Physician recruiters and healthcare employers say that millenial physicians want good work-life balance and a high-tech, collaborative workplace.
While the number of primary-care doctors in retainer-based arrangements remains relatively small—about 6,000 across the U.S.—it has grown by as much as 25% over the past few years. Some experts warn concierge practices threaten to exacerbate the primary-care physician squeeze.
A growing number of providers are building facilities that offer a wide range of hospital-type services without inpatient beds. These facilities offer a mix of telemedicine, imaging, short-term observation care and surgery. Technology lets patients avoid being kept overnight for monitoring.
The CMS, private payers, policymakers and provider systems are placing heavy reliance on using financial incentives to change provider behavior to improve quality of care and reduce costs. But researchers say much depends on properly structuring the incentive programs to achieve the desired results.
See our list of all the projects that were entered in this year's Design Awards competition.
For three decades, participants in the Modern Healthcare Design Awards have sought to advance the concept of a healing environment. This year, the 30th annual contest saw a coming together of efforts to refine that concept while integrating the sometimes-conflicting principles of value-based design.
What particularly struck Design Awards judge Rulon Stacey about the new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in West Harrison, N.Y., was the prominent staircase in the middle of the lobby.
Prebys Cardiovascular Institute represents the first of a three-phase renovation on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus in San Diego. Designers with the Culver City, Calif., office of HOK architects were given the difficult mandate of integrating the project into the existing campus while...
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's Center for Advanced Care in Chicago has an open and easy-to-navigate design that's welcoming for senior patients who might otherwise be uncomfortable in a large urban facility. That earned it Modern Healthcare's first Senior-Friendly Design Award.
The radiation oncology unit at the 260-bed St. Charles Bend (Ore.) medical center used to be located a mile away from the hospital's medical oncology unit. “A lot of patients needed to go to both,” said architect Karl Sonnenberg, a principal at the Portland, Ore.-based architecture firm...
Help wanted in hiring RNs: Hospitals outsource recruitment of permanent nurses with hard-to-find skills
Some health systems now use recruitment process outsourcing firms, or RPOs, rather than their own HR departments. RPOs generally are contracted to handle the full range of hiring duties for non-executive positions, including initial outreach, interviewing, reference checks and orientation.
Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.