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Learn about industry news and career information, from healthcare administrators to medical and health service managers, including best practices, certifications and industry outlook.

health service manager

Medical and Health Service Manager Career Profile

Medical and health service managers, also known as healthcare administrators, are the centerpiece of success for a healthcare facility. They are planning experts, who help direct and coordinate health services, manage facilities and stay...

Healthcare Administration Career Profile

When we think of hospitals, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the work of the physicians and nurses who work directly with patients suffering from injury or illness. Yet this is...
healthcare costs

Survey: Most Organizations are “Very Concerned” About Controlling Cost of Healthcare

Individuals aren’t the only people who are carefully monitoring healthcare costs. According to findings from the “State of Employee Benefits in the Workplace” survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 83 percent...
accountable care organizations

About Half of Hospital Executives Plan to Implement Accountable Care Organization

Growing numbers of hospital executives plan to implement accountable care organizations (ACO) in 2014, according to one study, but a second study revealed that nearly half of the executives remain skeptical of their benefits. ACOs...
luxury hospitals

Luxury Hospitals Offering Hotel-like Amenities to Patients

Flat screen televisions, room service meals and massage services are amenities available at many hotels, but these luxurious perks are also starting to appear in hospitals across the country. Some hospitals are so luxurious that...
ehr

New Timeline Proposed for EHR Implementation

The adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) by hospitals and physicians has grown rapidly since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act became law – creating Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs –...
global health 2035

Investing in Research Could End Income-based Health Inequalities

Global investments in research, vaccines and new medicines to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria can reduce the health gap between rich and poor nations within the next generation, according to 25 health and economic...
healthcare.gov

Public Has Mixed Feelings About Attempted Healthcare.gov Improvements

There have been noticeable improvements, but glitches and bugs continue to frustrate users of the federal government's online healthcare marketplace. After a dismal start in October, the Obama administration now reports that about 95 percent...
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Medicaid Expansion May Spark Physician Shortage

The shortage of physicians and other health practitioners will soon be exacerbated as health care reform provides coverage for millions of Medicaid patients. According to the Congressional Budget Office, about 9 million additional Americans are...
physician assistant

Need for Physician Assistants Growing as Medical Industry Evolves

Trends in healthcare reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal that a growing number of physicians are leaving general practice to pursue specialty medicine. They leave behind openings that are being...