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Should your medical practice use a credit report in hiring?
American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A physician practice that wants to get a copy of a potential hire's credit report has to ask itself two questions. Is it legal? And, if so, is it worth doing? "You have to make sure the information is correct, and you need to have a really good reason as to why this information means that you are not putting that person in the position," said Danielle Urban, an employment lawyer and Denver-based partner with Fisher & Phillips. More

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Connecticut lawmakers considering bill to financially assist doctors, address shortages in state
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State lawmakers are considering a $10 million financial assistance plan for Connecticut doctors, hoping to use the money to help attract and retain physicians in parts of Connecticut that are suffering from shortages. More

Health care industry offers jobs at every level
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Job prospects in health care are among the brightest anywhere. Even before health reform promised to add 32 million people to insurance rolls, the government's employment prognosticators had predicted upward of 3 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018. More

Health care job growth sets record
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More jobs were created in the health care setting in January and February than in any other recorded two-month period, and demand for medical professionals, such as physicians, is getting stronger, according to two reports issued in March. More

Managing doctor, nurse practitioner turnover rates key to collaborative care
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The projected shortage of primary care physicians in the coming years, along with a relatively high turnover rate among physician assistants and nurse practitioners will challenge medical groups as they look to embark on new collaborative models of health care according to a new survey by Cejka Search and the American Group Medical Association. More

Strategic physician recruiting
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With a nationwide physician shortage juxtaposed against the need for organizational growth to bolster the bottom line, hospitals and health systems are constantly, and feverishly, trying to fill physician vacancies. However, the "fervor to fill" can create a reactive recruiting cycle that can cloud the strategic nature of the hiring process and ultimately result in ill-fated personnel choices. With millions to be gained or lost with each decision, creating a comprehensive recruitment strategy can help you hire and keep Dr. Right and sidestep Dr. Right Now. More

The ABCs of health literacy
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Barry Weiss, MD, still remembers the moment more than three decades ago that sparked his interest in helping physicians communicate more clearly with patients. "One day, I had a patient in the office and I gave her a handout on something. She turned to me and said, 'I can't read.' Somewhere in my intellect I knew that there were people who couldn't read, but I was never confronted with someone looking me in the face and telling me they couldn't. That really set me off on the notion that this might be a pervasive problem," says Weiss, author of the American Medical Association's health literacy manual and professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. More

Young doctors ditch primary care for hospital jobs
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The hospitalist specialty continues to expand, driven by young physicians who increasingly are choosing hospital employment and the high salaries and stable schedules it offers, The Atlantic reported.  More
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