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BCBS of Tennessee: Nurses play vital role in care coordination, cost management

In BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's experience, nurses are the key to disease prevention and management efforts that help improve patients' quality of life, BCBST Chief Medical Officer Andrea D. Willis, M.D., writes in an opinion piece for the  Tennesseean.  

Healthcare and hospitals continue to post big job numbers

The healthcare sector continues to be one of the strongest job generators in the American economy, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Enrollments in medical schools on the rise

Enrollments in U.S. medical schools have increased substantially, according to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

From the battlefield to the medical field: Growing physician leaders

Guest post by Mark Hertling, who leads programs for global partnering, leadership, development and health performance strategies at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Physicians, hospitals and a variety...

Nurse association promotes 'culture of safety' in healthcare

In the wake of a new report that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., the American Nurses Association is urging healthcare professionals to keep safety in mind during National Nurses Week, which begins today.

Anthem names new chief financial officer

John E. Gallina has been named Anthem's new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 1. Gallina, who currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial offier for the insurer's commericial and specialty business division, will replace current CFO Wayne DeVeydt.  

There's a right way to terminate your relationship with a patient

As the song says, breaking up is hard to do, and that can be the case in discharging a patient from your practice.

US Surgeon General calls for opioid training for docs

Doctors' prescribing practices can play a pivotal role in halting the use of painkillers that has driven the dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths, said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. at a forum on addiction, reports The Hill.

Two groups call for reforms in GME funding to boost primary care

As the country faces a shortage of primary care physicians, two major groups have joined forces to call for a change in the current system for funding graduate medical education.

Abortion doctor files civil rights complaint against hospital for silencing her

A District of Columbia doctor, who performs abortions, has filed a federal civil rights complaint charging the hospital where she works of violating the law by forbidding her to speak publicly about abortion