6 Of the Highest Paid Nursing SpecialtiesRead the rest of this entry »
Nursing jobs are hard to fill and have been for more than a decade. Because demand outstrips supply, the average pay for an RN is $28.85 an hour or $1,154 for a 40 hour week.
However, the more specialized the job, the higher the pay. The job board Nurse.org recently listed 6 of the most specialized nursing jobs and what they pay. The listed pay is generally ...
CVS-Aetna Deal Will Hasten Move to Value Drug PricingRead the rest of this entry »
The news that CVS is buying Aetna for $69 billion rattled the business press this week, prompting headlines that included words like "Reshape," "Transform," and "Shake Up."
Most accounts discussed how the deal could lead to converting CVS' 9,700 storefront pharmacies into primary care centers and walk-in clinics, similar to the 1,100 CVS already operates. That, of course, is only part -- admittedly a big part -- of the implications ...
Information Overload Is Overwhelming Us AllRead the rest of this entry »
Are you on information overload? Feeling like you can't keep up with the firehose of emails, tweets, Facebook posts, Slack messages, Instagram? You are not alone; far from it.
“We consume more information in a day than a man in the Middle Ages would have known through his entire lifetime,” says Dr. David Lewis.
A neuropsychologist, author and U.K. TV personality, Lewis tells ShortList author Matt Blake, “We ...
Medical Specialists Are Most Likely to be SuedRead the rest of this entry »
Lawsuits are a fact of life in American business and that includes medical practitioners. Among all the various specialties, it's not much of a surprise that surgeons are sued more often than most other specialties. But equally as vulnerable -- and this may be something of a surprise -- OB/GYNs and women's health specialists are as often the subject of a malpractice suit.
A Medscape survey of some ...
Healthcare to Drive Job Growth Over Next 10 YearsRead the rest of this entry »
Driven by rapid growth in healthcare, employment is projected to grow by 11.5 million jobs over the next decade, says a forecast from the Labor Department.
Healthcare jobs will account for about one-fifth -- 2.33 million -- of all new jobs created between 2016 and 2026, according to the report last week. Issued by the Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the forecast included estimates for all key industry sectors ...
Nursing Shortage Turns Critical For Nation's HospitalsRead the rest of this entry »
The nation's nursing shortage is costing hospitals billions to recruit and retain skilled nurses, and billions more -- $4.8 billion -- to hire travel nurses to help fill gaps in staffing.
A Reuters report quotes the temp industry consulting group Staffing Industry Analysts saying spending on travel nurses alone has doubled in just the last three years. Billions more are being spent on paying hiring bonuses and providing perks such ...
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 ...