What’s Causing the Growth in Healthcare Jobs?

Recruiting for healthcare jobs has never been more challenging. According to a study published by the Brookings Institution, over the past 10 years the healthcare industry has grown 10 times faster than any other industry. Currently, about 14.5 million people are employed by the U.S. health care industry, a 22.7% increase from 2003. During this same period, employment in other industries

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Is your Long Term Care Organization Prepared for the CMS?

According to McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, the CMS is changing some of their annual audit procedures in response to budget cuts. Facilities that have been designated as a Special Focus Facility, or have a history of quality issues and deficiencies, could be at risk for losing their Medicare funding. While the annual CMS survey is undergoing changes, Section 6102

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HR Initiatives that can Improve Patient Safety

According to last year’s Healthcare HR Initiatives Survey, in order to relate HR to improving patient safety, healthcare organizations are primarily focused on employee development. A majority of respondents, 82%, reported that they’re striving to improve workforce education and development in an effort to ensure quality care, which is an 11% increase from 2011. In order to improve workforce development and

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3 Strategies to Improve the Interview Process for Long Term Care

In order to succeed, long term care organizations must hire qualified employees who are service-oriented, compassionate and flexible. To do so, talent acquisition professionals need to make sure their interview process is as efficient and effective as possible — especially given the surge of unqualified job applicants and the unique long term care working environment. Here

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How Long Term Care Hiring Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one in five patients wind up back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, creating a “revolving-door” affect. The readmission of Medicare patients alone amounts to $26 billion annually, $17 billion of which is spent on return trips — surely some of those incidences wouldn’t occur if the patient received

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5 Things to Consider Before Implementing an LMS

Healthcare organizations must ensure that their mandatory training requirements around accreditation, patient privacy and clinical licensures are up to date in order to be deemed compliant by regulatory bodies, such as The Joint Commission. In order to stay organized, efficient, and ready for an audit, healthcare organizations should consider implementing a learning management system (LMS). An

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