Leadership & Workforce

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased wages at its call centers to $15 per hour.

 

Faced with sharply spiking assault rates against nurses and other frontline healthcare workers, one U.S. medical center is equipping hundreds of its people with wearables that can summon security at the click of a button.

CVS Health has announced a hiring blitz with the aim to add 25,000 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and retail store associates.

 

 

David Sides has been named president and CEO of NextGen Healthcare, an ambulatory-focused technology company that develops electronic health record software.

Physicians enjoyed a substantial rise in mean wage growth between 2001 and 2017, while registered nurses and healthcare practitioners such as dentists and chiropractors saw a modest bounce in pay.

An open brawl broke out late last week after the nation’s largest nurses’ union accused hospitals of “deliberately refusing” to pony up for optimal RN-to-patient staffing ratios—and a hospital industry spokesperson hit back.

Healthcare workers in Washington, D.C., are required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health announced.

The COVID-19 delta variant is offsetting improvements in hospital volume and revenue, putting continued pressure on margins.

 

Mayo Clinic is No. 1 on the list of top hospitals for 2021, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

 

Dozens of medical groups have banded together in support of mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers. 

 

As COVID-19 cases rise again, the pressing question of whether vaccinations should be required for healthcare workers is gaining attention.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services is directing $103 million from the American Rescue Plan to address burnout in healthcare workers.

 

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The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.

Can you recall the last shift during which you spent close to 100% of your time on clinical duties?

Medical malpractice claims are a significant source of anxiety for all radiologists. Unfortunately, decisions made in the heat of the moment, with the absolute best intentions, can still land a specialist in court.

   
   
   
   
   
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