Locum Tenens: The Advantages
Plagued by issues of managed care, mounting paperwork, rising malpractice costs, and diminishing reimbursements, some physicians are opting to step away from traditional practices. There are many advantages to working as a locum tenens - a flexible work schedule, freedom from bureaucratic responsibilities, choosing your work location, and time off when you require it. There are now an estimated 44,000 physicians, about 6% of active doctors, working locum tenens, with an increasing number being ...
Nov 20, 2018 READ MORE >>
Your Employees Hate You - Now What?
The practice of medicine is a calling. Doctors dedicate themselves to the wellness of their patients, and choose this path, in spite of knowing at the outset that it's going to be demanding. They love being doctors, so why do they end up hating their employers? One of the main reasons is the employee-physician model which is driving physician burnout. The burnout rate has increased from 33% in 2014 to 50% today. This measurement is strongly linked to medical errors, lower patient satisfacti...
Nov 5, 2018 READ MORE >>
Recruitment Experience: Why it Matters
Recruitment processes are opportunities to grow your talent pool and improve your employer brand. By paying close attention to the entire recruitment experience and streamlining it, you can leave a good impression for not only those candidates who receive and accept job offers from your organization but also those who do not get selected. Your reputation as an employer will draw the right talent, and this is especially important in the tight medical jobs market. Initiating the recruitment proce...
Oct 30, 2018 READ MORE >>
Workplace harassment is more prevalent than one realizes and is not limited to sexual harassment. Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual attention, offensive jokes and language, ridicules, physical assaults, and threats. Both men and women can be victims. However, statistics show that sexual harassment overwhelmingly victimizes females. Unfortunately, workplace harassment, especially sexual harassment, often goes unreported as victims are unsure of w...
Oct 10, 2018 READ MORE >>
Best Practices for Conducting Remote Job Interviews
Phone or Video, instead of in-person, interviews, are becoming more commonplace in the placement process. It allows for efficient use of time for both the interviewer and interviewee. In the case of the interviewer, it can be scheduled for convenient times. For the prospective employee, it eliminates the time and cost of travel. The advent of technology makes it possible to use a variety of techniques to conduct job interviews: One-way or on-demand video interviews sometimes referred to as asyn...
Sep 25, 2018 READ MORE >>
The Economics of Urgent Care Centers
As the U.S. health care system struggles with strained emergency room capacity, primary care physician shortages, and rising health care costs, the demand for the Urgent Care Centers (UCCs) has been stimulated to provide non-critical care. UCCs provide both convenience and cost efficiency to patients. UCCs are open for longer hours than primary care physicians, long waits at emergency rooms (ERs) are eliminated, and costs are lower. According to a recent review from the National Center for Heal...
Sep 10, 2018 READ MORE >>
The Ethics of AI in Medicine
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has demonstrated its ability to improve the frontline of healthcare. Its use in medical diagnosis is rapidly being embraced in hospitals and other healthcare organizations to perform clinical diagnosis and suggest treatments. Efficiency in image analysis can quickly and accurately flag specific anomalies for a radiologist’s review. AI guides doctors in choosing the best cancer treatments based on mutations in patients’ tumors. AI-assisted robotic orthope...
Sep 5, 2018 READ MORE >>
Alleviating Physician Burnout
According to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors, if not more so, than unsafe medical workplace conditions. Physician burnout affects the quality of patient care and is a major threat to the healthcare delivery system. It is a growing problem with no easy solution. Financial compensation is not the only reward to be taken into account. To provide a an attractive offer for physicians, there are...
Aug 20, 2018 READ MORE >>
GDPR and Beyond
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on May 25, 2018, has promised to give its citizens control of their personal data. The GDPR not only applies to EU organizations, but to any organization that has access to data of EU citizens, which includes global healthcare organizations. In the US, health records, clinical trial data, and surveillance data have been considered the property of physicians, provider organizations, scientists, and healt...
Aug 5, 2018 READ MORE >>
The Role of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Nursing Home Care
Nursing home administrators understand the importance of assessing, improving, and implementing quality care for older adults in long-term facilities. Findings by researchers from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri suggest that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) can play a key role in improving care in nursing homes by serving as leaders of health care teams. With specialized training and certification, APRNs are garnering success by guiding healthcare teams t...
Jul 25, 2018 READ MORE >>