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Inspire employees to think big by allowing them to fail

As healthcare providers and hospitals attempt to radically rethink their approach to care to include greater collaboration and cooperation between all stakeholders and to improve patient outcomes, some of their new ideas are likely to come from hospital innovation centers. 

Men with mustaches more likely than women to head medical school departments

A larger percentage of academic medical center department leaders are men with mustaches than women in general, according to a new study, which is deliberately facetious but makes a serious point about gender disparities within healthcare.

Humana gets boost from Oprah's investment in Weight Watchers

​Humana and Weight Watchers' effort to improve employee wellness and fight America's expensive obesity epidemic has benefitted from Oprah Winfrey's star power, according to a  contributed post.  

2016 may be the year for graduate medical education reform

The demand for reforms to graduate medical education will get a boost in 2016. The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation will partner with leading medical institutions to develop reforms at regional and local levels, according to a post at the  Health Affairs Blog  by Macy Foundation President George E. Thibault, M.D.

Biggest stressors for nurses: Feeling unappreciated, undervalued

The demands of the job are less stressful for nurses than feeling unappreciated and undervalued, according to a new study published in the  Annals of Behavioural Medicine. 

Provider dashboard helps Johns Hopkins measure individual performance

To assess the quality of its physicians, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is turning to a data-driven provider dashboard.

3 reasons healthcare CEOs should try meditation

Busy hospital executive looking for the secret to successfully tackling today's multifaceted healthcare challenges should consider trying the ancient art of meditation, a Stanford scientist says.

3 ways practice leaders can leverage stress

Even the smoothest day of running a medical practice can be stressful--for physicians and staff alike. While practice leaders should take care to protect their teams from burnout, there are also positive ways to harness the inevitable daily challenges that practice members face, according to a post from  Harvard Business Review.

FDA officials: Don't overlook the importance of health IT terminology

When it comes to data in healthcare, the correct use of terminology, while many times overlooked, is every bit as vital to industry success, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman.

The hidden cost of superstar employees

The changing healthcare industry increasingly demands business skills from physician leaders. Not all traits are equal, however, and no matter how talented or productive an individual employee may be, they can come at an unsustainably high price if they don't mesh well with their colleagues, the  Harvard Business Review  reports.