The right way to manage your staff's performance (and an easy-to-use tool to help)

Each year, health care organizations conduct an annual review process—but, as many organizations outside of the health care sector have already discovered, performance tracking shouldn't be a once-a-year activity. As you head into 2020, commit to tracking and sharing employee feedback year-round with Advisory Board's HR Advancement Center's employee tracking tool.

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4 lessons a Kaiser medical center learned from battling wildfires (twice)

Kaiser Permanente in California successfully evacuated patients during the Tubbs wildfire in 2017 then again during the Kincade wildfire in 2019. Writing in Harvard Business Review, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region leaders share the "resilient" emergency response they've developed based on their firsthand experience.

Weekly line: Millennials are sicker and poorer than prior generations. Here's how that's changing health care.

Millennials are delaying care because of costs, have higher medical debt than previous generations, and are sicker than earlier generations were at the same age—but the generation is also poised to spur change in the U.S. health system, Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes.

Weekend reads: How a popcorn kernel might've led to endocarditis

The measles virus might be older than we thought, you might be bathing too often, and more.

Racial health care disparities narrowed after the ACA—but that progress has stalled

The United States made notable progress in addressing racial disparities in uninsured rates and access to care from 2014 to 2016, due in large part to the Affordable Care Act—but that progress appears to have stalled since 2016, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

What the US' new trade deal with China means for health care

President Trump and China's Vice Premier Liu He on Wednesday signed phase one of a U.S.-China trade deal that includes provisions that directly impact U.S. pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Around the nation: CDC says E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce 'appears to be over'

The warning, which had been in effect since last November, advised consumers to avoid eating romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley region due to the risk of E. coli infection, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Texas.