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How to Build the Right ICD-10 Team

September 1, 2015 by Zach Watson

Multiple opportunities for further delaying the implementation deadline have come and gone, and each passing chance makes the October deadline for ICD-10 implementation look more definitive.In all honesty, it’s probably long past due. The current ICD-9 code set isn’t well suited for the type of granular data analysis that’s becoming...[read more]

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Tips for Dental Practices to Maximize Results from Internet Marketing

August 24, 2015 by Frankie Rendon

You went to dental school, not business school… but you ended up a small business owner. If you sometimes feel a little lost, you’re not alone. This is why most practices employ staff bookkeepers and office managers, so the guy in the mask with the aching back doesn’t have to deal with insurance companies, appointment setting, personnel...[read more]

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On digital engagement and icebergs

August 20, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

I’ve always found pitching for projects with pharmaceutical companies fascinating – it reveals an enormous amount about the way in which people working inside these organisations think. It is never a simple case of right or wrong, but it is often a very different view to those of us on the outside.In particular, digital engagement is one...[read more]

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World’s First Approved Malaria Vaccine Shows a Ray of Hope but Also Leaves Much Scope for an Improved Solution

August 20, 2015 by Varsha Jain

Malaria control tools currently available to the world have allowed the elimination of this deadly condition in many regions across the globe. While it is entirely preventable and treatable, it is also a major killer in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the WHO, almost 90% of all malaria deaths across the globe (an estimated 627,000) in...[read more]

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Being Almost Human: Robotic Patient Simulators Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Education

August 19, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Preventable medical errors in hospitals persist as the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. This alarming reality only stresses the importance of preparedness, quick decision-making, and sufficient practice in healthcare around the world. Apart from loss of human lives, what also matters is...[read more]

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3D-Printed Pill Opens Up World of Customized Medication

August 11, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Every time a one-of-a-kind 3D-printed trinket takes center stage, the power of the technology seems to blow our minds – whether it is Strati, the first 3D-printed car; the 3D Varius, the first SLA 3D-printed electric violin; the 2-story villa being built in China with 3D-printed modules; or pizzas, cookies, and cakes printed by XYZ...[read more]

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The Five-Year Medical Degree

August 10, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

Every five years, medical professionals are reinventing the wheel.That is according to Krista Maddox, Assistant Dean for the University of Cincinnati’s Nursing program, who estimates that the half-life for what constitutes modern medical knowledge is only five years. Beyond that, assumptions, practices, and knowledge itself becomes...[read more]

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Telemedicine Is Easy, but Is It Effective?

August 10, 2015 by Jenna Cyprus

Who says doctors don’t make house calls anymore? As a healthcare professional, it’s true that you won’t be knocking on a patient’s door to give a consultation and write a prescription, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be invited into anybody’s home for a routine checkup. Such is the world of telemedicine.[read more]

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The Number of Nurses Using Tablets is on the Rise

August 4, 2015 by Jessica Oaks
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Nearly eight out of 10 nurses own a smartphone, with six out of 10 also owning a tablet or e-book. Research and user surveys show that nurses use these devices not just in their off-time, but for professional reasons as well, including continuing education, administrative tasks, and patient care.[read more]

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Announcing the Next Chapter for HealthWorks Collective

July 29, 2015 by Robin Carey

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Today, it’s my pleasure to announce that HealthWorks Collective has been bought by Healthcare Dive, a leading publication for hospital administrators and healthcare leaders based in Washington. We’re delighted that this community can continue to flourish with new energy and leadership.[read more]

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Addressing the Phenomenon of “Pill Mill” Doctors

July 23, 2015 by Bert Louthian

While the country seems to be in a constant debate about what effects legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana may have on our youth, it seems that not enough people are paying attention to the effects legal narcotics are having on our elderly -- or how often physicians are prescribing them.[read more]

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Four Life-Changing Ways To Keep Medical Costs Down

July 21, 2015 by Nik Donovic

It's no secret that medical costs in the United States are quite high. Here are four ways to keep costs down as much as possible.[read more]

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NCQA Accreditation: Failure vs. Success

July 16, 2015 by Danyell Jones

Some of the biggest Health Plans are failing accreditation, find out four distinct differentiators between those who successfully become accredited, and those who fall short[read more]

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Do Wearable Health Devices Actually Lead to Better Health?

July 16, 2015 by Rick Deglado

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Wearable health devices are looked at as the next big frontier in technology, where many of the new and most intriguing advances are expected to take place over the coming years. While some wearables might not be taking off like some thought they would, wearable health devices are a different matter.[read more]

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5 Tips for Managing Technology in Healthcare

July 13, 2015 by Jessica Oaks
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Technology in healthcare, or the digitization of healthcare, is a reality and one that is arguably streamlining things like patient intake, record sharing, patient tracking and treatment.[read more]

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Social Media Is Bad for Relationships

July 10, 2015 by Paul Tunnah
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Social media is a way of extending a virtual handshake to the entire world and finding out who extends a hand back. It’s a way of sharing your ideas and passions on a very broad scale and finding out who agrees or disagrees with your views. It’s a way of getting to know people with very diverse views on different issues and engaging in dialogue with them around these areas. In other words, it’s at the very top of the ‘funnel’ of building relationships, especially when it comes to healthcare.[read more]

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Beyond the Buzz: 12 Ways To Search For Health-Related Content On Twitter

July 10, 2015 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Most people search on Twitter using the simple native search facility, but you can do so much more with Twitter's advanced search capabilities. In today’s article, I will show you twelve ways you can use this powerful search engine to search for health-related content on Twitter.[read more]

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The Future of E-Cigarettes in the World of Public Health

July 7, 2015 by Gal Cohen

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The popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow with every passing year. Words like “vape” are now part of our everyday vernacular, and it’s becoming increasingly more common to see people vaping instead of smoking.[read more]

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Blister Pack Adoption Increases Medication Adherence, Save Lives

June 25, 2015 by Travis McKnight

The U.S. health care industry has a lot of room to improve and billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses. Packaging pharmaceuticals in blister packs can increase patient adherence, and decrease the health care costs related to treatment failure, hospital admissions and wasted medication.[read more]

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A Healthier Conversation

June 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

Lawsuits can stem from poor doctor-patient communication. So how will EHRs change the equation--for better or worse?[read more]