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12-hour-plus shifts linked to nurse burnout

Nurses working shifts of 12 hours or longer are at severe risk for burnout, according to an international study published in BMJ Open.

Industry upheaval has insurance execs on edge

From Affordable Care Act drama to industry consolidation, health insurance executives have had a rough few months.

Board becomes first to scrap 10-year MOC exam

The American Board of Anesthesiology will soon update the way it requires physicians to maintain and prove their skills, possibly signaling that other professional groups will follow suit, the  Washington Post  reported.

Maryland creates ER opioid prescribing guidelines

The Maryland Hospital Association, working with the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, recently developed opioid prescribing guidelines to be used in emergency departments in the state.

Happy nurses lead to happy, satisfied patients

Hospital efforts to boost patient satisfaction by following the lead of luxury hotels or resorts are misguided, according to an article in  Quartz. Instead, leaders must focus on the healthcare workers that patients interact with the most: nurses.

Physician leadership: Training vital to empower docs

Although most physician leaders say business and financial skills are important components of their jobs, fewer than half have access to formal physician leadership training at their organization, according to a new survey.

Healthcare is home to America's highest-paying jobs

If Americans are looking for high-paying careers, healthcare appears to be the way to go. Six of the highest-paying careers in the United States are in healthcare, according to 

How hospital leaders can engage physicians in the transition to value-based care

As hospitals transition from a fee-for-service model to value-based care, physician engagement is crucial, Mary Lou Mastro, R.N., president and CEO of Elmhurst (Illinois) Memorial Healthcare, told Becker's Hospital Review.

Can hefty sign-on, retention bonuses solve the nurse shortage?

​A looming nurse shortage has led hospitals across the country to offer nurses sign-on bonuses as high as $20,000 as incentives to join and stay at their organizations.

3 ways physician assistants can increase patient experience, satisfaction

Physician assistants have many opportunities to improve the patient experience but aren't typically part of the discussion when it comes to value-based payment models, according to a blog post on  Health Affairs.