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Is anyone happy about the SGR fix and ICD-10 delay?

It's been quite a couple of weeks for the healthcare industry. In case you missed the news, in lightning speed, Congress approved a temporary fix to the sustainable growth rate, a formula that...

CEOs share 3 strategies for success in a value-based industry

It's not surprising that an American College of Healthcare Executive survey found financial challenges are the top concerns for hospital CEOs. After all the industry faces financial pressures...

Medical home success story runs counter to study findings

This week the Journal of the American Medical Association released startling results from a study on patient-centered medical homes (PCMH): The first and largest medical home pilot involving 32...

A brain surgeon reminds us about what's right in the healthcare industry

This week in healthcare news we learned that hospital staff are bullied at work and employees often come to work sick, despite the link between sick healthcare workers and patient illness. Both...

The narcissistic CEO: Nightmare boss or company savior?

My first encounter with a narcissistic boss was early in my career as a newspaper reporter. At first I thought he directed his horrible behavior at me because I was young and I was his first hire....

Year-in-Preview: 4 trends hospitals should watch in 2014

Prior to the holidays, we highlighted the stories and trends that dominated the headlines in FierceHealthcare and other media outlets in 2013. Looking ahead, here are four trends we believe will impact the healthcare industry in 2014.

2013 Year-in-Review: A government shutdown and showdown, Pioneer ACOs exit program and more

It's that time of year again: Eggnog, sugarplums, chestnuts on an open fire and our annual look back at the top stories that dominated this year's FierceHealthcare headlines. ACA, government...

The nursing shortage: Myth or reality?

News stories abound about the nationwide nursing shortage. In recent weeks, FierceHealthcare reported that New Mexico is desperate for nurses and plans to spend $220,000 on a marketing campaign to...

Happy Fierce Friday!

In between shopping for Black Friday specials, visiting with family and friends, and eating Thanksgiving leftovers, enjoy a collection of FierceHealthcare's best-of-features from 2013. Although...

Healthcare lessons from 3 (more) unlikely sources

Whether it's taking a cue from Major League Baseball to improve patient experience, or looking to reality TV to turn innovative ideas into action, other industries continue to offer hospital and...