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Addiction medicine faces 'severe workforce crisis'

While physicians, lawmakers and others work to curb the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, medical professionals trained to treat underlying substance use disorders are in short supply. And in the short term, federal laws, such as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and Affordable Care Act, which offer insurance coverage for addiction medicine to millions more than ever before, may exacerbate the problem, according to a post from  Stateline.

NAACP: Health systems fail to diversify leadership ranks

While the healthcare industry's supply of well-paying jobs makes it key to bridging the racial economic equality gap in the United States, the stubborn lack of diversity in upper management indicates significant room for improvement, according to a new report from the NAACP.

OSHA updates guidance for hospital violence prevention

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued updated guidance for protections against workplace violence for healthcare workers, as violent incidents continue to plague healthcare providers.

When hospitals merge, CEOs often pay the price

The brisk pace of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry has had one major casualty--hospital executives, according to  Crain's New York Business.

The curious case of the healthcare CEO who took a pay cut

The increase in healthcare CEO compensation is a touchy issue, but not every top executive decides to pad an already sky-high salary with a generous raise, according to  Becker's Hospital Review.

3 practice-retention strategies borrowed from hospitals

Today, more than ever, running any type of healthcare organization is an all-hands-on-deck enterprise. Building a strong crew isn't easy. You need clinicians and employees who are not just highly skilled, compassionate and reliable, but who also fit the culture of your practice.

Staff turnover ranks as top challenge of healthcare recruiters

One-third of healthcare recruiters in the U.S. rank employee turnover as their greatest staffing concern, according to a new study by Health eCareers.

As care access improves, patient wait times go down

Long wait times in medical offices have been a consistent source of patient dissatisfaction for years, but the trend may be beginning to reverse, according to a survey from The healthcare review website's sixth annual  Physician Wait Time Report  revealed that the average time patients spend stewing in waiting rooms has dropped by a minute over the past 12 months.

Medical residents afraid to challenge doctors' orders even when they're wrong

Medical residents hesitate to challenge doctors' orders even when they are wrong, according to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Information technology's impact on hospital C-suite growth

The C-suite is growing at healthcare provider organizations as technology requires the creation of new leadership positions--from chief technology officer to chief information security officers.