How Medical Staff Services Can Adapt to the Growing Physician Employment Trend

In recent years, healthcare organizations have experienced an expansion of physician employment. The healthcare landscape is changing compared to what it looked like ten years ago, but what does this mean for Medical Staff Services?

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important For Healthcare

Practical knowledge and experience will always be important factors in determining top talent in healthcare. However, experts say emotional intelligence (often referred to as EI or EQ)—the ability to perceive, manage and express one’s emotions and to recognize and react appropriately to the emotions of others—is an invaluable social skill successful physicians or nurses should possess to effectively deliver quality patient care. 

4 Takeaways from the 2017 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Study: Managing Compliance Risk

Auditing from regulatory agencies and payers is increasing, driving the compliance program priorities across the healthcare industry. The latest research from SAI Global indicates healthcare compliance departments are shifting their focus in response to the ever-changing nature of the industry.

The Changing Face of Talent Acquisition in Healthcare

New challenges call for new tactics when facing talent challenges in the healthcare industry. A wave of baby-boomer-age retirements and high demand for providers have meant changes in the way organizations acquire talent, and healthcare HR leaders need to understand how to find and compete for the best candidates.

5 Reasons for Celebrating National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day

Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! Healthcare recruiters play a significant role in our nation’s healthcare system. Not only do they hold the fundamental responsibility in attracting quality talent, they also help organizations fill in the most high-demanding jobs to ensure our nation keeps up with the looming shortage of healthcare talent.

Leadership’s Role in Facilitating Change in Healthcare

With the amount of change going on in healthcare, organizations are looking for strong leaders who can get departments to work together in new ways. But that can be a challenge, experts say, as human resources, medical staff services and other personnel departments may have different ideas of how to guide change.

5 Key Takeaways from the 2017 Healthcare Talent Scan

As healthcare HR professionals continue to adapt to the changing workforce, they must also understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. “A new reality in healthcare is here,” says M. Tomás León, MBA, President and CEO at the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, American Hospital Association. “Quality, cost, equity, diversity, and community healthcare are inextricably linked.

5 Ways to Use Workforce Analytics for Strategic Healthcare HR

As HR departments seek ways to be more strategic, they’re looking at workforce analytics. A report by Deloitte says less than a quarter of companies felt ready or somewhat ready to use analytics in 2015; in 2016, 32 percent of companies did. By some accounts, healthcare organizations are lagging on this trend, but the advantages they could gain through people analytics are numerous.

3 Ways to Address Physician Burnout in Healthcare

Burnout among physicians is on the rise and, unfortunately, it shows no signs of slowing down. According to Medscape’s 2017 Physician Lifestyle Report, physician burnout has increased by 25 percent in just four years. In 2013, the overall rate was 40 percent; today, it has risen to 51 percent.

Nurse Recruiting Best Practices for Thriving in the Competitive Healthcare Landscape

No matter the size or location of your organization, you’ve probably felt the pinch when trying to recruit nurses. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be a net gain of 439,000 nursing jobs between 2014 and 2024. To survive in that competitive landscape,  healthcare employers will have to be at the top of their game when recruiting nurses.

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