The media has been discussing six topics related to the social behaviors and actions of Americans. These include eating disorders, elderly treatment in care homes, ageism, cyber-bullying, Internet fraud, and mistreatment of the mentally ill. It is actually sad to see that these are actually issues that are present in our country. What you will read here is a bit about each issue, and what you can do to help prevent these issues, or protect your loved ones from harm caused by these … [Read more...] about 6 Social Issue Highlighted In The Media
While most would be thrilled if their 5-year-old could read, Apple’s little contribution to the world has blown nearly all expectations out of the water. What else at age 5 had made such a significant impact to technology and the way we communicate? There is no denying that the iPhone has certainly made an impact on the world. In just 5 years the iPhone has helped smartphones transition from the quirky gadgets of nerds to a near necessity of modern society. This seems a bit mind-blowing, but … [Read more...] about A Very Successful 5 Year Old: The Apple iPhone [Infographic]
The potential for social media to impact and improve healthcare is staggering. This is especially prominent now that consumers are stepping up and confirming that a healthcare providers online presence will impact their decision to seek care with them. Benefits of Social Media for Healthcare Organizations If hospitals utilize social media for their marketing benefits alone, the impacts would be substantial for them. But imagine if healthcare organizations were to truly embrace social media, … [Read more...] about Hey Hospitals, Patients Are Looking For you Online!
A look at a patient communication tool called Starling, created by LanguageMate. The iPad has offered significant innovations in healthcare on multiple fronts. Personally I have used mine to further my own for continuing education, looking up medications/disease processes, and have even used in patient education from time to time. The possibilities of what it can and will do in healthcare are only beginning to be tapped. I was talking with a coworker of mine not too long ago about how … [Read more...] about Patient Communication: A Look at Starling by LangugateMate
While spending some time on LinkedIn, I discovered this blog post Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs and improves patient outcomes, written by Nicola Ziady She discusses “Healthcare Performance Management in the Era of ‘Twitter” and states that social media can decrease the costs of healthcare as well as improve outcomes. The basis for this statement lies in the improvement of communication between healthcare providers and patients. By engaging patients in social media and improving … [Read more...] about Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs and improves patient outcomes
That Einstein, a real genius. Ok, so I added the last part, but call it poetic license if you will. For all the grief my 6th grade English teacher Mrs.Barnett gave me, she gave me one sweet reward: Poetic license, but I digress. Back to the statement at hand: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Probably of the most profound an truthful statements I have ever heard. So what does this mean to me? What does this mean to nursing? I was a mouthy child. Never … [Read more...] about Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (See Also Nursing)