If you are looking to enter the healthcare industry, you need more than just admissions requirements and step-by-step guides. You need to catch up on what’s happening in healthcare and that changes all the time.
The HealthcareDegree.com blog tackles topics relevant to both those joining the healthcare field and those already working within it. From updated salary figures to ongoing regulatory battles to interviews with professionals, we cover the issues that matter. Check out some of the posts below to learn more about where the healthcare industry is at right now, where it is headed, and how it all affects you.
October 20, 2020
In health technology, the margin of error is as thin as the blade of a scalpel. As the nation begins to confront its unconscious social biases, that introspection must extend to its technological developments as well.
September 10, 2020
The National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association estimates that healthcare fraud costs the nation at least $68 billion annually or about 3 percent of the nation’s $2.26 trillion in healthcare spending.
Health Equity 101: Meet the Lactation Consultants Working to Address Racial Disparities in BreastfeedingSeptember 4, 2020
From pregnancy to childbirth and postpartum, Black mothers are at a disadvantage. This interview with expert Earlisha Killen explores what can be done.
August 13, 2020
Often, underserved populations are not covered by traditional medical or educational services, yet they still have occupational needs.
August 4, 2020
Smoking is still responsible for nearly half a million deaths per year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the next legislative steps in fighting back is banning flavored tobacco products.
July 20, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised their coverage in January of 2020 to include acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain. This is a first in the history of Medicare services.
July 16, 2020
Most cannabis-related jobs currently support the sale of recreational or medicinal cannabis, but the next wave of cannabis-related jobs could come from the more established—and more lucrative—pharmaceutical industry.
July 13, 2020
There are some proposals to combat food deserts and poor nutrition, including talking with patients about how to secure nutritious food, supporting community-based initiatives such as farmers’ markets, and implementing public policy changes.
July 9, 2020
Nursing home administration has a problem with high turnover. As far back as 2001, research found the average annual turnover rate for nursing home administrators (NHAs) to be 43 percent.
June 18, 2020
Radiation is used to cure cancer, prevent recurrence, or slow cancer growth. It is also used palliatively to ease symptoms such as pain or breathing difficulties. Using evidence-based practice, radiation therapy is adjusted over the course of treatment based on side effects and outcomes.