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Telemedicine Is Growing, But HIPAA Concerns Remain

May 3, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

When telemedicine first debuted, its primary goal was to reach patients in rural areas suffering from doctor shortages. Telemedicine was also thought to provide a good option for patients who needed specialist care located far from home. This would limit unnecessary travel while increasing access to medical care.[read more]

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2 Medical Entrepreneurs Taking Marketing by Storm

April 30, 2016 by Dennis Hung

"The healthcare market is changing, and it will continue to change. If a new company is unable to keep a close eye on the trajectory of market trends and fit their marketing to their audience, that company will not be around for long."[read more]

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Facts and Figures vs. The “Frivolous Medical Malpractice” Narrative

April 29, 2016 by Andy Heikkila

10 years ago, medical malpractice took center stage in the U.S. political arena when John Edwards was announced as 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry’s running mate. A thick frivolity-in-law narrative and stigma quickly engulfed the country, and, unfortunately, that narrative still pervades today, even though the numbers say otherwise.[read more]

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How to Open a New Urgent Care Center

April 28, 2016 by Jack Roberts

According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AACUM), the number of urgent care centers in this country has increased 14 percent to 9,300 centers since 2008.[read more]

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Overhauling Medical Malpractice to Address Defensive Medicine

April 27, 2016 by David Mann

there is a prevailing school of thought that American medicine is full of harm, that doctors make choices every day to harm their patients solely because they are afraid of being sued. Known as practicing “defensive medicine,” it refers to recommending a diagnostic test, procedure, or specialist visit that is not necessarily the best option for the patient.[read more]

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Cause and Effect - What Leads to a Misdiagnosis?

April 26, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Misdiagnosis and medical negligence are serious issues requiring the attention of both doctors and patients alike.[read more]

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HIPAA Compliance Breaches Higher Than Ever: What Are You Doing About It?

April 26, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

In 2015, we witnessed the highest level of HIPAA compliance breaches yet, and 2016 isn’t expected to be much better. Even if you’re a small practice, you’re not immune to security breaches, and you’re probably making more mistakes than you realize. It’s essential that medical professionals make it a priority to protect themselves and their practices from such mistakes.[read more]

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Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis - A Deadly Mistake

April 21, 2016 by James Dezao

In 2015 cervical cancer killed almost 4,100 women in the United States. Although, great strides have been made in diagnosing and treating the disease early, resulting in a far lower death rate than in the past, the truth is that many women are dying needlessly or undergoing much more invasive treatment for cervical cancer today because of mistakes due to medical malpractice.[read more]

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Virtual Reality Enhances Healthcare

April 20, 2016 by Jessica Oaks

At least, it has the potential to. Regular (and even infrequent) visitors to the hospital can tell you that doctors and nurses aren't yet walking around with VR goggles on their heads. It's true that we haven't quite reached that far into the future – but it could be right around the corner.[read more]

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The Value of Patient Testimonials for Doctors and Surgeons

April 19, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus
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Whether you look at it from the patient or provider perspective, testimonials are a critically important component of modern healthcare. We live in a world where customers – and in the case of medicine, patients – have access to a lot of information.[read more]

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A story about the pharmaceutical industry, doctors and patients

April 18, 2016 by Paul Tunnah

As a father of two small children I am familiar with the value of a good story. Every night sees a ritual take place that is repeated in family households all over the world, where bedtime books are read to ease the passage of little people into sleep.While it can be easy as a parent to tune out once you’ve read a particular favourite...[read more]

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Remote Heath: The Wave of our Medical Future

April 18, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Remote health, also known as telemedicine, is fast becoming a popular option to reach more patients in a shorter amount of time. According to iHeartBeat, 89% of healthcare executives said they expect telemedicine to transform the U.S. healthcare system in the next decade.[read more]

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Handling HIPAA Rules In Sports: Why Athlete Privacy Matters

April 18, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

HIPAA breaches are all too common, and the number of reported cases has grown significantly over the last decade. Most often associated with medical professionals and healthcare centers, these breaches can lead to serious legal issues, including medical negligence claims and professionals losing their licenses. However, it’s not only relegated to these areas. It can also play a role in sports when the media gets a hold of a major injury.[read more]

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How That New Drug Goes From Idea to Market

April 16, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The development and approval of new drugs is mandated by FDA's CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) center, the apex government body governing this segment. So how is a drug conceptualized and then developed, marketed, and then transported to various parts of the country for storage, management, and transportation of drugs?[read more]

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New to Nursing? 5 Essential Time Management Skills You'll Need

April 14, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

As you become a more experienced nurse, many of these time management skills will become second nature to you, but why not give yourself a leg up and develop them now?[read more]

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Wearables are Improving Clinical Trial Research

April 13, 2016 by Anne Sim

Wearables are rapidly changing the face of individual health care. As they gain popularity with individuals, clinical trial companies are realizing the advantage of wearables.[read more]

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Why iPad EMRs are Better for Doctor Patient Interaction

April 11, 2016 by Alex Tate

A current debate in the healthcare industry is whether or not certain technologies are helping or hurting patient satisfaction and outcomes. Inevitably, we want technology to connect and strengthen interactions between doctors and their patients, not get in the way.[read more]

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The Role of Wearable Tech in Prescription Medicine

April 9, 2016 by Sam Malik

Improvement in technology over the years has led to the expansion of the wearable market, thanks to research which has revealed their great value. The future of pharma is to prevent health issues even before they begin. Medical wearables are no more a thing of the future. It has become the hottest trend in 2015 and now 2016. They have revolutionised the way people connect to the digital world in order to improve their lives and become healthier.[read more]

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Healing the Earth: How Clinics and Practices Can Go Green

April 8, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

With the global human population at record levels, eco-friendly trends are here to stay. Healthcare institutions can do their part to make sure there are enough resources in the world for everyone.[read more]

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Forecast: Sunny Skies, But Now Is the Time to Protect Your Facility From Future Storms

April 7, 2016 by Scott Jeffries

In 2015, 10 weather-related disasters were to blame for losses of more than a billion dollars in the U.S. For hospitals and healthcare facilities, that can mean losing millions of dollars if weather impacts operations for even one day. Yet healthcare facilities are often glaringly unprepared for...[read more]