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Editorial: Raising the minimum wage will help improve healthcare productivity

President Barack Obama will renew his call for raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address this month. It's long overdue and could have a positive effect on the healthcare sector, which employs a large number of low-wage workers.

Commentary: Engaging productivity at Sharp HealthCare

Toward the end of each year, Sharp HealthCare “occupies” the San Diego Convention Center to host its all-staff event. This gathering is the marquee event of the Sharp Experience, an all-encompassing program to engage, inspire and motivate its employees, which has helped Sharp's productivity across all categories skyrocket.

Measures of productivity need to reflect industry's changes

The new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measure of hospital productivity, featured in the July 13 editorial (“New approaches needed to solve hospitals' productivity woes”) admittedly rests on a crude measure of output.

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