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Hospital Hiring Riding Yearlong Momentum
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
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
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
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 in November, red states such as Tennessee announced plans to expand their Medicaid programs using vouchers enrollees ... more
The Future Is Electronic Prescribing
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