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Updates to the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact
Update: As of January 1, 2020, Alabama has joined the NLC and is issuing licenses. Additionally, New Jersey has passed NLC legislation and implementation is pending. For nearly 20 years, the Nursing Licensure Compact has been operational, allowing nurses to provide care across state lines without having to apply for multiple licenses. As of July
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An introduction to the FCVS
If you are a physician or working in the healthcare field, you have probably heard of the FCVS. It is a quick and easy way for physicians to consolidate important professional information into a single location. What is the FCVS? The Federation Credentials Verification Service, or FCVS, serves as a lifetime repository for all of
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Shortage of physicians expected by the year 2032
According to a new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), there could be a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by the year 2032. For specialty care specifically, the shortage is estimated to be between 24,800 and 65,800, making up about half of the total across all physicians. Major contributing factors As we
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How to ensure a smooth transition out of private practice
In recent years, surveys have shown that physicians are starting to migrate away from independent practice in favor of hospital or medical group employment. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, physician practice ownership dropped below 50% for the first time in 2016. When asked about their top reasons for choosing employment over private
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The costly impact of losing a physician
Having a physician vacancy is no longer a viable option for healthcare organizations, yet many hospitals find themselves facing gaps in coverage and are paying the price. Last year, the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) offered updated projections on future physician supply and demand. Based on new data, the physician shortage is now estimated to
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Making the most of your conference experience
Conferences provide excellent opportunities to fulfill continuing education requirements, network with peers, and learn about innovative procedures, treatments, and devices. They can also be very overwhelming. You’ll likely leave with all sorts of new strategies and best practices to implement, but it can be challenging to hold on to those and put them to work
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The Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC)
What is the eNLC? For nearly 20 years, the Nursing Licensure Compact has been operational, allowing nurses to provide care across state lines without having to gain additional licensure. In 2015, the state boards of nursing voted to add enhancements to the NLC to make it even safer than it was previously proven to be.
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How to balance exceptional patient care & quality reporting
As more hospitals and health systems adopt value-based care, they are shifting to a more proactive approach to care delivery by placing emphasis on patient engagement, preventative care, and care management. On top of that, healthcare organizations are also responsible for reporting performance data in the areas of quality, improvement activities, promoting interoperability, and cost.
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The extensive impact of physician burnout
According to a recent article published in JAMA, the United States is in the midst of a physician burnout crisis thanks to excessive workloads and increased clerical burden, among other factors. Many hospital systems and practices aren’t working to solve the problem, but what they often fail to consider is the financial loss that can
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How to become a Cath Lab RN
As with any other nursing specialty, the first step to becoming a Cardiac Cath Lab RN is to graduate with an Associates degree or Bachelors degree in nursing and pass your NCLEX-RN to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. What’s next? Because the Cath Lab is more advanced, many healthcare facilities prefer to hire more experienced nurses
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How to become a Cath Lab Tech — Part 2
This is the second article of a two-part series on becoming a Cath Lab Tech. There are two different paths that can be taken when pursuing a career as a Cath Lab Tech; the second is through a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). What’s the difference between an RCIS
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Acquiring a medical license through the IMLC
Updated as of February 8, 2019. The licensing process used to be pretty easy. Physicians would graduate from medical school, complete their residency and maybe a fellowship or two, get a job and a state license, and then stay in one place for the majority of their career. But thanks to growing physician demand and
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