healthcare staffing

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Nursing Homes Reject CMS’ Proposed Staffing Level Requirements

CMS released a proposed rule to establish staffing standards among the nation’s nursing homes. Reactions have been mixed — but mainly negative. Long-term care facilities say that they can neither find nor afford more workers. On the other hand, some lawmakers argue the proposed rule doesn’t do enough to protect care quality for patients. As for labor unions, they seem generally happy with the rule.

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.

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W-2 Employed Nurses Can Have Choice and Flexibility, Too

As the debate over worker misclassification rages, it's important that healthcare professionals know the facts. Staffing agencies that designate their nurses as independent contractors avoid the costs of employment-related benefits like insurance, workers’ compensation, and overtime pay. These agencies also lack necessary clinical and professional oversight over their contractors, which increases the risk of substandard care.

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85,000 Kaiser Workers Will Soon Vote to Authorize What Could Be the Biggest Healthcare Strike in US History

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions announced that it will soon begin conducting strike authorization votes among its 85,000 members. The coalition’s chief concern is Kaiser’s dangerous staffing levels, which members say have led to excessively long wait times, patient neglect and mistaken diagnosis. If the coalition authorizes and implements the strike, it will become the largest strike of healthcare workers in the history of the U.S.

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Good Pay & Value Alignment Are What Workers Seek in Healthcare Jobs, Reports Say

Healthcare providers will continue having a difficult time retaining employees unless they make necessary changes, such as establishing pay increases and improving company culture. Healthcare ranked last for employee satisfaction with pay among 27 other industries, according to a recent report. A separate report found that many healthcare employees are leaving their jobs because their company’s mission no longer aligns with their values.

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June was a good month for healthcare hiring, but the staffing crisis can only be solved by tech, VBC

Healthcare employment levels are still significantly below what they need to be, and they aren't on track to get there any time soon. Experts are saying the increased deployment of technology, such as remote patient monitoring and robotic process automation, as well as value-based care models, will be the only sustainable solution to get providers out of this staffing dearth.