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Washington best state for nurses; Louisiana the worst

​For the second year in a row, a state in the Pacific Northwest ranks as the best in the country for nurses, while a state in the South ranks as the worst, according to new research from the finance site WalletHub.  

3 more rules for effective (less confrontational) communication

A few weeks ago, I offered three suggestions for effective communication. The next three may sound obvious but can require a bit more conscious effort than some of us realize.

6 steps to keep cash from walking away

When the subject of embezzlement at physician practices comes up, often the focus is on elaborate schemes, misused credit or forgery. But while major cases tend to make headlines--such as the $1 million theft chronicled in a recent article from community newspaper  Highlands Today--lax cash-handling policies are far more widespread and can put virtually any practice at risk.

56 percent of nurses lack confidence about financial decisions

More than half of nurses lack confidence in regard to making financial decisions, in part because they simply lack the time to focus on them, the new Money FIT Nurses Study by Fidelity Investments found.

Does medical education prepare docs for team-based care?

Though new models of healthcare delivery increasingly focus on collaboration, medical education still does not adequately teach aspiring doctors how to work effectively with a team of caregivers, writes Dhruv Khullar, M.D., in a post for the  New York Times'  Well blog.  

Alternative pay models drive teamwork, care coordination

Although challenges remain, physician practices transitioning to value-based reimbursement systems see positive results on many fronts, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation, sponsored by the American Medical Association.

Nurses say peer bullying is rampant--and patients pay the price

As the issue of violence directed at healthcare workers gains ever more attention, research shows that nurses and doctors suffer some of the worst abuse at the hands of their own colleagues.

As value trumps volume, some hospitals treat patients at home

While some hospitals use the old-fashioned concept of the house call to provide better post-discharge care, other organizations take the idea even further by treating certain patients entirely from the comfort of their homes, according to post on the  New York Times'  Well blog.

How to cut practice payroll without losing muscle

Despite signs of a recovering U.S. economy, medical practices must still try to accomplish more work with fewer resources. But beware of stretching your staff too thin. 

How investing in members' health helped Southcoast Health cut costs

Healthcare organizations that struggle to reach the lofty goals of the Triple Aim--better health, better patient experience and lower costs--may want to take note of how one non-profit health system successfully overhauled its costly employee health plan, according to a new white paper.