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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
Careers in Cardiac Sonography
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 MEDICINE
Four High-Paying Healthcare Jobs That Aren't Medical
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 ...
National Healthcare Hiring Trends Fuel Metro Job Growth
Nationally, the health care industry employs 14.5 million people, the Brookings report said. Although physicians are among the best-paid people in the nation, health care workers include people at all levels of education, skills and pay. The report was written by Martha Ross, a fellow at Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C., and Siddharth Kulkarni. a research assistant. Health care is a growing part of the economy, Ross said, adding 2.6 million jobs nationwide over the past decade, a 22.7 percent growth rate that is 10 times faster than the average for other industries. Of the 100 largest metro ...
Know Your Healthcare Options During The Job Search
Whether you’re a recent grad who’s never had to navigate the insurance conundrum before, or a parent with a family to cover, finding good health insurance –- not just a high salary –- is a big priority during your job search. As a former health insurance exec and founder of Wellthie, a digital healthcare startup, I’m well acquainted with the importance (and high price) of insurance. The average cost of a single person’s premium for employer-sponsored insurance is $490 per month, or $5,884 per year. (The average for families is $1,363 per month, or $16,351 annually.) Employees pay 18% of ...
A New App To Improve The Doctor-Patient-Pharmacist Dynamic
How can community pharmacies survive in today’s demanding environment, challenged by preferred pharmacy networks, stagnant or declining reimbursements, and slimmer profit margins? For independents armed with the right tools and a well-rounded offering of clinical services, it is possible not only to survive but thrive, says David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE, chief of innovation at Creative Pharmacist. In July the Creative Pharmacist, which specializes in solutions for community pharmacies seeking to expand their clinical services, launched Spark Health, a new health app available at the App Store, to help clinical community pharmacists connect with patients, follow their progress, and provide ...