There is no doubt about it: it’s been a year of trouble and strife for human resources departments across the world. In some areas, the pandemic has forced job cuts, while in others, it has caused a scramble for fast recruiting, posing challenges for HR departments spanning nearly all industries.
Interviews & Expert Perspectives
These interviews and expert-written features offer a look into the healthcare industry from those who know it best: professors, practicing healthcare administrators, advocates, and leaders in professional associations.
In her role at Mindbloom, Chelsea Tersavich conducts psychiatric evaluations and has facilitated ketamine therapy sessions for over 250 clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from American University and a master’s from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.
“If you are a professional who wants to be the best in your field, then membership in a professional association is crucial,” McGinley says. “If excellence is our goal, as it should be, we need to surround ourselves with others with the same goal.”
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the US. As the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting accrediting body in healthcare, its Gold Seal of Approval has fittingly become the gold standard for healthcare facilities.
Complete Blood Count Test with Two Drops: An Interview with the CEO and Co-founder of Sight Diagnostics
Two years ago Sight Diagnostics launched OLO, a point-of-care device that performs a complete blood count test (CBC) from a finger prick, in Europe and countries outside the U.S. The technology captures and analyzes images of the blood sample using digital fluorescent microscopy and machine-learning algorithms. OLO reports CBC test results in ten minutes.
WELL is to human sustainability what LEED is to environmental sustainability. The two certifications complement one another, and while they focus on different areas, there is some overlap.
The particular vulnerability of elderly people to the coronavirus has raised concerns not only for the residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but also for the workers that come into direct contact with patients such as certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs).
The leadership of most healthcare systems and healthcare facilities does not adequately represent the communities those facilities serve. Women of color represent 18 percent of the US population, but less than 4 percent of C-level positions across all industries.
“No matter what scenario might play out—if we ever had a single payer system, or whether the ACA gets advanced further through a stronger public option, or even if it's more of the status quo—we're still going to need healthcare administrators,” Malte says. “They are still going to play a significant and transformative role.”