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Issue 74


Ted French
President and Founder,
Acclivity Healthcare

Hello Reader,

Spring is in the air! Most people consider the first official day of spring to be the Spring Equinox, which started this year at 12:15 p.m. ED, on March 20th. This is because, astronomically speaking, the sun is directly overhead of the Equator as the Earth’s tilt begins to point the northern hemisphere towards the sun. Despite the official scientific commencement of spring, most of us know the season is changing with the blooming flowers, change to warmer days and expectation of summer right around the corner. Spring is also a great time to…

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Employment and wages sprung forward in March’s job report
Jobs grew by 103,000, wages increased by 8 cents, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.1% in March, according to the Labor Department.
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Can the EHR be fixed by eliminating typing and clicking?
In a recent Harvard Business Review article, two prominent healthcare experts call for fixing what is wrong with electronic health records. And they find a lot wrong.
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Hospital prices see biggest gain in years, hiring on upswing
Healthcare prices grew 2.2% in February 2018 compared to the previous February. That was the highest rate increase since January 2012, according to Altarum’s latest Health Sector Economic Indicators.
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The 7 step plan to success with big data analytics in healthcare
The healthcare industry may be going through a seemingly endless period of flux, but there are a few unchanging truths about big data analytics that can help guide executive leaders through troubled times.
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Can retailers solve America’s healthcare problem?
Walmart is reportedly in talks to acquire insurance company Humana. If true, this certainly wouldn’t be the first instance of a retailer eyeing a healthcare company.
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Insiders pose biggest threat to health information security, report finds
More than half of the health industry security incidents are tied to employees within the organization — making healthcare the only industry where insiders are the biggest threat, according to Verizon’s latest Protected Health Information Data Breach Report.
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Measuring the True Cost of an Open Position
As we mentioned in our article in last months newsletter (Making a match vs. Filling a Chair), in 2017, the health care industry added approximately 288,000 new jobs. This is resulting in a significant number of applicants that health care hiring managers must review, assess, and interview. Normal attrition from baby boomer retirement and voluntary or involuntary employee departures compound the time commitment to fill these new positions.
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Make a Plan for Career Success
As we approach Spring, it is the perfect time to take a moment and review where you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to go. Whether you are in the early stages of your career, mid-career, or an established professional, each new phase of your career is just as important as the last.
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