New tool helps ID underserved areas; ACA plan enrollees struggle to find docs

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> The American Medical Association launched a new Health Workforce Mapper, an interactive tool that illustrates the geographic locations of the healthcare workforce in each state, including health professional shortage areas, hospital locations, as well as other related workforce trends. Announcement

> Americans' trust in the medical profession is declining, according to new national survey from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, HealthDay reported. Article

Provider News

> With all of the effort and expense that hospitals put into hiring the right nurses, organizations must put at least as much energy into retaining those nurses and fostering continued high performance and growth. This excerpt from Fierce's new ebook explains the strategies hospitals use to engage nursing staff. Excerpt

Health Insurance News

> Some people who bought Affordable Care Act plans might have a hard time finding doctors willing to accept them as patients. Doctors cite payment concerns, already-full practices or administrative hassles related to exchange products as reasons for turning new patients away. Article

Health IT News

> A majority of physicians still struggle with interoperability, but mobile device users were happier overall with their systems, according to Software Advice's latest annual electronic health record UserView survey. Article

And Finally…Winning by a hair. Article