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How honest reflection fuels performance

How often do you walk out of an exam room, a meeting with your board of directors or interaction with an employee and take the time to ask yourself, "How could that have gone better?"...

Value-based care helps close PCP-specialist pay gap

The pay gap between primary care physicians (PCP) and their specialist counterparts continues to close, thanks in part to the healthcare industry's shift toward value-based care, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

3 ways union organization attempts hurt hospitals and threaten patient safety

Hospitals and health systems targeted for union organization suffer the consequences in lower patient and employee satisfaction, as well as higher readmission rates.

Health industry resists safety protocols to protect worker injuries

A new report from the advocacy group Public Citizen says that hospital executives and administrators have no plan of action for lowering the staggering rate of on-the-job injuries for nurses. Furthermore, institutions appear to resist any government attempt to regulate the industry from the outside.

Tennessee hospital trains physicians to become future leaders, administrators

​A program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville aims to train doctors in the business and personal skills they will need to become hospital administrators and leaders in their communities, according to  Becker's Hospital Review. 

Massachusetts nurses complain of illegal mandatory overtime

Nurses at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts and Beverly (Massachusetts) Hospital filed more than 50 complaints about mandatory overtime with the Massachusetts Nurses Association between January and late May, according to the  Gloucester Times. But representatives from Lahey Health, which run both hospitals, told the publication that the system did not violate state law.

How new health IT employees can adapt to an industry in flux

The old maxim about the only constant being change holds true in health IT careers.

Two physician-patient relationship factors that transcend time

Almost every business, regardless of the industry, is about relationships. It doesn't matter whether the business is making widgets or washing cars; our society depends on people helping one...

Culture change, physician leadership needed to keep sick health workers home

Although nearly all--95 percent--of certified registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives participating in a recent survey said they believed working while sick put patients at risk, 83 percent admitted they worked while contagious at least one time in the previous year.

Innovation's role in helping hospitals improve delivery

The Innovation Institute brings multiple health systems and like-minded partners together to collaborate on big-picture care delivery issues. "Prevention" is at the top of every list. It is also something all health systems can get in front of through innovation.