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Demand grows for care coordinators

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.

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.

Hospitals may have improved productivity after all

By Melanie Evans  |  February 11, 2015

The U.S. spends more healthcare dollars in hospitals than anywhere else, and that makes hospitals an attractive target of efforts to increase productivity. Federal statistics suggest they've lagged behind the rest of the economy, but new research has a different take.

Healthcare employers continue hiring upswing

Healthcare employers continue hiring upswing

By Melanie Evans  |  February 06, 2015

Hiring across healthcare in January continued the uptick seen at the end of last year, adding 38,300 new jobs across ambulatory care, hospitals and skilled nursing.

FDA chief Dr. Margaret Hamburg stepping down

FDA chief Dr. Margaret Hamburg stepping down

By Paul Demko  |  February 05, 2015

Dr. Margaret Hamburg will step down as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration after nearly six years in the post. Hamburg will leave office at the end of March.

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