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More than half of transplant nurses show signs of burnout

More than half of nurses who work with organ transplant patients in the United States report high levels of emotional exhaustion and low levels of personal accomplishment in their life-saving work, according to a study published in Progress in Transplantation.

Why hospitals must ban perfumes

Hospitals must ban the use of perfumes, colognes and other artificial scents because they can aggravate patients' asthma, two doctors argue in an opinion piece in this months's  Canadian Medical Association Journal.  

Hospital employment here to stay, but not all independent docs give up practices

Although healthcare trends often ebb and flow, hospital employment is one that appears to not just have staying power, but keeps growing--despite some fierce opposition.

Concerns surround wellness programs' rising use of biometric tests

More and more workplace wellness programs are asking company employees to undergo so-called biometrics or blood tests that screen for a variety of risk factors from high cholesterol levels to high blood sugars.

Aging population poses threats and opportunities to practices

The U.S. population is aging, making Medicare beneficiaries an increasingly prevalent part of practices' patient panels. This trend poses both challenges and opportunities for all medical providers.

Transgender patients need more access to competent, compassionate care

Routine aspects of medical care such as filling out forms and finding the restroom aren't so straightforward for patients who are transgender. Taking steps to make practices more lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)–friendly don't just make patients feel more welcome, but also could mean the difference between people getting or skipping needed care, according to a story from  NPR.

Culture change key to successful patient engagement, say providers, innovators

Successful patient engagement by provider organizations is as much about culture change as updated technology, according to stakeholders speaking last week at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's annual consumer summit in the District of Columbia.

Why the words 'thank you' lead to greater rewards

ICD-10 conversion got your team down? Try showing gratitude for all the work they've done preparing for implementation and working through any hiccups in switching to the new medical coding system.  

Hospitals tout success on Day 1 of ICD-10 transition

Day 1 of ICD-10 use was a relative success, according to several hospital IT and information management leaders who spoke to  FierceHealthIT.

Bargaining power for docs comes at the expense of hospital leaders

Giving doctors more bargaining power may hurt hospitals in the long run, according to research published in Organization Science.