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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]

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How the Mobile Revolution Will Change Healthcare

July 22, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

There’s no denying it, as of last year the amount of web traffic coming from mobile devices exceeded that of desktop computers. The mobile revolution is clearly upon us. It’s already changed the way we communicate with each other. But how will it change the healthcare industry?[read more]

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3 Doctor's Telemedicine Questions Answered

July 18, 2016 by JT Ripton

There is no way around it, if you are a rural hospital then you represent one of the most endangered hospitals out there today.In fact, there are 673 hospitals that are in danger of shutting down due to financial vulnerability, with 62 hospitals shuttered since 2010, according to iVantageIndex. This is out of a total of 2,078 rural...[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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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Right Website To Help Your Medical Practice Soar

July 6, 2016 by Nik Donovic

Don’t let a bad website turn away potential patients and clients, but learn to build a great first impression that can help boost your numbers as well as your reputation in the field. You don’t need to be a professional web designer or skilled coder, just follow a few simple steps that will help put your practice on the map.[read more]

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5 reasons why patient engagement is critical for pharma

July 5, 2016 by Paul Tunnah

If your read my posts on a regular basis you will have already picked up that I think patient engagement – proper two-way dialogue and not just didactic communication – is critical for a successful pharmaceutical industry. So here are my top 5 reasons why patient engagement is critical for pharma.1. ReputationThe products made by the...[read more]

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5 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Health Administration

July 1, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

A career in health administration can be a fulfilling way to combine administrative and management skills with improving patient outcomes. Health care experience, plus a master’s degree in health administration, could make you the perfect fit for one of many positions as a health administrator.This flexible degree can give you access to...[read more]

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Here’s Why Primary Care Is the Future of Public Health

June 30, 2016 by John Henning

Public health isn’t just providing health care for low-income families and individuals. It’s largely responsible for lengthening life spans and improving health for all individuals throughout the Western world.Public health advances, including water fluoridation, food fortification, immunizations, increased access to family planning,...[read more]

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How Has Healthcare Reform Impacted Hospitals?

June 29, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Recent changes in healthcare reform have presented a fluctuating scenario for the healthcare industry, with both positive and negative impacts in the way that hospitals operate.[read more]

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The Spatial Revolution: GIS in Public Health

June 28, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

 In Hippocrates’s day, the environment was the primary cause of ill-health. Hippocrates describes in his treatise “Air, Waters, and Places” how unwholesome spaces, particularly those in cities, breed all manner of disease, and he encourages visiting more salubrious places, including his natural healing centers far removed from...[read more]

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How Can You Reduce Workplace Stress In 2016?

June 24, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Has the first half of 2016 been hectic, with chaotic deadlines, pressured meetings and demanding workloads?That’s not unusual. Being a CEO means you can be dragged into multiple endeavors at once. And continuing to push may feel like a necessity more than an option. However, the constant pressure can stress your body and mind and even...[read more]

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How House Calls have revolutionized the Healthcare Industry

June 22, 2016 by Ryan Kh

House Calls...With A Phone CallIt's said that everything old is new again, and health care is certainly exploring the truth of that statement. In the early days of health care, doctors personally went from place to place, seeing patients in their homes.Of course, populations grew and the logistics of constantly traveling to the patients...[read more]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Handling Elderly Patients

June 21, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

As people age, new concerns arise. It becomes more difficult to communicate with patients and discuss their needs in a constructive manner. The anger, sadness, confusion, and fear that comes as individuals lose their physical and mental capacity often comes across in aggressive speech or behaviors. Then, there are those who suffer from mental and physical illnesses, which makes the situation considerably worse.[read more]

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