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Minnesota physician shortage to emerge in next decade

A physician shortage will emerge in Minnesota in the next decade, according to a study conducted for the Minnesota Hospital Association.

The case for a better breakroom

Interested in making your physicians and employees more productive, more loyal to your practice and less stressed? Redesigning your breakroom may elicit bigger changes than you'd think, according to  Healthcare Design Magazine. 

Ending bad work relationships is a team responsibility

When it comes to dysfunctional work dynamics, any single member of the team has the power to change behaviors for the better. That's the silver lining of an otherwise gloomy study published recently in the  Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Johns Hopkins pays $190M to patients secretly recorded during pelvic exams

A gynecologist who secretly recorded thousands of women during pelvic exams using tiny hidden cameras in pens and key fobs cost Johns Hopkins Hospital $190 million in settlement claims--one of the largest on record involving sexual misconduct by a physician, the  Baltimore Sun  reported.  

Redesigned break rooms boost staff efficiency, retention

Looking to optimize staff productivity and retention? A spruced up staff lounge may be the answer, according to  Healthcare Design Magazine.

4 considerations before asking aging surgeons to give up the scalpel

Are your aging surgeons' skill levels still up to par? Medscape examines factors to consider before making a determination.   

EHNAC launches ACO health IT accreditation program

Accountable care organizations are the focus of a new accreditation program launched this week by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a nonprofit standards development group.

Tennessee hospital drastically dropped infection rates through hand-hygiene initiative

When a doctor noticed the physicians and staff tending to his wife after a double knee replacement weren't washing their hands before interacting with her, he worked to do something about it,  Yahoo News  reported.

Leapfrog releases 2013 annual survey results, gets record hospital participation

The Leapfrog Group released results from its 2013 annual survey today, examining key hospital safety and quality elements at a record 37 percent of hospitals across the country.

Patient data security: How hospitals keep pace

​In their efforts to secure patient data, hospital executives continue to worry about mobile devices--and are employing technology to help. But they acknowledge that the human factor remains the trickiest part of data security. Special Report