1. Workplaces Can Improve Employee Heart Health

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and 99% of the population has at least one of seven cardiovascular health risks. This cost is estimated to be $207 billion per year in medical expenditures and lost productivity. But a new study suggests workplace programs that addres…Read More

  2. Retaining Top Employees More Difficult

    Employers need to work harder to retain top employees as the labor market tightens, says the Society of Human Resource Management. Since 2012 it has become more difficult to retain employees at all levels of an organization. The cost of replacing highly skilled staff prompts more employers to look f…Read More

  3. Reduce Workplace Stress, Boost Morale and Productivity

    Sixty percent of workers say work-related pressure has increased in the last five years, according to new research from the staffing firm Accountemps. Millennials top this super-stressed list with 64 percent saying they’re overwhelmed at work, compared with 59 percent of 35 to 54 year-olds, and on…Read More

  4. From Triple to Quadruple Aim

    The Triple Aim—enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs—is widely accepted as a guide to optimize health system performance. At the same time, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers report widespread burnout and dissatisfaction. Burnout is associate…Read More

  5. Common Caretaker Stressors & Our Solution

    The healthcare field is far from free of its fair share of stressors. So, it’s no stretch of the mind that nurses, doctors, and other caretakers are burning out. Statistics embody this truth: About one out of every five nurses quit their job in their first year of practice, and about one out of ev…Read More

  6. SelfCare for HealthCare Promotes Patient Safety

    All healthcare givers and leaders agree that when we take better care of ourselves we can take better care of patients. Patient Safety Awareness Week is a perfect time to explore that proof. No one can deny that working in healthcare is stressful. Stress has been regarded as an occupational hazard s…Read More

  7. 11 Questions That Reignite The Passion For Nursing

    Why Am I Still a Nurse Anyway? Most nurses didn’t choose this career because of great hours and working conditions. As trite as it may sound, most of us entered the profession of caring to help people...in their toughest times. I often say that nursing is a calling. That’s why we sign on and sta…Read More

  8. 29% of HealthCare Professionals Plan to Change Jobs Next Year

    Healthcare salaries are on the rise, but providers are falling short in motivating employees to stay at their jobs; 29 percent of healthcare professionals expect to change employers in the next year.  The Health eCareers' annual Healthcare Salary Guide surveyed 19,754 healthcare professionals in Ja…Read More

  9. Get Moving At Work

    If your head starts to nod mid-afternoon and you could really use a nap or a candy bar, you’re not alone. The afternoon slump is real; it’s your body's response to a drop in your blood-sugar as well as its natural circadian rhythm. In fact, one of our strongest urges to sleep comes between 1 p.m…Read More

  10. Healthy Caregivers = Better Care

    The well-being of patients' informal caregivers is associated with perceived quality of care among patients with cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Perceived quality of care is becoming an increasingly important metric of patient satisfaction and reimbursemen…Read More