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3 essential steps to ensure a successful hospital opening

There's more to opening a new hospital than laying the cornerstone and completing construction, the CEO of the new Victory Medical Center Fort Worth in Texas writes in an article published by  Becker's Hospital Review.

New AMA initiatives target physician health

No matter their specialty, physicians see one extremely important patient every day: the one they greet in the mirror. This was the takeaway message from this year's International Conference on Physician Health, according to Robert M. Wah, M.D., president of the American Medical Association.

Assault case shines light on hospital patient privacy, social media policies

Lansdale (Pennsylvania) Hospital, part of the Abington Health system, has fired an emergency room technician who posted pictures of patient X-rays and two severed fingers and described different patients in her Twitter account, according to  insurancenews.net  via the  Philadelphia Inquirer. 

VA CIO says new scheduling system will roll out by 2017

Contrary to previous reports, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy a new scheduling system by 2017.

4 ways to stay in love with medicine

The business of healthcare is grueling at times--and arguably tougher with each passing year or day. As a result, some physicians leave and go on to exercise their talents elsewhere, typically with...

MGMA: Practices forced to allocate more staff resources to regulatory burdens

As the regulatory and administrative burden on physician practices increases, so too has the expense of paying employees needed to perform this work. 

Benefits of MD/MBA programs go both ways

While it may be too soon to determine whether the explosive growth in joint M.D./M.B.A. programs changed the dynamics of practicing medicine, individuals on both the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare report that such dual training improved the way they perform in their roles, according to an arti cle  from the  Atlantic.

Docs happiest in areas with strong communities, low managed care

Although physicians nationwide repo rt signs of struggle, there are pockets of the country where practicing medicine is more pleasant than average. Mississippi leads the pack for the second year in a row, a ccording to this year's Best States to Practice re port  from  Physicians Practice. 

VA scandal whistleblowers receive settlement for unfair treatment

​The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it settled the complaints of three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the Phoenix VA hospital--revelations that led to a nationwide scandal that involved secret wait lists to cover up treatment delays and possible patient deaths.

3 skills effective hospital leaders need

As healthcare providers reshape their infrastructure to a post-Affordable Care Act world, they must think about how to hire the most effective executives, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.