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Help Stop Ebola -- Tell Congress and the White House to Order Hospitals to Put Safety Standards First

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

What happened at Texas Health Presbyterian is a story that could be told in every hospital in this country. As nurses are now telling us, "we all work at Texas Presbyterian."

Finding The Right People: A Challenge In Transforming Industries

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The increasingly challenging operating environment is very likely an additional driver for higher turnover. These jobs are not easy.

Dave Jamieson

In Pittsburgh, Mass Protests Over The Booming Health Care Sector's 'Poverty Wages'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Hundreds of demonstrators poured into downtown Pittsburgh Monday to protest low wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, escalating a two...

The Best Disruptive Writing of 2013

Leah Binder | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Almost everyone agrees that the best strategy for improving Americans' health would be to prevent people from needing health care in the first place. But as these writers demonstrated in their powerful arguments, beware the easy answers.

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

Physicians Need Knowledge of Business Skills to Drive Critical Health Care Industry Change

Vicki Smith-Daniels | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Vicki Smith-Daniels

With health care reform looming, sudden changes in the marketplace are likely to be more common. Adopting proven business practices and educating transformational physician and clinician leaders may be the only strategy that drives critically important long-term systematic change.

Patients First

Luis Haro, M.D | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Luis Haro, M.D

I got into the health care field to save lives, and the last thing I planned on doing was to chair a committee and study process improvement. In the beginning, I asked myself how all of that ancillary activity could have anything to do with my mission and calling.

Holistic vs. Fragmented Health Care

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

While I applaud educating physicians to be better communicators, a prescriptive "say this... not that" as suggested in the Wall Street Journal is not going to solve the problem. Genuine empathy is only partly conveyed by the words you say.

The Bulge Is Still Winning the Battle, But We Must Keep Fighting

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

I don't want to be a statistic any longer. I don't want to be a "baby boomer" that is living longer but sicker than my parents. I don't want the illnesses that can be prevented by simply moving more and eating right.

Meet The Latest Group Panicking Over The Fiscal Cliff

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Confused about the federal budget struggle? So are doctors, hospital administrators and other medical professionals who serve the 100 mi...

Who's Really Serious About Fixing Health Care?

Dr. Marty Makary | Posted 12.03.2012 | TED Weekends
Dr. Marty Makary

People seeking health care often feel that they are forced to walk in blind. Yes, you can choose where to go for your health care but in reality, you often have had no useful information to make your decision. Until now.

Unemployment Still High, But These Sectors Are Booming

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

Unemployment remains historically high, but some sectors are booming. Which are healthiest? Health care added more jobs than any other sector in 2011...

10 Cities With The Fastest Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Still struggling to find a job? It might be time to move to San Jose, Calif. A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMS...

Major Newspaper Getting Into The Health Care Business

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Post Co. is getting into the health care business with the purchase of a majority stake in Celtic Healthcare Inc., a prov...

Matt Sledge

Houston's Job Growth Renews Debate Over 'Texas Miracle'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

If you need a job -- and any will do -- move to Houston. Buoyed in part by the oil industry, the sprawling metropolitan area created the most jobs fro...

Developing a Sustainable and Functional Medical System

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

If we truly want to develop a sustainable and functional medical system in this country, we are going to need to redefine what constitutes evidence. We need to open our minds and expand out of the box we have sealed ourselves into.

Insurer Profits Are Up In The Wake Of Health Care Law They Opposed

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

Since insurance companies undertook extensive lobbying efforts against health care reform -- spending millions in an attempt to derail the legislation...

The 'United State' Of Health Care

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Call it the united state of health care. Amid enormous pressure to cut costs, improve care and prepare for changes tied to the federal health-care ...

Dave Jamieson

Health Care Workers On Verge Of Winning Equal Rights, Higher Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Though many of the people they care for wouldn’t know it, the roughly two million home care aides who tend to the elderly and disabled...

Gerry Smith

Data Breaches Show Hospitals Not Ready For Shift To Electronic Records, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology

As the federal government pushes to digitize health records, current security practices are inadequate to defend against a growing number of data brea...

Influential Group Looking For Super Committee To Fail

Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - The powerful healthcare industry hopes a congressional "super committee" tasked with slashing America's debt will fail and is lobbying...

Nonprofit Hospitals Running Out Of Cash, Face Downgrades: Moody's

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

A dwindling number of patients, combined with oncoming Medicare and Medicaid cuts, are making more likely the prospect of nonprofit hospitals being is...

Caregivers Provide $450 Billion In Annual Unpaid Labor: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Family caregivers performed about $450 billion worth of unpaid labor in the U.S. in 2009, a new study from the AARP has found, according to NPR. Th...

America's 10 Best-Paying Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

More than one year after President Barack Obama signed health care reform into law, one thing hasn't changed: doctors are well paid. The Bureau Of ...

Consumers Of Individual Health Policies Are 'Trapped'

latimes.com | Duke Helfand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They have few options other than dropping coverage as insurers raise rates and slash benefits. Insurers blame the soaring cost of medical care and the...