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Recruiting, Retaining Physicians Requires Finesse

Joe Cantlupe

Recruiting and retaining doctors has always been a challenge, but uncertain economic conditions, chronic physician shortages, and reimbursement cutbacks are making it tougher than ever. >>>


Editor's Picks

Beware Flaws in Online Physician Rating Sites

Websites that rate physicians and health plans are not reliable, researchers say, in part because the sample sizes are typically so small that they render the ratings irrelevant. >>>

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. >>>

HIMSS Preview: Big Show; Big Ideas—Big News?

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference will put an unprecedented spotlight on Meaningful Use, mobile technologies, and EHR privacy and security. And pre-show buzz points to possible news about making EHR data interoperable. >>>

Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages Defy Easy Solutions

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? >>>

Healthcare Imaging Strategies Not Exactly a Snap

Most healthcare providers are just in the early stages of forming a vendor-neutral enterprise imaging strategy that will handle everything from radiology DICOM images to photos, pathology slides, and ophthalmology images. >>>

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 will continue to grow in popularity and effectiveness, so get developing now. >>>

Intubation in ICU Linked to PTSD

In a small study, symptoms commonly associated with post-traumatic stress disorder have been shown to affect more than one-third of patients treated with mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory illness. >>>

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News Headlines

For Medicare providers, looming cuts less painful than budget deal

The Washington Post, February 28, 2013

Hopkins clinic where Levy worked had limited state oversight

The Baltimore Sun, February 28, 2013

AHRQ: ED costs hard to predict with $4 to $24,000 swings

Bloomberg, February 28, 2013

CPOE cuts medication errors by 48%, says study

InformationWeek, February 28, 2013

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

US docs head overseas to train, not just treat

NPR, February 27, 2013

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

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2013

For docs, hospitals, 'sorry' is a hard word to say

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / The Legal Intelligencer, February 26, 2013

MI lawsuits shed light on practice of allowing patients to refuse treatment based on race

Cleveland Live / Associated Press, February 25, 2013

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Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

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