May 13, 2019

Weekly review: Are these the 10 'worst' jobs in health care?

Daily Briefing

    'I'm struggling and livid': One physician's battle to navigate his father's care (Monday, May 6)
    After Hasan Shanawani's father was taken to the hospital with a spinal fracture, Shanawani—chief informatics officer for quality and safety at the Department of Veterans Affairs—embarked on a frustrating journey trying to navigate the "broken" U.S. health care system, Judith Graham writes for Kaiser Health News.

    What does science tell us about some of the biggest decisions of parenthood? (Tuesday, May 7)
    Do the benefits of breastfeeding live up to the hype? Is it better to let your baby "cry it out"? Should one parent stay at home? Emily Oster, an economics professor at Brown University, in the New York Times examined the research to determine what the data really say about the health effects of some of the biggest parenting decisions.

    Are these the 10 'worst' jobs in health care? (Wednesday, May 8)
    CareerCast recently released its 2019 Jobs Rated Report, which ranks jobs across industries from best to worst. See whether your role made the list—and learn how health care organizations can improve some of the "worst" jobs, according to Advisory Board's Sarah Evans.

    $25,175 for a single stitch? Why plastic surgeons drive so many 'surprise' medical bills. (Thursday, May 9)
    After Meghan Candee took her four-year-old daughter to the ED, she was stunned to learn that a plastic surgeon had charged more than $25,000 for placing a single stitch. Here's why emergency plastic surgery so often leads to "surprise" medical bills—and how lawmakers are cracking down, Michele Andrews writes for Kaiser Health News.

    Why Sentara's CEO is 'psyched' about its soon-to-launch 'digital front door'—and where he's taking the $6.3B system next (Friday, May 10)
    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-suite," Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describes Sentara's award-winning approach to spreading best practices throughout its system, previews its new "digital front door" that will transform how patients interact with the health system, and reveals how Sentara has turned Medicaid managed care into a successful business.

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