Nurses working rotating night shifts may face unintended health consequences, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
A year after Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the University of Michigan Health System pledged that their surgeons must perform a certain number of high-risk surgical procedures to continue performing the procedures, no other hospital networks have joined them in the so-called volume pledge, according to The Washington Post.
Cigna's investment in employee education has paid off for the insurer in the form of tangible cost savings, according to a new study from the Lumina Foundation.
Hospital executive pay continues to climb even as profits fall in Massachusetts, according to the Lowell Sun.
Physicians who dread having to document patient care into electronic health records (EHR) have created a fast-growing job market for medical scribes, according to a STAT report.
Oklahoma became the first state to pass a law that removes maintenance of certification as a requirement for physicians to obtain a license, get hired and paid or secure hospital admitting privileges.
Last year was a pivotal one for the country's five largest health insurers, as months of negotiation culminated in the Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mega-mergers. It also was a good year to be an executive at the "big five" payers, as total compensation rose for 4 out of 5 CEOs.
If physician practice managers don't have enough to worry about, here's another potential headache: Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, according to a report in Medical Economics.
Increased patient loads and a growing administrative bureaucracy have contributed heavily to physician burnout, but practices may be able to make doctors' lives a lot easier by making some relatively minor changes, according to an article in Physicians Practice.
While they may be good at helping their patients, physicians may neglect or fail to notice the signs of their own mental health issues, such as burnout, depression and substance abuse, according to a report in Dermatology Times.