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More docs seek satisfaction with new models, survey finds

Physicians, frustrated with the higher burden and lower payoff (financial and emotional) of practicing medicine in the United States, seek to take control and make changes to increase their professional satisfaction, according to the latest snapshot provided by  Physicians Practice's  fifth annual Great American Physician Survey.

Mass casualty lessons for hospitals from Iraq and Afghanistan

Hospitals can take lessons from war for ways to deal with potential mass casualty incidents, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.

Study: Higher Medicaid reimbursement leads to more cancer screenings

When Medicaid programs provide higher reimbursements for doctors' office visits, Medicaid members are more likely to receive cancer screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, according to a  study  published in the journal,  Cancer.

Strategic hospital room design hastens patient recovery, minimizes staff errors

Patient room design may do more than boost patient satisfaction--it could actually reduce the amount of pain patients experience, lead to shorter hospital stays and decrease physician and staff errors.

5 ways CEOs can actually change hospital culture

Hospital CEOs should focus less on talking about an organization's culture and more on the elements that make up a hospital's culture, such as mindset, methods, strategies and structures, former physician John Kenagy, M.D., founder of Kenagy & Associates, told  Becker's Hospital Review.

Study reveals 1 in 4 young adults lack health insurance

Twenty-four percent of young adults ages 18 to 29 lack health insurance, finds a new  survey from Princeton Survey Research Associates International, commissioned by  

How extra Ebola precautions could backfire

Healthcare providers' precautions against the Ebola virus may have the opposite of the intended effect, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Education, telemedicine initiatives target rural healthcare gap

Struggling rural health organizations hope to use two initiatives to attract healthcare providers, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Successful marketplaces set common standards for health plans, analysts say

Most state-run health insurance marketplaces are still stuck focusing on technical challenges, but those that want to get out front should be focusing on raising quality of care, according to a new  Commonwealth Fund blog.

The 3 Ps of patient experience

Guest post by Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D., president of The Beryl Institute, where he specializes in organizational effectiveness, service excellence and high performance in healthcare. I shared in...