The Hospital I Work for Just Merged: What Should I Do Now?

Posted by Dawn Pascale 24, July, 2018

The rate of mergers and acquisitions in the last year is downright dizzying. Some say they are up there with death and taxes as M&A activity amongst hospitals and healthcare systems has become one of life’s certainties. Ever since the passage of the ACA in 2010, the rate of M&A has risen by 70 percent, with this increase mostly attributed to payment cuts. In 2017, “an unprecedented 115 hospitals and health system transactions were announced.”

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Extra Incentives to Increase Your Hospital Staff’s Career Satisfaction

Posted by Matt Brewster 17, July, 2018

In today’s low unemployment market, hiring and retaining medical staff is a challenging task. For healthcare systems and hospitals, the standard strategies of retaining staff by providing competitive pay and benefits are no longer enough. In such a tight labor market, employers need to get creative to retain staff and provide them with the type of career satisfaction that leads them to stay active and engaged.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners: Rising to Meet the Challenge

Posted by Mohit Mathur 10, July, 2018

As the stigma of mental health fades, and the connection between medical care and behavioral health becomes ever more apparent, American healthcare systems are turning to mental health providers to meet this challenge. As behavioral health issues have become more accepted, mental health concerns – such as addiction, PTSD, depression, and suicide – are on the rise.

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Going Out of Business: Healthcare Bankruptcies and Financial Concerns on the Rise and Growing

Posted by Dawn Pascale 3, July, 2018

Last year healthcare bankruptcy filings more than tripled according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The rate of bankruptcies for companies worth more than $1 million in assets also reached a record high.

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7 Ways AI Is Changing Medicine As We Speak

Posted by Scott Rupp, Author of Electronic Health Reporter 28, June, 2018

Artificial intelligence is a topic that should interest us all – as it revolutionizes the world with every second and in unimaginable ways. And the healthcare system is one of the areas that AI has already started to revolutionize. These are the main ways in which that is happening.

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