Our population is growing at a faster rate than we are producing Obstetrician/Gynecologists (Ob/Gyns). According to the Journal of Women’s Health, by 2020, demand for Ob/Gyn care is projected to increase by 6%, creating a shortage of 8,800 specialists in this field. What are the key drivers of an increase in demand for Ob/Gyns? Demand for Ob/Gyns is increasing as women are delaying childbirth. Pregnancies are generally declining among women in their 20s and rising among women in their 30s...
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Can Technology Save Healthcare?
The United States currently ranks highest in healthcare spending among developed nations accounting for 18% (about $3.5 trillion) of gross domestic product (GDP). It spends twice as much on healthcare as any other industrialized nation but with the lowest outcomes. Healthcare costs are projected to increase by 5.5% annually to consume 20% of GDP by 2026. This outpaces the expected growth of the overall economy and strains the budget for the government, business, and consumers. It also diverts m...
Feb 15, 2019 READ MORE >>
6 Habits Of Successful Physicians
To be a good physician, being both passionate about your chosen career and compassionate towards your patients. But these are not the only attributes necessary for a successful career in medicine. The following are a list of habits that successful physicians follow to help them get ahead in their field: 1. Organization A good support staff for appointment scheduling, maintaining medical records, and billing. Staff trained to use appropriate medical software and applications. 2. Time-Management ...
Jan 25, 2019 READ MORE >>
Challenges Of Physician Recruitment In Rural Communities
There is a relative shortage of physicians in rural areas of the U.S. About 20% of the population lives in rural areas, but only 9% of physicians practice in these communities. This problem stems from two challenges: 1. While managed care systems have proliferated in urban areas, their growth has been impeded in rural communities by a higher population of uninsured. 2. The tendency for health care professionals (HCP) to gravitate to more affluent urban and suburban areas. Researchers at the Rob...
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Trends in Physician Careers
Changes in healthcare delivery are impacting practice settings and in turn, are affecting the trajectory of doctors' careers. The Physicians Advocacy Institute reported in 2016, that between 2012 and 2015 hospitals had acquired 31,000 physician practices. The percentage of physicians employed by hospitals/health systems grew significantly during this period from approximately 25% to close to 40%. While the trend of hospitals buying practices has abated, the current level still represents a ...
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3 Tips on Finding the Ideal Millennial HCP
If you are recruiting Health Care Professionals aged 25 to 38, then you are working with the generation now popularly called Millennials (aka Generation Y). While horror stories about interviewing Millennials abound, many can be summarized by the question "Did they even want this job?" Before you can focus on how to interview them, you first have to figure out how to even find them. Below are three suggestions to help you get started: 1 - Focus On the Digital This generation w...
Jan 10, 2019 READ MORE >>
Women In Leadership Positions: Glass Cliffs
Are women shattering the glass ceiling only to fall off the glass cliff? The Glass Cliff is where women are likelier than men to achieve leadership roles during a period of crisis when there is increased risk of scrutiny and failure. The Glass Cliff concept was developed by Michelle K. Ryan and S. Alexander Haslam and examines what happens when women (and other minority groups) take on leadership roles. This and subsequent studies have found that women are more likely to be promoted to the top ...
Jan 5, 2019 READ MORE >>
Could Working for an Urgent Care Center Be for You?
If working in one of the fastest growing segments in health care is for you, the next time that you drive by your local "walk-in clinic" think of this: almost 90% percent of Urgent Care Centers expected patient visits to increase and had plans for expansion in the coming year, according to Becker's' Hospital Review. The reasons patients are flocking to the local Urgent Care Center instead of the Emergency Room are many. The first reason is an important reason – they a...
Dec 25, 2018 READ MORE >>
The Importance of Mentorship: For Women and Doctors of Color
Mentors can play a key role in enhancing careers, and this is especially important in the field of science and healthcare where women and doctors of color are underrepresented. Ideally, mentors provide guidance and support for mentees in accomplishing career advancements. According to a Harvard Business Review (HBR), women have made up at least 40% of medical students, yet they make up only 34% of physicians; women account for only 18% of hospital CEOs. There are many gender disparities in the ...
Dec 15, 2018 READ MORE >>
Workplace Bullying or Harassment?
Both workplace bullying and harassment create a hostile work environment but what is the difference between them? Employers often treat bullying and harassment as the same class of problematic behavior. However, the law relating to each of these areas is different. While there is no formal definition of workplace bullying, it is generally identified as a persistent pattern of mistreatment directed at an employee or a group of employees. It can include verbal, non-verbal, psychological or physic...
Dec 10, 2018 READ MORE >>