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Top 5 traits of talented managers

Employee engagement is crucial to profitability, productivity, quality, safety and staff retention, according to Gallup research, which also shows that behind most high-performing employees are strong managers. In particular, Gallup indicates that only 30 percent of U.S. employees are engaged at work, while managers account for at least 70 percent of variance in employee engagement scores across business units.

Hospitals, nurses clash on staffing ratios

Massachusetts nurses and hospital executives are at odds over legislation that would require lower nurse-patient ratios, New England Public Radio reports.

How nurses can maximize technology use for better patient care

Nurses looking to get the most out of healthcare IT for their patients would be wise to adopt such tools in their own everyday lives, according to Patricia Sengstack, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Bon Secours Health System, who spoke at a nursing IT summit hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT last week.

Hartford HealthCare's COO: Take ownership to change hospital culture

It isn't easy to change a floundering hospital culture but it's possible with a commitment to change and involvement of patients and staff, according to Hartford HealthCare Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Flaks, who spoke today at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress,

Supply chain management must adapt to changing healthcare landscape

A "just in case" approach to supply chain management no longer meets hospitals' needs In the U.S. and across the globe, according to  Supply Management.

ACHE Congress: Leaders must innovate and adapt to changing healthcare industry

New, more integrated models of care, limited financial resources and leaders entering the industry from non-traditional backgrounds will drive innovation and force healthcare leaders to adapt to different operation and management approaches, Christine M. Candio told more than 4,000 industry leaders who gathered in Chicago this morning to kick off the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, 

Industry leaders give mixed reviews about the future of healthcare

Healthcare leaders across the country are uncertain about the future of medicine in the wake of sweeping changes from the Affordable Care Act, but many are optimistic about the industry's possibilities.

For-profit hospitals in Conn. could face additional regulations

Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing this week regarding two bills that would put additional requirements on nonprofit hospitals that want to transition to for-profit status,  CTnow  reported. 

New hospital protocols make EDs more efficient, safe

A series of new protocols and initiatives make hospital  emergency departments  across the country more efficient, cost effective and safe.

Memorial Healthcare's Frank Fear: Federal initiatives strain our workforce

For emergency room doctors at Lansing, Mich.-based Memorial Healthcare, the implementation of virtual desktops helped to dramatically improve workflow, according to CIO Frank Fear. In a recent interview with FierceHealthIT, Fear discussed challenges with the virtual desktop rollout, which included personnel needing to focus on federal initiatives like Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ICD-10.