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How nurses can prepare themselves for board leadership

Although nurses can provide tremendous value to hospital boards, many don't feel as if they are well prepared to serve in a governance position, Rachel Polhemus, senior partner of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, told  Becker's Hospital Review.

ACHE16: Dos and don'ts for the CEO when moving to a new position, organization

CHICAGO-- The high rate of CEO turnover creates new opportunities for hospital and health system senior executives--but also potential pitfalls. No one knows that better than Michael H, Covert, who took over as president and CEO of CHI St. Luke's Health in Houston 18 months ago, after spending 12 years as CEO at Palomar Health in San Diego. 

Minnesota health system pays $1.55M after failing to make BA agreement, conduct risk analysis

North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota will pay a $1.55 million settlement after a potential HIPAA violation in which it did not make a business associate agreement with a contractor and did not conduct a risk analysis to address security of patient data.

Medical errors can take a toll on doctors

Doctors and nurses make thousands of deadly errors every year. In the aftermath of a serious medical mistake, those healthcare professionals can experience anguish, turmoil, and emotional trauma, but most often find little emotional support, according to a report by Vox.

Donald Trump-esque personalities a mixed blessing for hospitals

Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and its implications for politics have generated buzz for nearly a year, but like other small-screen bosses, the former reality show host's ascendance in Republican polls contain lessons for healthcare leadership as well, argues a MedPageToday blog post.

ACHE16: How to develop and support strong physician leaders

The need for competent, effective physician leaders has never been greater. But many doctors are thrust into the role even though they don't have the skills or temperament for the job, according to speakers at the ACHE 2016 Congress.

HHS Office for Civil Rights details HIPAA application to workplace wellness programs

Guidance published this week by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights details how and when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act applies to workplace wellness programs.

Most hospital leaders think major reforms needed to survive

Hospital executives agree that healthcare providers must change their business models to survive in the rapidly shifting modern healthcare landscape, according to a survey from Prudential Retirement.

Humana bases executive pay on member health outcome measures

Amid the industry's shift to performance-based provider payments, one health insurer is taking the trend a step further by tying executive bonuses to members' health outcomes.  

Superbugs follow 1 in 4 seniors from the hospital to post-acute care settings, study finds

Superbugs are following seniors from the hospital to post-acute care facilities--where they're picking up even more bugs, according to research reported in the Journal of the American Medical...