2019 Healthcare Trend: Rise of Value-Based Care (How Nursing and Home Health Companies Can Stay on Top of the Change)

Value-based care (VBC) is not a new concept. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has slowly implemented guidelines and reimbursement schedules to facilitate positive patient outcomes over many years. However, 2019 is proving especially transformational for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. The evolution from fee-for-service to valued-based care affects all… Read more »

Demand for Nurses is Skyrocketing: Facts You Should Know and Ways Your Healthcare Company Can Confront the Challenge

It’s no secret that nurse shortages have challenged the U.S. medical community for many years. As baby boomers continue to age, healthcare resources are stressed to the max. RNs, physical therapists and healthcare professionals seem to be worth their weight in gold! The challenge for companies and facilities is there’s really no end in sight.… Read more »

5 Fun Healthcare Podcasts for Nurses and Medical Professionals

Isn’t technology great? We live in a time when we can now stream our favorite music for free while driving to work. If you’re old enough, you may remember the days of sitting next to the boom-box and waiting for your favorite song to play. My how things have changed! With endless forms of entertainment,… Read more »

Important Signs that an Employee May be Experiencing Emotional Turmoil

Let’s face it—most of us spend the majority of our days at work. Whether we realize it or not, our employees and colleagues in healthcare eventually become a form of family. And, sometimes the people we care about face personal issues that negatively affect their work. Poor employee performance often stems from unacknowledged emotional turmoil.… Read more »

Here’s why Healthcare Professionals Should Accept LinkedIn Requests

We all know of someone who abuses social media. Perhaps it’s the brother-in-law who relentlessly solicits business from relatives on Facebook. Or maybe you have a best friend who shares way too many cat memes. Whatever the scenario, it’s clear that some people lack social media etiquette. However, when it comes to your nursing or… Read more »

Why Digital Health Tools are growing in Popularity

Times are certainly changing. From email to text messaging and social media platforms, our forms of communication evolve daily. These technologies are also affecting the world of healthcare. And while many medical professionals appreciate the benefits of new advancements, it’s important for all healthcare companies to fully understand the implications. Here are 3 big reasons… Read more »

Reducing Caffeine Intake May actually be the Secret to More Energy—Here’s Why

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America. Starbucks can be found on nearly every street corner and in many supermarkets. And, while a good cup of coffee is delicious and provides a quick “boost,” too much caffeine can actually drain healthcare professionals of their energy. If you’re feeling a bit sluggish throughout… Read more »

Does Your Temporary Healthcare Employee Show Potential? Consider them for that Permanent Position!

People have a way of falling into habits and viewing others through a narrow lens. We all do it. A classic example is the much-used romantic comedy movie plot in which the protagonist suddenly realizes his or her true love is actually a long-time friend. When it comes to your healthcare and nursing staff, be… Read more »

5 Reasons Hydration at Work is Especially Important for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Most people know that good hydration contributes to healthfulness. This is particularly true for nurses and healthcare workers who have studied human physiology. However, many still fail to stay properly hydrated, and the fast-paced environment of working in a medical facility can make the problem worse. Here are 5 important reminders of why staying hydrated… Read more »

Why “Telemedicine” is the Future of Healthcare

There was a time when the healthcare industry was notoriously slow in adopting new technologies. From EHR (Electronic Health Records) to HIPAA-compliant messaging platforms, it seemed many nurses and medical professionals were reluctant to change. However, those days are over, and now “telemedicine” is very much a part of today’s care delivery model. Consider the… Read more »