Monster.com, one of the 20 most visited websites and the largest employment websites in the world, features expert commentary from SeniorBridge's Eric C. Rackow, MD about a shift in healthcare that is creating demand for professionals who can deliver care in the home. The article points to evidence that care management in the home improves clinical outcomes, overall healthcare costs and patient satisfaction and spotlights SeniorBridge's growing staff of nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and home health aides.
2012 Healthcare Jobs Outlook
John Rossheim January 13, 2012
Economic stagnation or no, healthcare will most likely be one of the most productive job-creation engines in 2012. Patient and practitioner demographics will combine with healthcare system changes to churn out healthcare jobs month after month.
Under healthcare reform, “the market has shifted dramatically over the past year, driven by performance ratings of customer satisfaction, clinical outcomes and cost,” says Eric Rackow, MD, CEO of SeniorBridge, a 2,000-employee provider of home healthcare services for the elderly based in New York City. This emphasis is steeply increasing the demand for healthcare professionals such as case managers and healthcare informatics specialists.
The emphasis on community healthcare is boosting the business of home health agencies and creating many healthcare job opportunities. “We expect to grow our staff of nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and home health aides by 15 percent in 2012,” says Rackow.
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