Toxic workplaces reflect leadership failure

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 30, 2014

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.

Williams' death sheds light on mental-health issues

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 23, 2014

Regarding the recent blog post “Robin Williams' death a wake-up call for mental health workers” (, 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.

Who should lead care team? Not necessarily a doctor, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 26, 2014

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...

Better regulation needed for data analytics, and more letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 19, 2014

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...

Clarifying some issues over commercial support for CME

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 12, 2014

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.

Fee-for-service isn't to blame for healthcare's ills, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 05, 2014

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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