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3 ways to sell your hospital on sustainability

Despite popular perceptions that sustainability measures will financially drain hospitals and health systems, they can drive savings when organizations take certain steps, according to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania.

U.S. doc shortage could hit 90,000 in 10 years

Despite claims by healthcare economists that the medical community has exaggerated the scope of the potential doctor shortage, a leading association that represents medical schools and teaching hospital reports that the country will be short as many as 90,000 physicians by 2025.

How physician CEOs can strengthen clinical outcomes

The post-Affordable Care Act healthcare climate is particularly ripe for physician leadership, but the industry has been slow to bring physicians into the C-suite, argues a Becker's Hospital Review article.

Improved credentialing can help hospitals stop physician imposters

Fake doctors are not a prevalent threat, but that doesn't mean they are not a serious one. Sally Pelletier, chief credentialing officer for the Greeley Company, offers suggestions hospitals can take to ensure physicians are properly qualified.

Texas Health Resources responds to Ebola nurse's lawsuit

A day after nurse Nina Pham announced that she will sue Texas Health Resources after contracting Ebola from patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died from the virus, the company responded to and disputed some of her claims, the  Dallas Morning News  reports.

New ways to think about hospital-physician engagement

Guest post by Kenneth H. Cohn, a general surgeon and CEO of HealthcareCollaboration.com, who works with organizations to engage doctors to improve clinical and financial performance A recent...

Chronic care management: 4 steps to implementation

Medicare's new chronic care management (CCM) program offers practices of all specialties a major opportunity to reap revenue from services they've thus far provided for free. With 1,000 qualified patients, a practice could earn an additional $511,200 per year, noted an article from  Medscape.

Med student interest in informatics greater than knowledge of training opportunities

Even as healthcare becomes more about using technology to gain knowledge from reams of data, medical students' interest in pursing clinical informatics (CI) training outpaces their knowledge about opportunities to do so, according to a new study at the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

The best strategies for hospital staff engagement

Hospitals and health systems can drive results by improving their employee engagement strategies, argues a Forbes column.

More physicians reach 'boiling point,' seek help for impairment

Physician health programs across the country have been busier in recent years treating doctors for problems such as substance abuse, impairment, physical illness and burnout. In part, the increase is due to an effect similar to global warming, Steven Adelman, M.D., a psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician, and director of Massachusetts Physician Health Services, told  Medscape.