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.
- Think you’re at the head of the COVID-19 vaccine line because you work in healthcare? Don’t be so sure. Initial supplies won’t be sufficient to cover everyone in healthcare — Who gets coronavirus vaccine first? Maybe not all front-line healthcare workers, HHS committee told (Becker’s Hospital Review)
- A new survey found that the pandemic is continuing to impact many primary care physicians, with one-third of respondents reporting that their income is still much lower than normal — Primary care practices still struggling from COVID-19 as winter flu season approaches: survey (FierceHealthcare)
- To reduce the spread of infections in your hospital or practice, some researchers are suggesting that switching from stainless steel surfaces to copper could help — As hospitals look to prevent infections, a chorus of researchers make a case for copper surfaces (STAT)
- The pandemic has put intense pressure on healthcare organizations and clinicians. Here’s how to help engage and retain your employees during this time of uncertainty — 5 tips for improving onboarding and retention in a changing workplace (CompHealth)
- Anticipated changes to the estate tax exemption may hurt physicians’ bottom line. Ike Devji, JD, explains what this change will mean and how doctors can protect their assets — Current legal, political issues affect physicians’ assets (Physicians Practice)
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 19 years.