Anytime a high-profile figure or company makes a public blunder, the fallout provides valuable lessons for all those in powerful positions--including healthcare executives.
The post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape makes physician engagement more important than ever for hospital leaders, and there are several concrete measures leaders can take to improve it, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
If you ask me, being well-versed in your own challenges, goals and lessons learned in hindsight makes each and every one of you an expert.
Bills to mandate nurse staffing ratios are under debate in Oregon and New Jersey. Advocates believe the measures will increase patient safety. But others say the requirements aren't necessary and will only increase hospital costs.
It may seem superficial, but physicians' attire has a measurable effect on patient perception of their knowledge, caring, professionalism and trustworthiness, according to a study published in BMJ Open.
Three insurers--Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth--hope to compel their members to eat better by partnering with local grocery stores to create special member programs that provide discounts of up to 10 percent on certain healthy foods.
Chief medical officers are some of the most vital members of a healthcare leadership team, and several factors are expanding their responsibilities, writes healthcare economist and policy expert Paul Keckley.
Nursing jobs are frequently cited as among the most in-demand professions, but the reality is more complex, according to Boston.com.
By and large, physicians go into practice notoriously underprepared to handle the business of medicine (which happens to inhabit an environment that gets more complex by the day). A recent event sponsored by the University of New York at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute aimed to help change that dynamic, which some analysts say contributes to low morale among physicians, the Buffalo News reported.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., will step down in March after almost six years at the helm, Reuters reports.