Statistically, it’s likely that you have employees living with chronic conditions. In fact, 6 in 10 Americans has one.
When your employees have heightened care needs, they don’t care about the number of tests the lab technician ran — they just want to feel confident that they’re going to feel better.
Value-based care reflects this by paying providers for the quality — not quantity — of the services they offer.
Working as a travelling nurse can provide opportunities to see new places, learn new things, and meet new people. Although, this means that you’re often the new person. Sometimes it’s fun when everything about the job, the people, and the environment, is fresh and exciting. But it can also be stressful if you’re not sure if you fit in.
Most of us want to fit in with our coworkers, and for good reason.
You want your employees to be happy, healthy and productive. You just don’t want to pay more than you need to in order to make it to happen. Value-based care shares similar goals, providing quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care.
The change from fee-for-service to value-based care is gaining momentum. It may not happen overnight, but while things might not look so different tomorrow, these three value-based care trends are set to move the needle over the course of 2019.
Many of us rely on social media for education, entertainment, and to stay current in our nursing careers. Social media is especially convenient to help to stay up-to-date and keep in touch if you’re traveling as a locum provider, or to catch up during a break in your shift. But with new social media platforms popping up all the time, it can be hard to determine where to find the best nursing information and decide which ones you want to follow.
The toughest nursing interview questions are often the ones that don't have a definitive answer. Questions about dealing with doctors or challenging patients can be especially difficult. The good news is that there usually isn't a wrong answer, so if you stay calm and focus on moments of growth and useful experiences, you can navigate these questions with ease.
In an increasingly automated world, machines and smart technology are replacing many jobs. But there is at least one field that is likely to prevail: nursing. Automation cannot replace the interpersonal skills and hands-on care necessary to be a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
The large, aging baby boomer population has resulted in an increased demand for healthcare providers, including CNAs.
Some things about nursing care rarely change. Such as how nurses need a compassionate nature to provide care, and that the nursing profession was voted the most trusted profession 17 years running, but each year brings new trends related to nurses and nursing care. The year 2019 is no exception. Some trends have continued from previous years, while new ones have emerged.
Most nursing interview questions revolve around themes like your communication style, skills in time management, adaptability, attention to detail, and ability to work well with others.
To set yourself up for success, practice your responses to nursing interview questions ― which can range from standard to completely unexpected ― before your interview day. Read our nursing interview questions and answer guide to help you prepare.
Efforts to improve the quality of care haven’t always achieved the parallel goal of cutting costs. Players in the value-based care space have developed alternative network types as one potential solution.
Sometimes referred to as “tailored” care, high-performance networks are intended to maximize health care value while maintaining affordability, and they usually cost less than the broader networks listed on the health insurance market.
Podcasts can provide information or entertainment with instant access to a variety of healthcare experts on a range of topics. These episodic series of digital audio files can be downloaded from the Internet, subscribed to online or offline, and are usually free.
Unlike an audiobook, they’re generally like a conversation instead of a story. This can allow you to tune in and out of podcast episodes to find ones that best meet your interests.
More people are choosing the freedom and flexibility of a career path as an independent contractor. If you’re working locum tenens, or considering this role, you usually have to find individual health insurance without an employer-based plan. Often, healthcare providers are so busy providing care to everyone else that they neglect to consider the importance of ensuring that their personal health and well-being are maintained.
Barton Associates offers short- and long-term assignments for physicians and advanced-practice providers that give you the opportunity to travel to different destinations, as near or as far as you want. While it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new assignment and meeting new coworkers, it’s important to keep safety foremost in your mind when traveling. Implementing extra precautions can become second nature, and provide you with peace of mind while traveling solo.
The term “burnout” is used so frequently that it may have lost some of its significance. But if you work in healthcare, the risk of burnout should be taken seriously. It’s not just a chronic condition that results from ongoing stress that can affect the health and wellness of your employees. It can also impact patient care, and harm your bottom line.
A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) strives to help meet the needs of an underserved area or population. The FQHC provides primary outpatient services and opportunities for employment for the community, often while working to meet community initiatives. These services target health disparities and work to empower underserved areas with high-quality patient care.
Nurses are often the healthcare professional patients turn to when they’re vulnerable. As the most trusted profession, our patients may confide information during routine care that they wouldn’t normally share. Sometimes vague or questionable information about relationships may be concerning, and raise questions as to whether emotional or physical abuse is occurring. The way we respond to the patient may determine whether they feel validated, or persist in seeking help.