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Physician shortage to hit hospital bottom lines

Hospital executives are challenged to recruit physicians, given their costs and the limits of the labor pool, but their inability to get ahead of the issue may start to hurt their bottom line, reported Fortune magazine.

M.D. Anderson docs unhappy with working conditions, patient safety

A year after doctors at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center complained about their workload and patient safety issues, a physician survey shows the concerns remain.

ICD-10 costs: Lower than expected?

ICD-10 implementation costs may not be as burdensome as previously thought for small physician practices, at least according to a post in this month's  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

The case for hiring forensic nurses

Forensic nurses play a critical role in helping victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and sexual assault, thus making the specialization of the fastest-growing in nursing. But despite the comfort these professionals offer patients and the value they provide hospitals, the forensic nursing profession may be endangered by a lack of people willing to do the job and a low perceived need for hospitals to hire them.

Improved care delivery best way to cut costs, say execs

Healthcare executives believe the biggest opportunities for cost-cutting in the industry are within the realm of improved care delivery and clinical operations, according to a survey from Huron Healthcare.

Hand-hygiene compliance drops at the end of shifts

​Hospital workers are less likely to wash their hands toward the end of their shifts, according to new research that suggests the lack of compliance is due to fatigue from the demands of the job.

AAMC: Integrate training on treating LGBT patients into med school classes

In an effort to reduce treatment disparities, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) this week released its first guide on how to educate medical students about diagnosing, treating and caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, gender-nonconforming patients and those born with differences in sex development (DSD).

3 ways to put innovation back into medical education

The healthcare industry emphasizes innovation far more than do medical schools, creating an "innovation gap" that healthcare leaders must narrow, according to a  Harvard Business Review  blog post.

Ebola watch: Michigan health system sets policy to pay quarantined nurses

Nurses who work for the University of Michigan Health System will receive pay for time off if they are put in quarantine as a result of treating patients with Ebola, the  Detroit Free Press  reports.

Simple ways to impress (or annoy) your patients

It's the height of fall in New England, otherwise known as time to make the doctors' office circuit for non-work-related purposes. And when I interact with physician practices, on behalf of...