Is Job Growth In Healthcare Slowing Down?Read the rest of this entry »
When the June employment numbers are released Friday, economists are expecting a rebound from May's disappointing results.
Last month, the government reported 75,000 new jobs were created in May, less than half what analysts forecast. Bloomberg says the June number should be in the neighborhood of 160,000.
Looking for signs of where the economy is heading, labor economists and financial market will be paying close attention to the ...
Business Support Small But Growing for Single-Payer HealthRead the rest of this entry »
While the national discussion of a single-payer health plan falls along political lines, there is a small, but growing group that sees such as system as good for business -- employers struggling to keep up with the cost of providing health insurance.
“Businesses are really angry about the system, and there is a lot of frustration with its rising costs and dysfunction,” Dan Geiger tells Kaiser Health News. Although no Fortune ...
More Companies See Value In Mental Health BenefitsRead the rest of this entry »
This is the time of year employers are beginning to hear from their benefits brokers about insurance plans for next year. The tendency is for those conversations to focus around costs. Plan improvements take a backseat to keeping expenses down. This year though, more companies than ever will be taking a close look at how well their plans provide for mental health coverage.
As Mental Health Awareness month comes to ...
Nurse Anesthetists Are Becoming Ketamine EntrepreneursRead the rest of this entry »
The rapid rise in ketamine clinics treating refractory (treatment resistant) depression is attracting a growing number of nurse anesthetists, some of whom are seizing the opportunity to become entrepreneurs.
An article on Healthecareers details the experience of three Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who have opened their own clinics.
"I finally found my place," one of them explained. "In college, I was always interested in psychology, but was too pragmatic ...
How Big Is the Right Size For a Clinical Trial?Read the rest of this entry »
When a drug company embarks on a clinical trial, one of the risks it runs is the nonadherence of participants to the rules. In simplest terms, that means if a patient is to take a pill in the morning and another at night, deviating from the schedule is nonadherence. If too many participants deviate, the trial could fail.
An article in Applied Clinical Trials discusses the statistical implications of nonadherence ...
National Nurses Week: 4 Million Thank YousRead the rest of this entry »
The nursing profession celebrates Florence Nightingale's birthday next Sunday, which, appropriately enough for the founder of modern nursing, is also Mother's Day.
We've shared the story of this remarkable woman who was born to wealth, yet volunteered to tend wounded soldiers in Britain's Crimean War then went on to found a nursing school, establish modern medical sanitary procedures and, an accomplished mathematician, become the first woman elected to the Royal ...
Orphan Drugs Forecast to Be 20% Of SalesRead the rest of this entry »
The orphan drug market is predicted to top $240 billion in the next five years and account for 20% of all prescription drug sales worldwide.
From a market once so small that Congress had to incentivize the development of drugs to treat rare illnesses, EvaluatePharma's 2019 Orphan Drug Report predicts the sector will see a 12.3% CAGR between now and 2024. That's about double the rate of non-orphan prescription ...
$100 Million For New Nurses In NYCRead the rest of this entry »
The settlement of a New York City labor dispute may create new hiring headaches for medical offices and health facilities already struggling to fill nursing vacancies.
The New York State Nurses Association said yesterday it reached an agreement on a new contract with the NYC Hospital Alliance. Besides raises and approvals on staffing ratios, the agreement calls for some of the city's largest hospitals to spend $100 million filling vacancies ...
Digital Health Records Fail to Realize PromiseRead the rest of this entry »
Electronic health records were supposed to improve the quality and speed of medical services when the government in 2009 made medical digitalization a priority and helped fund the conversion.
By digitizing notes about allergies, past treatment, prescriptions, diagnoses, tests and other details, medical professionals would have immediate access to a patient's records regardless of where treatment was being sought. This would reduce medical errors, eliminate duplicate testing and, by harvesting ...
5 In-Demand Medical Office JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Healthcare is one of the nation's two fastest growing fields where jobs are hard to fill. (The other is information technology.) Topping the list of the most in-demand workers are nurses, doctors and physical therapists. These jobs require years of training and licensing, one of the reasons hospitals, clinics, and medical offices pay top dollar to these professionals.
But there are other, less visible jobs that don't require an advanced ...