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4 considerations before asking aging surgeons to give up the scalpel

Are your aging surgeons' skill levels still up to par? Medscape examines factors to consider before making a determination.   

EHNAC launches ACO health IT accreditation program

Accountable care organizations are the focus of a new accreditation program launched this week by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a nonprofit standards development group.

Tennessee hospital drastically dropped infection rates through hand-hygiene initiative

When a doctor noticed the physicians and staff tending to his wife after a double knee replacement weren't washing their hands before interacting with her, he worked to do something about it,  Yahoo News  reported.

Leapfrog releases 2013 annual survey results, gets record hospital participation

The Leapfrog Group released results from its 2013 annual survey today, examining key hospital safety and quality elements at a record 37 percent of hospitals across the country.

Patient data security: How hospitals keep pace

​In their efforts to secure patient data, hospital executives continue to worry about mobile devices--and are employing technology to help. But they acknowledge that the human factor remains the trickiest part of data security. Special Report

Good physical work environment leads to more effective nurses

Physical work environments indirectly affect registered nurses, and their ability to complete tasks, communicate and do their jobs efficiently, according to a new study published in  Research in Nursing & Health.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's  RN W ork Project  found being able to do the aforementioned tasks leads to higher job satisfaction.

Hospital boot camp teaches docs, nurses teamwork skills

Although historically the communication between doctors, nurses and other hospital staff is less than perfect, one New York state hospital is teaching collaboration right from the start with a program that brings first-year internal medicine and pharmacy residents, nurse practitioner students and respiratory therapists together.

Florida Blue VP talks female leadership success

Florida's largest health insurer can count Vice President of Product Elana Schrader, M.D., among the growing ranks of women who have leading roles at health plans, according to Florida Blue Radio.

Number of registered nurses grows as professionals delay retirement

Despite debate about the validity of a nursing shortage, the number of registered nurses across the country continues to rise, reaching 2.7 million in 2012 and growing even more since then, according to a study published in  Health Affairs.

6 steps to better physician-administrator cooperation

In today's healthcare environment, good physician-administrator cooperation is essential to the future of the industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.