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One-third of physicians would consider government practice jobs

Despite recent controversies surrounding wait time and staffing issues among hospitals run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a significant minority of physicians (36 percent) surveyed by the Medicus Firm said they would be "very likely" to consider a government-employed practice opportunity.

Study shows strength of team-based care in PCMH

Despite the challenges practices face in implementing the pati ent-centered medical home   model, many who've put forth the effort have achieved promising results, according to a series of recent reports. However, progress to date varies by practice size, noted an ar ticle  from  Medscape.

How far should practices go to prevent the spread of germs?

With flu season well under way and the Ebola crisis unresolved, practices need a plan to make sure patients don't leave their offices with more illnesses than with which they arrived.

World Health Organization: 'eLearning' equal to traditional training for healthcare workforce

Training through electronic media and devices could help prepare more healthcare professionals, addressing possible shortages of doctors and nurses around the globe, according to a new review from the World Health Organization.

Sue Schade: The importance of encouraging women in health IT

While core system updates are a vital part of Sue Schade's job, the potential to innovate is one of the biggest drivers for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers CIO on a day-to-day basis.

Staff makeup plays key role in hospitals' productivity

Healthcare facilities can employ a diverse array of staffing patterns--including those that employ more non-physician staff members--into their organizations in order to increase their productivity and better meet the needs of their communities, a new study suggests.

Fitch predicts rosier future for for-profit hospitals

Although the overall financial path for hospitals has been a mixed bag, those in the for-profit sector appear to have a particularly bullish future in the near-term.

Slowly but surely, more men join nursing programs

Despite long-held concerns about the stigma surrounding male nurses, some nursing programs have seen an uptick in male recruits.

7 digital resolutions for hospitals in 2015

It's the beginning of 2015 and time for people to take a closer look at their lives and make resolutions for the coming year. It's also a good time for hospitals to take another look at their social media and digital initiatives and determine what's working and what's not.

Both physicians, nurse practitioners recommend careers as NPs

The growth of nurse practitioner positions and their contribution to the healthcare industry hasn't escaped the notice of physicians, nor NPs themselves, recent research indicates.