Inspire, Innovate, Influence: Happy Nurses WeekRead the rest of this entry »
In Twitter shorthand she said, "I want to extend a heartfelt thx to all nurses for stepping up to the plate every day, doing the hard work that needs 2 B done & doing it with compassion, intelligence, great skill, & finesse. U do make a difference ...
Projection: Healthcare to Be Short 700,000 WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
The global consulting firm Mercer just introduced an interactive map that graphically illustrates the firm's analysis of healthcare's future labor supply. And what it shows is today's shortage of workers is going to get worse, much worse.
By 2026, the healthcare sector will create 2.3 million new jobs. Unless there's a dramatic change in the numbers of people entering the field, Mercer says "the projected ...
Plastic Surgeons Are Highest Paid DoctorsRead the rest of this entry »
It pays to be a specialist. That's especially true in medicine where the difference between being a primary care physician and a specialist is just over $100,000.
Medscape's just released survey of physician salaries pegs the average pay for a primary care doctor at $223,000, a rise of $6,000 over last year's survey. The average for all physician specialists, however, jumped more than twice ...
Moody's Says Nursing Shortage Threatens Hospital MarginsRead the rest of this entry »
A forecast by Moody's Investor Service this month that the shortage of nurses has reached the point that it is threatening hospital margins and will affect their expenses for the next three to four years.
"Although the supply of nurses is expected to improve with the expanded nurse training programs and increase in the number of eligible nurse educators, it will still take three to four years for the ...
Research Shows Job Trends In Biomedical ScienceRead the rest of this entry »
A first of its kind study of biomedical postdocs found that nearly half of them go into academia following completion of their training.
A team from the Office of Fellows’ Career Development at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences collected career information from more than 900 postdoctoral fellows at the NIEHS from the past 15 years. They categorized the data by sector, type, and job specifics, which makes the ...
Medical and Veterinary Schools In Unique Clinical PartnershipRead the rest of this entry »
Rabbits, mice and rats have long played an important role in clinical research and drug testing. Drug therapies, surgical procedures and even cloning have all been pioneered using animal subjects before being approved for human trials.
Over the years, researchers have come to realize that the most common test animals have limits when attempting to extrapolate results to humans. Now, in a novel partnership, the University of California-Davis veterinary school ...
Men Are a Growing Trend In NursingRead the rest of this entry »
Glenn Fletcher is a burly former lumber mill worker with a salt and pepper beard. He was in his early 40s when he was laid off during the recession. Today, the 49-year-old is an operating room nurse who, at the end of the day, gets a "good feeling putting your head on the pillow realizing you’ve helped other people.”
He is one of a dozen male nurses in the ...
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 ...