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.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Repatha, an injectable drug made by Amgen that lowers a person's “bad” cholesterol level. It can be used only for an estimated 5 million to 10 million patients who have certain inherited conditions or a history of serious heart ailments.
A ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board could complicate relations between healthcare organizations and their workers employed by staffing agencies. Healthcare staffing firms may become a target for unions looking to organize workers in multiple facilities in one fell swoop.
A growing lobbying push to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans would undo policymakers' goal of restructuring a tax exclusion that disproportionately benefits higher income workers and insulates all employees from most of the pain of rising healthcare costs.
Bernie Sanders picked up his first major labor endorsement from the nation's largest organization of nurses, reflecting the Vermont senator's appeal among unions in his challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
As healthcare costs continue to squeeze budgets, employers are looking for ways to save money without alienating workers. And for one corporate giant, that means using the size of its workforce to negotiate directly with health systems.
National Nurses United and the affiliated California Nurses Association say they've won the rights to unionize nurses at Kaiser Permanente's flagship hospital in Los Angeles, months after it called for a strike at the hospital despite not representing its nurses.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pushing a state bill that would mandate plans to protect employees from workplace violence. This follows the fatal shooting of a doctor at a Boston hospital this year and an increased focus on healthcare workplace violence at the federal and state levels.
Daughters of Charity Health System, the six-hospital organization that has been struggling to stay solvent, last week entered into a deal with private equity firm BlueMountain Capital Management that will provide a $250 million capital injection.
The U.S. Labor Department is warning companies not to misclassify some workers as independent contractors instead of full-fledged employees. Experts say healthcare companies need to make sure their employment practices are in compliance.
Medicaid managed-care provider Centene Corp. is buying insurer Health Net in a $6.8 billion cash and stock deal.