As Americans live longer – and unhealthier – physical and occupational therapists are more important than ever

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that Americans are living longer than ever before. While this might seem like a reason to cheer for those interested in the secrets to longevity, the report has a definite silver lining. Although we’re living past our ancestors, we’re not living as... Read More

Avant receives two prestigious women-owned business honors!

Avant Healthcare Professionals (Avant) was recently named one of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America, an annual list released by the Women President’s Organization (WPO) in partnership with American Express OPEN. Additionally, company founder and CEO, Shari Dingle Sandifer, was recently named of the Orlando Business Journal’s 26 “Women Who Mean Business”... Read More

Leaning In

Over the years, as a greater emphasis has been placed on not just equal rights for women in the workplace, but female leadership, we have tended to focus on what government, employers and – frankly – men can and should do to elevate the roles of women in society. While many of the points and... Read More

Nurse practitioners are poised to assume greater responsibility

While the clock ticks down to January 2014 and our nation braces itself for the impact that the Affordable Care Act will have on our already-strained system, healthcare executives and professionals are scrambling to find viable solutions to the shortage of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers throughout the country. It’s no secret that we’re... Read More

With fewer medical students choosing primary care, what does this mean for health care?

A study released last month by the Journal of the American Medical Association confirmed something that health care experts had maintained for the past few years: Medical students are increasingly choosing to go into specialized medicine as opposed to primary care. Currently, only about two percent of medical students are plan to go into primary... Read More

Is revising our immigration policy the key to alleviating the healthcare worker shortage?

It’s no secret that we’re facing a healthcare professional shortage in the U.S. that we are ill-equipped to solve – particularly in time to accommodate the frighteningly high number of people who will enter the healthcare system upon the Affordable Care Act Coming into effect in 2014. And this doesn’t take into account the predicted... Read More