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Tips To Prepare For Healthcare Leadership Roles
One of the many privileges of advancing in your career is taking on more leadership responsibility. Many of you, at one point in the early part of your career, probably will be approached to be in charge of something, some people, or a project. My advice is to take advantage of any such opportunity. Taking on a leadership role earlier in your career will help you plan and become ready for more leadership roles as your career progresses—whether as a physician leader, division head, lab director, or researcher. Leadership may be natural to some, but it can easily be learned, ...
Bioengineering Advancements Making Walking Easier
Steven Collins, associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was part of a team that found a way to create a better exoskeleton for walking, but with one small twist. It doesn’t rely on power. “We tried to make the body more efficient, so that it doesn’t require extra power and might be cheaper and run for longer periods of time,” Collins says. “We set up to try and design a device to reduce costs.” But how? They tried to draw from decades of biomechanics studies on calf muscles for walking. READ MORE AT ASME
How to Negotiate a Raise in Healthcare
In the healthcare industry, negotiating a raise can be difficult due to many healthcare jobs having specific salaries. Healthcare organizations also have tight budgets to manage, so negotiating for a higher amount can make anyone nervous. With the right know-how you can confidently and successfully negotiate a raise in healthcare. If you feel that you're not being adequately compensated for the work that you do there is hope. The following tips can be used to help you learn how to negotiate a raise in the healthcare industry: A self-assessment: Before you are able to negotiate a raise it is important ...
Five Great Careers In The Medical Industry
The healthcare industry offers plenty of great career options in non-clinical roles. Here are some possibilities to consider: Medical Assistant: Medical offices that appear to you to run like well-oiled machines often accomplish that with the important help of medical assistants. These individuals perform various tasks depending on the occupational setting, although most work in physicians' offices. Tasks include work related to health information. Assistants might be involved in updating and filing patients' medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping. A good command of the ...
Why Job Openings May Not Lead To Immediate Employment
Millions of job seekers still can't find work. Some businesses remain slow to fill their openings, awaiting the ideal candidate. Many job seekers lack the skills employers require. The plight of the unemployed also reflects an economic reality: Even in the best times, the number of job seekers is typically twice the number of job openings. Many companies that want to hire don't see the hurry. Explorys, a health care data provider in Cleveland, plans to add 80 people to its 142-person staff this year, mostly in data analysis. The company uses a database to help hospitals manage and anticipate ...
Making Biomedical Research Data Actionable
Three funding agencies are trying to spur the development of tools and platforms to improve researchers’ ability to find, access and use the terabytes to petabytes of data biomedical research generates. This month at the 7th Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., the National Institutes of Health, the U.K.-based Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced six finalists for the first-ever Open Science Prize, a global science competition for prototype tools and platforms to tame biomedical’s big data behemoth. Part of the problem with developing these kind of tools is that no one is sure who should be ...