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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.…

May 30, 2018
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The financial cost 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…

May 18, 2018
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EHRs and their contribution to the physician burnout crisis

Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic health records (EHRs) were designed to improve the quality of care and increase access to patient data. Instead, they’ve become a factor in the acceleration of physician burnout rates. In 2016, Mayo Clinic Proceedings published a study on the relationship between clerical workload and the electronic environment with…

May 16, 2018
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Becoming 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…

April 25, 2018

Best & worst states for physicians

Physicians are among the most educated and best-compensated professionals in the country. In fact, “doctor” is one of the most prominent job titles within the top tier of earners. And the high salary average is understandable, given the necessity of their work and the challenges that go hand-in-hand with life in the medical field. But…

April 24, 2018