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Innovations in Healthcare

Innovations in Healthcare – Obstacles to Overcome

  • Jo Gardner
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As we published in past articles, there have been exciting innovations in healthcare. The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a fast forward wave of innovations in the medical field. So why does it seem like the gap between the desire for innovation and actual implementation is widening? Virtual care is more widely accepted years ahead of the projected…

Healthcare Industry Trends

Why Healthcare Industry Trends Include Layoffs

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Why Healthcare Industry Trends Include Layoffs Amidst Shortages In the midst of healthcare industry trends of physician and staffing shortages, is it possible there were massive physician layoffs?  If so, why, and does it still continue to plague hospitals and other medical facilities today? The Cost of Talent According to a 2020 Becker hospital review…

Physician Assistant v. physician shortage

Physician Associate v. the Physician Shortage

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The Launch of the Physician Associate Physician shortages in the healthcare industry have been an ongoing issue for decades. In  1965 Eugene A. Stead MD, Duke University Medical Center created the first Physician Assisitant (PA) class to alleviate them. That first class consisted of four Navy hospital corpsmen who were medically trained. The PA training…

Physician Recruitment Process

How to Update Your Physician Recruitment Process

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Updating Your Physician Recruitment Process You may already have a time tested physician recruitment process, but it’s harder than ever to locate recruits.  Like thousands of other medical facilities, you’re experiencing the fallout of the physician shortage.  The Association of American Medical Colleges published a study projecting the shortage to reach 122,000 physicians by 2032. …

How social trends impact healthcare

How Social Trends Impact Healthcare

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Many things were in short supply in 2021. People initially thought the blame lay on a cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal, but in reality there are several factors impacting the supply chain. A trade war, the pandemic lockdown, changes in buying habits, social trends and the great resignation also contributed to shortages felt…