AHA webinar Dec. 6 on strategic workforce development

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The AHA Workforce Center will host a Dec. 6 webinar on “Workforce Planning from a Health System Perspective,” the second in an AHA series on “Sustainable Healthcare Delivery through Strategic Workforce Development.” Speakers will discuss challenges and successes in strategic workforce planning and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Report: Low hospital spending and price growth continues

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National spending for hospital care grew just 1.9% over the 12 months that ended in September, the lowest rate since September 2011, according to the latest report from Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending. The report also notes a low rate of hospital employment growth for 2017.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: price, workforce

House passes bill to roll back NLRB 'joint employer' decision

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The House of Representatives yesterday voted 242-181 to approve legislation (H.R. 3441) that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered joint employers.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Hospitals add 2,800 jobs in October

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.06% in October to a seasonally adjusted 5,130,700 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's 2,800 more people than in September and 72,400 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

House Republican leaders release tax overhaul proposal

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Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today unveiled House Republican leaders’ proposal to reform the tax code. Among other changes, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act would eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through tax-exempt private activity bonds. In addition, the bill would... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community benefit, Coverage, bonds, governance, uncompensated care, workforce

Nov. 1 is first webinar in series from AHA Workforce Center

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The AHA Workforce Center Nov. 1 will host the first in a series of webinars focused on sustainable health care delivery through strategic workforce development. The AHA earlier this year issued a report to help hospital and health system leaders align the skills and abilities of their organization’s... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: workforce

Conference to focus on workflow changes for health systems, clinicians

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ECRI Institute will convene a free leadership conference Nov. 28-29 in Washington, D.C., on issues surrounding the changes in workflow for clinicians, health systems, and patients, and the effect on care delivery. Sessions will examine how the changes impact quality, safety and the effective use of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: workforce

California associations establish fire relief fund for hospital workers

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The California Hospital Association and its regional partners have established a Hospital Workers’ Fire Relief Fund to help the more than 100 hospital employees affected by the recent wildfires in the state. The state and regional associations in California will donate $40,000 to the fund and encourage... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: disaster readiness, workforce

Hospitals add 4,500 jobs in September

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.09% in September to a seasonally adjusted 5,127,200 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 4,500 more people than in August and 79,700 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

House bill to roll back NLRB 'joint employer' decision clears committee

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The House Committee on Education and the Workforce yesterday voted 23-17 to approve legislation (H.R. 3441) that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

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