The Friday Five – Lists of 5 Pertaining to the Healthcare Industry
We love lists! Whether it’s compiling them, researching them, or reading them, they are quick, informative, and useful. In honor of our list obsession, this week’s Friday Five provides you with five lists, each containing five items that relate to the healthcare industry in some form or fashion. From facts about Medicaid, to disruptive technologies, to why you need to learn Spanish, we have a handy dandy healthcare list that will be sure to intrigue you!
Top 5 Reasons to Work in the Healthcare Field
Maybe you’re thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare or you’re at a crossroads and are trying to decide whether or not you should stay in the field. As with most career choices there are numerous pros and cons to consider. Healthcare recruiter, Andrea Clement Santiago (@andreasantiago), provides some guidance in her article which lays out 5 of the top reasons why healthcare jobs are so desirable and rewarding.
Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020
The healthcare landscape is changing exponentially and in this article Forbes (@forbes) contributor, Reenita Das identifies five technologies that are expected to have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, treatments and delivery of care in the future.
Five Facts about Medicaid
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that, together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program, provides health coverage to over 72.5 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and individuals with disabilities. Medicaid is the single largest source of health coverage in the United States. However, the program is often misunderstood by the general public. This article from The Commonwealth Fund (@commonwealthfnd) aims to clear up some Medicare myths and provide readers with a better understanding of this important health coverage program.
Ecela Students List Top Five Reasons Healthcare Workers Must Learn Spanish Now
Ecela is a Spanish language-learning program with six sites in Peru, Chile and Argentina. Ecela’s Spanish & Medicine program puts students at the heart of Spanish-language healthcare. For nine weeks Ecela Spanish students will earn nine college credits and become fluent in Spanish by living with host families and shadowing doctors, nurses, and other workers in South American medical clinics. Students’ schedules will include Spanish-immersion classroom experiences, and they’ll even have the opportunity to learn traditional South American medicine that is still in use today. Check out these top reasons a bilingual healthcare worker is a better healthcare worker.
5 Tips to Succeed in Population Health Management
The move to value-based care is indicative of the healthcare industry’s realization that it cannot continue to approach healthcare in the same way it has over the past 30 years. As providers turn to VBC initiatives, it’s clear that simply purchasing a population health management solution doesn’t check the box for success—the shift from volume to value requires a new way of working and thinking. The healthcare blog, The Doctor Weighs In (@docweighsin), offers five shifts in mindset for a successful PHM initiative.
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