Staffing Systems and the new Joint Commission’s SAFER Matrix

The Joint Commission began using the “SAFER Matrix” to better communicate to health care organizations their survey results. The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk or “SAFER” is designed to convey the level of potential harm to patients, visitors or staff graded from low to high with the findings of the concern, graded from limited, patterned… Read more »

5 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Few people are built to stay in the same job for their entire career. Even if you’re the type who craves stability, there are many reasons that could push you to make a big change. Is it time for you to move on to a new position? Here are 5 signs it’s time to quit… Read more »

Essential Skills for Health Care Administrators

As national health care expenditures surpass $3.5 trillion for the first time, health care administrators are increasingly accountable for their performance. If you’re eager to prove your worth in the industry, you’ll need to demonstrate how you stand apart from your peers. Here are the essential skills hospital administrators should develop in 2019. Key skills… Read more »

Retaining Healthcare Workers

Though all industries struggle to find and retain quality employees, health care, in particular, is plagued with high turnover. In fact, healthcare facilities report turnover rates that are 30% higher than other industries. Retaining healthcare workers is one of the urgent challenges that medical facilities face, and one of the most difficult to solve. Fortunately,… Read more »

Big Data’s Impact on Health Care

Since the early days of “first, do no harm,” medical professionals have taken every step necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of their patients. As data collection and interpretation plays an ever growing role in the way we deliver care, it seems we’re on the verge of a dramatic transformation of health care as… Read more »

Trends behind the Shortage of Healthcare Workers

Finding talented healthcare workers has never been easy, but recent years have stretched managers to their limits in the search for qualified staff. In fact, experts estimate that 2.3 million new healthcare professionals will be needed to cover the next decade’s needs. What’s behind this dangerous shortage of healthcare workers? Factors influencing the healthcare job… Read more »

Traits to Look for in Medical Assistants

As one of the fastest growing healthcare professions, medical assistants (MAs) are becoming increasingly important in hospitals and clinics around the country. As part of the support team working alongside doctors and nurses, MAs perform vital clerical duties that would otherwise slow down your clinical team. Since a medical assistant generally has limited official training… Read more »

The Importance of Teamwork in Medical Fields

Building strong teams is a goal that receives much attention from business leaders. What might be a meaningless buzzword in many industries, however, can quite literally be a matter of life and death in health care. Improving teamwork, the ability to function seamlessly with one’s peers, should be one of your top priorities as a… Read more »

Mental Health Tips for Healthcare Workers

Between complex workloads and delicate patient care, it’s no surprise that health care is one of the most demanding and stressful careers. Stress and burnout have always been common among medical professionals and, disturbingly, these dangerous symptoms are on the rise. What can you do to maintain your mental health while working in health care?… Read more »

Why Choose an Allied Health Profession

In a job market that increasingly favors job seekers, now is a great time to be searching for a new career path. Of all the exciting options available to you, however, few sectors are as promising as health care. If you’re on the lookout for a career change, here’s why allied health professions should be… Read more »