Disclaimer: this article offers tongue-in-cheek generalizations based on stereotypical exaggerations for the purpose of engaging the readers’ interest. Any similarity between the boorish behaviors parodied and actual people is unintentional. There is a special chair in Headhunter Heaven for the […]Read more
Responding to an overhead page, nurses and doctors rush to the emergency room or intensive care unit stat. Once they arrive, they work furiously to save a patient’s life. If you have ever watched a medical drama on television, you […]Read more
The consensus among users is that what is needed most in EHRs is interoperability. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has defined interoperability as “the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged.” Interoperability opens the way for many new digital tools — such as apps for both physicians and patients — to make data-sharing among EHRs a priceless asset, not a source of frustration.
We need access to patient records in EHRs from different systems. This type of communication was one of the fundamental lacks that the transition from paper was meant to remedy. The issue, unfortunately, is commercially driven lack of cooperation, not lack of technology…. Read moreRead more
As a medical professional, you know that being overweight or obese greatly affects your health. The CDC notes that approximately 1/3 of American adults are obese, and that type 2 Diabetes and heart disease are linked to being obese or […]Read more
There is a definite finality to the decision of which specialty a physician pursues. The reasons are as vast as they are individual. Hopefully, the med student has done due diligence and has a solid grasp on what their future […]Read more
It’s a nurse’s worst nightmare. Whether it’s a surprise or completely expected, receiving a summons to appear before the state nursing board is devastating. The stakes are high. The state nursing board has all the power, and they can suspend your license or impose any number of restrictions on it. Suspended and restricted licenses do not make for happy employers. What do you do if the worst happens and you are summoned before the board of nursing? Read moreRead more