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Most healthcare professionals would leave jobs for better pay

Forty-five percent of healthcare workers have not received a pay raise in the last year, and nearly 3 in 4 said that they would leave their current employer for a higher paying position elsewhere, according to a survey by Health eCareers.

How honest reflection fuels performance

How often do you walk out of an exam room, a meeting with your board of directors or interaction with an employee and take the time to ask yourself, "How could that have gone better?"...

Value-based care helps close PCP-specialist pay gap

The pay gap between primary care physicians (PCP) and their specialist counterparts continues to close, thanks in part to the healthcare industry's shift toward value-based care, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

ER nurses often suffer from 'death anxiety'

The day-to-day exposure to life-and-death situations takes its toll on emergency room nurses, who often experience "death anxiety," a state which makes them more conscious of their own mortality and creates a high level of stress and unease. A new article in the journal  Emergency Nurse  calls for hospitals leaders to recognize the signs and symptoms of the condition and put interventions in place to help improve the mental health of their staff.  

3 ways union organization attempts hurt hospitals and threaten patient safety

Hospitals and health systems targeted for union organization suffer the consequences in lower patient and employee satisfaction, as well as higher readmission rates.

Health industry resists safety protocols to protect worker injuries

A new report from the advocacy group Public Citizen says that hospital executives and administrators have no plan of action for lowering the staggering rate of on-the-job injuries for nurses. Furthermore, institutions appear to resist any government attempt to regulate the industry from the outside.

Tennessee hospital trains physicians to become future leaders, administrators

​A program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville aims to train doctors in the business and personal skills they will need to become hospital administrators and leaders in their communities, according to  Becker's Hospital Review. 

Massachusetts nurses complain of illegal mandatory overtime

Nurses at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts and Beverly (Massachusetts) Hospital filed more than 50 complaints about mandatory overtime with the Massachusetts Nurses Association between January and late May, according to the  Gloucester Times. But representatives from Lahey Health, which run both hospitals, told the publication that the system did not violate state law.

How new health IT employees can adapt to an industry in flux

The old maxim about the only constant being change holds true in health IT careers.

Two physician-patient relationship factors that transcend time

Almost every business, regardless of the industry, is about relationships. It doesn't matter whether the business is making widgets or washing cars; our society depends on people helping one...