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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...

4 easy-to-miss social media safeguards for physician offices

While the potential benefits of social media in healthcare are vast, so too are the consequences for physicians or organizations whose representatives don't post carefully,  according to a  po st  on  OncLive.

How health IT can help to keep patients insured

Health information technology--in particular, electronic health records and health information exchange--can be a conduit for keeping patients insured, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and Kaiser Permanente Northwest's Center for Health Research maintain in an article published in the November/December issue of the  Annals of Family Medicine.

4 simple rules for productive practice meetings

​ Meetings are a critical way to keep communication flowing throughout your organization, but such sessions run a high risk of feeling like a chore or waste of time to attendees. Here are four tips from  Physician's Money Digest.  to keep your meetings productive 

ER strategy: Streamlining care for patients with less serious illnesses

Medesto, California-based Memorial Medical Center invested $3.7 million to expand its emergency department to increase space for true emergency patients, while streamlining care for those with less serious illnesses,  The Modesto Bee  reported.

4 emerging healthcare jobs

With the healthcare sector poised to add 5 million jobs by 2020--and demand already beginning to surge--healthcare reform created new and emerging jobs to the mix, according to a new report.

Team-based approach cuts alarm fatigue by 80 percent

A standardized, team-based approach could dramatically cut the use of cardiac monitor alarms and reduce alarm fatigue--a top health technology hazard and hospital patient safety concern, according to a study published in  Pediatrics.  

VA Secretary's challenge: Finding docs to join the department amid scandal

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is on a cross-country tour, trying to recruit doctors-in-training to fill staffing shortfalls at the VA that over time could jeopardize care for millions of veterans, the  New York Times  reports.

Assaults against nurses soar in Minnesota; reflect nationwide trend

Incidents of violence against nurses and other hospital staff are on the rise. In Minnesota, where a metal rod-wielding patient recently charged a nursing station at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, nurses filed a record 46 workers' compensation claims for assault through September of this year, the  Star Tribune  reported. If the pace continues, this year's injury claims will equal combined claims for 2012 and 2013.