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Knowledge About Malpractice Lawsuits Can Give You Some Peace

July 23, 2016 by Michael Jones

About 50% of the time, the way medical practitioners deal with a patient is directed by their concerns about being sued. This may lead to a malpractice verdict. This thought process, whether conscious or unconscious, relates to practicing defensive medicine as part of a planned action.[read more]

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Six Tips To Help You Provide Better Patient Care

July 22, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

To ensure that you succeed as a health care professional, there are a number of ways to provide better patient care to meet each person's needs. By making simple changes with your interactions, you can excel in the industry and enhance the level of care that is provided to those who are suffering or want to improve their health.[read more]

Steering Patients Away From Cyberchondria [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 20, 2016 by Brian Wallace

Patients Googling their symptoms before they see a healthcare professional is a growing problem which leads to complications in patient care and well-being.[read more]

Mid-Year Update: 4 Major Payer Trends

July 19, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Q3 is in full swing and now is the time to look at what healthcare trends will bring us into 2017. From data security to value based payments, it has been a big year for healthcare. Here 4 of the biggest trends payers can expect to hit in Q4 and continue into 2017.[read more]

Enhancing Medical Technologies in Developing Nations

July 18, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

It’s no secret that developing countries have a dire need for more medical technologies, both in terms of quantity and quality. While there have been improvements in recent decades when it comes to tackling the most basic healthcare issues — such as infant mortality and malaria, to name a few — better, more advanced medical technologies for developing countries are now required.[read more]

9 Study Tips for the Medical College Admissions Test

July 15, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Congratulations on your decision to enter into med school! You’ve come a long way and are now one step closer to achieving your dreams of becoming a medical professional. Before you can get into your medical school of choice, you’ll need to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), which can be pretty daunting if you’re not...[read more]

Calling All Medical Marketers: Is Your Digital Ad Campaign HIPAA Compliant?

July 15, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

As the importance of digital advertising continues to grow within the medical industry, marketers must ensure that their campaigns remain in compliance with HIPAA regulations.In light of the evolving patient path to treatment, digital advertising is fast becoming the marketing tactic of choice for medical professionals across the...[read more]

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How Healthcare Workers Can Smoothly Change Careers

July 14, 2016 by Cris Antonio

Changing careers in healthcare can be scary – but it’s not impossible.Whether you’re looking to switch jobs or find better alternatives, here’s how to make the transition smoother.[read more]

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Hurricanes, Zika, and Healthcare Collapse

July 12, 2016 by Sam Hudgins

Puerto Rico, with a population of 3.5 million people, is suffering through one of the hardest economic conditions while combating the spread of Zika. Zika is a virus primarily spread through infected mosquitos, it has mild symptoms that can last over a week but the main concern is microcephaly, a birth defect that causes smaller heads in...[read more]

Using Digital Technologies to Solve Pharma's Cost of Care Crisis

July 9, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

The cost of care is skyrocketing. Could big data, the internet of things (IoT), and internet-based technologies be the cure?From Martin Shkreli’s notorious price hike of the HIV drug Daraprim to highly publicized government programs like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to sparring between presidential frontrunners, healthcare costs have...[read more]

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Zika Virus Legislation, Diagnosis, and Prevention: What You Need to Know

July 8, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

A lot has happened over the last year related to the Zika virus. As healthcare professionals, we have an obligation to keep abreast of current legislation, science, and technology related to recent outbreaks. Education is the key to prevention and health care reform. Now’s the time to educate ourselves and our patients, as well as our friends, families, and communities.[read more]

Speaking Up for Patient Safety

July 6, 2016 by Michael Jones

It’s happened to many of us. We show up for work, get our reports, and realize that we cannot safely perform our job under the current conditions. What can we do?A jury awarded Linda Boly, RN, $3 million for wrongful termination by Portland Oregon’s Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital last fall. A Legacy employee for 34 years, Boly lost her...[read more]

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