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7 digital resolutions for hospitals in 2015

It's the beginning of 2015 and time for people to take a closer look at their lives and make resolutions for the coming year. It's also a good time for hospitals to take another look at their social media and digital initiatives and determine what's working and what's not.

Both physicians, nurse practitioners recommend careers as NPs

The growth of nurse practitioner positions and their contribution to the healthcare industry hasn't escaped the notice of physicians, nor NPs themselves, recent research indicates.

Amid criticism, executive pay shifts toward long-term incentives

The healthcare industry is moving away from extravagant executive perks in favor of long-term or graduated compensation benefits, accordi ng to   Becker's Hospital Review.

UPMC wants to make health IT innovation the norm

With new leaders at the helm, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is looking to not just move healthcare IT forward, but take it to the next level.

Healthcare employers optimistic on hiring, pay raises in 2015

Healthcare organizations are planning pay hikes in 2015, as well as several other ideas to recruit new talent, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.

Nurses: The biggest factor in providing better care?

The conventional thinking goes that better doctors will lead to better care, but perhaps it's really nurses who have more power to improve patient outcomes.

'One size fits all' is no way to improve hand-hygiene compliance

With hand hygiene a key factor in the fight against deadly hospital-acquired infections, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare decided to tackle the issue by conducting its first patient safety project on the subject, the results of which are published in several articles in the  Joint Commission's Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Hospital leaders split on readiness for healthcare changes

Hospital CEOs and board chairs differ on how much progress boards have made in promoting innovation, according to a new survey report from the American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance.

How a culture of forgiveness promotes staff retention

When it comes to employee retention, one concept that is frequently left out of the conversation is the idea of forgiveness. Yet forgiveness is a key ingredient of a healthy corporate culture, explained David K. Williams, chief executive officer of software company Fishbowl, in a recent post for  Forbes.

Battle to find docs may be a regional--not national--problem

While the possibility of a looming physician shortage remains a hot topic of debate, some recent reports suggest that the dearth of doctors is not a national problem, but a regional one.