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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]

Why is it Important to Get Your Practice on the Social Media Bandwagon?

July 14, 2016 by Practice Builders

Statistics say that nearly 80% of US adults use the Internet and approximately 60% belong to at least one networking site. Even though healthcare providers are aware of the rising use of social media by patients, many are still reluctant to embrace it.Opportunities brought by online platforms represent a new frontier in medicine, as it...[read more]

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Challenging the Status Quo of Addiction Treatment

July 13, 2016 by Howard Wetsman

Dr. William Osler, author of “The Principles and Practice of Medicine,” is quoted as saying, “It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than to know what kind of a disease a patient has.” Most of the healthcare industry still feels that way, as evidenced by a significant shift toward maximizing and ...[read more]

Will Virtual Clinical Trials Revolutionize the Pharma Industry?

July 13, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Emerging technologies have the potential to fundamentally alter how patients engage with and participate in clinical trials — is the industry ready for this change?Pfizer made a big splash back in 2011 with its announcement of the first “virtual” clinical trial. This news was significant because, for the first time, patients would have...[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]

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3 Universal Factors Hospital Administrations Need to Keep Nurses Satisfied

July 12, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Every hospital administration should always aim to maintain its nurses. There is a shortage of nurses and losing one will take more resources to get another.[read more]

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Call for Contributors

July 11, 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 A Doctor's Perception of Patients Can Impact Patient Satisfaction

July 11, 2016 by Travis Schneider

Some doctors only focus on a patient's physical health, but physicians need to pay attention to more than the physical needs of a patient. Providing care to patients is not just about why they are visiting the care center; it also deals with nurturing the patient as well. This is especially important because patient satisfaction is playing a bigger role in the medical industry.[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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Are Wearables the Future of Clinical Trials?

July 8, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

For decades, paper-based survey methods have been the cornerstone of clinical trials. In fact, the majority of label claims on the market today are the result of paper-based surveys.Yet there is a growing shift toward electronic data collection in clinical trials. Electronic data collection is faster, more reliable, and more cost...[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]

Top Digital Marketing Stats Every Hospital Should Know About

July 7, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

As competition in the digital landscape heats up, hospital marketers need to make sure they’re up to speed on all of the latest trends — here are a few medical marketing stats that are worth remembering.The way that patients conduct health-related research is evolving rapidly. With the advent of digital media, internet search has...[read more]

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