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'July Effect' does not lengthen procedures

Although the "July Effect," under which medical errors are believed to increase as new physicians begin their residencies, is well-documented, but it typically does not increase the length of surgeries during the month, according to research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' 2015 Practice Management Meeting.

The top healthcare investment areas in the US

An analysis of the first stage of the federally funded State Innovation Model initiative reveals several key areas of investment in healthcare that could fundamentally change the nature of the industry, according a recent Accenture report.

Hospitals work to prevent nurse fatigue

Buddy systems and "flex nurses" are two ways that some hospitals attempt to ease nurses' burden and reduce the likelihood of fatigue, in keeping with recommendations from the American Nurses Association, according to the  Courier-Journal.

3 tips providers can learn from retail clinics

It's no secret that retail clinics change the way consumers think about and receive healthcare, but according to a recent  Physicians Practice  article, they should also alter the way providers operate.

Biden calls for hospitals to 'double down' on patient safety

Vice President Joe Biden called for increased focus on error and infection reduction in the healthcare industry and more government incentives to facilitate them, according to Kaiser Health News.

The future of population health management

In this special report,  FierceHealthcare  examines the evolution of population health management, the challenges involved, and what hospital and system leaders can do to make a real difference in their communities.

World Economic Forum: Flu, superbugs next big pandemic threats

Amid news that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be tapering off, global security leaders at this year's World Economic Forum say influenza and drug-resistant superbugs could easily trigger the next major pandemic, Reuters reported.

Will concierge medicine become mainstream?

Concierge medicine  has come a long way from its controversial beginni ngs. The often insurance-free model may even become mainstream for certain populations in the coming years, predi cted   Forbes  columnist Russ Alan Prince.

Medicare ACO results show some success, need for change

The early evidence on accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program indicates that while these ACOs have made some headway in savings and care quality, changes to the program could make them more successful, according to Health Affairs.

Healthcare CEOs predict increased focus on consumers, population health for 2015

Improved care quality, lower costs and preparation for the healthcare industry's transition to a value-based model will top healthcare CEOs' agendas this year, according to t he  Huron Consulting Group's annual Healthcare CEO Forum R eport.