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Optimize patient flow: The key to reducing readmissions

Despite many hospital's efforts to reduce readmissions, penalties for excessive readmissions reached an all-time high this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid will levy fines to 2,610...

Nurses under-report violence, saying it's a "waste of time"

Workplace violence against healthcare workers could be even more prevalent than previously thought, with surveys indicating incidents of violence are massively under-reported.

Keep HIPAA practices in mind in face of Ebola

As the Ebola virus continues to make headlines in the U.S., hospitals must be prepared to protect potential patients' privacy, or face millions of dollars in fines as well as a government investigation, according to an article in  MedCity News.

Despite heavy presence in management, women underrepresented as hospital CEOs

Although nearly three-quarters of medical and service managers are women, only 18 percent of hospital CEOs are female, according to an infographic created by Norwich University's Master of Science in Nursing online program.

Niall Brennan to serve as new CMS chief data officer

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking another step toward improving its data collection and management with the creation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics. The new office will be led by Niall Brennan, who will become CMS' first chief data officer.

Report: Florida has worst physician shortage

Despite recent suggestions that concerns about the primary care physician shortage may be overblown, the problem is especially pronounced at the state level, with Florida coming up shortest, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

5 ways to boost your bottom line in 2015

Last week's top story, "Practices' top financial challenges of 2014 turned out to be a hotter headline than I'd predicted. Perhaps the popularity of that story speaks to the adage...

Can adding a PA instantly boost your bottom line?

At a time when many practices must do more with less, some experts say that adding one or more physi cian assistants  (PA) to your payroll can help make practice access--and revenue--more abundant, according to an arti cle  from  HCPLive.

Docs happier when they can do what they want to do

If teaching hospitals want to keep their doctors from leaving, they should consider personalizing the mix of clinical, teaching, research and administrative responsibilities for each faculty member, a survey by the University of Virginia School of Medicine found.

High deductibles scaring patients away from care

For several years now, rising out-of-pocket health costs have caused some p atients  to forego needed care. A recent  stu dy  from the Commonwealth Fund confirms that not only are patients cutting back on care due to cost, but also their  misunders tanding of insurance coverage leads many to forego preventive care unnecessarily.