Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.
- “It may seem counterintuitive, but the devastation of this novel coronavirus is causing us to reimagine and redesign our nation’s health systems,” writes Scott Nordlund, chief strategy and growth officer at Banner Health. Nordlund highlights 6 ways in which the pandemic is transforming healthcare — Industry Voices – 6 ways of reimagining healthcare in the wake of COVID-19 (FierceHealthcare)
- More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have reportedly died from coronavirus. Although the death toll seems unfathomably high, some experts argue that figure is very likely an underestimate. Here’s why tracking coronavirus deaths is so challenging — How many have died from coronavirus? 8 problems with COVID-19 death counts (Forbes)
- When it comes to merging practices or finding a new job, physicians need to be strong negotiators. Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE, details some of the dos and don’ts of negotiating — Mastering the art of negotiation (Physicians Practice)
- Wearing a face mask makes it harder for clinicians to connect with patients. These tips can help providers convey more emotion and develop a stronger rapport — 8 ways to build a connection (even when you’re wearing a face mask) (Advisory Board)
- If your practice is feeling the financial strain from the pandemic, check out federal and state programs aimed at helping small businesses stay afloat — Emergency financing sources for medical practices (Medical Economics)
Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Lisa has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 20 years.