With nearly 52,000 additional primary care physicians needed by 2025 to meet health care demand, and today’s mean internal medicine physician salary at $279,8881, the provider access and economic workforce challenges are obvious.
Meeting the needs of the terminally ill and their families represents an immediate and persistent challenge for health care providers. America’s aging population is magnifying the complexity of this challenge.
Socrates once said, “I know that I know nothing,” which may ring true when trying to predict the long-term future of an industry. But in the case of the nursing industry, here’s what we do know…and here’s why you need to know it.
Given the challenge of achieving agreement on any issue in Washington, D.C., especially on topics involving health care, we should pause and celebrate situations where bipartisan behavior may be taking hold.
A few years ago, I ran into an old high school classmate at a Sunday farmer’s market. We were in our mid-50s at the time and he excitedly told me that he was retiring from his teaching job, adding that 30 years was long enough to work and it was time to retire.
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a unifying, and politically potent talking point for Republicans on the campaign trail, since the law was passed nearly seven years ago. Beyond the campaign, opposition to the law in Congress by the GOP has been ubiquitous.
Making decisions is what management is all about. The higher an individual rises in an organization, the tougher the decisions get—the stakes are higher, there are fewer obvious choices and it’s likely the team is riven by conflict over which choice to make.
Consider this your public service announcement for the day: VOTE!
Given the current political climate, I would not presume to enter the debate over which of our presidential candidates should be in the White House come 2017; we could certainly discuss that for hours ... or days ... or for the next four years.
Skeptics of outpatient joint replacement, put your seat belt on for a rapid change in perspective. Some may be surprised to learn that from 2012 to 2015 there was a 47 percent increase in elective outpatient hip and knee replacement procedures nationally,
In health care, clinicians have been trained that using safety checklists, watching for changes in vital signs and reviewing fluctuations in labs can catch a problem early or, even better, avoid it completely by taking a proactive approach.
There are at least two risks associated with developing strategies in a turbulent health care marketplace. The first is potential snow blindness – becoming disoriented by the appearance of so much apparent turmoil and losing focus on the horizon.