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Board members at healthcare organizations lack understanding of cybersecurity risks

Directors on corporate boards in all industries have trouble understanding the risks that cybersecurity presents, but none more so than those in healthcare.

Hospitals add 10,600 jobs in June

Hospital employment had a decent showing in June, adding more than 10,000 jobs during the month, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hospitals must encourage ER nurses to report violent incidents

Healthcare organizations must encourage emergency department nurses, who are frequently victims of violence, to report all incidents of physical and verbal assaults, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Public advocates, Kaiser Permanente wage war of words over mental health services

A war of words--and advertisements--is taking place in California over long-simmering allegations that Kaiser Permanente has failed to provide adequate treatment and insurance coverage for patients who need mental health services. A Kaiser spokesperson told  FierceHealthcare  that the Courage Campaigns' claims are just the latest efforts in an ongoing union smear campaign.

Why healthcare must eliminate barriers for nurse practitioners

Increasing numbers of nurse practitioners who enter the healthcare field could help fill the gap created by a shortage of primary care physicians, according to an opinion piece on the  Health Affairs Blog.  

Beth Israel aims to prevent emotional harm to patients

The healthcare field has made great strides in preventing adverse events that cause physical harm to patients, but one Boston hospital thinks it's time that hospital quality improvement programs also work to prevent emotional harm that damages a patient's dignity.

CFOs may have more leverage over organized labor

With unions weakened and management emboldened by shifts in worker demographics in recent decades, organized labor is recalculating how to obtain more leverage in negotiations moving forward, the  Wall Street Journal  has reported.

Why hospitals need chief quality officers

As the healthcare industry transitions from a volume-based to a value-based model, more healthcare organizations are adding the position of chief quality officer to their payrolls, according to Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality.

National Nurses United: Supreme Court case on public unions threatens patient safety

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court this week to review a case that could limit the power of public unions to collect fees from nonmembers, could also destroy their bargaining power, and in effect, endanger patient safety, the largest U.S. organization of nurses warned Tuesday.

New Virginia law requires hospitals to inform patients of observation status

A new Virginia law that takes effect today will require hospitals to inform patients of their admission status verbally and in writing.