Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

By Bob Herman  |  January 24, 2015

Those in healthcare hoping to see the end of bitter price feuds between health insurers and providers as value-based contracting becomes more widespread may be doing the healthcare equivalent of waiting for Godot—anticipating something that will never come.

Looming nursing shortage fueled by faculty shortfall

By Andis Robeznieks  |  January 24, 2015

A nursing faculty shortage is producing a circular crisis, as students are being turned away from understaffed nursing schools at a time when more nurses are needed in the U.S. healthcare system.

Healthcare hiring boom will bypass hospitals

Healthcare hiring boom will bypass hospitals

By Melanie Evans and Rachel Landen  |  January 17, 2015

The healthcare sector will be hiring at a faster pace in 2015 as a healthier economy and shrinking uninsured population fuel an uptick in demand for routine and discretionary services. The hiring binge will be uneven, though.

Physicians blame patient 'treadmill' for missed calls

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 17, 2015

For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have.

Bovender, LeMaistre inducted into Health Care Hall of Fame

Bovender, LeMaistre inducted into Health Care Hall of Fame

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 17, 2015

Modern Healthcare is pleased to announce the induction of two industry veterans into the Health Care Hall of Fame—Jack O. Bovender Jr., former chairman and CEO of Nashville-based hospital chain HCA, and Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre, former longtime president of the University of Texas MD Anderson...

Man surrenders in Texas hospital standoff

By Associated Press  |  January 11, 2015

The father of a patient at a southeast Texas hospital who became distraught over his son's condition surrendered without incident after about a four-hour standoff Saturday night in his son's hospital room, authorities said.

Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

By Associated Press  |  January 06, 2015

A gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person. The gunman was also killed. Officials provided no details on the victim or the gunman and no possible motive for the shooting.

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