Healthcare organizations are working to both discipline and reform physicians who display disruptive behavior. The process requires leaders to strike a tricky balance between "managing disruptive behavior" and "caring for and protecting the victims," says one expert. >>>
Forget stubborn physicians and wildly fluctuating patient volumes. Nurse leaders really do have control over the highs and lows of patient throughput and related staffing problems. >>>
Many independent hospitals are joining with bigger systems in search of access to capital, scale, and survival. But that doesn't mean acquisition is right for everyone, says the CEO of Lodi (CA) Health. >>>
The lessons learned about population health management and the value of medical homes and coordinated care come straight from the nation's community health centers, which celebrate nearly 50 years of providing healthcare access. >>>
Cardio care is a growing margin contributor for hospitals and health systems. That's why healthcare providers are retooling in a big way to develop cardiac care subspecialty programs. >>>
Problems discovered in federal inspections of compounding facilities include "inappropriate or inadequate, or both, clothing for sterile processing…insufficient microbiological testing, and other practices that create risk of contamination," says the GAO. >>>
No clear reason or firm date was given for Farzad Mostashari's plan to exit the Office of the National Coordinator. His unexpected move comes at a critical time as HHS grapples with complex issues over the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2. >>>
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