American healthcare?

The Daily Beast, February 27, 2013

Coordinated healthcare could save CA $110B

Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2013

Flood-damaged hospital won't get another $20M

Courthouse News Service, February 27, 2013

The rest of the story on MA cost control

Health Affairs, February 26, 2013

Female surgeons say explicit bias is rare, but subtler obstacles persist

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2013

Both sides mulling next move in hospital acquisition challenge

Albany Herald, February 26, 2013

Louisville hospitals embracing alternative medicine

The Courier-Journal, February 25, 2013

Getting patients to think about costs

The New York Times, February 22, 2013

Summa, Catholic Health Partners to partner

The Plain Dealer, February 22, 2013

Judge blocks SUNY from closing Long Island College Hospital

WNYC News, February 22, 2013

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Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

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