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Healthcare Information Technology

While you can’t actually “buy” progress, and infrastructure alone can’t create innovation, having a technologically advanced research base with ample facilities can definitely help facilitate breakthroughs.

With that in mind, here’s a spotlight on some of the most technologically-advanced schools for – or including – medical research, in four key categories:
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  1. Excellent Benefits: Soliant travel allied health professionals have wonderful benefits, such as health insurance, dental and vision coverage, a matching 401(k) program, life insurance, reimbursement for continuing education and licensing fees, travel money, and many other things you’re probably not getting from your current job.
  1. Great pay: travel health professionals often earn significantly more than their stationary counterparts. If you are willing to work night shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays, simply let your Soliant recruiter know and you will see a pretty attractive paycheck for your extended efforts. As you gain more experience working in different settings and roles. You’ll be able to command top dollar for learning an array of skills and expertise.
  1. Job Security: Travel allied health professionals have the advantage of working where and when they are needed. When you’re not needed anymore, you go somewhere else that needs you. With our vast network of resources and contacts, Soliant Health provides nursing jobs virtually anywhere in the U.S. The best part is that words like “downsizing”, “layoff”, or reorganization” will mean nothing to you. [click to continue…]
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DoximityOne U.S. medical center recently estimated it received about 50,000 faxes a month for consults and referrals, and sent about 10,000 faxes in the same period.

While this may seem absurd to any non-medical professional in an age of email, smartphones, networked tablets, and social media, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has prevented doctors from exchanging information without “reasonable safeguards” (including via email and Facebook) since 1996.

Doximity 2Getting around the red tape

For doctors looking to share life-improving patient information with other medical professionals, a HIPAA-compliant, physician-only network launched a year ago by Doximity (created by a group of former Epocrates execs) called iRounds has convinced approximately 7% of all the doctors in America to create and use roughly 35,000 secure accounts to quickly share patient information

After a detailed verification process (which includes a credit check and a comparison of supplied credentials to the American Medical Association’s database) a multi-step sign-in similar to what your bank uses online lets physicians securely and legally exchange patient records, test results, and other data with specialists. In doing so, such physicians could be paving the way for a new standard, where a more efficient consultation process could make a huge difference for time-critical analysis. [click to continue…]

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8 Countries Doing Electronic Health Records Right

by Tera Tuten on April 3, 2012

It’s relatively easy to implement something if you’re Belgium…not so much if you’re China. At least, that seems to be the case when launching any sort of new state-wide system: especially to replace anything that’s been running for decades or more.

In the case of efforts to adopt electronic health records (or EHRs), U.S. states, hospitals, and individuals have made progress in the last decade, but not as quickly as some other countries, whether those countries are similarly large with similarly-entrenched health records systems, or not.
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So much about people isn’t visible on the surface. All you can tell at first glance is what someone physically looks like — you have no idea about their personalities or anything else they may not want to be completely apparent to strangers or new acquaintances.

An example of this is that people you’re just meeting could be wearing medical devices without you even recognizing it. While you may be surprised, this article will describe four external medical devices that can go unnoticed.

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7 Medical Apple Apps That Could Save Your Life

by Tera Tuten on December 6, 2011

Back in the day — like, in the 1990s — when people needed information fast and they weren’t sitting at a computer, they had to run to a computer, read a book, or make a phone call. Crazy, right?

Smartphones have changed everything. No matter where you are, if you have an iPhone, you have a whole array of tools at your disposal, from a compass to a calculator to a calorie counter to a cookbook.

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If you can do almost anything on your phone, shouldn’t saving your life be a top priority? Some apple apps can do just that, and some of them are even free. (Of course, apps can’t replace the diagnosis and treatment of a doctor, but they can still be extremely useful.) We’re here to highlight some of the best ones out there today.
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