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  1. Healthcare industry adds 29k jobs in November

    The healthcare industry contributed 29,000 of the overall 321,000 new jobs that were added to the U.S. last month, according to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Was it worth it? 5 quotes on healthcare reform from Kathleen Sebelius

    On Tuesday, former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius sat down with USA Today's Washington Bureau chief Susan Page to discuss the healthcare law, Jonathan Gruber and whether it all was worth it.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. The triple aim's fourth leg? Improving clinicians' work life

    Healthcare's triple aim — enhancing patient experience, improving population health and reducing costs — is a widely accepted set of priorities, but new studies suggest it may be failing to address a critical component of the healthcare model: the providers. By Tamara Rosin -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November to discuss issues and strategies that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and developments. 
  1. 5 concerns about for-profit retail healthcare and patient safety

    The growing trend of healthcare retail services, in which patient care services are offered by non-physician healthcare professionals or in nontraditional settings for a profit, has drawn increasing concern in the medical community. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system capital projects

    Here are eight capital projects at hospitals and health systems that were recently announced, started or completed, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Edgefield Hospital CEO Brandon Clary resigns

    Brandon Clary, CEO of Edgefield (S.C.) Hospital, has resigned, according to a report in the Edgefield Advisor. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Galesburg Cottage Hospital CEO Earl Tamar resigns

    Earl Tamar, MHA, CEO of Galesburg, Ill.-based Cottage Hospital, has resigned. By Tamara Rosin -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. weighs in on ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues in this compilation of featured articles. The e-book includes three articles, covering M&A activity and physician employment compensation models. 
  1. Finally, the patient is taking center stage

    Many healthcare professionals are still uncomfortable with the term "customer service," yet many hospitals and medical practices are spending more time trying to deliver just that.  By Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher of Modern Healthcare and an Author, Public Speaker and Career Coach -
  2. Expect a severe flu season, experts say

    The strain of the flu that has been most common in the U.S. this season, seasonal influenza A H3N2, is tied to more severe illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths than other flu strains, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By Heather Punke -
  3. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin CFO leaving for Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Weldon Gage, MBA, CFO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, is leaving to take a position as CFO of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Lawmakers urge high court to hear PPACA 'death panel' challenge

    Twenty-five Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Tom Coburn, MD (R-Okla.) and Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-Tenn.), are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a medical board created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to cut Medicare spending, according to a report from The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

What is your hospital's biggest security threat? Are you prepared to stop it? This paper examines the five layers of security you need to protect your patients and their information -- plus the best ways to ensure physical security for your facility staff, physicians and patients.
  1. Capella Healthcare seeking $100M loan to buy Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center

    Capella Healthcare, a 13-hospital system based in Franklin, Tenn., is pursuing a $100 million loan to acquire 116-bed Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, S.C., according to a Nashville Post report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 8 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 8 highest paying physician specialties

    Here are the median starting salaries of the top eight highest paying physician specialties, according to the 2013 Physician Salary and Compensation Survey published by Profiles.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Health market 2.0: What care provider teams will look like in 2020

    Smart care teams — a group of physician assistants, nurses, social workers, coaches and physicians — communicating in real time, 24/7, with consumers, will personalize the provider-patient relationship and shift the care model to prediction and prevention.  By By Tom Main, Partner and U.S. Market Leader, Oliver Wyman -
  5. Mayo Clinic continues lawsuit after former executive resigns from competitor

    Mayo Medical Laboratories' former CEO officially resigned Wednesday from his new position with Mayo competitor Quest Diagnostics, based in Madison, N.J., according to the Post-Bulletin.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. With growing hospital workflow complexity, can EHRs first do no harm?

    Complexity in medicine is increasing. Actually not a bad thing.  By Donald M. Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology and Thanh Tran, Chief Executive Officer, Zoeticx, Inc. -
  7. Can you really be a good boss to your friends?

    Having positive relationships at work is an important part of making a possibly stressful environment a more enjoyable place. Taking breaks, establishing open communication and even spending time socializing with co-workers outside of the office can lead to better relationships and more positive attitudes in the workplace, according to Forbes. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. 10 of the best jobs in healthcare

    Despite news of layoffs at hospitals around the country, the job market in the healthcare industry is growing rapidly. Nearly 5 million jobs are expected to be added in healthcare between 2012 and 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Evidently, some healthcare careers are more in demand than others right now. Job search engine CareerCast compiled a report on best jobs in healthcare for next year, taking into account environment, income, outlook and stress.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Carle Health, Olney hospital affiliate

    The board for Olney, Ill.-based Richland Memorial Hospital unanimously approved an agreement to make the hospital a clinical affiliate of the Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Foundation health system, according to The News-Gazette.  By Emily Rappleye -

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