Recent Healthcare Recruiting News

Healthcare Hiring Spree Spills Into 2016

February 5, 2016

The healthcare industry, bolstered by the nation's hospitals and health systems, added 36,800 jobs in January.  However, after accounting for downward revisions to December's numbers, healthcare's employment tally remained almost identical, at 15.34 million people. more

49 Best Overall Patient-rated Hospitals

January 26, 2016

The following is a list of hospitals for which 90 percent or more of patients gave an overall care rating of nine or 10 on their HCAHPS survey.  Data was pulled from the Hospital Compare website and is from April 2014 through March 2015, the most recent data available. more

What it's Like to have the Best Job in America Right Now

January 20, 2016

Physician assistant is the best job in America right now, according to a report from Glassdoor.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports these professionals — who typically practice medicine in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professionals — make over $97,000 a year, on average. more

Walgreens Shifts More Retail Clinic Ownership to Hospital Partners

January 12, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance will shift ownership and management of more than 50 retail clinics in its stores to Chicago’s largest hospital system, escalating a strategy to coordinate healthcare by handing off operations to local providers of medical care. more

Engaging Medical Specialists in Improving Health Care Value

December 22, 2015

Over the past decade, patients, payers, government, and others have increasingly scrutinized the care physicians deliver. Pay-for-performance programs have enabled payers to hold providers accountable for performance on quality measures. Public reporting has made quality and safety data more transparent. More and more providers are now being held accountable for the cost of care in addition to quality. more

Moving Forward Together: The Next Five Years in Health Care

December 10, 2015

The days of siloed operations in healthcare are long over, be it related to data storage, hospital-physician relationships or population health initiatives. One of the emerging trends in healthcare delivery is the unification of stakeholders and relevant parties to improve the quality of services provided to U.S. healthcare consumers. more

The Year in Medicine 2015: News that made a Difference

December 2, 2015

Following a full-scale revolt by physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is considering dropping its expensive 10-year maintenance of certification (MOC) exam. Instead, physicians could be required to take shorter, more frequent tests that could be done online. more

5 Healthcare Trends that Should Give Physicians Hope

November 25, 2015

I feel that I have been spending way too much time as a “chronicler of the decline,” to use von Mises’ phrase.  The secular trend in health care (literally spanning the last 100 years) is one of increasing centralization, consolidation, and reduced choice.  Nevertheless, there are some promising developments that give me hope for a better future. more

UnitedHealth Group May Leave Obamacare Exchanges by 2017

November 20, 2015

UnitedHealth Group, in a surprising announcement, said this morning it has revised its profit expectations for the rest of the year due to what it called a “deterioration” of its individual commercial insurance offerings on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and offered no commitment it would stay in the business beyond next year. more

Week in Review: 7 Biggest Healthcare Stories This Week

November 6, 2015

CMS on Oct. 30 released its final 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System rule. The rule finalizes CMS' proposal to alter its controversial two-midnight rule and implements previously announced modifications to CMS' medical review more

Physicians Oppose New Mammogram Guidelines

October 30, 2015

Three distinguished physicians — Susan Drossman, MD, a private practice breast radiologist; Elisa Port, MD, chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York; and Emily Sonnenblick, MD, a breast radiologist at Mount Sinai's Dubin Breast Center — vehemently oppose the American Cancer Society'snew guidelines for breast cancer screening. more

Where do Americans Stand on Key Healthcare Issues?  5 Findings

October 16, 2015

While the American public is largely divided on healthcare-related political issues, such as the Affordable Care Act and Cadillac Plan Tax, certain issues transcend partisanship, according to Kaiser Family Foundation's September Health Tracking Poll.  Here are five key findings from the report. more

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Surgeons and Their Patients

September 24, 2015

If your surgeon was working the night before, would you want him or her to perform your surgery the next day? The answer to whether a sleep-deprived surgeon is a safe surgeon may surprise you, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. more

Merger Mania in Medicine - What Will it Cost Us?

September 17, 2015

The federal government is currently debating whether the big six health insurance companies in the U.S. will soon become the big four. Aetna AET -6.67% and Humana HUM -4.62% have announced plans to merge, as have Anthem WLP +% and Cigna CI -3.01%. The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association strongly oppose the mergers, saying they will reduce competition in consumer markets. more

Survey Reveals Main Causes of Physician Worry: 5 Things to Know

September 9, 2015

A new survey by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed the main causes of physician worry include insurance companies and new performance measurements.

Here are five main findings from the 2015 National Survey of Primary Care Providers. more

The Medical Specialties That Pay the Best

August 26, 2015

All doctor salaries continue to rise with primary care doctor compensation outpacing specialists slightly last year. Primary care physicians reported $241,273 in media compensation in 2014 and specialists reported $411, 852, according to the MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) 2015 report card. How much does your doctor make? more

Google, Alphabet & Healthcare: 7 Things to Know About the New Conglomerate

August 14, 2015

On Monday, Google Cofounder Larry Page announced the formation of a new company called Alphabet, which will serve as the parent holding company of Google and its affiliates.  In a Google blog post, Mr. Page wrote that while Google is operating well as it currently stands, the company could be cleaner and more more

FDA Approves First 3-D Printed Drug

August 4, 2015

3-D printing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, originally as a means of quickly producing affordable prototypes for the manufacturing industry. Recently, researchers have found some amazing healthcare and biological applications for 3-D printing technology. From custom prosthetics to living tissue, 3-D printing is a versatile means of providing cost effective and individualized care to patients. more

Residents Salary & Debt Report 2015: Are Residents Happy?

July 23, 2015

How much do residents earn?  Do they feel fairly compensated?  How much debt do they have?  What about the hours they work, their professional relationships, the quality of education they are receiving, and their ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance? more

Nurse Practitioner Pay Eclipses $100K Annually

July 9, 2015

Nurse practitioners are seeing annual net incomes surpass $100,000 as their roles expand amid a doctor shortage, changing state regulations and the push toward team-based approaches to keeping patients healthy and costs in check. more

Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Healthcare Subsidies

June 25, 2015

The supreme court ruled on Thursday that President Obama's health care law allows the federal government to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance, a sweeping vindication that endorsed a larger purpose of Mr. Obama's signature legislative achievement. more

20 Pieces of Advice From Hospital CFOs

June 5, 2015

From changing reimbursement levels to the evolving CFO role, hospital and health system financial leaders are dealing with a number of challenges.  Regarding the numerous issues CFOs are facing, financial leaders from hospitals and systems across the nation shared the following pieces of advice with Becker's Hospital Review over the last five months. more

10 Startups That are Disrupting Healthcare IT

May 29, 2015

The growth of healthcare technology has spurred a new market for healthcare startups. Between 2012 and 2014, Fortune reports that venture funding grew 200 percent for healthcare startups ranging from wearables to apps to bionic prosthetics. With healthcare records moving online, and more people -- including doctors -- expecting mobile solutions, it seems only natural that startups are emerging to help users visit the doctor remotely, track their medicine regime or get a diagnosis from a doctor thousands of miles away. more

Hospitals Lead the way in April Health Care Job Boom

May 12, 2015

The health care industry added 45,200 jobs in April, the largest monthly increase so far this year. Hospitals accounted for more than a quarter of that total.  Employment at hospitals went up by 11,800 last month, a 0.2% uptick from March and a 1.8% increase from April 2014, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. more

Top 25 Women in Healthcare

May 7, 2015

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare program honors female healthcare executives who are developing policy, leading change and guiding healthcare delivery across our nation. Our biennial honorees are from all sectors of the industry. Recognizing the women in leadership roles central to their continued advancement within the industry and to obtain parity with their male counterparts. more

Health-Care Startups Raise Record $3.9 Billion in Venture Capital in First Quarter

April 21, 2015

U.S. medical startups raised a record $3.9 billion in venture capital in the first quarter of 2015 amid rising investor interest in biotechnology, digital health and health-care services. more

These Businesses Will be Booming Until 2020 and Beyond

April 9, 2015

Graduating from college in a few weeks, and looking to start a career where the most growth is? Research firm IbisWorld recently delved into its database of more than 700 industries and came up with a list of the fields most likely to show strong revenue and employment growth, along with above-average salaries, for at least the next five years. more

Health IT Prevalent Among ECRI's Top 10 Safety Concerns

April 7, 2015

Alarm fatigue, incomplete electronic health-record data and poor care-coordination due to over-reliance on healthcare IT are among the top 10 patient-safety concerns for healthcare organizations, according to a new report from theECRI more

Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment

April 2, 2015

For a generation, doctors in New York City's economically depressed neighborhoods have been the ugly ducklings of the medical hierarchy.  Many are foreign born and foreign trained, serve mostly minority and immigrant patients, and often run high-volume practices to compensate for Medicaid's low rate of payment. more

What Healthcare Leaders can Learn from Google's Departing CFO

March 17, 2015

There are several lessons leaders in the healthcare industry can learn from Patrick Pichette, who after serving nearly seven years as CFO of Google is calling it quits.

In a heartfelt Google Plus post, Mr. Pichette announced his decision to the world. Although he cited wanting to spend more time with his family as the main reason he decided to step away from his position, his post contained a glimpse into his life and the struggles he's gone through in trying to establish a healthy balance between his personal and professional life. more

Major Insurers are Finally Revealing one of Health-care's Greatest Mysteries

February 25, 2015

The obscure, seemingly random universe of health-care pricing is getting a little less opaque today. Some of the country's largest health insurers are coming together to reveal the prices they pay for dozens of medical services across the country in an effort to help consumers become savvier more

Health Care Startups are Booming.  Here's What it Takes to Succeed

February 20, 2015

Health care startups have boomed over the last several years, as evidenced by the number of venture funding deals, which grew some 200% between 2010 and 2014. The boom is driven by health reforms that are disrupting business models, an aging population that’s demanding more (and better) care, and the adoption of technology — such as wearables and video chat — into the medical mainstream. more

Making Medicine Personal

February 13, 2015

President Obama has proposed the Precision Medicine Initiative, a $215 million effort to help uncover the genetic variations that drive health and disease. The ultimate goal is to translate these findings into better health care based on an individual's unique genetic profile. more

At 250,000 Strong, The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now

February 2, 2015

s the health care workforce shifts to treat patients in less expensive primary care settings, the number of nurse practitioners has nearly doubled in the last decade to more 200,000, new data shows. more

50 Rural Hospitals CEOs to Know | 2015

January 27, 2015

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to name the following leaders to the 2015 edition of its list of "50 rural hospital CEOs to know."  These 50 presidents, CEOs and administrators are dedicated to advancing healthcare in their communities and are tackling the challenges of providing healthcare in rural or small towns with vigor. more

What is Obama's 'Precision Medicine' Initiative?

January 21, 2015

President Barack Obama used some of his State of the Union oratory to lay out a grand vision for “precision medicine” and announce an initiative to realize it.  “I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine—one that delivers the right treatment at the right time,” he said. more

Healthcare Trends to Watch for in 2015

January 16, 2015

Tech-savvy consumers, the Affordable Care Act, and competitive new companies entering the healthcare industry are all contributors to changes that will be affecting patients, providers, and payers in 2015. more

Surprise? Health Care Jobs Grew 50% More in 2014 Than in 2013

January 13, 2015

Here’s Friday’s jobs report, viewed through its two most important metrics:

  • Jobs: Up by 300,000.
  • Unemployment: Down to the lowest rate in 6.5 years. more

Hospitals Converting to For-Profit Status Show Better Financial Health, No Loss in Quality of Care

January 7, 2015

Boston, MA — Switching from nonprofit to for-profit status appears to boost hospitals’ financial health but does not appear to lower the quality of care they provide or reduce the proportion of poor or minority patientsreceiving care, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women’s more

100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs | 2014

December 23, 2014

These hospitals all offer outstanding health services geared toward women, such as gynecology, obstetrics, women-focused heart care and women-focused cancer care, among other women's health needs. more

Flu Outbreaks Cause US Hospitals to Restrict Visiting Hours

December 16, 2014

Hospitals across the nation are seeking to contain the spread of the flu within their walls by restricting who can visit patients in the hospital and when.  For instance, several hospitals in the Chicagoland area are restricting visitors due to the widespread flu virus in the area, according to CBS more

The Best Healthcare Jobs in 2015

December 8, 2014

While many of the new jobs created since the recession are persistently low-paying retail and restaurant positions with no benefits and little chance of advancement, the growing health care sector offers career paths that lead to generous compensation and a secure future. more

Underinsurance Remains Big Problem Under Obama Health Law

December 3, 2014

The Affordable Care Act, like most health care reform efforts, focuses on people without insurance. That’s fine, because those people do face significant problems obtaining health care in the United States. more

50 Things to Know About the Hospital Industry | 2014

November 25, 2014

As the healthcare industry is ever-changing, hospitals must constantly be ready to evolve and adapt. Recently, major changes that have impacted the hospital industry include healthcare reform, the continual shift from fee-for-service to value-based care, hospital closures, technological advancements and the physician shortage, to name a few. more

Rural Hospitals in Critical Condition

November 18, 2014

RICHLAND, Ga. — Stewart-Webster Hospital had only 25 beds when it still treated patients. The rural hospital served this small town of 1,400 residents and those in the surrounding farms and crossroads for more than six decades. more

AANP Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities for National NP Week

November 11, 2014

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) – the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners or NPs in the country – marks National NP Week (November 9-15) with the announcement of AANP's 2015 policy priorities. Chief among them is the goal of increasing the role of nurse practitioners at VA facilities, a commitment AANP reaffirms in advance of Veteran's Day, taking place November 11. more

A Two-Tiered Health Care System is Coming Faster Than You Think

November 4, 2014

Get ready for two different health care systems. In one, patients will be able to schedule a doctor’s appointment in one or two days. In the other, patients will wait weeks or even months – with access problems similar to those in Canada. Patients who get health insurance in the new (Obamacare) exchanges will be in the lower tier. In fact, they may have even greater access problems than patients on Medicaid. more

What Can Be Said About the Generation Y Physician?

October 27, 2014

Tech-savvy.  Attention-craving.  Lazy, good-for-nothings.

These are a few of the many traits that have been commonly bestowed upon those born around the last two decades of the 20th century.  Commonly known as Generation Y, this demographical cohort of 20- to 30-somethings has certainly sparked mixed reviews from its Gen X and Baby Boomer more

U.S. Nurse's Union Asks for More Protection Against Ebola Threat

October 20, 2014

The largest union of registered nurses in the U.S. is asking for help to prepare for a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States, saying workers don’t have adequate training or resources to battle a potential outbreak. more

150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare | 2014

October 8, 2014

The 2014 list was expanded to include healthcare providers — medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals and health systems — along with other types of healthcare-specific companies, such as consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more. more

Take a Look at How Market Forces Will Impact Health Care

October 6, 2014

The 2015 American Hospital Association Environmental Scan provides insight and information about market forces that have a high probability of affecting the health care field. It is designed to help hospital and health system leaders better understand the health care landscape and the critical issues and emerging trends their organizations likely will face in the foreseeable future. more

Avoid the Rush!  Some ERs are Taking Appointments

September 30, 2014

Three times in one week, 34-year-old Michael Granillo returned to the emergency room of the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Southern California, seeking relief from intense back pain. Each time, Granillo waited a little while and then left the ER without ever being seen by a doctor. more

From 1853 to 2014: How 9 Presidents Changed Healthcare

September 29, 2014

Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been much debate over some of the Act's more contentious provisions, and President Barack Obama has received criticism and praise over the law. However, President Obama was not the first president to stir up controversy over healthcare. more

5 Health Care Megatrends to Watch for

September 23, 2014

Recently, Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers told me that U.S. health care is at a tipping point. A positive one, he hopes, but the truth is no one knows for sure which direction the system will more

Bill Defining Drug Addiction as Mental Illness Passes N.J. Assembly Committee

September 22, 2014

People could be ordered by courts to participate in outpatient treatment if their drug addiction puts their lives or the lives of others in danger, under a bill approved by a state Assembly panel more

60 Things to Know About Healthcare Reform

August 25, 2014

Health reform is and has been a hot-button issue for both politicians and healthcare leaders for the last few years, though talk of significant, government-led reform has been discussed for decades. In the wake of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform is a highly contested and very politically polarizing issue. It is therefore very important to know what is going on and where. The following are 60 things to know about healthcare reform in the United States ... read more

The 10 Ways Health Care is Becoming More Efficient

August 18, 2014

Love it or hate it, the United States is in the midst of a health care revolution via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the focus is on cost savings and efficiency. Essentially, there are 10 ways that health care will become more efficient in the coming years ... read more

Do You Know Your Career Non-Negotiables?

August 17, 2014

Key to career contentment is getting your career non-negotiables met. If you're not sure what yours are, this list may help. Which, if any of these, should be your career non-negotiables? more

Revisiting Primary Care Workforce Data: A Future Without Barriers For Nurse Practitioners And Physicians

July 28, 2014

With the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), there have been major concerns about the looming primary care provider shortage. The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis predicts shortages as high as 20,400 physicians by 2020, and increases in medical school graduates entering primary care residencies have been more

Physician groups take closer look at telemedicine

July 18, 2014

Medical societies are joining the call for better support for telemedicine, stating that when appropriately used, it can help address physician shortages and improve quality of care.... read more

MedSource Consultants Release Month-By-Month Guide For Medical Residents Searching For Job

July 15, 2014

A comprehensive monthly checklist for the graduating Medical Resident preparing to take the next step in their medical careers. ... Read More

70 Accountable Care Agreements Announced So Far This Year

July 11, 2014

The following are 70 accountable care and similar collaborative agreements that have been announced so far this year. The list is organized by month beginning with the most recent... read more

150 Hospital Transactions and Partnerships

June 24, 2014

The following are hospital mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and affiliations that have been announced so far this year. The list is organized by month beginning with the most recent... read more

7 Recent Hospital Transactions and Partnerships

June 17, 2014

The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place within the past week... read more

Compensation Trends for Physicians

January 24, 2014
200 Statistics on Physician Compensation more

Effort to Streamline Medical Licensing Gains Support in US Senate

January 16, 2014
A bipartisan group of 16 US Senators has publicly commended state medical boards and FSMB for their recent efforts to streamline the licensing process for physicians and other licensed healthcare providers who wish to practice in multiple states more

Biggest Job Search Myths

December 18, 2013
Don’t postpone your job search until after the holidays. This time marks one of the most opportune times for landing a career. more

Battles Erupt Over Filling Doctors' Shoes

February 04, 2013
As the Ranks of Physician Assistants and Other Health Professionals Grow, States Weigh Loosening Some Restrictions more

Meningitis Outbreak Update

October 10, 2012
See a CDC map of the meningitis outbreak more

FDA unveils new device that detects counterfeit drugs

October 01, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration has a new cutting-edge tool in its counterfeit drug detection toolbox. At a symposium Monday, the agency unveiled the Counterfeit Detection Device #3 or CD3, a hand-held device developed by FDA scientists that can be used in the field to detect counterfeit products and packaging. more

Physician Relationships

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Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Healthcare Subsidies

June 25, 2015

The supreme court ruled on Thursday that President Obama's health care law allows the federal government to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance, a sweeping vindication that endorsed a larger purpose of Mr. Obama's signature legislative achievement. more