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3 questions docs must ask before adding NPPs

In line with predictions, physician practices use more nonphysician practitioners such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Violence against hospital nurses prompts call for education, planning

Hospital violence is at the forefront of many healthcare safety conversations after recent assaults on two New York-area nurses, one of whom suffered a critical head injury, according to

New resource in works for perioperative surgical home

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced this week plans for a new learning collaborative for its Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) care model. ASA revealed that it chose Premier, Inc., to lead the project's development, according to an announcement.

Why interconnectivity is vital to hospital CIO success

Pamela Dixon and Steve Nilsen, of recruiting firm SSi-Search, recently offered up tips for how hospital CIOs can lead effectively and dynamically.

How lean strategies saved a NH critical access hospital from financial ruin

Peter L. Gosline, president and CEO of Monadnock Community Hospital in Petersborough, N.H., explains how lean Six Sigma strategies helped save the critical access hospital from layoffs and financial ruin.      

Medical scribes make docs more efficient, productive

In an era where doctors spend hours a day filling out forms, scheduling patients, searching for data and coordinating care to improve quality and lower costs, medical scribes could be the key to freeing doctors to spend more time treating and interacting with patients, according to an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal.

Anonymous, phony online reviews leave docs vulnerable

As more patients make decisions regarding primary care and surgical procedures based on information available on the Internet and online reviews, doctors and hospitals are at a higher risk of losing credibility and business by phony and anonymous negative reviews, according to  BuzzFeed  contributor Jake Rossen.

Are 8-figure hospital exec salaries the latest trend?

Once unheard of, eight-figure salaries may soon be the "new normal" for some healthcare executives, according to Crain's New York Business.

Fort Hood shooting, Boston bombing anniversary spark emergency prep actions

In the aftermath of incidents like this week's Ft. Hood shooting and last year's Boston Marathon bombing, hospitals around the country have stepped up preparation for mass casualty and emergency scenarios.

Society establishes global advisory panel to advance the future of nursing

A panel of international nurse leaders met in Basel, Switzerland last week for the first time to collaborate on nursing initiatives to advance global health outcomes.