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The tangible benefits of physician engagement

Guest post by Barry Ronan, president and CEO of Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland I am often asked how I engaged physicians as we were transitioning to value-based care...

Government, hospitals fail to protect nurses from workplace injuries

Despite the epidemic of workplace injuries and stress-related burnout that nurses experience, they often receive little to no help from hospital leaders to address the problem--and healthcare facilities aren't the only ones that don't adequately protect the nation's frontline clinical workers, according to an NPR report. 

Gender wage gap persists among nurses

Male nurses continue to earn significantly higher salaries than their female colleagues even though women outnumber men in the profession, according to a new study published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

3 rules for effective communication (and when to break them)

The perfect communicator doesn't exisit. Rather, the art and science of exchanging messages is one we continue to hone throughout our lives, regardless of job title. As a writer, perhaps I'm...

3 tips to maximize the power of practice meetings

Important ingredients that are often missing in meetings, according to a recent post from  Harvard Business Review,  include leaders' ability to demonstrate empathy and emotional control. These concepts apply to one-on-one interactions, too, as described in a recent post for  Physicians Practice.

Compassionate healthcare can boost bottom line

Compassionate healthcare delivery might not only be morally correct, it could also help hospitals and health systems' bottom lines.

Controlling chronic disease: What needs to change?

Although chronic disease represents the leading cause of death in the U.S., 40 percent of all premature death is due to behaviors amenable to change, noted authors of an article published in  The American Journal of Medicine.

The link between compassionate care and patient satisfaction

Healthcare organizations that show a commitment to compassion enjoy a better bottom line as well as increased patient and caregiver satisfaction, according to a whitepaper from the Swartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.

Catholic Health Initiatives creates infrastructure to engage, retain doctors

One of the nation's largest hospital-based systems has made strides in physician engagement by building an infrastructure for its ambulatory services, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.

3 more ways to turn bad luck into fortune

Good news: A little more than a week post-op, I'm typing this commentary with both hands! While a broken wrist isn't a circumstance I'd wish on anyone, the lessons it continues to bring...