Your Must-Have Guide to Healthcare Background Check Compliance

Healthcare background check compliance is a critical component of the hiring process. Who you hire to work in healthcare settings directly affects the safety of patients, staff, and visitors.

With a better understanding of healthcare background checks and why they matter, you can design and maintain a background check program that allows you to hire qualified, responsible individuals while minimizing risks and liabilities.

Strategies to Address Nurse Burnout

Nurse burnout is extremely common. The American Nurses Association found that 62% of nurses experience burnout. The rate is even higher among younger nurses at 69%. With two-thirds of nurses experiencing burnout, what can we do?

The United States is facing a severe nurse shortage.

This crisis has left hospitals struggling to find enough nurses to meet the demands of their patients.

The issue is complex, and the solution is not straightforward. However, it is important to understand what is causing the nursing shortage, when it started, and what can be done to improve it.

Pennsylvania’s new nurse staffing, or ‘safe staffing,’ mandate went into effect on July 1, 2023—requiring a minimum number of care staff at nursing homes per shift, per resident. This is the first mandate of its kind in Pennsylvania, and it is the latest in a push to ensure patients are receiving adequate care and that nurses have sufficient staffing and resources to be successful at their job.

PreCheck recently hosted a Healthcare Roundtable for industry leaders in talent acquisition and management.

We heard clients share their unique experiences and predictions for the industry in 2023.

We also got a sneak peek at our Healthcare Benchmark Report, which will be released later this year.

And lastly, we heard from industry talent expert Eric Van Duren, Chief Talent Acquisition Officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health, who spoke about building a successful talent acquisition program and the secret to employee retention.

In January 2023, The Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Florida announced Operation Nightingale, a takedown of a massive nursing diploma fraud scheme involving six Florida schools.

The operation was named after Florence Nightingale, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing due to her work organizing care for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. 

It’s National Nurses Week! Celebrated since 1954, National Nurses Week is an annual event held May 6-12. It is now part of the larger National Nurses Month, which has an area of focus each week: Self-Care, Recognition, Professional Development, and Community Engagement.

Academic medical centers are specialized institutions that combine medical education, research, and clinical care to advance patient care, medical knowledge, and the practice of medicine. These centers include teaching hospitals, research laboratories, and affiliations with medical schools.

The past few years have brought changes in how academic medical centers hire and what technology they’re using to screen and process new hires. Explore three key challenges they face in their recruitment and hiring processes.

This year, PreCheck is celebrating 30 years of providing background screening and license monitoring solutions specific to the healthcare industry! We truly appreciate the support and business from our clients over the past three decades. Through our partnerships, we’ve transformed the screening and license management tech space in healthcare, and we couldn’t continue to do so without our clients’ support.

HR professionals remain busy in 2023 as they grapple with a tight labor market, economic uncertainty, rapidly changing technology, and more.

Explore three trends healthcare HR leaders should track as they manage their workforce this year and beyond.

1. Automating HR Processes

Many organizations across industries run on legacy systems, and healthcare is no exception. Many of these outdated systems keep healthcare organizations running and help them manage patient information.