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The iPad is Changing the Face of Healthcare

November 5, 2016 by John Hennings

Apple sold nearly 9.9 million iPads in the third quarter of 2016. Most of their iPads are purchased by consumers, but a growing number of healthcare companies are driving demand.There are many reasons healthcare providers are becoming more reliant on iPads. Over the next few years, these tablets are likely to revolutionize healthcare in...[read more]

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How Healthcare Professionals Can Deal With Negative Reviews

November 4, 2016 by SocialMktgFella

Even if a particular patient is unreasonable, the effort you put into dealing with a negative review will be noticed by others and viewed as positive.[read more]

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Welcome to the age of the patientpreneur

November 2, 2016 by Paul Tunnah

The modern pharmaceutical industry, now accounting for annual sales of over one trillion dollars, started from humble roots in the late 19th and early 20th century.Companies that are now global leaders and household names in this sector, like Johnson and Johnson or Pfizer, can trace their roots back to pharmacists looking to scale their...[read more]

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The role of secure mobile messaging in healthcare

November 1, 2016 by Gene Fry

Mobile messaging is changing communication in healthcare. For health professionals, mobile messaging is a fast and efficient way of managing workflows and coordinating care, while from a patient’s perspective, the platform provides a convenient and familiar line of communication with practices and caregivers.More traditional methods of...[read more]

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The New Frontier: Health in the Digital Age

October 27, 2016 by Ihor Vasyutyn

The digital age has successfully uprooted the traditional operating models of countless industries: from energy delivery to the way we buy groceries, the benefits of a connected world can be seen all around us. But what about health in the digital age? Though still in the nascent stages, digital health is making inroads that can be felt...[read more]

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What Different Nursing Degrees Do

October 25, 2016 by John Hennings

To patients, most nurses look the same. They wear scrubs, smile tenderly, and provide essential medical support everywhere from doctor’s offices to emergency rooms.However, to medical facilities, there is a world of difference between some nurses and others. There are a number of different nurse specialties and each variety requires...[read more]

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RN to MSN: 5 Reasons Nurses Should Pursue That Extra Degree

October 14, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

Nurses are often the unsung heroes of healthcare. They work long hours, perform tasks most people would cringe at, and often do it all with an abundance of care and compassion. Doctors may be the ones who make the decisions but it’s the nurses who follow through with those directions and have more direct contact with patients.A...[read more]

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5 Solutions to Hospital Productivity Woes

September 26, 2016 by Rick Deglado

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reported 474,000 healthcare jobs were added in 2015, increasing the number of people employed in United States hospitals to more than 5 million. And while the number of jobs continues to increase, so does the cost of healthcare – leading one to assume that productivity would trend accordingly. But...[read more]

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How Budget Cuts are Affecting Mental Health Care

September 22, 2016 by Sarah Daren

Recent budget cuts have left mental health professionals scrambling to keep up with the influx of patients who have been displaced from outpatient treatment centers, hospitals, and other mental health facilities. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and the industry is fighting to raise awareness about how budget cuts affect everyone...[read more]

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4 Patient Monitoring Strategies to Maximize ROI of Risk-Based Contracting

September 13, 2016 by Joe McDonald

Like it or not, fee-for-service medicine is on the decline in the United States.This March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported an estimated 30 percent of Medicare payments are now — a year ahead of schedule — being disbursed via pay-for-performance models. Providers wanting a slice of this pie will...[read more]

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4 Ways to Keep Your Mouth Healthy With Diabetes

September 2, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Most people know that brushing and flossing are essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Despite this fact, health officials estimate that almost half of Americans struggle with gum disease or periodontitis—a more advanced form of gum infection that can affect the tissues, roots, and bones that surround teeth. Simple steps can...[read more]

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How to Effectively Treat and Build a Relationship With Patients Who Have Eating Disorders

August 26, 2016 by Holly Whitman

Eating disorders affect around 24 million people in the United States every year, and more than 70 million around the globe. As a medical professional, it's important to remember that a core feature of your treatment plan should focus on the mental side of eating disorders.[read more]

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Call for Contributors

August 24, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

Did you know that you can contribute to HealthWorks Collective? That’s right, HWC has an open call for contributors and is looking for new voices to join our community. What does it mean to be a contributor? A HealthWorks Collective contributor provides content to be published on the site. That can be original writing produced...[read more]

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How To Get a New Nursing Job Efficiently

August 15, 2016 by Phil Cohen

In the past, nurses had to look in the classifieds or even job to a physical hospitals/doctor’s offices to see if there were jobs available. While these tactics can still be effective, they are in no way efficient especially with the numerous job seeking websites available. The nursing community is a close one so joining a website geared towards those in nursing can do a multitude of things. First, these sites generally have job openings in a certain section that might not be posted on general job websites. Second, asking those who have switched jobs in nursing can be quite illuminating and their tips can be quite beneficial. Lastly these sites have numerous articles on all things nursing including getting jobs. Research jobs and do not be afraid to ask those in the community how they enjoy their field.[read more]

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The Risk of Concussions in Contact Sports

August 12, 2016 by Sam Hudgins

Concussions have now been hoisted to the center of attention in contact sports, not only among past athletes but current athletes as well. Each hit in rugby, football, hockey, or boxing adds up over time and leads to medical difficulties athletes will face in the future.The National Institutes of Health has linked concussions to a...[read more]

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Google's Upcoming Changes: How it Will Hurt the Growth of Private Practices

August 11, 2016 by Travis Schneider

Google has started rolling out a testing program to decrease that number again, from three local results to just two, replacing the third entry with a paid advertisement.[read more]

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Telehealth: How Companies are Managing Employees' Mental Health

August 5, 2016 by Sarah Daren

Untreated mental illness, such as depression, cost employers in America about $44 billion annually in lost workplace productivity. Fortunately, employers across America are turning to electronic mental health services to remedy this situation.[read more]

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Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself from Medical Malpractice – Talking with Your Doctor

August 3, 2016 by Richard Jaffe

While Medical malpractice is not one hundred percent preventable, there are numerous steps you take to reduce the chances that your doctor may commit medical negligence. Regardless of whether you will be undergoing a procedure, being treated with medication, or simply going to the doctor for a checkup, it is crucial that you do everything you can to protect yourself.[read more]

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Health Systems Technology Reducing Surgical Errors And Infections

August 2, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

In the not-so-distant past, going to the hospital was risky business. You were just as likely to die or be harmed by complications or hospital acquired infections as you were to get better. But recent advances in medical technology, as well as the integration of everyday innovations, like RFID tagging, have changed this situation for the better.[read more]

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How Financial Barriers are Slowing Down Telehealth Adoption

August 1, 2016 by Andrew Deen

Telehealth is a modern healthcare option that is attractive to both doctors and patients for many reasons. It’s cheaper and more convenient than traditional consultations, and can improve overall quality of healthcare by connecting patients with the best physicians for their needs—no matter how far away those physicians might be.[read more]

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