Tag Archives: healthcare

April jobs report lackluster for healthcare, with ambulatory gains offsetting steep nursing losses

Dive Brief: Healthcare lost about 4,000 jobs overall in April, an unwelcome sign as the economy continues recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nursing home losses (-19,000) were offset by notable gains (+21,000) in ambulatory service jobs. In March, healthcare employment changed little. The industry is… Read More »

Report: Healthcare leaders have an optimistic outlook beyond COVID-19

Philips hosted a virtual round table with industry leaders to discuss the findings of the newly-released Future Health Index 2021 (FHI). Philips’ chief medical officer, Jan Kimpen, hosted the discussion between Professor Wim van Harten, CEO of Rijnstate Hospital in the Netherlands, and Dr Aaron Neinstein, director of clinical informatics at UCSF Center for Digital Health… Read More »

How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care. A closer look at this activity points to a key trend that will persist post-pandemic: that telehealth and the broader theme of virtual care is re-shaping how health care is delivered.… Read More »

Spending on Medicines In and Post-COVID Say a Lot About Patients and Larger Healthcare Trends – an IQVIA Update

Spending on medicines, globally, will rebound this year and rise above pre-pandemic levels through 2025. Between 2021 and 2025, the annual growth global growth rate for prescription drugs spending is expected to range from 3% to 6%, a $ 1.6 trillion bill for the worlds’s total Rx medicines market. That relatively low single-digit growth rate… Read More »

Data risk report shows healthcare worker has access to 31,000 sensitive files on first day of work

UK cybersecurity firm, Varonis has released a data risk report, which focuses on the issue of unrestricted data in the healthcare industry. The ‘2021 Data Risk Report: healthcare, Pharma & Biotech’ report underscores the importance of data security as organisations manage the security gaps created from remote working and cloud migration.   The data is compiled… Read More »