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How hospital leaders can engage physicians in the transition to value-based care

As hospitals transition from a fee-for-service model to value-based care, physician engagement is crucial, Mary Lou Mastro, R.N., president and CEO of Elmhurst (Illinois) Memorial Healthcare, told Becker's Hospital Review.

Can hefty sign-on, retention bonuses solve the nurse shortage?

​A looming nurse shortage has led hospitals across the country to offer nurses sign-on bonuses as high as $20,000 as incentives to join and stay at their organizations.

3 ways physician assistants can increase patient experience, satisfaction

Physician assistants have many opportunities to improve the patient experience but aren't typically part of the discussion when it comes to value-based payment models, according to a blog post on  Health Affairs.

Salesforce aims to improve patient management via Health Cloud

With the launch of its new Health Cloud platform Wednesday, San Francisco-based software company Salesforce aims to help doctors better manage patient care.

Layoffs, disaster recovery put hospital CEOs to the test

In an interview with  Becker's Hospital Review,  12 healthcare leaders from across the country discuss the toughest decisions they had to make.

4 ways to streamline your practice planning style

Recently, we discussed the importance of defining your practice culture as a means to hire the right kind of people and help newcomers carry out your company values. We can't forget, though,...

More docs take charge of their health and happiness, survey suggests

Physicians' demanding work often makes it difficult to practice the lifestyle and self-care that they recommend to patients. Respondents to a recent survey from  Physicians Practice, however, rated their overall health, happiness and habits as well above average.

Patient trust, perception of teamwork drives practice loyalty

If you conduct regular patient surveys--as experts recommend--one of the most important metrics to watch is patients' likelihood of recommending your practice to others.

What the future holds for infection control nurses

In the practice of infection control, the gradual shift from a nurse-centric to a multidisciplinary specialty means the traditional role of the infection control nurse won't be feasible in the future, predicts a registered nurse,who serves as an infection preventionist, in a post on  Infection Control Today.

Focus on preventing nurse injuries starting to pay off for early adopters

Amid efforts to protect nurses from workplace injuries, some hospitals report encouraging progress, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.