As IT managers gradually connect medical devices to electronic health records, the role, influence and responsibilities of chief medical informatics officers and chief nursing officers will continue to grow "to a level not seen before," predicts a study from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). >>>
The healthcare workforce was a focus this year of the U.S. Department of Labor's annual report about workplace injuries and illness. "We remain concerned that more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than in any other, including construction and manufacturing, and this group of workers had one of the highest rates of injuries and illness at 5.2 cases for every 100 workers," Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis says. >>>
For a decade, Baptist Health South Florida has been a leader in urging its 13,000 employees to lead healthier lifestyles offering such benefits as free 24/7 gyms at work and discounted low-fat meals in the cafeterias. When it came to choosing the carrot or the stick for promoting wellness and reducing skyrocketing healthcare costs, Baptist has offered the carrot. >>>
The Wisconsin Hospital Association report last week that projected a shortage of almost 2,200 physicians by 2030 drew attention to an escalating problem: The United States is training too few primary care doctors. >>>
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