Weekly News Roundup: March 15, 2019
The healthcare industry employs more Americans than any other industry, and, in 2018, created one in every seven new jobs. This week’s news roundup is all about healthcare jobs–the fast-paced growth, why CIOs went from back-office operators to mission-critical innovators, how medical writers can help speed outcomes improvement, and how to turn data analysts into one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals–data scientists.
Healthcare Job Growth Outpaced Nearly Every Other Sector in 2018
The healthcare sector created one in seven new jobs in the United States in 2018, according to new preliminary data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For 2018, healthcare created a total of 346,000 jobs-nearly 29,000 new jobs each month-up from 284,000 jobs created in 2017 . Read More
Why CIOs Went From Back-Office Operators to Mission-Critical Innovators
In healthcare, we’re seeing a high level of CIO turnover. It’s unprecedented. In the last 18 months, almost half of the health systems west of the Mississippi have new IT leadership. What’s behind this trend? A lot of it has to do with the changing role of the CIO. Read More
Is a Medical Writer the Missing Accelerant to Outcomes Improvement?
As healthcare organizations pursue greater efficiency and shift focus from volume to value, quality improvement efforts are more important than ever. If improvement efforts are poorly managed or executed, projects can easily stall out and take up valuable time, money, and resources, while returning little in the way of results. Read More
How to Turn Data Analysts into Data Scientists
There is a large shortage of healthcare data scientists which is hindering the ability of health systems to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Instead, health systems have data analysts who understand the organization’s data, people, and workflows. Read More
Health Systems Look to Boost Employee Retention Through Minimum Wage Hikes
As hospitals and health systems look to trim expenses, many have seemingly flipped the narrative with minimum wage raises. Systems including Atrium Health, Advocate Aurora Health, Cleveland Clinic, Hartford HealthCare, Jefferson Health, UPMC and Trinity Health have bumped up their base wages in recent months. Read More