Hospitalist Career and Resource Center

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Hospitalist Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2016 LocumTenens.com Hospitalist Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Hospitalist salary survey highlight annual average hospitalist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report, which is available for download.

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Year-long bacterial diversity in new hospital

Source: The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

The Hospital Microbiome Project analyzed the flow of microbes at a newly opened hospital for 12 months. This project mapped the exchange and interaction between patients, staff and hospital surfaces. Although the majority of patients don’t appear to be effected by the microbial ecosystem that exists in a hospital, this study gives other hospitals insight on how to promote healthy microbial interactions. Harmful contact with bacteria can led to hospital-acquired infections such as Staphylococcus and Staphylococcus aureus.

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Healthcare’s top concern in 2017: virtual safety

Source: Healthcare

A hospital was targeted by a ransomware attack, resulting in six weeks of pen-and-paper charting while the computer systems were being restored. The attackers went through each individual file before completely shutting down the hospital’s cyber infrastructure and requesting $44,000. Cybersecurity has now become one of the healthcare industry’s top concern in 2017. CEOs are forced to make vital decisions on whether or not to pay the ransom. Paying the ransom encourages future attacks to occur and further funds these terroristic organizations; however, not paying puts patients’ lives at risk due to insufficient IT systems.

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What has been your top health care priority of 2017?

Hospitalist Professional Organizations