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The Burnout Burden: Why Doctors Need Help From Leadership

Placing the burden on doctors to restore their own work-life balance overlooks burnout’s structural causes over which physicians have little control.
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The State of U.S. Healthcare: An Iron Cage of Bureaucracy

Even as Americans are forced to resign to healthcare costs that have reached an all-time high, it is indisputable that patients continue to pay more while receiving less. Administrative costs related to wasteful bureaucracy is a major contributor.
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How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82%

A hospital pharmacist describes how his hospital was able to reduce medication errors by 82% by following these five recommendations.
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Jay Bhatt’s Vision of the Future of Healthcare

Margaret Cary MD interviews the American Hospital Association's Chief Medical officer, Jay Bhatt, MD, about his vision of the future of healthcare. He says, health systems are really thinking hard about creating care teams of the future, care teams with empathy and compassion because compassion is the oldest medicine.
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Can Nomad Health Cure Your Staffing Woes?

Nomad has created a digital platform that helps healthcare professionals looking for work connect with healthcare facilities looking for staff without the need to go through a third-party recruiter or broker.
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Apparently Nobody in Healthcare Trusts Each Other

There's no trust anywhere when it comes to healthcare-a new survey shows that hospital systems & doctors don't trust health plans & plans don't trust them.
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Nursing is One of America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

A recent report called nursing one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Here are some of the reasons why and tips on what you can do to make their lives better.

5 Steps for Preventing Opioid Harm to Patients

Ideally, the clinical decision to monitor or not monitor patients receiving opioids with the available technology of pulse oximetry (for oxygenation) and capnography (for ventilation adequacy) should not be an option. However, hospital resource constraints may pose impediments to monitoring all patients receiving opioids.

What Can Be Done about Medical Errors?

To reduce patient deaths, hospitals need to become “highly reliable” organizations.
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Are You Struggling to Attest to Meaningful Use?

Under newly defined provisions, you can claim a hardship exception for issues related to insufficient time to meet Meaningful Use reporting requirements for 2015, relating to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
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Governor Scott, Lobbying Money, and the Public’s Trust

A CNN investigation asserts that Gov Rick Scott’s administration scuttled hospital quality standards after two Republican political groups received large contributions from Tenet.
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Why Aren’t More Hospitals Preventing Respiratory Compromise?

Research shows that continuous monitoring in hospital medical-surgical units improves clinical outcomes, but many hospitals are not using it. Why?