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Hospitals must train millennial nurse leaders in empathy, frontline engagement

A new generation of nurses is on the rise within the healthcare field, even as older generations continue to put off retirement, and hospital leaders must understand a few key principles to successfully teach younger nurses to be the next wave of leaders in the field, according to Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality.

The shifting role of the healthcare CFO: From sites to systems

Guest post by Tom Quinn, senior partner with the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. It is hard to imagine any administrative role in healthcare changing more over the past few years than that of...

Why practices should hire staff with emotional intelligence

Between calming down the stressed out parents of sick children and figuring out how to juggle physicians' busy schedules, physician practices need employees with emotional intelligence. Still, it's not easy to hire for emotional intelligence, reports  Harvard Business Review. 

Women physicians celebrated, but still lack full support

It's been 167 years since Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. Today, with the ranks of female physicians inching closer to 50 percent, practices are recognizing the benefits of a gender-diverse workforce, according to an article from  The (Kansas) Morning Sun. Nonetheless, not all female physicians are satisfied that the culture of medicine has truly supported women doctors, particularly with regard to motherhood, according to a post from the  KevinMD  blog.

Nurses, hospital groups clash on Massachusetts bill to improve response to violence

Amid nationwide concerns about hospital violence, Massachusetts healthcare workers have often gotten the worst of it, such as a murder-suicide involving a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital last year. Now, according to, Bay State nurses are organizing to demand improved protection from what increasingly feels like healthcare's new status quo.

8 developing healthcare trends

Strategies to engage more value-conscious patients and consumers are among eight key healthcare trends that will develop over the next five years, according to a new report issued by the American Hospital Association's Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Finances still top list of hospital CEO concerns

Financial challenges top the list of concerns for community hospital CEOs for at least the fourth year running, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives' annual survey.

3 don'ts for physician leaders

As intelligent and talented as physicians are, their professional skill set does not automatically lend itself to strong leadership. By overcoming common traits that inhibit solid leadership, physicians can improve their odds of success as they take on increased responsibility for their teams, according to an article in  Forbes.

Report: Too many docs keep licenses after sexual misconduct

State medical boards aren't doing enough to protect patients from physicians known to have engaged in sexual misconduct, according to a Public Citizen report published by  PLOS ONE.

International medical graduates expect fewer opportunities despite doctor shortage

The rising number of graduates from U.S. medical schools, driven in part by efforts to stem the ongoing physician shortage, is expected put the squeeze on international medical graduates (IMGs) looking for residency slots in the United States, according to an article in  Medscape. This raises questions for both students and the medical industry regarding where IMGs will fit in the shifting healthcare landscape.