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Help for Addicted, Impaired Physicians Underutilized

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Stress, burnout, and depression can lead physicians to substance use and abuse. Clinicians need to stop turning a blind eye to their dangerous colleagues. >>>


Editor's Picks

'Rapid' Rise in Physicians Seeking to Sell Practices

Physicians—not hospitals—are taking the initiative in seeking hospital-based acquisitions of their practices. This is setting the stage for the evolution of how healthcare is delivered, survey data suggests. >>>

Hospitals Rethink the Service Line

While general surgery, cardiovascular care, and orthopedics still head the list of service lines with strong positive margins, more areas of specialization are popping up and providers of all sizes are reviewing their service lines. >>>

Cutting Anesthesia Costs Starts with a Battle

Anesthesiologists on the whole contend that all-physician anesthesia means better-quality care. But it's time to consider adding CRNAs to the mix to cut costs without compromising patient safety, many advocates say. >>>

Upend the Hospital Hierarchy

The current clinical hierarchy, a top-down structure where power starts with physicians and flows down to nurses, is flawed. Is this really the best way to care for patients? >>>

Stop Ignoring Online Review and Rating Sites

About one-third of consumers would trust a random, faceless person posting on the Internet over a well-established brand. How well-equipped is your hospital to reap the maximum benefits of online reviews? >>>

The Cardio Service Line, Rebooted

The tactics for caring for cardiology patients are changing. Care partners, often practicing in the community and not in the hospital, are playing pivotal roles in expanding the patient referral base in new ways. >>>

Nonprofit Health Plans Edge For-Profits in Customer Satisfaction

While consumers continue to give low satisfaction ratings to health plans in general, they assign higher marks to nonprofit health plans, a J.D. Power and Associates study shows. It ranks health plans by region in seven categories. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

PA hospital concierge offers patients unlimited service, March 25, 2013

State budget leaves troubled NY hospital still looking for help

New York Daily News, March 25, 2013

Intuitive robosurgery training seen lacking in lawsuits

Bloomberg News, March 22, 2013

MD urges better licensing for healthcare pros

The Washington Post / Associated Press, March 21, 2013

Settlement over race-based request at hospital included money

CBS Detroit, March 21, 2013

NC nurse anesthetists battle bill to put doctor supervision requirements into law

News & Observer, March 21, 2013

SUNY orders LICH closure again in court, March 20, 2013

Group medical appointments may help ease physician shortage

The Washington Post, March 20, 2013

Hospitals mobilize to tackle alarm fatigue

The Day, March 19, 2013

A pattern of problems at a hospital for veterans

The New York Times, March 19, 2013

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