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Hospital-sponsored health plans: Why now may be the right time to launch

More and more hospitals are offering their own health plans, but success may hinge on the timing of the launch, according to Paul Keckley, Ph.D., managing director for the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Social media policy tips for healthcare leaders

As healthcare providers expand their use of social media,  Becker's Hospital Review  offers hospital leaders tips to consider when drafting policies.

More nurses work in the community instead of hospitals

​A growing percentage of newly licensed nurses are finding work outside of hospitals, according to a 10-year study that has been tracking U.S. nurses' patterns of employment. While the majority of new nurses get their first healthcare jobs in hospitals, more and more nurses are working in the community as part of wellness teams and in population health. 

COOs take on greater role in health insurance industry

In many health insurance companies, chief operating officers have taken on new responsibilities that go well beyond the traditional role they once played, according to  Managed Healthcare Executive.

4 reasons healthcare must embrace nurses

Not only are nurses vital to hospital operations, they are uniquely positioned to address certain problems and tasks facing the industry. In this special report, FierceHealthcare breaks down four of those challenges.

Help hospital employees alleviate holiday stress

No one wants to be in the hospital over the holidays--and that generally includes healthcare providers as well as patients. It's a stressful time of year to be a healthcare provider, so hospitals need to ensure nurses and others who have to work over the holidays feel supported and treated fairly.

The hottest healthcare jobs for 2016 and beyond

The healthcare sector is expected to create at least 3.8 million new jobs in the United States by 2024 and  Forbes  has determined which ones will be the hottest in the next decade.

Physician engagement tip: Make time for fun

Even though physician engagement is critical to the success of any practice endeavor, meetings don't have to be strictly serious. In fact, there could be consequences to being too businesslike in your interactions, wrote Michael Schlosser, M.D., the chief medical officer of HealthTrust, in a recent blog post.

Healthcare shakeups spark 'talent war' for children's hospital leaders

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare,  a leading executive search firm's chief quality officer talks about the need for children's hospitals to find leaders with non-healthcare experience who have successfully handled major transitions within their industries.      

Improve your practice staff by cultivating a high-functioning team

Solid practice teams don't just happen. They're the result of careful cultivation, tending and, at times, pruning, Cheryl Toth writes at  PhysiciansPractice.