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Healthcare jobs boost American middle class

The healthcare industry provides a ray of hope for middle-class workers seeking well-paying jobs with opportunities for advancement, the  New York Times  reports, though not all workers may benefit from this trend. 

3 communication strategies to prevent lawsuits

When patients are upset, the best way you can prevent their dissatisfaction from escalating into a lawsuit is to communicate with empathy, according to experts.

3 tasks hospital leaders shouldn't delegate

To successfully lead a healthcare organization, there are several tasks executives should handle themselves rather than delegate, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

Injured nurses often lack support from hospital leaders

Despite research showing nurses are at greater risk for workplace injuries than police officers, correctional officers and construction workers, hospital administrators often refuse to provide the support injured nurses need, according to  National Public Radio.  

How healthcare leaders can make it clear that black lives matter

The healthcare community has not been--and should not be--isolated from the recent dialog about racism spurred by outcry over what some view as police brutality and unequal justice targeted at black citizens, according to two recent opinion pieces in the  New England Journal of Medicine.

How healthcare executives can gain doctors' trust

​Healthcare executives who seek to successfully integrate doctors into their organization will soon find out the task is easier said than done, argues Jeff Goldsmith, Ph.D., in a recent article for  Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine, but a good place to start is by taking steps to build physicians' trust.

NPR documentary explores how nurses handle stress, burnout

Nurses outnumber doctors by six to one, spend more time with patients and, with an expanding scope of practice, are the backbone of American healthcare. A new documentary says these factors lead nurses to feel stressed, overburdened and unsupported.

5 truths about physician practice management

Wow. There is no other word for my newfound perspective on what practice managers actually do. Just wow. Last week, I spent about three hours behind the scenes at a mid-sized independent primary...

Network confusion can lead to angry patients, practice headaches

Finding out whether a physician is in a patient's insurance network is more complicated than meets the eye, leaving practices to sort out the confusion following an unexpected bill for high out-of-network rates, according to an article from  Kaiser Health News.

How to work with patients to improve high-deductible collections

There's no question: High deductibles change the landscape in which physician practices provide care. Though the challenges are vast when it comes to educating patients, training employees and updating policies to keep collections strong in the era of consumer-directed care, a recent article from  Medical Economics  offers several strategies to ease the strain.