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Flu vaccinations still too low among healthcare workers

Flu vaccine coverage is inadequate for healthcare workers, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

HR plays critical role in surviving health reform

Healthcare organizations that successfully adapt to changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act do so largely with the help of their human resources departments.  Organizations strive to reduce costs, improve patient satisfaction and increase patient safety by placing high priority on the following HR-related functions, a ccording to a  sur vey  from HealthcareSource and the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Association.

Overwhelmed by patient load, many docs plan to cutback hours, services

More than 80 percent of physicians surveyed say they have reached their limit on how many patients they can see in a day and many plan to cut back on their services within the next three years by turning patients away or reducing their office hours.

Marketing technique hospitals can use to improve patient satisfaction

In a world where patients and consumers can look up healthcare prices and hospital ratings online, the industry faces increased competition and transparency, and must enhance patient experience to stay relevant, according to a recent  Forbes  piece.

Nursing career path evolves, now includes care in community settings

As nursing roles change, so do the career paths nurses take with many moving away from the hospital setting to work for home health agencies, ambulatory care centers, long-term care facilities and other places in the community,  Nurse.com  reported.

William Hersh: HIT education has undergone a 'huge change'

While William Hersh, professor and chair of the department of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, believes that technology is crucial to health IT education, he doesn't think it's necessarily the most important aspect of the industry for students to master. In an exclusive interview, Hersh touches on the evolution of health IT education over the better part of three decades, as well as how he thinks recent federal legislation impacts his efforts.

3 ways your hospital can overcome the nursing shortage

As the demand for nurses increases amid rising patient numbers, aging baby boomers and more individuals covered under healthcare reform, the United States will need to produce 1.1 million new registered nurses by 2022 to fill jobs and replace retirees.

Rehab programs let addicted nurses seek help, keep jobs

Up to 15 percent of nurses in the United States have a substance abuse disorder and many states offer programs that allow them to detox without losing their careers, according to Newsworks.

4 ways healthcare workers can improve patient satisfaction

To keep patient satisfaction scores high, hospitals must rely on front-line workers and administrators to interact with patients in the most positive way possible,  Global Healthcare  reported.

Peer pressure may improve hand-hygiene compliance

In high school we're told not to give in to peer pressure. But it might be the key to boosting hand-hygiene compliance in hospitals, according to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.