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NPPs establishing firm role in practices

The good news keeps rolling in for practices that use nonphysician practitioners. Not only can the extra help from nurse practitioners and physician assistants help practices enhance revenue, but physicians who embrace the trend are generally happier with their practices. 

Workforce diversity can lead to happier plan members

By maintaining a diverse workforce, insurers can help guarantee their members have good experiences and high satisfaction with interactions, reported Business Insurance.

Bring employees together to boost performance

In today's challenging healthcare environment, you count on your employees to perform at their best. Physicians Practice  recently compiled  12 expert tips  for keeping office staff motivated. A common theme throughout the advice was creating a sense of togetherness among your employees.

Hospital elevator buttons carry more bacteria than toilet surfaces

Hospital elevators are home to more bacteria than toilet surfaces--making the high-traffic area a breeding ground for potentially dangerous infections.

Nurse's firing highlights importance of social media discretion

The firing of a New York City nurse for her social media use has reaffirmed the hazards of healthcare workers bringing their work online, according to ABC News.

Hospital resiliency most important after natural disaster, emergencies

High impact weather events across the country have some experts wondering if hospitals are resilient enough to overcome the aftermath of storms, tornados, hurricanes and floods, according to the  Florida Times-Union.

Mixed reactions to CMS 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the 2015 calendar year late Thursday afternoon, which didn't include changes to the sustainable growth rate formula, but revises the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

AHA exec: Hospitals must reduce non-beneficial care

Healthcare systems and hospitals can give better care and reduce costs by reducing non-beneficial care, according to John R. Combes, M.D., in an article published in  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Former surgeon general: Don't eliminate position, take politics out

A former surgeon general has proposed an alternative to a recent call to eliminate the position, MedPageToday reports.

Hospital IT execs: Patient safety results should define CPOE success

The success of a computerized physician order entry implementation project should be defined, first and foremost, by improvements to patient safety, according to Chris Snyder, a hospitalist and chief medical information officer at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.