Anybody who has worked in the medical field has encountered tricky situations when complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidelines. HIPAA policies are vast in complexity, and they keep changing thanks to the updated Omnibus Rule, which was issued in 2013. The maximum HIPAA fines have also increased to $50,000 per violation, capping at $1.5 million. This means abiding by the updated policies is more crucial than ever. To protect patients and hospitals alike, nurses, doctors and other medical staff need to ensure that security measures and employees are up-to-date on HIPAA’s changes. And one way to do that is by being aware of the most common HIPAA violations.
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Are you using an NCLEX prep apps to get ready to take your nursing boards? Are sure you know how to pass the NCLEX on the first attempt? Do you have a reliable resources for NCLEX questions? I remember walking out of the testing center after taking my NCLEX-RN®. It was a warm September morning. I had stayed in a hotel in downtown Dallas right across from the testing center. As I walked to my car, I thought, “I have no idea if I passed or …
Getting and staying fit has is important to live an healthy and full life. Some of the best health and fitness apps for Android can help you on that path by giving you to the tools you need to be accountable for your exercise, food choices, and lifestyle.
Many people desire to get fit purely for vanity. There are are also those who do so because they wish to be healthier overall, and looking better is just a bonus. Then there are those who seek the mind-body approach and consider meditation and yoga as must-do’s, no matter what other exercises they might do Wherever you are on that spectrum, there’s are probably some ways that your smartphone can help to keep you on track. Here are some truly top-notch apps for building a better lifestyle, thus building a better body.
One of my personal missions in life is to empower people (especially nurses) to become more confident using and passionate about technology. I’m a big advocate for integrating technology into your routine. This includes using tablets and computers to educate children, expand the minds of adults, and keep aging loved ones connected to the world.
This can be a real challenge because of the high prices associated with many of the latest and greatest high tech gadgets. However, there’s no need to swear off top of the line technologies because of retail stickers prices. I hardly ever pay full retail value on any of the technology products and accessories that I buy.
Technology has made keeping up with the skills and fundamentals of cardiac pacemakers a breeze. The Pacemaker Power App, who I have partnered with for this post, is a one of a kind pacemaker resource. This powerful app provides the essentials needed to provide competent care. Because it’s an app, if you have any questions you can quickly look up information with just a few taps. This app can be used as a tool to digest all the information about pacemakers or as a bedside reference tool.
Capella University has organized an incredible LIVE Google Hangout where social media’s top nurse contributors, as well as Mayo Clinic’s Center of Social Media director will come together to talk about social media. The hangout, which will take place on April 30th, 2015 at 2pm ET, will give nurses practical advice for living in a world saturated with social media. I am very excited about being a part of this event because I know that first hand that nurses benefit from social media and how it can improve their personal and professional lives when they use it properly.
All this technology in healthcare doesn’t just materialize on it’s own. Health informatics professionals are the ones that ensure technology is integrated into healthcare. There are many technical and clinical professionals working behind the scene to ensure that technology is weaved into the fabric of healthcare as seamlessly as possible. Since technology isn’t going away, neither is the need for skilled health informatics professionals. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 22 percent increase in employment through the year 2022, a rate that is much faster than the national average for all occupations.
Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 8 and later, has reinvented the family digital life. Now, sharing anything you love in a group has become quicker and easier than ever, without having to deal with Apple ID and password. If you have not set-up one yet, here is a complete guide to create and start using Family Sharing feature on your Apple devices.