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Should hospitals bear more responsibility for mentally ill?

With more and more stories of mental health patients injuring and killing healthcare worker across the country--most recently in Pennsylvania--hospitals and health systems need to focus more on treating mental illness, author Caroline Hamilton writes in  Security Info Watch.

Shake up hospital hierarchies to deliver better care

To provide the best possible healthcare, hospitals must shake up their rigid hierarchies, argues an opinion piece in Forbes.

CIOs tackle job changes as health industry evolves

Technology is changing every facet of the healthcare industry, which also means that leaders in the industry are seeing their jobs evolving--perhaps none more so than chief information officers.

Nursing extremes: CA hospital eliminates positions, while Missouri seeks nurse educators

The future of nursing is as unpredictable as ever, with one California hospital eliminating skilled nursing positions, while a shortage of nurse educators leaves Missouri working to recruit more teachers into the profession.

St. Louis health system may lose doctors over new pay model

Doctors affiliated with Mercy Health in St. Louis are unhappy with the health system's new compensation model and say they may not sign the new contracts, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports. 

HIMSS: Health IT hiring remains 'consistent'

Clinical application support continues to be a major hiring need for healthcare organizations, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's second annual workforce survey.

Union battles, layoff threats make nurses the auto-workers of the 21st century

Just as car manufacturing defined industry in the 20th century, healthcare, which employes one in 10 workers, drives the 21st century, and today's nurses find themselves in the same position as their former auto worker counterparts, according to  The Economist.

One dead, two injured in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

A shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus in Yeadon, Pennsylvania Thursday left one mental health caseworker dead, a doctor wounded and the suspected shooter critically injured, the  Delaware County Daily Times  reported.

Hospitals must address employee fraud reports with procedural fairness

As the government makes it easier for hospital employees to report fraud and quality issues, and as social media gives disgruntled employees an outlet to air dirty laundry, hospitals must work employees to make them feel comfortable addressing concerns internally,  Hospitals & Health Networks  reported.

There's no place for disruptive behavior in healthcare

Has the healthcare industry gone too far in cracking down on disruptive behavior? Is it okay for doctors to be rude, dismissive and act like jerks if they have superior surgical skills?  Those are the questions raised this week in an article that explored  whether the patient satisfaction movement has gone too far and perhaps, in some cases, disruptive physicians aren't so bad.