According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical equipment repair field is expected to grow by 27 percent from 2008 to 2018. This is because the need and demand for medical equipment is growing as the percentage of people over the age of 65 increases. Hospitals, doctor’s offices, outpatient facilities and private practices all need medical items to ensure the wellbeing of their patients.
As a medical repair technician (also referred to as a biomedical technician) you will repair, install, maintain and service medical equipment used in a variety of medical settings, including CAT scans, X-ray machines, electric wheelchairs, dental equipment, respirators and more. This job is both financially and emotionally fulfilling.
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Considering the three main objectives of health care reforms by the Congress, i.e contain health care costs, universal accessibility to health care and to improve the quality of health care, the public is eagerly waiting to assess how far the legislation is going to meet the goals for health care reform this year. People are expecting the House Bill to be a generous one to be passed by the Congress, which will provide affordable health care facilities to the public. The Senate Finance Committee may restrict the eligibility for getting subsidies in order to help the lower income group to take health insurance plans and people believe that any conference between the House and Senate bills will cut down on the outcomes of the House. Read more of this >>
FDA drug abuse and enlightening program
On Apr. 19, 2011, the representatives from FDA, the department of health in the US, introduced the president’s plan for President Obama’s plan for restricting the prescription drugs in a bid to respond to the Americas drug abuse catastrophe. Its main aim is to control the manner in which the drugs are used and supplied. There needs to be a body put in place to effectively monitor the situation. Other methods used will include educating the citizens on drug abuse and related cases and provide an environment where drug abusers will be given the necessary treatment and care without being discriminated. It also aims to notify people on the use of medicinal drugs and the effects some have on the body. The president notes it is everyone’s right to have access to god medical facilities regardless of their financial background or wherever they are located. Read more of this >>
Many people will conquer on the benefits that the private health cover offers to its members but some of the people fear that the premiums paid monthly will not met the costs. With the developments recently witnessed in the healthcare industry, there are a lot of options that one can use to get the proper and affordable medical insurance that will fit their needs and meet their budget expectations. It is now more than ever easier to get medical insurance cover for either an individual or the whole family unit.
One can be able to choose a plan that will fit their needs and there are many options available to choose from. The costs for picking up low cost cover will see you get the same services as the comprehensive parties. You need to put a 6 week wait period to see how the scheme works out for you. If serious thing happen abruptly like an accident or an operation, you will be well covered once you are insured. Read more of this >>
Health care legislation would now allow abortions to be covered under a new government sponsored insurance plan. This decision is definitely going to affect millions of citizens and remodel the national policy on this conflict ridden issue.
As on date federal funds are restricted to some pitiful cases involving rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother. People opposing the bill believe that these restrictions should be part of standard private insurance cover. Activists on the other hand, believe that millions of women would now be denied the privilege of abortion through workplace insurance, once the bill comes into effect. Advocates on both sides of the table are head banging over the prospects of this proposed bill and are concerned about the following political repercussions. Read more of this >>
Careers in health care management
The health care management is changing more rapidly and more people are starting to take more interest in these sectors. More and more careers are being developed and this industry strictly looks for individuals that offer better health care. It is also changing the way people perceive the whole health care industry. It is improving the way it delivers it services to members, giving affordable treatments and having the best skilled individuals in the market. These healthcare executives have the power to control how services are offered in the sector by getting qualified medics and effective equipments and medicines that will facilitate their work positively. This sector only requires people who are talented and meet the needs required by the hiring body.
Healthcare is a very sensitive issue since it deals with lives and it needs to be treated as a serious case all the times even in cases of minor injuries. There are many places where a qualified healthcare practitioner can work they include :- Read more of this >>
The pharmaceutical stake holders’ reform
While the latest administration fully embarks on its top most priority which is to reform the country’s health care system, some pharmacy groups have agreed to work together in order to establish a reform program known as the Pharmacy Principles for the Health Care Reform. It is planning a press release to inform the people of the latest collaboration. Healthcare is a sensitive matter and it should be taken seriously since it affects all the citizens. Read more of this >>