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Physician burnout reaches fever pitch

Rampant professional burnout drives more doctors to sell their practices, slash their patient panels or retire early, according to an article from the  Washington Post. The problem is particularly acute in primary care, where physicians manage patients' comprehensive needs, yet get as little as 11 minutes to spend with each of them.

ThedaCare Center CEO: Engage front-line hospital workers to boost patient safety, quality care

Senior healthcare leaders need to simplify their approach to patient safety and quality measures, and give front-line workers the opportunity to provide the best care possibly by creating an environment that fosters open communication and team work, according to John Toussaint, M.D., chief executive officer of ThedaCare.

4 ways to improve the nursing environment, patient safety

The nursing world has changed for the better throughout the past decade, but there is room for improvement as patients remain at risk for serious harm and disruptive behavior in the workplace continues, according to a new brief from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.

Reputation still skews hospital assessments

Hospital reputations play an outsized role in both quality assessments and day-to-day operations, several experts told Becker's Hospital Review.

Wellpoint CEO: Technology, smartphones will shape healthcare's future

Many people hold the future of healthcare in their hands--or in their pockets. Smartphone technology, social media and data mining will drive change and shift the future of healthcare, said Wellpoint, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish, the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecturer at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago last week.

Consumer Reports ranks top 10 safest U.S. hospitals

U.S. hospitals vary widely on safety and likelihood of death from avoidable surgical complications, according to new rankings from Consumer Reports.

FDA proposes to simplify med device classification process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to simplify the way it classifies and reclassifies medical devices, opting to do so by administrative order rather the cumbersome rulemaking process.

ACHE Congress: Leaders must innovate and adapt to changing healthcare industry

New, more integrated models of care, limited financial resources and leaders entering the industry from non-traditional backgrounds will drive innovation and force healthcare leaders to adapt to different operation and management approaches, Christine M. Candio told more than 4,000 industry leaders who gathered in Chicago this morning to kick off the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, 

Higher mortality risks for patients at hospitals serving low-income population

Low-incom e patients  face higher operative  mor tality rates  but not because of their socioeconomic standing. It's because of the hospital that treats them,   acco rding to  a new study published in  JAMA Surgery.

Report: Global HIE market to reach $878 million by 2018

The global healthcare information exchange (HIE) market is expected to grow to $878 million by 2018 from $558 million in 2013, according to a new report from Dallas-based research firm...