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More docs learn about the business of medicine before going into practice

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.

FDA commissioner Hamburg to step down

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.

Scripps' active-shooter drill offers lessons for violence preparedness

Hospitals preparing for potential violent scenarios can take several pointers from Scripps Health in San Diego's active shooter simulations, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

Workplace danger: Nursing assistants suffer more physical injuries than construction workers

Hospitals must do more to protect nursing staff, who suffer more workplace musculoskeletal injuries than those in intensely physical industries such as construction, due in large part to the strain of lifting patients,  NPR  reports.

3 ways to stop the spread of burnout

As medical providers, you know how rapidly germs can spread and cause illness. You know the sneaky ways they tag along on even the uninfected to ensure proliferation of disease--as well as simple but effective strategies for keeping them contained. But these pathogens aren't the only contagion in your office. The equally grave conditions of burnout and pessimism, as  FiercePracticeManagement  reported last week, have now consumed nearly half of the U.S. physician workforce.

Should docs use Google to uncover patient lies?

Although there is some guidance regarding what information healthcare providers should share via the Internet, medical societies need to catch up on providing recommendations surrounding patient-targeted web searches, according to an announcement from researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

How hospital CEOs can be agents of change

Hospital chief executives have a vital role to play as agents of a change in the healthcare status quo, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

3 ways for hospitals to promote physician leadership

As the trend of healthcare consolidation shows no signs of slowing down, strong physician leadership within an integrated organization can play a major role in determining that organization's success. With that in mind, hospitals and healthcare organizations must empower physician leadership by adapting to accommodate a new culture of integration, Jerry Floro, M.D., president of the Pioneer Medical Group, wrote in a recent article for  Becker's Hospital Review.

States expand programs to draw doctors to rural areas

One of the most pressing challenges among rural healthcare providers is the dearth of doctors in nonmetropolitan areas, an issue that several states have recently pushed to address.

Despite friction, CFO-CMO partnerships are a win-win

The changing nature of the healthcare industry means chief financial officers and chief medical officers must put aside historical friction in favor of collaboration.