One of the largest health information exchange companies in the United States recently announced that it would be conducting a new round of hiring to help handle growing demand.

In a statement, MediConnect Global stated that it was hoping to bring aboard qualified candidates to fill roles in a number of different capacities. The head of the firm said the healthcare field was rapidly expanding and that here were plenty of opportunities for those interested in joining.

“As we continue to demonstrate our leadership in the healthcare sector by anticipating trends and offering our clients the products and services that best fill their needs, we are committed to seeking out the best individuals to add to our already stellar team,” said Amy Rees Anderson, CEO of MediConnect Global. “Healthcare reform has driven remarkable demand for innovative products and services that streamline communication between patients, doctors, insurers and others.”

In March, the healthcare industry added a total of 26,000 jobs, with hospitals and doctor’s offices adding 8,000, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Ohio officials are hoping that a multi-million award to the biotechnology industry will help boost innovation and education in order to create more jobs in the field. The move comes in the wake of a new report that second quarter earnings for the sector rose despite a stalled economic rebound.
The Ohio Third Frontier recently announced the award package that will go toward state healthcare and biotechnology programs to accelerate growth in the biomedical and medical imaging fields.
Under the initiative, the biomedial and imaging sector will receive $8 million including almost $1 million to the Cleveland-based Arteriocyte Incorporated, which is working with Ohio State University to develop stem cell expansion for clinical applications, and the West Chester-based ArtiCure Incorporated, which was given $1 million to make and market clips used in open heart surgery.
Financial analysts said that the biotechnology field is proving to be a top performer on Wall Street after some top stocks fell on news of deflated sales.
The Record reports that overall stocks fell an average of 0.4 percent in the second quarter of this year, while biotechnology and healthcare stocks saw an average gain of 7.3 percent during the same time period.

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