As the healthcare industry tries to address the nationwide obesity crisis, one California hospital has figured out a way to help its dangerously overweight workforce shed pounds by developing a corporate health plan around social sharing and gamification, according to BenefitsPro.
A series of nurse-led initiatives in Indiana improved patient outcomes and is projected to save healthcare organizations more than $5.2 million, lending credence to calls for expanded responsibilities for nurses, according to Infection Control Today.
News stories abound about the nationwide nursing shortage. In recent weeks, FierceHealthcare reported that New Mexico is desperate for nurses and plans to spend $220,000 on a marketing campaign to...
Despite a recent report that there are fewer jobs for nur ses in hospitals, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has good news for students graduating this May from entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master's nursing programs: New d ata shows they are much more likely to receive a job offer upon graduation than any other field.
Confidence about the economy and the future is high among healthcare workers, according to the latest edition of the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index.
Intermountain Healthcare, a 22-hospital system based in Salt Lake City, will offer spousal benefits to same-sex couples who have legally married in states where same-sex marriage is recognized starting in 2014, according to Deseret News.
Very often in medical practices, people receive promotions to managerial roles. Some of you reading this may fit this description, as being a once-outstanding biller, coder or receptionist whose...
Six states and the District of Columbia are considering legislation that would establish mandatory minimum hospital-nurse staffing levels to deal with patient volume "peaks," but there may be an easier way of addressing the problem, according to a column in the Wall Street Journal.
A federal judge in New Hampshire sentenced David Kwiatkowski, the former Exeter Hospital technician, to 39 years in prison for a drug-stealing scheme that infected 45 patients across the country with hepatitis C, according to Boston.com.
Contrary to popular belief, physicians who work in outpatient settings are at just as much risk for burnout as their inpatient counterparts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.