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Morning Read: BLM says doctors and hospitals hiring at a very high rate

Hospitals, doctors offices and other healthcare businesses are hiring at a faster rate than ever before, according to reports from The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Conference Board. Hospitals and doctors’ offices added the most new jobs in January and Febrary for a total of 92,000 jobs added in the healthcare industry over that […]

Hospitals, doctors offices and other healthcare businesses are hiring at a faster rate than ever before, according to reports from The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Conference Board. Hospitals and doctors’ offices added the most new jobs in January and Febrary for a total of 92,000 jobs added in the healthcare industry over that time.

People taking these new jobs in the pharma industry may be in for a discouraging year. The trend of meetings about meetings and teams to manage other teams shows that it’s a frustrating time to work in Big Pharma. David Shaywitz describes the glum attitude he has noticed among many people in the industry lately.

The recently released Scorecard on Local Health Systems Performance found the best healthcare in states working to expand health insurance coverage are underway that have strong leadership and a culture of collaboration. The report used public health data to assess 306 hospital referral regions around the country.  The report judged hospitals based on access to healthcare, prevention and treatment, costs and rates of potentially avoidable hospital use, and health outcomes. Cities in the Northeast and Upper Midwest ranked higher for overall performance, with areas in the South coming in at the end of the list. Download an executive summary of the report here.

The New England Journal of Medicine has released a new iPad edition that is available for $14.99 per month or $5.99 per issue. The free version offers a preview of the table of contents and a few articles.

Boston Scientific, Vodafone, and AT&T announced a deal to develop monitoring devices that will let patients send data to doctors via cell phone. The companies plan to launch the “machine to machine” technology with a focus on heart disease.