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How One Health System Slashed OT Costs

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Access to real-time scheduling data helped one New York state health system cut overtime hours in half in just one year. >>>


Editor's Picks

Demand for Primary Care Docs Remains Strong

The demand for primary care doctors is being fueled by health reform mandates as well as physician turnover, which has been on the rise over the past three years, a physician recruitment report finds. >>>

Nurse Leaders: Love the Job, Not the Paycheck

When it comes to job satisfaction, a new survey shows nurse leaders have a lot to like, but about one-third also perceive inequity in treatment compared with non-nursing departments. >>>

US Health Coverage Rebounds—For Now

After two decades of mostly declines, the percentage of Americans with health insurance inched up between 2011 and 2012, according to a new study. But with the advent of health insurance exchanges, the future level of insured people is impossible to know. >>>

Docs Hope for Incentive Bonuses to Offset Smaller Pay Increases

Physician compensation will increasingly include incentives, but the transition may be more of an evolution than a revolution. Meanwhile, primary care doctors may continue to get a "bump up" in salaries. >>>

Win-Win Payments for Providers and Payers

As healthcare moves away from fee-for-service to reimbursement models that reward quality and value, payers and providers are entering into new contract arrangements designed to align their financial incentives. >>>

Regina Benjamin Continues Crusade for Wellness

A Q&A with the former Surgeon General on her new position, the importance of early health habits, and why New Orleans is a natural laboratory for wellness. >>>

SLIDESHOW: Council Connection–ED Performance and Viability

According to HealthLeaders' May Intelligence Report, while 84% of healthcare leaders expect their emergency department patient volume to increase within the next three years, at least six in 10 expect their ED's operating margins and reimbursement rates to decline during that period. >>>

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News Headlines

US settles race complaint against Flint (MI) hospital

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, September 30, 2013

WakeMed (NC) CEO leaves amid challenging healthcare landscape, September 30, 2013

Community Health Systems' $3.9B deal being reviewed by HMA board

The Tennessean, September 27, 2013

Nurses prone to injuries with heavier patients

ABC News, September 27, 2013

Shame campaign gets hospital staffers vaccinated

NBC News, September 27, 2013

Shortage of primary care doctors in D.C., new report finds

The Washington Post, September 26, 2013

Easing doctor burnout with mindfulness

The New York Times, September 26, 2013

Brooklyn grapples with struggling hospitals and demand for healthcare

The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2013

Holy Cross Hospitals inform former patients of data breach

CBS Miami, September 25, 2013

Swapping COBRA for Obamacare likely to be windfall for big business

Kaiser Health News / The Chicago Tribune, September 24, 2013

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