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Retail Care Growth And Patient Demand
By: CareerCast.com
Access: It's one word that may ultimately reignite the expansion of retail medicine in 2014 and beyond. CVS Caremark has added 200 new clinics since 2011, with another 850 planned by 2017. While it’s still too soon to predict a large-scale national expansion in clinic numbers, some experts believe their calling card—convenience—should be a consideration for every medical practice in the United States. Retail clinics made their way into the healthcare market in the early 2000’s and began to grow significantly about 7 years ago. Since 2006 the number of retail clinics nationwide has expanded eight-fold from roughly 200 clinics ... more
Advances In Preventive Healthcare
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The genetic testing services provided by Counsyl help people make knowledgeable decisions about their lives. They offers three tests: Family Prep Screen, Informed Pregnancy Screen and Inherited Cancer Screen. "We said, 'We’re gonna make the genome practical and useful for decisions, finally, after so long,'" says Ramji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO of Counsyl. The Family Prep Screen and Informed Pregnancy Screen provide future parents with information about the genes that they will potentially pass on to children; the Family Prep Screen does so before conception whereas the Informed Pregnancy Screen test does so after. Genetic counselors are then available to ... more
Health Care Jobs Aid Drop in Unemployment
By: CareerCast.com
Employment opportunities in healthcare remain abundant this Fall, as reported in the most recently released national jobs numbers. The September employment figures from the Bureau of Labors Statistics (BLS) showed an unemployment rate below 8% for the first time in nearly four years, with healthcare spurring on the growth. Careers in healthcare continue to show promise with 44,000 additions made in September, bringing the total for 2012 to 295,000 new jobs created. In tumultuous economic times, healthcare has become a rock of stability. Trends suggest those seeking employment in healthcare should look in fields that specialize outside of the hospital ... more
10 Challenges Facing Healthcare Professionals
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Every challenge is an opportunity. And while this list of 10 challenges facing physicians seems daunting and nearly insurmountable for smaller office-based practices, many believe there is tremendous upside for primary care physicians in leading healthcare delivery in the United States in 2014 and beyond. The result could mean more autonomy; it could mean better quality of life for you and your patients, and hopefully result in less interference with the doctor-patient relationship. But it’s going to take work, management experts say. Physicians will need to reinvent their operations to create efficiencies and thoroughly evaluate the revenue cycle to maximize ... more
Mapping Your Future: Which Healthcare Administration Job Fits You?
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In today’s rapidly changing healthcare industry, the presence of effective administrators is more important than ever. Whether you come from a business, management, or healthcare background, a master’s degree in healthcare administration is the perfect way to prepare for a career in this dynamic field. At USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Executive Master of Health Administration online degree program is helping students do just that. However, earning a degree is just the first step. You’ll have to decide which of the many exciting jobs in healthcare administration is the best fit for you. From advocacy to hospital ... 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
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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