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Register now: 14th Annual PHTS Medical Staff Leadership Advance
As in the past, so today, the medical staff remains the single most-critical factor in the success of a healthcare organization. In today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, experienced and new physician leaders are being challenged in ways they could not have conceived of in the past. ...[MORE]
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Article 2035 EEOC suing employers requiring biometric screenings
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a third employer-sponsored wellness program for requiring employees to submit to biometric screening or suffer financial and other penalties. The agency claims the screenings violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. So far, EEOC has ...[MORE]
Article 2034 Workers paying more for health care
Between 2003 and 2013, premiums for family health insurance coverage increased 73% over the past decade – faster than median family income – and employees’ contributions to their premiums climbed by 93%, according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund. At the same time, deductibles more than ...[MORE]
Article 2033 Worksite clinics can reduce ER visits
Employers who provide basic medical care at the worksite can reduce their employees’ use of the emergency department, according to a recent study in the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Researchers looked at ER use among workers at two acute-care hospitals, one that ...[MORE]
Article 2032 Robust hiring in final quarter
Healthcare job growth rebounded in 2014, especially in the year's final quarter, after five years of below-average growth, reports Modern Healthcare. “The fourth quarter has just been blockbuster,” said Ani Turner, deputy director of the Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health ...[MORE]
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