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Healthcare experiences the most CEO turnover

When it comes to CEO turnover, healthcare continues to outpace other industries, saying goodbye to the most chief executives so far this year, according to the latest report from outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Physicians need more education about the dangers of self-medicating

Prescription painkiller addiction--a deadly epidemic sweeping the United States in recent years--doesn't strike just patients, but often claims physician victims as well.

6 months after the Boston Marathon bombings: Thanking and supporting first responders

Six months ago the city of Boston and the country was rocked by the bombings at the marathon. Some who were at the finish line in Boston that day refer to it simply as "April 15." This past weekend, numerous first responders returned to the bomb site to pay tribute and share support with others who were there. For many of these individuals, I'm convinced that their emotional injuries have been no less severe than those of the victims who were hospitalized. Even though the rest of us genuinely see these responders as heroes, many of them are haunted by a feeling that they didn't help enough. In the meantime, their invisible wounds too often go unrecognized and unhealed.

Physician assistants step up to fill holes in healthcare system

Physician assistants are embracing industry calls to help close the primary care gap and meet the growing demand for healthcare services, NBC News reported.

Empathy essential for patient engagement success

Though technology can go a long way to help engage patients in their own health care, a little empathy can be an essential ingredient, according to an article published at

Hospitals put more doctors, nurses in charge

Changing healthcare reimbursement and delivery systems are driving clinicians and hospitals closer together, and as a result doctors, nurses and other health professionals increasingly are taking on key leadership roles, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

3 patient experience mistakes and how to fix them

For office-based physicians, "patient experience" is no longer just a buzz word. Pilot programs already exist in which physician survey scores impact their compensation; and by 2017 Medicare's value-based modifier program will affect all participating providers, noted Meryl Luallin, a consultant and professional mystery patient with the SullivanLuallin Group, at this year's Medical Group Management Association conference in San Diego. She not only advised on how physicians can focus their efforts to boost their scores, but also explained how to correct three common mistakes:

Docs increasingly monitoring online reviews

Cognizant that online reviews increasingly are swaying patient decisions about medical care, more and more doctors are monitoring such reviews about themselves, according to the results of a new physician survey.

3 ways to create expert operating room teams

While some consider correlating healthcare and aviation to comparing apples to oranges, one airline captain and patient safety expert believes lessons from the air can help turn surgical team members into an expert operating room team.

MGMA 2013: A true meeting of the minds and passion for patient care

Four days ago, I got on a plane cross-country from Boston to San Diego, leaving behind near-peak New England foliage and two offspring with strep throat. One of the latter was also pretty sad to see...