This year’s report from PwC’s Health Research Institute finds that the medical cost trend is expected to increase from 8% in 2011 to 8.5% in 2012. An interesting blend of reactions to the recession, the slow recovery, health reform, and other variables are factored into the medical cost trend in 2012. The report shares key findings, which includes an explanation of trends contributing to rising costs (accelerators) as well as decreasing cost trends (deflators).
The objective of this study was to examine views of nursing and nursing leadership among the nation’s opinion
leaders. A recent survey, conducted November 20-22, 2009, found the American public rating nurses with the
highest honesty and ethical standards, at 83%. Gallup has historically found nurses to be among the most
ethical and honest professions, as rated by the public. This study sought to examine opinion leaders’ views
about nursing leadership with an emphasis on determining the role of nursing in the future, and potential
barriers to leadership roles in healthcare today.
For the past several decades, the U.S. labor pool has grown rapidly as increased numbers of women and “baby boomers” of both genders joined the workforce, and as the relatively small number of persons born during the Great Depression retired. The future looks much different… Health care will face the twin challenges of attracting and retaining replacements for retiring workers while expanding its workforce to care for an aging population.
Report Summary In comparison to other sectors, the health care and social assistance sector’s demographic profile is disproportionately composed of older workers and women. Health care employers can expect a large-scale exodus of older workers in the forthcoming years, and because the
Survey Summary Are organizations waiting on regulatory guidance to make some health care decisions? In this third poll in the health care series, nearly one-half of organizations (48%) indicated that they are waiting on regulatory guidance or information on specific provisions in
Report Summary CareerBuilder surveyed more than 1,000 health care workers to better understand the job challenges they face. The survey uncovered that lack of advancement, work overload, poor salary, too few staff, and poor organizational culture were the top challenges for these
Part II – Report Summary With the economy still unstable, many employees face the strain of job insecurities, rising benefit costs and resulting financial troubles. With so many competing pressures, it’s not surprising many workers are failing to place a high priority
Report Summary In 2008, HIMSS called for major recommendations to transform healthcare using health information technology (IT). The years 2009 and 2010 were momentous for healthcare transformation in the United States when many of these recommendations were enacted into law and are
Part I – Survey Report Summary Although nearly two-thirds of employees are satisfied with their health plan, overall satisfaction with plans has fallen from 2007 levels. Increases in health care costs continue to outpace the historic rate of inflation. Recent Towers Watson
Report Summary Launched in the spring of 2004, the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC) has been addressing a widening “skills gap” in the health care industry that has left too many jobseekers and workers in poverty while employers are unable to