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How to cut practice payroll without losing muscle

Despite signs of a recovering U.S. economy, medical practices must still try to accomplish more work with fewer resources. But beware of stretching your staff too thin. 

How investing in members' health helped Southcoast Health cut costs

Healthcare organizations that struggle to reach the lofty goals of the Triple Aim--better health, better patient experience and lower costs--may want to take note of how one non-profit health system successfully overhauled its costly employee health plan, according to a new white paper.

4 ways to help patients pay for care

Almost three-quarters of healthcare providers now discuss treatment costs with patients, according to a recent survey, but ensuring that patients can afford needed care remains a significant--and growing--challenge.Although barriers such as imperfect cost transparency won't go away soon, physicians who spoke with  Medical Economics  shared several tips for addressing patients' ability to pay.

3 long-term healthcare changes on the horizon

Healthcare is already changing before hospital leaders' eyes, but several longer-term trends will emerge over the next five to 15 years, healthcare experts told the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Workplace violence is on the rise and nursing staff are in particular danger

In a report that puts hard numbers behind a danger many health workers have long spoken out against, the Occupational Health Safety Network found that injuries associated with workplace violence increased overall from 2012 to 2014 and "nearly doubled for nurse assistants and nurses."

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls for 'prevention-based society'

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., called for improving public health by creating a "prevention-based society" in an interview with the Washington Post.

Olympus waited to alert U.S. hospitals of scopes' superbug risk

Olympus Corp. warned hospitals in Europe about the risk of patient infections associated with a certain type of gastrointestinal scope two years before the devices were linked to a deadly superbug outbreak in California, the  Los Angeles Times  reports.

4 ways healthcare leaders can improve communication

Effective communication is no easy feat, but it's more important than ever for healthcare leaders to clearly chart a way forward for their organizations as there is so much uncertainty and resistance in the industry, according to  Hospital & Health Networks Daily.

Patient experience tip: Forget customer service and show sincerity

It's been seven weeks since my odyssey to heal a badly fractured wrist began, and I'm happy to report that it's just about over. Through this journey, I've made stops to numerous...

Federal court denies St. Luke's bid to rehear antitrust case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday denied a petition to rehear the anti-trust case involving an Idaho health system's purchase of the state's largest independent physician practice.