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Photo credit   Recruitment has truly changed these days. In the past, employers retained their best talents by offering work-life balance, health insurance and retirement plans. Nowadays, there are different offerings in the table, these may include free housing, work for travel, wellness perks such as free massages or spa, and opportunity for independent practices. Employers are challenged not only to provide the best benefits...
Photo credit   Here's an article on  Final payment rules across Healthcare Industry for 2023: As the year is almost to an end, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule that includes updates and policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, effective on or after January 1, 2023. This rule will take effect in the...
Photo credit   During the Global Health Equity Week, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) calls on its members to help support two key policy issues. First, is the telehealth flexibility to ensure we give access to care to everyone. And Second, improving maternal health. HIMSSis urging everyone to contact their policy makers - state governors and senators, to review the policies and ensure we preserve...
Photo credit   As the end of 2022 draws near, healthcare work still needs more workers. With 4.3 million Registered Nurses in our country, there are still a lot of job openings needed to be filled out, especially if it includes other healthcare jobs. There are also a lot of issues that needs to be addressed such as: 1.       Building an adequate supply of nurses...
Photo credit   After the COVID-19 pandemic has slowly subsided, the healthcare employment still continues to grow at a moderate pace, mostly in ambulatory care settings last may this year. This finding is based on monthly seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In April this year, the healthcare facilities added 34,000 jobs and had 28,000 openings for ambulatory care based on the report compared to the...
Photo credit   As it is not avoidable to have night shifts in various industries such as healthcare, one of the most issues one has to deal with on working night shifts is keeping a healthier lifestyle. Most people rely on sugar and caffeine to stay awake but this will eventually take a toll on your health and have been proven to have negative effects especially if taken on a regular and large amount. In an article last...
Photo credit   In the past years, many Americans have been experiencing hardships in healthcare. According to PhRMA's third Patient Experience Survey, healthcare availability is not the only hurdle that patients are experiencing. Patients also have crucial problems about the frustration and confusion on how to use their coverage. Administrative hurdles and other barriers that health insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM)...
Photo credit   In the past, people used to go to the doctor for a check-up only if they felt sick. Nowadays, it is advised to have a regular routine check-up to keep our bodies healthy and prevent any possible sickness that may occur to us.  Because of the technology that we have today, there are tests that can determine possible sickness that may come with what the results may uncover. That is why most people today...
Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic started, it reminded us how we all depended on our nurses. From the first day of the pandemic and until now, we still depend on them.  Our nation's 4.3 million registered nurses work on every aspect of health care and are very crucial in delivering care, evolving health care systems locally and nationally. But, because of the pandemic nursing shortages are already rampant in our...
Photo credit   Two years of pandemic means two years of isolation or less exposure to the community. During the pandemic, we went out and observe all the recommended health guidelines to keep ourselves from getting the Covid-19 virus. Now, the school is opening up to face-to-face setup and work is gaining momentum of having workers onsite - it is time to prepare on how are immunity will be challenged as we start socializing more...
Photo credit   Life expectancy is the estimated average amount of time a person will live from birth to their demise.  It is "the most fundamental indicator of population health in this country," according to Robert Hummer researcher on population patters at University of North Carolina. The average life expectancy had rose steadily in the past. However, the record shows that it has started to declined the past 3 years. A...
Photo credit   The rise of social media has truly changed the way we live. The ability to easily connect with people around the globe, the ability to quickly send out message to anyone and the opportunity to gain more information just about anything about  everything. However, it also has its ugly side, as these positive change happen it also opens for flaws such as misinformation which can be very crucial in some...