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

Cultural Sensitivity In The Workplace

In our increasingly multicultural country, it’s critical to employ cultural sensitivity practices in any workplace environment and with the number of international health care workers rising in the United States, it’s more important than ever that the industry take note. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of foreign-born health care... Read More

Avant’s Heart Walk for the American Heart Association – September 15, 2012

At Avant, we know how important it is to lead a healthy lifestyle.  Our company has developed a culture around empowering our employees to maintain good health.  When Shari Sandifer, our CEO, learned about the Orlando Heart Walk, it struck a chord with her.  Shari knew this event could help the community while reinforcing our corporate culture.  She couldn’t wait to share with our team the opportunity we had to make adifference with heart disease, an illness... Read More