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Anticipated bill would improve VA wait times

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released details of a bill to introduce into the Senate this week that will address problems in the Veterans Affairs hospitals around the country, according to the Associated Press.

3 signs healthcare workers abuse drugs

Healthcare workers should be on the lookout for a few telltale indications of substance abuse or addiction among coworkers according to HemOnc Today.

As funding dries up, ONC reorganizes, consolidates offices

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, in an internal memo sent to ONC staffers and emailed to  FierceHealthIT  late Friday, announced a slew of organizational changes at the agency.

AHA: CEO salary analysis a "disservice" to hospital executives

The American Hospital Association disputed a New York Times analysis of healthcare executive compensation in a letter to the editor published this week.

Is physician employment the right move for hospitals?

Hospitals are buying medical practices at record pace, but is physician employment what's best for patients, doctors and hospitals?  

The best and worst states for nurses

Looking for a job in the nursing profession? Oregon ranks as the best state for nurses, according to research conducted by the finance site WalletHub.

Practice manager role evolves with the times

Thanks to the healthcare environment's shift toward a value-based system with more emphasis on quality metrics and patient satisfaction than ever before, practice managers' roles are evolving as well, according to an article from  Renal & Urology News.

Sharing the load: How to help patients help themselves

Call me sentimental, but I celebrate every  publis hing anniversary  of  FiercePracticeManagement  as though it were the birthday of my third child--sans the piñatas, face paint and sugar-crash tantrums. Another marked difference between  FPM 's milestones and those of my offspring is that I don't get to marvel at how, year over year, the newsletter becomes more self-sufficient.

Physicians who rejuvenate keep burnout at bay

Although physician burnout has been prevalent for years, a recent  Daily Beast  article denouncing medicine as "the most miserable profession" inspired a new chapter in the discussion throughout the medical community.

Norwegian American Hospital: Health IT aids quality turnaround

Abha Agrawal, M.D., chief operating officer and vice president of medical affairs, outlines how technology--including electronic medical records, quality metrics and dashboards--helped transform the struggling Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago.