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Nurse self-care: Solution to peer bullying?

Nurses who are empowered to care for themselves will not only provide better care to patients but also could help combat the widespread problem of bullying that is rampant in the nursing culture, Susan Groenwald, Ph.D., R.N., president of the Chamberlain College of Nursing, tells FierceHealthcare in an exclusive interview. 

Work-life balance: A skill, not a privilege

According to Randi Zuckerberg, executive, entrepreneur and sister of billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a smattering of nonstop days doesn't necessarily spell doom for work-life balance.

3 ways to keep doctors and managers on the same page

To ensure physician practice success, practice managers don't just need to engage and motivate employees; they must also win the trust of their physicians. While many of the principles of sound communication apply universally, the nuances of physician-manager relationships are unique.

Hospital employment: Are policies needed to protect physicians?

While the appeal of not having to run a business continues to attract more physicians, various groups urge policymakers to help ensure that hospital contracts don't put employed doctors or their patients at an unfair disadvantage.

40 percent of hospitals fail on nursing workforce safe practices

Just weeks after it issued a report that indicated hospitals have made little to no progress on patient safety outcomes, the Leapfrog Group released another report that found many hospitals also fail to adequately support their nurses.

Nurses: Keepers of healthcare's dirty little secrets?

In order to uncover what the healthcare industry wants to keep hidden, simply ask the tight-knit, hard-working professionals who experience the highs and lows of hands-on patient care every day--nurses.

What to do if your office is subject to a fraud investigation

Since the 2009 formation of a partnership between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services dubbed "HEAT"--the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team--raids on medical practices are a regular occurrence, and several large-scale "nationwide takedowns" have resulted in coordinated, simultaneous office raids from coast to coast. 

Train practice employees to spot a cyberscam

​With cyberattacks now the leading cause of healthcare data breaches, according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute, practices of all sizes must train employees on how to protect sensitive information. 

Why a Massachusetts hospital promotes 'Email Free Fridays'

While many workplaces embrace the dressed-down tradition of "casual Friday," Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, an affiliate of the Boston medical center, decided to give its employees a break from a different occupational annoyance--email overload.

Obama taps ONC head Karen DeSalvo to join HHS

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo is just a Senate confirmation away from officially joining the Department of Health and Human Services as its new assistant secretary for health, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.