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5 Healthcare Jobs Transformed by Reform
HealthLeaders Media

If your HR department is like most, it is recruiting more nurses with advanced degrees, looking to hire a team of care coordinators, and possibly seeking out tech-savvy docs.

These hiring trends are not occurring in a vacuum. Healthcare reform is transforming how all levels of hospital workers — from physicians and nurses, to social workers, IT professionals, and senior leaders — do their jobs.

“Over time, healthcare may be changed in a really positive way,” says Bryan Bassett, managing director at Health eCareers, an online recruitment firm headquartered in Denver, CO. “We’re now going to be much more focused on patient satisfaction, on treating the patient as a customer. The focus is now on outcomes, and not just any outcomes, but truly successful outcomes. There’s much more of a ‘lessons learned’ mentality, which is a very positive thing, but it will take us time to get there,” he says.