The South Is Losing Its Rural HospitalsRead the rest of this entry »
Hospitals in rural America are closing at a rate of almost one a month, leaving small towns and in more than a few cases, entire regions without easy access to medical care.
The University of North Carolina's Rural Health Research Program has documented 82 rural hospital closures since 2010. 700 more are at risk of closing in the next 10 years, according to Alan Morgan, the CEO of the ...
Celebrating National Physician Assistant Week
We Salute the Nation's Case ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
This is National Case Management Week.
If that leaves you wondering just what it is we're celebrating, then you have yet to meet the health and social work professionals who guide and advise families and individuals through some of the most emotional and trying times of their lives.
The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) says "case managers work with individuals and families to understand their illness or injury ...
Long Hours, Workload Causing RNs to Burn OutRead the rest of this entry »
Staffing shortages in the nursing profession are causing nurses to work longer hours and contend with heavier workloads, leading to burnout and high levels of stress.
A CareerBuilder survey of workers across the nation found that 7 in 10 nurses report feeling burned out; 50% said they feel tired all the time.
"Nurses, the backbone of U.S. health care, often handle life or death situations, so this high level ...
Doctors Name the Hospitals Where They Would GoRead the rest of this entry »
If you had a serious illness or needed a difficult surgery, where would you go to be treated?
Medscape, a leading information and news site for healthcare professionals, posed that question to doctors across the U.S. What some 8,500 physicians said was strikingly similar for each of the specific nine conditions and procedures listed.
Many of the hospitals are familiar names: The Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns ...
Swiss Scientists 'Print' A Human HeartRead the rest of this entry »
In a remarkable use of 3D printing, a team of Swiss scientists built a functioning human heart out of silicone.
In an article published last week in the Journal Artificial Organs, the team described the process and the results, concluding, "The preliminary results of this study show a promising potential of the soft pumps in heart replacements."
The 3D heart was pneumatically powered, and tested with mock circulation under ...
Geofencing Is Becoming a Hot Recruiting ToolRead the rest of this entry »
Geofencing for ad targeting is nothing new. Even if you didn't realize it, you've been delivered ads on your mobile device that are based on your location. Advertisers as diverse as Dr. Pepper, Whole Foods and the non-profit OxFam have used the targeting method, which sends ads to devices only in specific geographic locations.
Now, employers are embracing the location-based advertising for recruiting.
Last winter, Johns Hopkins All ...
Entry-Level Training for Healthcare CareersRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, several dozen organizations came together to launch a unique healthcare initiative to create entry-level opportunities for high school graduates to learn the skills most in demand by healthcare employers so they can advance into the middle-class.
Called the Health Careers Pathways initiative, it is not so much a specific program, as it is a collaboration of health care systems, community colleges, and hospitals with three goals:
- Working ...
Here's How Big Healthcare IsAfter the retail industry, healthcare employs more workers than any other sector of the economy. The government counted 15.84 million retail workers in May versus 15.7 million in healthcare. But unlike retail, the healthcare workforce is growing rapidly. In one year, healthcare added 329,000 new workers; retail added a mere 36,000.Read the rest of this entry »
It isn't just that healthcare is creating more jobs than any other sector. It ...
Ambulatory Healthcare Seeing Fastest GrowthHealthcare has been a powerful jobs creator, growing employment right through the Great Recession when other sectors of the economy were laying off workers.Read the rest of this entry »
In the 9 years since the recession began, healthcare added 2.5 million jobs. Meanwhile, it took the rest of the economy until November 2014 to regain the 8.6 million jobs lost between 2007 and 2010.
In an article on Health Affairs Blog, three researchers ...