Carly Anderson, Cardiovascular Roundtable
Given the recent nationwide focus on heart failure (HF) readmissions—and many hospitals’ struggle to reduce readmissions by any significant amount—the Roundtable has been fielding an increased number of requests on HF transitional coaches, coordinators, and other multidisciplinary staff.
CV specialists seek staff that can provide patient education and post-discharge follow-up to decrease the likelihood of readmission, and also further coordinate and improve care for this complex and comorbid population.
Access a compilation of job descriptions and responsibilities to designate roles for programs focused on HF management and improvement.
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A new workforce study published in the September issue of the Heart Rhythm journal has found an increasing demand for electrophysiology professionals, primarily as a result of procedural growth due to an aging patient demographic, expansion in the population of insured patients as a result of healthcare reform, and overall improved procedural outcomes.
The workforce study was commissioned in 2009 by the Heart Rhythm Society to assess changing trends in volumes and demographics in the field of electrophysiology over the past decade, as the last workforce study was conducted in 2001. The study authors designed a series of questionnaires answered online by nearly 700 respondents, including electrophysiologists, allied professionals, and basic science researchers, to collect data on demographics of the professionals, workload characteristics, and anticipated changes in the field.
Workforce Study Suggests Increasing Demand for Electrophysiologists Likely to Continue