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3 practice-retention strategies borrowed from hospitals

Today, more than ever, running any type of healthcare organization is an all-hands-on-deck enterprise. Building a strong crew isn't easy. You need clinicians and employees who are not just highly skilled, compassionate and reliable, but who also fit the culture of your practice.

Staff turnover ranks as top challenge of healthcare recruiters

One-third of healthcare recruiters in the U.S. rank employee turnover as their greatest staffing concern, according to a new study by Health eCareers.

As care access improves, patient wait times go down

Long wait times in medical offices have been a consistent source of patient dissatisfaction for years, but the trend may be beginning to reverse, according to a survey from Vitals.com. The healthcare review website's sixth annual  Physician Wait Time Report  revealed that the average time patients spend stewing in waiting rooms has dropped by a minute over the past 12 months.

Medical residents afraid to challenge doctors' orders even when they're wrong

Medical residents hesitate to challenge doctors' orders even when they are wrong, according to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Information technology's impact on hospital C-suite growth

The C-suite is growing at healthcare provider organizations as technology requires the creation of new leadership positions--from chief technology officer to chief information security officers.

Reading Health System shrinks IT division following EHR installation

Thirty-three employees in Reading Health System's IT division will be laid off, according to the Reading Eagle.

Rock Health's Halle Tecco: No easy answer for dearth of female health execs [Interview]

While women make up a vast majority of the healthcare workforce, they are still woefully underrepresented in the C-suite of major healthcare organizations, according to a new report from Rock Health.

The tangible benefits of physician engagement

Guest post by Barry Ronan, president and CEO of Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland I am often asked how I engaged physicians as we were transitioning to value-based care...

Government, hospitals fail to protect nurses from workplace injuries

Despite the epidemic of workplace injuries and stress-related burnout that nurses experience, they often receive little to no help from hospital leaders to address the problem--and healthcare facilities aren't the only ones that don't adequately protect the nation's frontline clinical workers, according to an NPR report. 

Gender wage gap persists among nurses

Male nurses continue to earn significantly higher salaries than their female colleagues even though women outnumber men in the profession, according to a new study published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.