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Analytics use in healthcare still 'immature'

While a growing number of health providers are turning to data analytics to help improve care and lower costs at their facilities, the use of analytics in healthcare remains relatively immature, according to a recent survey from HIMSS Analytics.

States debate docs' physician assistant supervision limit

Florida's House of Representatives passed a measure that would allow doctors to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight, despite concerns from some lawmakers that it would result in less physician oversight and supervision, according to the  Newsobserver. com

Female doctors get smaller share of Medicare money

Female doctors make about half as much as their male counterparts in the Medicare system, according to a study by the finance site NerdWallet.

AMA: Physician practices vital to economy

The rise in spending on physician services in recent years has had a positive ripple effect on the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the American Medical Association. "Every dollar applied to physician services supports an additional $1.62 in other business activity," the report noted.

Nurse stabbings raise questions on hospital violence

Violence against workers continues to plague U.S. hospitals, with two separate stabbings injuring two nurses in Los Angeles, one of them critically.

Hospitals post doctor ratings on websites

When a few doctors at the University of Utah Health Care read bad online reviews about themselves, they took matters into their own hands and started posting patients' reviews of facility doctors on their own hospital's website,  Kaiser Health News  reported.

Area hospitals prep for Boston Marathon one year after deadly bombing

One year after the  tragic and deadly bombing, Boston hospitals are prepping for the Boston Marathon, including staffing extra workers, implementing new notification and chain of command procedures, and sending medical worker volunteers to the race itself,  WBUR, Boston's NPR news station,  repor ted.

Nurses play a growing role in research

Although nurses are known for their work as caregivers, educators and hospital unit administrators, the role they play in research is often not recognized, according to the  Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Hospital setting triggers worker drug abuse, theft

More than 100,000 medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical technicians and aides, either abuse prescription drugs or are addicted to them, according to  USA Today.

Time saver: Break these 3 bad email habits

Improving office efficiency is a frequent theme in  FiercePracticeManagement. Email is a big example of a time-saving tool that can easily become a drag on productivity for physicians and employees alike. To make better use of the time docs spend handling electronic communications, consider the following tips about what not to do from  Harvard Business Review.