It’s fairly common knowledge that there is a growing problem of painkiller abuse sweeping the nation. With national data showing that opioid painkiller deaths are up more than 400% since 2001, physicians are struggling to find a balance between prescribing necessary painkillers to their patients and attempting to avoid contributing to this growing problem. Many med schools and teaching hospitals are looking closely at this issue and how they can improve the training given to new healthcare providers to work toward reducing these issues.
A lack of training at the university level has been cited as a contributing factor in creating the problem of opioid abuse. Many universities have recently received federal grants to put programs in place to assist in giving the necessary training to new physicians to help them identify potential cases of drug abuse and find alternative solutions to prescribing stronger painkillers. [click to continue…]
Technology has taken over the vast majority of our daily tasks. From ordering our coffee before we get to the counter to researching all of our major purchases from the comfort of our home, nearly everything we want or need to do is available through the swipe of a phone screen or the stroke of a few keys on a laptop. This is certainly the trend in healthcare professions, as well, with many tasks made faster and easier through the latest technological advances. Here are a few ways that you can embrace technology and create a more efficient environment for healthcare providers and their patients. [click to continue…]
On Friday, September 12, Soliant Health was announced as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work in Atlanta! [click to continue…]
Since we posted our first successful roundup of apps for nurses and other medical pros in 2009 (and 2011) there have been hundreds more of such utilities made available for portable devices.
To help wade through them all and hone in on the most useful ones, here’s our latest list of the handiest medical apps around for your Apple device: [click to continue…]
A recent New York Times article entitled “In Hawaii’s health system, lessons for lawmakers” opens with a story of a Honolulu employee at a U.S.-based ice-cream chain who has health insurance through that chain.
While the chain typically doesn’t offer health insurance to its employees on the mainland, it has to do so in the “Aloha state” due to health industry regulations there.
Hawaii makes your employer guarantee you health coverage
Hawaii was the first state to mandate what is effectively universal healthcare for every person who works, and their families…and they did it all the way back in 1974.
And like a dream-version of those no-medical-exam insurance ads on TV, no one can be denied coverage. It’s state law.
While they were at it, state legislators mandated clearly-defined boundaries to force competing insurers to keep costs under control. [click to continue…]