Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?

Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash In on What They Were Sold

“Clinical integration” are just buzz words that most physicians aren’t concerned with early in their careers. Many future doctors go to medical school with bright starry eyes and a version of their careers that they will likely never see come to fruition.  Their goal is usually simple: to help people. But many find themselves helping […]

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.

Interview with Labor and Delivery Nurse and Royal Midwife: Risa Rispoli, BSN, RN, RM, CNM

Interview with Labor and Delivery Nurse and Royal Midwife

Recently, I had an opportunity to talk with Risa Rispoli. She has been a labor and delivery nurse and midwife for 34 years, and answered a few questions about her career, the patients she cares for, and gave some words of wisdom to nurses who are interested in working in labor and delivery.

Why Nurse Empowerment is Import for the Future of Healthcare

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The future of healthcare is changing. To so this is a scary time because there is so much uncertainty in the future of healthcare and nursing This is especially the case in the United States were the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act are causing drastic change in the way healthcare facilities and providers are reimbursed for the care they provide and the requirements linked to documenting patient care.

How Do Physical and Psychological Health Co-Exist?

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Physical health and psychological well-being may seem unrelated. However, these two areas of health are linked in a number of ways. From mild mood disorders to cognitive illnesses, psychological health is greatly affected by physical well-being. The following explores the link between mental and physical health, and includes information on how to improve virtually all areas of well-being.

Care Beyond Treatment

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To the lay person, a nurse’s job may seem pretty simple: Nurses provide care for patients.

But the word “care” is a bit complicated. In a medical sense, it means to tend to needed procedures, carry out instructions from physicians, and do the clinical things that are required for an ill or injured person.

On top of all that scientific caring, there’s sociological caring as well. That means providing an equal level of commitment to the emotional situation, making sure that the patient and family members are coping with the complexities of their particular cases.

Top 4 Clinical Decision Support Platforms Of 2013

As technological advancements continue to transform healthcare into an information-rich industry, CDS (Clinical Decision Support) systems are leveraging the digital process to provide a seamless infrastructure and flow of information. The systems are becoming the means of better collaboration between the healthcare provider and the patients.

3 Dental Implant Developments That Improve Patient Care

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Patients who used to shy away from dental implants 4-5 years ago now consider it as an affordable and effective solution for missing teeth. This has been made possible due to advancements in dental implant technology allowing for easy integration and stability of the implants.

The developments have also increased the efficiency of the healthcare providers and reduced the total time for dental procedures. According to Smiles, 3 million individuals in U.S. opt for dental implants every year, and the number is expected to grow by an astonishing 500,000 each year.

Nursing Home Employees Reportedly Turning Blind Eye to Abuse

WKRG in Alabama made national news when they reported the story of a former nursing home employee, one who is speaking out against the travesties she’s witnessed. Although the news agency is keeping her identity a secret, they are helping her get her message to the masses. This has prompted some New Jersey residents to wonder what’s happening in their local nursing homes.

The former nursing home employee explains that she witnessed staff abusing elderly patients, who couldn’t speak or were thought too senile to be telling the truth. Oftentimes, these staff members would target patients who didn’t have family to tell.

Stay Positive, Take Care, and Make the Big Bucks [Scrubs Magazine Round Up]

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Nursing is hard work and can sometimes be very draining both mentally and physically. It can be easy to just get into a rut and be a negative Nancy, but for the sake of your coworkers and your sanity it’s best if you do your best to stay positive. But you’ve also got to take care of yourself physically. This means using all those body mechanics you were taught in school and likely routinely receive in-services on. Oh, and if you can stay in good mental and physical health you can also find ways to start earning more cash doing what you love. Keep reading for some great articles on these topics from our friends at Scrubs Magazine.