Healthcare reform, the continuing physician shortage and an aging population are changing the face of hospital staffing, according to U.S. News & World Report.
When it comes to CEO turnover, healthcare continues to outpace other industries, saying goodbye to the most chief executives so far this year, according to the latest report from outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Prescription painkiller addiction--a deadly epidemic sweeping the United States in recent years--doesn't strike just patients, but often claims physician victims as well.
Six months ago the city of Boston and the country was rocked by the bombings at the marathon. Some who were at the finish line in Boston that day refer to it simply as "April 15." This past weekend, numerous first responders returned to the bomb site to pay tribute and share support with others who were there. For many of these individuals, I'm convinced that their emotional injuries have been no less severe than those of the victims who were hospitalized. Even though the rest of us genuinely see these responders as heroes, many of them are haunted by a feeling that they didn't help enough. In the meantime, their invisible wounds too often go unrecognized and unhealed.
Physician assistants are embracing industry calls to help close the primary care gap and meet the growing demand for healthcare services, NBC News reported.
Though technology can go a long way to help engage patients in their own health care, a little empathy can be an essential ingredient, according to an article published at CIO.com.
Changing healthcare reimbursement and delivery systems are driving clinicians and hospitals closer together, and as a result doctors, nurses and other health professionals increasingly are taking on key leadership roles, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
For office-based physicians, "patient experience" is no longer just a buzz word. Pilot programs already exist in which physician survey scores impact their compensation; and by 2017 Medicare's value-based modifier program will affect all participating providers, noted Meryl Luallin, a consultant and professional mystery patient with the SullivanLuallin Group, at this year's Medical Group Management Association conference in San Diego. She not only advised on how physicians can focus their efforts to boost their scores, but also explained how to correct three common mistakes:
Cognizant that online reviews increasingly are swaying patient decisions about medical care, more and more doctors are monitoring such reviews about themselves, according to the results of a new physician survey.
While some consider correlating healthcare and aviation to comparing apples to oranges, one airline captain and patient safety expert believes lessons from the air can help turn surgical team members into an expert operating room team.