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How Big Data Is Helping Healthcare
By: CareerCast.com
American hospitals and care centers are in desperate need of reform. High costs, shocking levels of hospital-acquired illness and average quality of care are leaving healthcare providers looking for modern solutions that can both lower costs and help them provide better, more attentive care for patients. Luckily, by harnessing the power of data and analytics, we are rapidly approaching the future of hospitals and healthcare. In the words of David Brailer, MD, an outspoken healthcare reform advocate, "Data has moved [to] center stage, and now it's time for it to show what it can do." READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore
Long-Term Care Needs Growing With Retirement
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Long-term care is expensive! Depending on the level of care needed, the national average runs $37,000 to $80,000 a year. For most people, figuring out the best way to pay for it is one of the final pieces in the retirement puzzle. With our aging population and life-extending medical advances, these costs are likely to rise each year. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there were about 9 million Americans over 65 who needed long-term care in 2010. That number is expected to swell to 12 million by 2020. What does it mean to need long-term ... more
Tips To Be A Great Technician
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Many people make the assumption that if they pass the JCAHPO, COA, COT, or COMT tests that they are good technicians. That might mean it would also be safe to say that the higher the certification, the better the technician. I do not believe that your certificate, or lack of certificate, is the true indication of what type of technician you actually are. There are so many intangibles involved in the mix. These skills are very hard to cultivate in a person, and it is very hard to evaluate whether someone might possess them during an interview. There are five ... more
10 Tips For Cloud Computing In Healthcare
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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
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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
By: CareerCast.com
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
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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
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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
Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer
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Q:I am finishing residency in June and have a few job offers to consider. What should I look for besides a competitive salary? A: Most new physicians join a practice without first giving it a thorough "history and physical exam." Asking pertinent questions will help you avoid joining the wrong practice, and knowing your rights in the practice ahead of time will help you and your employer avoid dragging each other to court in the future. more...more
Tips For Hiring The Right Support Staff
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1. Start with a wish list Build a wish list of the qualities that the perfect candidate would have. If you have a job description, start there. Without this ‘shopping list’ you might not recognize the best candidate. Ask yourself: Is this a job a good worker will want? Every job in a medical practice needs to include a reasonable mix of work. CONTINUE READING AT MODERN MEDICINEmore