Are Your Healthcare Workers Smiling While on the Job? (5 Important Nonverbal Cues that Reveal Employees’ True Feelings)

Anyone who’s ever watched a television program on body language has probably been impressed by the expert’s ability to interpret a subject’s feelings based on purely nonverbal cues. These shows famously post-game presidential debates and political speeches. And the analysis inevitably leads to speculation based on seemingly random behavior. However, the truth is body language… Read more »

2019 Healthcare Trend: Remote Patient Monitoring (Why “Virtual Care” Solutions Are on the Rise)

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) or “virtual care” is a hot topic these days among healthcare leaders. Once considered theoretical more than practical, RPM now dominates the landscape thanks to technological advances, improved application and CMS incentives. It’s no longer a luxury but a necessity for many hospitals, clinical practices and health plans. Here are three… Read more »

Sometimes it Pays to Be Memorable (Why It’s Important for Nurses and Healthcare Workers to Stand Out in Job Interviews)

We live in a world of people seeking attention. From ridiculous YouTube “challenges” to endless photo sharing on Instagram, society seems obsessed with standing-out. Those of us who are more humble may want to push back against the trend of self promotion. However, that’s a mistake when it comes to your nurse or healthcare job… Read more »

Workplace Diversity Requires Active Measures (5 Ways to Get There)

Most healthcare companies today are concerned about facilitating a diverse workplace. While promoting awareness and education is great, it takes more substantive efforts to achieve the goal. Targeted operational directives must be implemented in order to make a real difference. Here are five actionable ways any healthcare organization can prioritize diversity in ways that make… Read more »

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 »

Mindfulness for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (3 Breathing Exercises to Feel Better at Work!)

“Mindfulness” may seem a curious term for folks who are a bit more traditional. But, science suggests that the benefits are real. The concept basically states that people are overwhelmed by life’s daily stresses, and relaxation techniques can refocus attention for improved health. It’s no secret that nurses and medical workers have particularly high-pressure jobs.… Read more »

Diamonds in the Rough (Why Smart Healthcare Leaders Nurture Employees’ Talents)

A quick review of job postings for nurses and medical professionals reveals many employers seek to hire senior-level folks from outside of their own organization. This is sometimes necessary. However, it does beg the question why more leaders aren’t promoting from within. If you’re a supervisor or manager in need of seasoned healthcare workers, now… 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 »