This channel provides news on management of staff and proper staffing levels for safe, high-quality healthcare system. Physician and clinician workforce shortages have become growing challenge for hospitals, with burnout also now affecting nearly all medical workers. Topics include medical staffing issues, statistics, compensation how to improve clinician morale and the workplace environment, and ways to combat clinician burnout.

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Changing with the times: How interventional cardiology finally met its Match

Trainees interested in interventional cardiology will now be able to use the Match program to find the right program for their needs. The move is associated with multiple benefits as well as some key challenges.

July 22, 2024
Anne Kroman, DO, MUSC, explains efforts to increasing female representation in electrophysiology. #GLOWE #HRS #HRS24 #WomeninEP

Efforts to get more women involved in electrophysiology and why it is important

Anne Kroman, DO, PhD, assistant professor at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), explains mentoring efforts for women in EP and why it is important for patients to see more female electrophysiologists to help overcome barriers.

July 19, 2024
Healthcare salaries and compensation

Compensation keeps climbing in cardiology, electrophysiology, heart surgery

Among general cardiologists, compensation increased nearly 8% from 2023 to 2024. Interventional cardiology and electrophysiology saw even larger jumps.

July 12, 2024
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Female cardiologists much more likely to receive negative reviews

Researchers explored more than 100,000 online reviews, using AI to learn as much as possible about what drives patients to give their cardiologist a positive or negative rating.

July 11, 2024
Ginger Biesbrock from MedAxoim explains how to build a high-functioning cardiovascular care team and how to measure its success.

How to build a cardiovascular care team from the ground up

Care teams gained significant momentum in the early days of TAVR. Now, however, they are being used to address a wide variety of cardiovascular concerns. 

July 11, 2024
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The cardiologist shortage is here: 46% of all US counties have no heart doctors

Counties with no cardiologists tend to be “rural and socioeconomically disadvantaged,” researchers noted. The group called for policy reform and new technologies to help address the issue. 

July 8, 2024
Denise Busman from MedAxoim explains importance of the business management model in cardiology departments. She presented in a business of cardiology session at ACC 2024. #Medaxoim #ACC #ACC2024

Why your cardiology department's leadership structure matters

The way a cardiology department's management is organized can have a direct impact on physician satisfaction and patient care. "Without good governance and leadership, nothing else matters," one expert said. 

June 28, 2024
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), this week released a statement on the criminalization of medical errors. The APSF said criminal prosecution is unjust and counterproductive is healthcare organizations want to find ways to mitigate errors by understanding how they happen and create protocols or IT systems can can help prevent future errors. The criminal trial of nurse RaDonda Vaught was counterproductive to safety.

Heart surgeons are fed up with old technology—many have considered a career change

A majority of U.S. surgeons, including those who treat heart patients on a daily basis, say their operating rooms use outdated technology. It is having a negative impact on patient care. 

June 21, 2024

Around the web

Eleven medical societies have signed on to a consensus statement aimed at standardizing imaging for suspected cardiovascular infections.

Kate Hanneman, MD, explains why many vendors and hospitals want to lower radiology's impact on the environment. "Taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint in healthcare isn’t just an opportunity," she said. "It’s also a responsibility."

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