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How CEO Trevor Fetter brought Tenet back from the brink

Tenet Healthcare Corp. has come a long way since it faced a series of crises in 2003, and it owes much of its success to its CEO, Trevor Fetter, the  Dallas Morning News  reports.

Naturopathic doctors focus of latest scope-of-practice debate

Out of all of the strategies proposed to help ease the United States primary care shortage, expanding the scope of practice may be the most contentious. The latest chapter in the debate surrounds proposed legislation to allow naturopathic doctors to prescribe some medications and perform minor procedures in California,  MedPage Today  reported.

Nurse claims Missouri hospital fired her for voicing patient safety concerns

Mercy Hospital Springfield in Springfield, Missouri, faces a lawsuit from one of its former nurses who alleges that she was fired for reporting inadequate staffing and infection control practices that put patients in danger, according to the  Springfield News-Leader.

Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act doesn't need fixing'

President Barack Obama  told reporters Monday morning at the G-7 summit in Germany that the Supreme Court never should have heard the  King v. Burwell  case regarding the legality of federal subsidies.

Consider financial-health benefits to increase employee productivity, engagement

When designing benefits packages for employees, many companies focus on retirement and investment, but workers and practices also stand to gain from a greater emphasis on financial matters of the "here and now," according to an article from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Blue Shield of California slammed during public hearing

Following accusations that  Blue Shield of California refused to disclose how much it will spend to acquire Medicaid nonprofit insurer Care1st, the state's Department of Managed Health Care Director Shelley Rouillard vowed during a public hearing Monday to "deep dive" into the matter.

Readmission reduction push shows promising results

Despite considerable criticism regarding the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, the program is largely doing the job that the Affordable Care Act created it to do, according to a new study published in  Health Affairs.

Updated OIG 2015 work plan adds EHR issues under review

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General continues to refine its scrutiny of electronic health records, adding a new focus area in an update to its work plan, but deleting several older items previously under review.

mHealth security, communications platforms deserve attention

This week brings insight on two very different issues relating to mobile health technology and use. One is the growing "bring your own device" movement within hospitals and care centers by the nursing population. The second is the fallibility of mobile communications infrastructure carrying all the messaging and data.

CMS to investigate Florida hospital's pediatric heart surgery deaths

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will investigate a Florida hospital where several infant heart surgery patients died in recent years,  CNN  reports