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 ...
Healthcare Jobs: Hard to Fill and GrowingRead the rest of this entry »
Let's play a little Jeopardy today. The answer is: Medical technologist, nurse, home health aide.
If you said, "What are the toughest jobs to fill" you're right. For what seems like forever, healthcare jobs again top the annual lists of jobs that have recruiters scrambling.
CareerCast's annual analysis lists six medical related jobs on its shortlist of 8 of most in-demand, fast growing jobs. Software developer came out in the ...
Employers Will Get Serious About Health Care Costs In 2019Read the rest of this entry »
Last month, we blogged about the broad trends the healthcare industry will contend with in 2019. These include the accelerating shift to value-based care, predictive analytics and big data and the emergence of Asia as a center of innovation.
But there are trends and changes that will directly impact employers and their employees.
Employee Benefit News says 2019 will be the year employers flex their muscle either alone -- if they're ...
Nursing Shortage Is Leading to Overwork and More BurnoutRead the rest of this entry »
In a survey two years ago, 42% of the 600 nurses participating said they felt increasingly overworked. Now, an update of that survey finds little has changed for the nation's nearly 3 million nurses. If anything, their workload has gotten heavier; 46% of the 900 nurses in the new survey reported feeling more overworked now than they did in 2016.
The primary culprit the vast majority of nurses agree, is ...
8 Predictions for Healthcare In 2019Read the rest of this entry »
What's ahead for the healthcare industry in 2019?
A Frost & Sullivan look ahead offers a mix of the predictable -- AI continues to make inroads -- and the surprising -- healthcare will become an important vertical in voice applications.
Writing in Forbes, Reenita Das, a partner and VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Frost & Sullivan, makes 8 healthcare predictions for next year, with the most far-reaching being the globalization of ...