Hospitals and health systems are struggling to find--and keep--good employees, and staffing problems will only get worse once the mandates of the Affordable Care Act go into effect. Demands for HIT expertise are also on the rise in the midst of initiatives such as ICD-10 and Meaningful Use. "In the next five years staffing needs will grow exponentially," Michael Lynch, president of Tiva Healthcare, a physician outsourcing and recruitment company in Sunrise, Fla., told FierceHealthcare for its newest ebook, Human Management in Healthcare: Hiring Right to Meet the Demands of Healthcare Reform. And though offering job candidates and employees higher compensation may initially be welcome, it's not the solution to the problem, say experts interviewed for this in-depth report. Instead, consider these three strategies
Job cuts in July ran deep in the healthcare industry due do the sequester and healthcare reform, according to the latest monthly job cut report released Thursday by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
As a busy healthcare professional, you excel at keeping your team accountable to ensure top-notch business performance and patient care. But when it comes to managing a high-stakes career alongside a household or family life, even small shortcuts can go a long way in making your days run smoothly. Here are four mobile apps that will make life a little easier.
Home-visit programs are helping children's hospitals in the Philadelphia area curb costly emergency room visits for asthma attacks, according to NewsWorks.
Are hospital CIOs overworked? Maybe, says Terri Griffith, a professor of management at Santa Clara University.
The California Hospital Association (CHA) has released a new guidebook that enables hospitals to enroll uninsured patients in the state's health insurance exchange, Covered California, which will begin taking consumer applications Oct. 1.
It's not always easy for hospital CIOs to get funding for IT projects, particularly at smaller or rural hospitals. Bending the truth could be the key to securing necessary resources, according to Kirk Kirksey, vice president and CIO at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis. will pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming the hospital failed to pay 1,400 nurses for meal breaks when they had to stay at the hospital on call, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $12 million in healthcare reform funds to train more than 300 primary care residents at 32 teaching health centers during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Healthcare organizations that make workforce management their top priority will be the ones to survive in the new environment of shifting revenue and new care delivery models, according to new findings from API Healthcare and Kelton Research.