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3 ways for hospitals to promote physician leadership

As the trend of healthcare consolidation shows no signs of slowing down, strong physician leadership within an integrated organization can play a major role in determining that organization's success. With that in mind, hospitals and healthcare organizations must empower physician leadership by adapting to accommodate a new culture of integration, Jerry Floro, M.D., president of the Pioneer Medical Group, wrote in a recent article for  Becker's Hospital Review.

States expand programs to draw doctors to rural areas

One of the most pressing challenges among rural healthcare providers is the dearth of doctors in nonmetropolitan areas, an issue that several states have recently pushed to address.

Despite friction, CFO-CMO partnerships are a win-win

The changing nature of the healthcare industry means chief financial officers and chief medical officers must put aside historical friction in favor of collaboration.

5 optimistic healthcare trends for 2015

After the initial apprehension and uncertainty in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, optimism is taking hold among healthcare leaders, according to research from the Aegis Health Group, which identified several positive trends within the industry.

Strategies to improve emergency care communication

A commentary published in the February issue of  Emergency Medicine Australia  offers up strategies for emergency room doctors and nurses to improve communication and combat chaos.

Burnout grows among physicians

The number of burned-out physicians is on the rise, with nearly half of American doctors reporting a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism and a low sense of personal accomplishment, according to a new survey from  Medscape.

Disaster plans are a moving target: 4 areas to update

As of this morning, the snow in Boston has stopped, the travel ban has been lifted and the kids have another full day off from school. With snow totals of up to two-and-a-half feet, Blizzard 2015...

Inspector General slams VA's IT oversight

More than five years after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new system to manage its IT projects, its still lacks the required discipline and accountability for effective oversight, according to a new inspector general report.

Patient engagement key to doing more with less

Today's physician practices are more burdened with administrative, technological and regulatory challenges than ever--all in the midst of dramatic reimbursement changes and a physician shortage. But adding human resources--which already comprise 56 percent of healthcare providers' costs--isn't the best way to accomplish less with more, according to a recent article for  Medical Economics.

Hospitals work to prevent nurse fatigue

Buddy systems and "flex nurses" are two ways that some hospitals attempt to ease nurses' burden and reduce the likelihood of fatigue, in keeping with recommendations from the American Nurses Association, according to the  Courier-Journal.