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Healthcare Providers Can Benefit From Data Analytics
By: CareerCast.com
The presence of data and analytic tools to improve both the quality and efficiency in healthcare are being felt, but there are more benefits to be realized from these investments, according to a recent survey. In a survey, KPMG asked more than 270 healthcare professionals “Where is your organization in the business and data analytics roadmap?” and found that only 10% are using advanced tools for data collection with analytics and predictive capabilities. Twenty-one percent indicated that they are still only “planning their journey.” Of the other respondents, 16% said they are using data in strategic decision making, 28% are ... more
Coding Versus Billing Skills
By: CareerCast.com
Q: I am the new office manager in my husband's practice, but I have no experience in coding. Do you know where I can take a coding class that is only 8 to 10 hours in duration?more
Incentives Offered To Companies Promoting A Healthy Workplace
By: CareerCast.com
Starting in 2014 under the federal Affordable Care Act, there will be new regulations and incentives related to company wellness programs. Small businesses that meet certain requirements will be able to take advantage of a $200 million pool of grant funding for creation of wellness programs. The law increases the reward that employers can offer workers who live up to wellness goals, now limited to 20 percent of the cost of health coverage. And businesses with group insurance that offer incentive-based wellness programs won't be able to discriminate based on certain medical conditions. “Having any form of legislation to support ... more
Training And Retaining Healthcare Staff
By: CareerCast.com
So you have surrounded yourself with a solid team. How do you continue to coax the best of your employees’ attributes and enrich their growth as staff members? Some fellow dermatologists weigh in. A solid staff is not forged overnight. The process involves foundational practices, significant orientation, and an environment of proper mentorship and coaching. Jody Comstock, M.D., director of Skin Spectrum in Tucson, Arizona, provides detailed training manuals, employment handbooks, and job descriptions tailored to the new hire. “They must complete a core competency list before they work on their own,” she says. These may include a variety of ... more
Hospital Hiring Riding Yearlong Momentum
By: CareerCast.com
Halfway through 2015, hospitals are on pace to be the leader for hiring in the healthcare industry. A Forbes column illuminates the recent boom hospitals have experienced in staffing, gaining employees for nearly a year straight. The current trend isn't just a return to normal after the economic struggles brought on by the recession, either. While the recession impacted hiring at hospitals -- the industry largely plateaued through 2009 and 2010 -- the recent jumps in hiring greatly outpace the sector's steady climb from 2005 through 2008. Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), roughly 4.9 million are employed ... more
Healthcare Cover Letter Do's and Don'ts
By: CareerCast.com
Crafting a cover letter to get yourself noticed by a healthcare employer is never an easy task. However, it's your best chance of getting your foot in the door of an employer that may or may not have thought about hiring you based on your resume. Cover letters get personal; employers want to see who you are through them. When you're conducting a healthcare job search it's important to put together one that tells the prospective employer who you are and what you've achieved in the field to date. Create a stellar cover letter by knowing the difference between what ... more
Healthcare Grads Are In Demand
By: CareerCast.com
As the school year at U.S. colleges and universities ends, it's safe to assume most new college graduates who haven't finalized job offers yet are scrambling to land interviews and their first post-graduate jobs. Those job hunters should find the results of a new salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) encouraging. According to the survey, this year's new bachelor's degree graduates are receiving average starting salaries 5.3% higher than those received by last year's grads. According to NACE Executive Director Marilyn Mackes, "The sizeable gains in several disciplines --- particularly in health sciences and business ... more
The Outlook For Healthcare Providers In 2015
By: CareerCast.com
2014 was a good year for health insurers. Profits were up. Enrollment was up 16 million thanks to the healthcare marketplaces and Medicaid expansion in states that outsource to private MCOs to run their programs. Medicare Advantage plans remained popular among seniors and profitable for sponsors, and the number of plan options on health exchanges increased 25% from their first year. As we enter 2015, prospects for continued enrollment gains and solid financial performance are good. There were no major glitches in healthcare.gov in November, red states such as Tennessee announced plans to expand their Medicaid programs using vouchers enrollees ... more
The Future Is Electronic Prescribing
By: CareerCast.com
Medical office automation continues to move at incredible speed. It is no longer just about making the change from paper to electronic technology systems, but also keeping up with the latest benefits that automation has to offer. One good strategy for forward-thinking physicians who are looking for ways to enhance their own efficiency is to introduce electronic prescribing into their daily practice. Doing so has become an important component in helping providers automate their offices in ways that contribute to better and safer patient care, while allowing them to spend more time with patients. READ MORE AT MODERN MEDICINEmore
Four High-Paying Healthcare Jobs That Aren't Medical
By: CareerCast.com
Jobs in the healthcare industry are on the rise due to an aging population, with many employment options expected to have double the openings over the next decade than any other sector. So there's a huge and growing number of job opportunities for people who work in medicine. If blood and guts gross you out, it doesn't mean you can't get a job in healthcare, however. There are many opportunities job seekers can look for without ever requiring a stethoscope or a lot of open wounds. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when you look at the ... more