March 25, 2019

Weekly review: The best nursing schools, according to US News

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    The best nursing schools, according to US News (Monday, March 18)
    U.S. News & World Report has released its annual 'Best Nursing Schools' list. Here's who topped the list for the best master's of nursing programs, the best doctor of nursing practice programs, and more.

    Are doctors 'seriously overpaid'? (Tuesday, March 19)
    The average doctor in the United States earns about $300,000 per year, roughly twice as much as physicians in other rich countries. Does that mean U.S. doctors are "seriously overpaid," as one prominent economist argues—or is it fair compensation for these high-skilled, highly trained workers? Here's what Greg Rosalsky of NPR's "Planet Money" found when he took on the controversy.

    The 9 health systems among the 'World's Most Ethical Companies' (Wednesday, March 20)
    The Ethisphere Institute has released its 13th annual list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies," which includes nine U.S. health systems. 

    The 12 subject lines hackers use to trick you (and how to keep your organization safe) (Thursday, March 21)
    Cybercriminals are finding clever new ways to trick health care stakeholders into downloading malware or disclosing confidential information, according to Advisory Board's Allyson Vicars. Here's how hackers are trying to fool you—and three ways your organization can build a "human firewall" against phishing attacks.

    'Eggs are bad again,' the headlines warned. (But don't believe the hype.) (Friday, March 22)
    The media had a field day with last week's JAMA study finding a correlation between egg consumption and all-cause mortality—but Craig Garthwaite, a health care economist at Northwestern University, writes for Forbes that the study's findings were blown far out of proportion. What's more, he argues, "Some studies frankly shouldn't be written."

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