Let’s Talk About Clinical Integration

Clinical Integration

Clinical integration is pretty amazing. It’s not quite an ACO, yet allows a healthcare organizations within a community to loosely associate in order to provide better care for their patients. These hospitals and private practices agree to share data about the patients they care for with one another and agree to practice by defined health initiatives. It’s a way to provide better care across the continuum and also allows for providers to increase their reimbursement.

This means more money coming into hospitals and physician’s offices, which means they can hire more nurses!

iPhone 6 Plus is the Bigfoot of the Tech World #NoiPhone6plus

#NoiPhone6plus iPhone 6 plus bigfoot

At this point the iPhone 6 plus might as well be bigfoot of the tech world, because we only ever see photos and video. We never actually see one in the wild. Please don’t tell me about demos units in the stores. Those things don’t count.

I want to see a real live iPhone 6 plus in the hands of a real person that is really using it. And trust me, I’ve been looking at everyone’s phone for the last week and they just aren’t around.

9 Nerdy Novelties

9 Nerdy Novelties

In high school nerds are obsessing over their hobbies, writing code, reading, and doing other things that will often make them wealthy adults.

Fortunately, that disposable income in adulthood can come with some perks. One of my personal favorites is all the nerdy novelties that once can acquire. Some of our favorites are listed below.

The Next Big Thing in Healthcare is Next Wave Connect

The Next Big Thing in Healthcare is Next Wave Connect

If you’re looking for a place to connect with other healthcare professionals to collaborate to solve healthcare challenges that you and your healthcare organization are struggling with, then Next Wave Connect is the answer.

As the title states, I wholeheartedly believe that Next Wave Connect will be the next big thing in healthcare. It’s time to stop working in silos and get together to solve these problems. It saves time, it saves money, and ultimately, it saves lives.

Rediscover the Career You Love By Reconnecting with the Art of Nursing

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The Art of Nursing is a 4-day online event hosted by Elizabeth Scala that aims to help bust nurses by providing “practical tips for stress reduction, improved mindfulness and attention to the present moment, better time management, and more!”

Get Smart About Your Heating and Cooling with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat

Honeywell Wifi Thermostat

When I attended CES I had the privilege to meet up with the Honeywell folks. They make some amazing products, one of which I was ask to review: The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. I’ve had the amazing little thermostat for a few weeks and have had a great time with it so far.

Educating Kids through Interactive Learning Programs

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Kids of today are growing up in a tech-savvy environment, which presents an ideal opportunity for parents to leverage interactive content for their learning, development and social skills. University of Washington researchers conducted several studies and found out that interactive reading played an important role in development of literacy skills. Also, it was important for expanding vocabularies and understanding of printed words among preschoolers and toddlers.

AfterShokz BLuez: Open Ear Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Of course, we already knew how awesome the Aftershokz line is. We reviewed the wired bone conduction headphones last year and concluded that this new technology should be must more healthy for your ears than any other headphones. We also think we are much more comfortable, specially if you have tiny ears.

There are many things about the AfterShokz headphones that are a complete upgrade from many other headphones that I’ve used before. Many of these features existed in the wired model as well, but there upgrades noted in the wireless model, namely the bluetooth functionality. We also can tell a difference in the audio quality and comfort.

Unsung Healthcare Heroes: Inspired Comfort Winners Announced

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Co-workers describe Laurie Ketterl, a nurse manager in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), as someone who continually challenges her peers to think outside of the box in order to provide excellent patient care. Ketterl jumped into action earlier this year when a premature baby, born at just 29 weeks, and his critically ill mother were in separate Intensive Care Units. Since the mother had never seen her son and would soon undergo a life-saving surgery, Ketterl arranged for the mother and baby to see each other for the very first time via a video call using two iPads. When the mother kissed her child on the forehead using the screen, surrounding staff watched in amazement as the baby responded with a kick. Thanks to Ketterl’s innovation and exceptional care, the hospital’s foundation has since funded iPads for the NICU.

12 Days of Nerdy Christmas: Amazon Edition

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Nerds are funny people. Most of us genuinely appreciate any kind gesture that is bestowed upon us, especially a Christmas gift. However, since you’re nerds, we definitely know our tech so if you plan on buying something digital for a special geek in your life, you need to make sure you getting quality nerd gear. You wouldn’t want us to awkwardly accept a gift that we’d never buy for ourselves, now would you?
Didn’t think so.

But really, it can be difficult to buy Christmas gifts for anyone. The hard part of gifting family and friends is finding that unique item that you think will be a big hit. We’ve taken the time to round up some of awesome find on Amazon to help ease that problem and give you plenty of ideas to find that special someone a special gift (whether they are a nerd of not!).