The rise in spending on physician services in recent years has had a positive ripple effect on the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the American Medical Association. "Every dollar applied to physician services supports an additional $1.62 in other business activity," the report noted.
Violence against workers continues to plague U.S. hospitals, with two separate stabbings injuring two nurses in Los Angeles, one of them critically.
When a few doctors at the University of Utah Health Care read bad online reviews about themselves, they took matters into their own hands and started posting patients' reviews of facility doctors on their own hospital's website, Kaiser Health News reported.
One year after the tragic and deadly bombing, Boston hospitals are prepping for the Boston Marathon, including staffing extra workers, implementing new notification and chain of command procedures, and sending medical worker volunteers to the race itself, WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, repor ted.
Although nurses are known for their work as caregivers, educators and hospital unit administrators, the role they play in research is often not recognized, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
More than 100,000 medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical technicians and aides, either abuse prescription drugs or are addicted to them, according to USA Today.
Improving office efficiency is a frequent theme in FiercePracticeManagement. Email is a big example of a time-saving tool that can easily become a drag on productivity for physicians and employees alike. To make better use of the time docs spend handling electronic communications, consider the following tips about what not to do from Harvard Business Review.
Only months into Affordable Care Act implementation, one of the biggest remaining challenges for physician practices is understanding contracts with new health exchange plans, noted consultant Mary Pat Whaley in a recent Manage My Practice blog post.
Good employers and leaders will create and foster more engaged employees, which help make organizations more productive and successful, according to a Gallup article.
Two hospitals in the northeast will join forces in hopes of bringing the region lower-cost medical services, the latest of several mergers in the area, the Boston Globe reported