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Toxic workplaces reflect leadership failure
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent commentary “Toxic workers put organizations at risk”, toxic behavior can also be linked to the “fear factor,” which is alive and well in healthcare organizations.
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Williams' death sheds light on mental-health issues
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent blog post “Robin Williams' death a wake-up call for mental health workers” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), as a lifelong advocate and mental healthcare provider, I, on behalf of my colleagues, applaud the efforts of storytellers and journalists such as John N.
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Emergency care statistics don't tell the whole story, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As someone who has worked in the emergency medicine industry for many years, I'd like to offer a different perspective to your publication's portrayal of emergency care than the one presented on the July 28 Data Points page.
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Divestment isn't only approach to advance public health, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Aug. 4 cover story “Health systems urged to divest fossil-fuel stocks as UK doctors act,” highlights a vital issue for socially conscious organizations.
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NQF readmissions study not about quality improvement, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions,” I find it ironic and more than a little telling that the motivation behind this study is not to actually improve quality of care.
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Who should lead care team? Not necessarily a doctor, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the Q&A with Dr. Robert Wah, the new American Medical Association president, “Doctors should be captain of the ship,” I wish to offer a more contemporary view that patients and families want the provider who is best prepared to meet their needs and preferences to lead the...
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Better regulation needed for data analytics, and more letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the article “Data collection could stump next wave of predictive analytics," it's a very good article, capturing many instances of data analytics that illustrate the benefits and the challenges in this...
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Clarifying some issues over commercial support for CME
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Reporter Jaimy Lee wrote a very balanced article in the June 30 issue “CME Shelter,” in which she accurately laid out some of the battle lines surrounding the merits of commercial support for accredited continuing medical education.
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Fee-for-service isn't to blame for healthcare's ills, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the June 30 editorial “Insuring against the future,” this article is another attempt to sell Americans on the notion that fee-for-service is the cause of our healthcare spending woes and must be abolished if we hope to get spending under control.
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Prescribing addictive drugs to boost scores isn't 'unlikely' scenario, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the article “Senators concerned docs prescribing addictive drugs to boost survey scores”: Unlikely scenario? This is a totally “likely” scenario that is happening every day. Talk to an emergency department physician.
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