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Demand grows for care coordinators

By Melanie Evans  |  March 28, 2015

A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.

Physician staffing firms expect solid growth

By Michael Sandler  |  March 28, 2015

Physician staffing firms will reap the benefits of the nation's economic recovery, Medicare physician payment reform and the Affordable Care Act coverage expansions, experts say.

Tightening labor markets pressure healthcare to up wages

By Bob Herman  |  March 26, 2015

Economic data suggest certain parts of the labor market, including healthcare, are tightening. That means healthcare organizations may need to raise wages to attract and retain the most qualified workers.

Male nurses outearn female counterparts

By Andis Robeznieks  |  March 25, 2015

Male nurses make an average of $5,148 more than female nurses—about the same magnitude as the differences found among physicians—and this pay gap hasn't narrowed over time.

Staffing crisis looms if home-care wages don't rise, advocates say

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 18, 2015

Higher wages are needed to sustain a viable home-care workforce, especially as demand for home services continues to grow with an aging population, home-care worker advocates have argued. A new report demonstrates just how serious the wage issue is for home-care workers.

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