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Providers tackle turnover amid vexing labor shortage

Providers tackle turnover amid vexing labor shortage

By Alex Kacik  |  September 22, 2018

The healthcare industry is using financial assistance programs, employee ownership models and partnering with academic institutions to cope with high turnover along with simultaneous labor shortages.

Survey: Hawaii loses 51 doctors as shortage continues

Survey: Hawaii loses 51 doctors as shortage continues

By Associated Press  |  September 18, 2018

After two years of gaining physicians, Hawaii lost 51 full-time doctors in 2017. The state has about 2,900 full-time doctors, approximately 800 short of the number needed across all specialties.

Unwitting patients, copycat comments play hidden role in federal rule-making

Unwitting patients, copycat comments play hidden role in federal rule-making

By Sarah Jane Tribble  |  September 11, 2018

A proposal to sharply cut the 340B drug discount program drew some 1,400 comments when the Trump administration announced its plan last year. But a review of the responses found that some individuals had no memory of signing anything, much less sending their opinions about it.

Caring for Latinos requires more than knowing Spanish

Caring for Latinos requires more than knowing Spanish

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 08, 2018

The relative growth in the number of Latinos in the U.S. is creating pressure to target more services to the Latino community, but few health systems are making the needed investments.

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