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Workplace violence is on the rise and nursing staff are in particular danger

In a report that puts hard numbers behind a danger many health workers have long spoken out against, the Occupational Health Safety Network found that injuries associated with workplace violence increased overall from 2012 to 2014 and "nearly doubled for nurse assistants and nurses."

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls for 'prevention-based society'

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., called for improving public health by creating a "prevention-based society" in an interview with the Washington Post.

Olympus waited to alert U.S. hospitals of scopes' superbug risk

Olympus Corp. warned hospitals in Europe about the risk of patient infections associated with a certain type of gastrointestinal scope two years before the devices were linked to a deadly superbug outbreak in California, the  Los Angeles Times  reports.

4 ways healthcare leaders can improve communication

Effective communication is no easy feat, but it's more important than ever for healthcare leaders to clearly chart a way forward for their organizations as there is so much uncertainty and resistance in the industry, according to  Hospital & Health Networks Daily.

Patient experience tip: Forget customer service and show sincerity

It's been seven weeks since my odyssey to heal a badly fractured wrist began, and I'm happy to report that it's just about over. Through this journey, I've made stops to numerous...

Federal court denies St. Luke's bid to rehear antitrust case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday denied a petition to rehear the anti-trust case involving an Idaho health system's purchase of the state's largest independent physician practice.

Lowest-paid docs would still choose medicine, but in different specialties

Both primary care physicians (PCP) and specialists have enjoyed modest compensation increases over the past few years, according to  Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report. In particular, the average compensation for specialists is $284,000, with PCPs earning $195,000.   

3 social media shortcuts for physicians

One of physicians' most common objections to participating in social media is the amount of time it may require, on top of their already overburdened schedules. But having an online presence doesn't have to be all-consuming to have a positive impact on your practice, according to social media expert Kevin Pho, M.D., in the Spring 2015 edition of  Physician Family Magazine.  

3 ways to promote physician-led population health management

Though physician-led population health programs, including some accountable care organizations, have encountered some significant challenges, three types of innovations in physician leadership offer the best opportunity to overcome these barriers, according to a  Health Affairs  blog post.

ACA doesn't affect health plans at large companies

Employer-sponsored health plans  remain strong five years into the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest health benefits report from the ADP Research Institute.