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10 Tips For Cloud Computing In Healthcare
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
Hot Jobs in HealthCare in 2012
Health care job growth is continuing to skyrocket in 2012, in spite of concerns about Medicare payments and slow growth in other sectors. Recruitment experts say that nurse practitioners, general practice doctors and registered nurses will continue to find new job opportunities thanks to the growing senior population, among other factors. Healthcare Jobs for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants There's a growing need for doctors in community medical centers, senior-care facilities and related agencies, but not enough doctors to fill the positions. Since it takes longer for doctors to be trained and educated, many facilities are considering hiring nurse practitioners ... more
Medicaid Expansion Could Create Jobs
Georgia could emerge as a hot spot for job seekers in the medical industry. An economic impact study conducted by Georgia State University's William Custer finds that the state accepting a Medicaid expansion offer from the federal government could create up to 70,000 jobs. Slightly more than half of those jobs would be added by health care providers, Custer's estimates show. According to the study, private hospitals might add up to 15,154 jobs, for the bulk of the 38,124 jobs added across the industry. Other physicians, home health care specialists, and diagnostics experts would also be required. CONTINUE READING AT ... more
Ethical Questions For Healthcare Professionals
Today’s physicians are subject to numerous competing pressures, rooted in both time and money, perhaps to an extent they’ve never experienced before. Medical Economics consulted doctors and healthcare experts to explore the push-pull of four ethical, financial, and logistical dilemmas that doctors must navigate in 2014--and beyond. Consider the trends. Patients newly insured through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some with long-ignored medical needs, will be flooding the system, with slightly more than eight million people signed up by late April, according to federal officials. Medicaid eligibility also expanded in 26 states. Meanwhile, the U.S. health system is rapidly evolving. ... more
The Value Of Mobile Devices For Physicians
The rise of transformative technologies from electronic medical records to wearables is quickly making mobile devices a very real part of the healthcare journey. Ninety percent of Americans now own a mobile device, and they spend an average of 43 minutes per month on those devices, compared with just 22 minutes at an average doctor’s visit. Mobile devices make information instantly available to far more people, integrating them with our daily lives more than traditional desktop computers ever did. Clinicians are also seeing the importance of mobile devices—not only to their patients, but as tools to help them deliver quality ... more