Tag: "workforce" at medical news
High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
...d Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas focuses on workforce
issues of physicians. Rep. Burgess and Rep. Cuellar have recognized the critical importance of enacting legislation to reverse a rapid decline of physicians going into primary care and other generalist fields, said David C. Dale, MD, FACP, presiden...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
...utions to the projected shortfalls of the oncology workforce
in the next decade by creating and sustaining an adequate workforce
in all geographic areas, particularly those with large underserved populations. This will become in...
ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
...ed States (CDC March 2007). Nurses, as the largest workforce
in the nation's hospitals, are in a unique position to positively impact the safety of ICUs if systematic improvements to their working conditions can be made. A review of outcomes data for more than 15,000 patients in 51 U.S. hospital ICUs showed ...
$2.6M grant awarded to New York University College of Nursing
...ams. Given that 63% of those entering the nursing workforce
are graduates of associate degree nursing programs, the need for this preparation is paramount. The project will translate and disseminate the highly accessible Try This tool box of geriatric assessment tools, created by The Hartford Institute for...
Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
... medical care and the utility's predominantly male workforce
(median age, 47) contributed to the need for a program that focused on preventing heart and blood vessel disease, said Sharon A. Clark, D.H.Sc., lead author of the study and JEA's health promotion specialist. "With an aging workforce, we were concer...
Study finds decline in nursing faculty primary barrier to nursing program expansion
... an author of the study and associate director for workforce
development at the North Carolina Center for Nursing, Raleigh, NC. "This study is the first to examine how nurses are using available educational pathways to acquire the degrees necessary for teaching. While the number of RNs has increased in the p...
Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to deliver HIV, TB and malaria treatments
...ng of health systems and the support to the health workforce
to others. This might create "Medicines Without Do...d to increase their health workforce. Their health workforce
challenges are too big to consider a gradual replacement of international funding with domestic reso...
US businesses not prepared for aging workforce
...t many U.S. businesses are unprepared for changing workforce
demographics. "Even though organizations know that the workforce
is aging and understand that their own workers are looking at retirement, many are not making plans ...
A system in need of change -- restructuring payment policies to support patient-centered care
...f delivering care, beneficiary access to services, workforce
and other data on trends that may affect access and quality; provide ongoing funding for programs that can achieve quality improvements and cost efficiencies, and allow for targeted changes in payment policies to achieve specific policy objectives. ...
Emory University announces new Global Health Institute
...ery, leadership development, health economics, and workforce
development," said Michael M.E. Johns, MD, Emory e...rch and training in developing nations, healthcare workforce
shortages, international bioethics, and the health impact of global migration. A new undergraduate m...
Race impacts professional lives of physicians of African descent
...uccessfully foster and sustain a diverse physician workforce
are unlikely to be created unless sufficient atten...asing racial and ethnic diversity in the physician workforce
is a national priority and has been offered as one solution to addressing health inequities," said N...
New family health history projects focus on Alaska Native, Appalachian communities
...ong the hospital's more than 12,000 employees. The workforce
of the 747-bed hospital includes physicians, nurses, administrative, service and management staff. This month, the Brigham and Women's Family History Project is expanding to include non-employee patients and their families. The project's Web site, h...
Firms covering large majority of nation's workers view health benefits as important recruitment tool
...irms covering more than 90 percent of the nation's workforce
view health benefits as an important tool to attract and retain qualified workers, according to a national study by researchers at the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) and The Commonwealth Fund published in the November/ December editio...
University of Rochester spin-off secures $2 million in funding
...e investment would allow iCardiac to grow both its workforce
and its business. "We are delighted to lead this investment," Coronas said. "This is cutting-edge technology being commercialized by an experienced management team the formula for success." The core technology of the company was developed by the U...
Study calls for 39 percent more family physicians
.... A study released this week on the U.S. physician workforce
calls for a significant increase in the number of ...anization's governing body, as the AAFP's official workforce
policy. The new AAFP policy confirms data showing the United States does not have an adequate num...
Living close to heavy industry may increase risk of lung cancer
...roduction complex in the world, and houses for the workforce
were built as close as possible to the industrial sites. All the study participants were interviewed at length about their lives, including full histories of where they had lived, their employment, as well as their smoking habits, and exposure to s...
September/October Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ucation in community and international settings 4) workforce
policy and practice and 5) translational research. The case studies demonstrate how departments of family medicine have contributed to and provided leadership in the necessary transformation of AHCs. The authors assert that family medicine, with...
Coronary surgery -- keeping the way clear
...the US; worth 800m. Blue Medical has increased its workforce
from 30 to 50 in two years and expects to employ 150 people by 2008. "As well as substantial financial benefit, participating in a EUREKA project has given the project a much higher profile and status, enabling strong international working relationsh...
New approaches needed to promote worker health and well-being
...f what a healthier and happier and more productive workforce
can achieve in terms of higher performance and productivity." To address the changing terrain of occupational health will require further evidence-based policymaking. And, in the booklet 'Public Policy Seminar on Health and Well-being of Working A...
Cancer in the workforce: mapping the Australian experience
...evidence suggests that cancer has major impacts on workforce
productivity and workers' livelihoods," Lovejoy says. "US workforce
data reveals that 90 per cent of people diagnosed with cancer stay at work after their diagnosis and...
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