August is national immunization month, but here at Dean’s Professional Services we talk about immunizations daily. Because we work in the healthcare industry and provide temporary and long-term staff for healthcare facilities, it is our responsibility to educate our field staff and the community about the importance of immunizations. And of course, we are moving quickly toward back to school season and there’s millions of parents getting ready to jump into the world of immunization requirements for their students. Here’s some important information for both those looking to and currently working in the healthcare industry and the general public.
As the holiday season nears, seasonal employment spikes. We all know that retail is the most common industry for employment during the holiday season, but opportunities stretch far beyond the retail industry. The end of the year for most organizations is the time for planning, organization and administrative wrap up. And, if a business interacts at all with the retail industry, they too may designate the holidays as a busy season.
It is well known that technology evolves and changes the way we do things in all aspects of life. It can make our lives more convenient, easier, and even safer. That is why it is no surprise that patients are inching towards a more digitized healthcare experience, including virtual doctor consultations, using mobile apps to track their health status and receiving real time data at their fingertips.
DPS in partnership with CHI St. Luke’s Blood Donor Center is hosting their first Blood Drive to kick 2018 off in the best way possible, by helping others. If you’re a member of the Houston community and would like to sign up to donate blood on January 31st you can see more details and RSVP here! If you’re a first-time blood donor, it may be scary not knowing what to expect but being prepared and educated is the key to a successful donation. Here is what you can expect prior, during and after your blood donation:
Working as part of a team is essential to finding success within any company regardless of its size. Every team mate makes a big impact on the big picture whether they are part of a 2 person team or a 30 person team. The success of every team depends on the caliber of the team members that compose it and how well they collaborate with their teammates. According to a survey conducted by the Clear Company, 97% of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project. If are you interested in becoming a better team player, here are some tips to get you on the right path to team player success.
Automation, artificial intelligence, robots and new technology are all terms that are creeping into everyday conversation more and more when discussing the future of the American workforce. But are these concepts really taking over everyday jobs?
Nurses are the backbone of patient care and satisfaction, that is why it is so alarming to know that there is a significant shortage of them in the US. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, by 2022 there will be more than 3.2 million jobs for Registered Nurses and more than 1 million vacancies. With a large percentage of nurses retiring and less nurses being prepared to fill their roles, the challenge of overcoming the nurse shortage is imminent.
Did you know that February is National Heart Month? What better way to celebrate the month of love than taking care of your heart. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States . Many of us fall victims to bad habits that cause our heart to work harder and deteriorate faster. However, there are numerous simple ways to start taking better care of your heart
Patient satisfaction has always been a core principle of healthcare facilities but now with satisfaction scores having a direct impact on the bottom line, the measure and management of patient satisfaction has become a top priority at health systems across the country. Initially patient satisfaction measures and surveys were implemented to help lower healthcare costs nationwide..
Every new year calls for something new. New events occurring, new resolutions, new expectations and as we are a healthcare staffing company, we must be aware of the new changes that the healthcare industry will bring in 2017. PwC reports that 2017 will be a year of equilibrium for medical costs. The forces that increase health costs are being tempered by a demand for value in the New Health Economy.
A recent study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers will be temporary employees or independent contractors. Between the entry of millennials into the workplace, and the rapid evolution of technology - the opportunity to work remotely and independently is not only becoming increasing more popular but easier to get into.