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Locum Tenens Physicians Fill Need That Won’t Go Away

Hiring freelancers is often profitable if they are willing to take on overnight or weekend shifts, or join a staff in a pinch to replace an unexpected schedule opening.
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Is Geisinger's Offer of Refunds to Dissatisfied Patients the Ultimate Satisfaction Tool?

The Pennsylvania health system guarantees a high level of patient care, and if patients leave unsatisfied, the organization will give back their copays. 
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Nine Paths for Improving Teamwork in a Hospital Setting

It all comes down to ensuring everyone is committed to the same goal of providing quality health care. 
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Summit Focuses on Physician Leadership Role in Clinical Integration

About 50 health care leaders attended the Florida gathering to hear about ways to engage and cultivate physician leadership at their organizations. 
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Millennials Embrace Nursing Profession, Just in Time to Replace Baby Boomers

Can health care leaders breathe a little easier after the number of new entrants into the field plateaued in recent years?
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Physician Leaders Take Measures to Adapt in Uncertain Financial Times

Organizations look to boost revenue through mergers, ergonomics, technology and other endeavors.
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In Politically Turbulent Times, Where Are the Boundaries for Physicians?

With health care under the legislative microscope, some organizations encourage political involvement for doctors — but outside the office. 
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Hospitals Step in to Help House the Homeless, But Will It Make a Difference?

It’s a cost-effective investment resulting in fewer unnecessary ER visits, a reduction of wasteful health care spending and tax breaks for nonprofits.  
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Without Price Breaks, Rural Hospitals Struggle to Stock Costly, Lifesaving Drugs

A federal drug program blocks rural hospitals from getting discounts on rare-disease drugs, forcing physician leaders to make difficult decisions.
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Some Hospitals Tapping Lawyers to Fulfill Patients’ Legal Needs

Many health care systems are focusing on medical-legal partnerships for patients who are high users of services.
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