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Careers in Cardiac Sonography
By: CareerCast.com
Thanks to media attention for the American Heart Association's "Go Red" campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women, you may already know that heart disease is the top killer of American women each year. What you may not know are the factors fueling the demand for cardiac sonographers, the specially trained health professionals who use ultrasound technology to help detect and monitor heart disease. According to Ken Horton, the Chair of the Council on Cardiovascular Sonography of the American Society of Echocardiography, the cost, safety, efficiency, and portability of cardiac ultrasound in comparison to other imaging modalities are ... more
Five High-Paying Allied Health Careers
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By Paul A. Greenberg, The Times-Picayune There are dozens of job types that fall under the heading of "Allied Health." Opportunities abound in many of the allied health professions, including respiratory therapist. Conditions dealing with the lungs, heart and circulatory system that affect a patient's ability to breathe fall under the auspices of respiratory therapists. A physical therapist's job is to evaluate the patient's current physical status and then design and manage a program of physical rehabilitation. It ranks among the CareerCast JobsRated top healthcare professions for 2012 . Read more about respiratory therapist and physical therapist careers, as well ... more
One City's Healthcare Industry Could Be An Example of Job Market's Future
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Cleveland's healthcare industry may be planting the seeds of tomorrow's jobs in the field. Investment in medical research and innovations has nearly doubled in the Cleveland-Akron region since 2000, to reach $660 million a year, according to an analysis by Team Northeast Ohio. That investment coincides with higher rates of patenting, licensing, startup launches and other harbingers of economic expansion. What that means is perhaps slowed hiring for hospital and outpatient care facilities, but a boost in research-based healthcare professions. CONTINUE READING AT CLEVELAND.COMmore
Technological Advances For Healthcare
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Against the backdrop of health care reform and a controversial medical device tax, medical technology companies are focusing more than ever on products that deliver cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care. They are also making inroads with U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulators to re-engineer the complex review and approval process for new medical devices. Many in the industry have long felt overly burdened by what they consider to be an unnecessarily complex approval process. Critics claim it impedes innovation and delays the availability of better health care. To change that perception, the FDA last year announced a new Medical ... more
Medical Industry A Future Winner in Jobs Growth
By: CareerCast.com
The consensus of the experts I spoke with is that jobs in the health care sector were the election’s big winners. According to Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, managing director of the Apollo Research Institute, with the full implementation of Obamacare in 2014, the need for health care professionals is expected to grow dramatically. Based on interviews Apollo recently conducted for the forthcoming book “Women Lead,” here are some of the anticipated trends that will affect employment in the industry: Nurses and the care team will become more prominent in patient care. Because doctors will be increasingly stretched, more nurses will specialize in ... more
Tips For Diversifying A Practice
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A full analysis of your practice’s demographics, along with market and industry trends, will provide information to make decisions on where to invest and grow your practice. Knowing your most profitable products and services is key, and obtaining comprehensive data about your cost drivers will lead to lowering your financial risk. It is important to do your homework and research before investing and diversifying your practice. CONTINUE READING AT MODERN MEDICINEmore
How Big Data Is Helping Healthcare
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American hospitals and care centers are in desperate need of reform. High costs, shocking levels of hospital-acquired illness and average quality of care are leaving healthcare providers looking for modern solutions that can both lower costs and help them provide better, more attentive care for patients. Luckily, by harnessing the power of data and analytics, we are rapidly approaching the future of hospitals and healthcare. In the words of David Brailer, MD, an outspoken healthcare reform advocate, "Data has moved [to] center stage, and now it's time for it to show what it can do." READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore
Long-Term Care Needs Growing With Retirement
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Long-term care is expensive! Depending on the level of care needed, the national average runs $37,000 to $80,000 a year. For most people, figuring out the best way to pay for it is one of the final pieces in the retirement puzzle. With our aging population and life-extending medical advances, these costs are likely to rise each year. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there were about 9 million Americans over 65 who needed long-term care in 2010. That number is expected to swell to 12 million by 2020. What does it mean to need long-term ... more
Tips To Be A Great Technician
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Many people make the assumption that if they pass the JCAHPO, COA, COT, or COMT tests that they are good technicians. That might mean it would also be safe to say that the higher the certification, the better the technician. I do not believe that your certificate, or lack of certificate, is the true indication of what type of technician you actually are. There are so many intangibles involved in the mix. These skills are very hard to cultivate in a person, and it is very hard to evaluate whether someone might possess them during an interview. There are five ... more
10 Tips For Cloud Computing In Healthcare
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Cloud computing—the process by which data, including healthcare data, is stored, processed and distributed across a network of Internet-hosted servers rather than a local-based server or a personal computer—is becoming a more widely used term in healthcare. Still, many executives are confused about how cloud computing will impact their organizations. Don Martin, vice president and technology practice lead at healthcare consultancy Novia Strategies, says gaining this understanding is critical. “Developing a thorough knowledge and appreciation for both the risks and the benefits available from cloud computing will position hospital technology leaders to adopt and manage 'big data' more effectively and ... more