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94% of Healthcare Workers Rank 'Job Security' a Top Factor in Career Progression

Apr 11, 2014

Healthcare professionals seem to respond to a higher calling. Characteristics commonly found in people that go into this field include “compassion, empathy, sympathy and kindness,” according to one nurse blogger. It’s these characteristics that reinforce the commonly-held notion... Read more at Rasmussen College.

12 Things to Know About Mayo Clinic

Apr 11, 2014

Here are 12 key things to know about Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, which was recently named one of 100 Great Hospitals in America in 2014 by Becker's Hospital Review. 1. Mayo Clinic — a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care and research — got its start in 1864... Read more at Becker's Hospital Review.

8 overlooked ways to improve patient safety

Apr 11, 2014

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented a list of ways to improve postoperative patient safety and health outcomes at the annual Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses conference earlier this month... Read more at FierceHealthcare.

Today’s healthcare CIO job goes way beyond managing information technology (infographic)

Apr 11, 2014

The healthcare CIO has a lot more on his plate today than he did four years ago, and the work is going to keep piling up, according to nearly 200 CIOs who contributed to a new report by executive search firm SSi-Search... Read more at MedCity News.

7 Steps to Spring Clean your LinkedIn Profile

Apr 11, 2014

Have you ever wanted to reach out to someone that is already in your LinkedIn contact list, but when you went to their profile their contact information was nowhere to be found? Or, perhaps worse… out of date? You may not be able to fix the profiles of others, but you can take... Read more at Personal Branding Blog.

As Hospitalist Patient Loads Rise, So Do Hospital Costs

Apr 11, 2014

A study stops short of identifying the optimal hospitalist-to-patient ratio, but "workload does have implications for efficiency of care," says the study's lead author. The maximum number of patients a hospitalist can efficiently manage is approximately15, research suggests... Read more at HealthLeaders Media.

5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search

Apr 11, 2014

Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. In fact, it can turn confidence into insecurity, and polished poise into rough edges. It also can shift calmness into anger and patience into... Read more at Career Trend.

One in 25 Patients End Up with Hospital-Acquired Infections, CDC Warns

Apr 9, 2014

According to the 2011 Health Grades Hospital Quality in America Study,1 the incidence of medical harm occurring in the United States is estimated to be over 40,000 harmful and/or lethal errors each and every day... Read more at Mercola.

Ads spread hospitals' advocacy message: Stop hospital cuts

Apr 9, 2014

Hospital groups take over D.C. Metro stops with targeted ads aimed at preventing reimbursement cuts. As lawmakers debated ways to trim the federal deficit and enact a fix to the tricky issue of physician Medicare payments last month, a coalition of hospitals and business groups took over two... Read more at H&HN.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Workers May Strike Wednesday

Apr 9, 2014

Approximately 2,000 service workers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital may strike Wednesday if a contract agreement is not reached today, according to a Baltimore Sun report... Read more at Becker's Hospital Review.