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  1. Looking into missing drugs, hospital surveillance footage accidentally filmed patient surgeries

    For Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., looking into one serious problem caused another. By Max Green -
  2. What the Ringling Brothers' retired elephants have to do with cancer research

    When it comes to developing cancer, risk increases with body size and life span, according to the National Institutes of Health. This is because the more cells an organism has, and the longer the organism lives, the greater number of cell divisions it will undergo. Elephants, however, have a lower-than-expected rate of cancer, even though the odds are against them. A research project underway in Florida involving retired circus elephants is working to find out why, Slate reports. By Max Green -
  3. CDC report: 34% of American adults did not see, talk to a physician last year

    In 2014, 34 percent of Americans age 18-64 didn't visit — or even speak with — a primary care physician, according to a CDC report.  By Max Green -

What is the best approach to hiring and developing the right healthcare leaders?

The leadership skills required for success today are evolving and vastly different from those of past decades.
  1. 231 hospitals inadvertently earned Medicare bonuses despite lower quality care

    New research shows CMS rewarded hospitals with substandard quality scores in its Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program because they performed well in lowering cost, according to study published in the May issue of Health Affairs.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Harvard study finds consumer price shopping doesn't lower healthcare costs

    If consumers could compare healthcare prices, would they choose the lower option? A recent study published in JAMA suggests not.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. A lesson from a former hospital CEO who was once a psychiatric patient

    Dennis Miller has had his fair share of hardship. By Erin Marshall -
  4. This billionaire will tell you if an MBA is worth it

    Going back to school for your MBA is a tough decision to make. Not only is it time-consuming, it's also pricey; tuition can cost upwards of $60,000 per year. The question remains: Is it worth it? By Erin Marshall -

Three Keys to Optimizing Efficiency and Productivity in the Operating Room

Learn how addressing issues within governance, data, best practices and reporting can enhance the OR’s ability to maximize their potential for excellence.
  1. CDC: Hepatitis C most deadly infectious disease in America

    Hepatitis C-associated deaths peaked in 2014 with 19,659 infected individuals dying, according to data released by the CDC on Wednesday. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Fitch: As acquisitions continue, healthcare leverage increases

    While health insurers inch closer to completing acquisitions, U.S. healthcare companies have seen an increase in leverage, according to Fitch Ratings' "High-Yield Healthcare Checkup Handbook." By Erin Marshall -
  3. National Nurses Week: ANA offers resources to promote a 'culture of safety'

    This year's National Nurses Week theme is "Culture of Safety — It Starts with YOU." The American Nurses Association is calling on nurses to enhance workplace safety to improve patient care and the health and well-being of nurses.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. How 5 organizations are celebrating National Nurses Week

    National Nurses Week kicks off Friday and will run through May 12. The week-long, annual veneration of the nursing profession has roots that stretch back to the 1950s. Here are how five organizations are honoring nurses for National Nurse's Week 2016.  By Brian Zimmerman -

Harness the power of patient choice to improve outcomes, patient satisfaction and maximize risk based reimbursement.

Learn how innovative health systems are creating a marketplace for post acute providers to compete for their patients’ choice based on quality and satisfaction.
  1. 12 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a physician charged with stealing medical equipment from an Illinois health system to the dismissal of a healthcare data breach class-action lawsuit, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 5 health systems with strong finances

    Here are five health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions based on recent reports from Moody's Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. How CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA fared in Q1

    Major for-profit hospital operators produced mixed results in the first quarter of 2016.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Florida physician convicted of 162 counts of healthcare fraud

    A physician from Gainesville, Fla., has been convicted of 162 counts of healthcare fraud for allegedly engaging in a series of false billing schemes, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. FDA announces new e-cigarette regulations: 6 things to know

    E-cigarettes, which previously had practically no federal oversight, will soon be regulated similarly to tobacco cigarettes, as outlined in a Food and Drug Administration rule published Thursday. By Heather Punke -
  6. Siemens rebrands healthcare business

    Munich, Germany-based Siemens, an electronics and industrial company, has rebranded its healthcare business following the unit's splitting off into a separate legal entity, which may be a precursor to an independent stock market listing, according to Reuters. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Cancer Treatment Centers of America lays off 81 employees

    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America has laid off 81 employees at its Zion, Ill., medical center, according to the Chicago Tribune. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. 10 Mich. health centers to receive $1M each in federal funds for facility upgrades

    Ten healthcare organizations in Michigan are receiving $1 million each in federal grant money to support facility renovation, expansion or construction, according to an report. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. Gundersen Health System CEO, CFO: Health Affairs study on nonprofit hospitals 'simply not true'

    Leaders of La Cross, Wis.-based Gundersen Health System have come out against a study recently published in Health Affairs that reported seven of the 10 most profitable hospitals in the U.S. in 2013 were nonprofits, calling the study's findings "misleading" and "simply not true." By Tamara Rosin -

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