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May 6, 2020
During this national health crisis, hospitals and health systems are doing everything they can to care for their patients and communities, and that extends to our health care heroes serving on the front lines — physicians, nurses and the entire health care team, including food services, environmental services, administrative, EMS and support staff.
May 1, 2020
[REPORT] The 52nd Semi-Annual ASHHRA/IRI Labor Activity in Health Care Report includes: an analysis of national, regional and state representation petitions and elections (RC, RD and RM) as reported by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during 2018 and 2019; and the Labor Law/Activity Update.
Apr 1, 2020
The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe remains a significant concern in the workplace. Health care employers, especially those operating in a hospital setting, are confronting difficult questions regarding how to handle labor/ management relations, leave and accommodation, safety and health, and other employment issues. Littler Mendelson prepared the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and accompanying sample forms and policies, designed to help address some of the more common questions that healthcare employers currently face. This information was last updated on March 27, 2020, and is intended to provide a highly summarized, quick-referenced list of considerations for healthcare-sector employers – THIS IS NOT INTENDED AS, AND IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCED LEGAL ADVICE.
Mar 11, 2020
Wake Forest Baptist Health capitalizes on relationships between environmental services staff and patients to drive coordinated care.
Workforce Case Study: Artificial Intelligence Automating Processes for Professionals - Partners Healthcare, Boston, MAFeb 24, 2020
Boston-based Partners HealthCare’s use of artificial intelligence is the focus of a recently released workforce TrendWatch from AHA. Read how Partners is deploying AI to verify and update more than 28,000 of its employee licenses.
Feb 21, 2020
In September 2011, the American Hospital Association convened a roundtable of clinical and health systems experts to examine the future primary care workforce needs of patients, as well as the role hospitals and health care systems can play in effectively delivering primary care.
Feb 21, 2020
This paper is designed to continue the conversation around the concepts discussed in AHA's "Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future", and the AHA Workforce Center's "Workforce Roles in a Redesigned Primary Care Model" and "Reconfiguring the Bedside Care Team of the Future" and explore them in greater depth.
Feb 21, 2020
The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently convened a roundtable (for a list of participants, see Appendix B) to discuss whether the traditional bedside care team could be reconfigured to meet the imminent needs of the U. S. population. These needs emanate from a more culturally and socio-economically diverse population, patients experiencing acute episodes with multiple conditions, and an aging population requiring more health care services. Driving the need for change is the reality that, in 2014, more than 25 million new patients will enter the U.S. health care system as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Jan 27, 2020
As part of a recently released workforce TrendWatch, AHA highlights Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network’s creation of flexible work schedules to improve the vacancy rate in the competitive bedside nursing market.
Jan 15, 2020
As part of a recently released workforce TrendWatch, AHA highlights Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System’s initiative to accelerate economic growth, employment and investment as well as expand inclusionary economic opportunities in the community. Read more in this case study.