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Could Telehealth Nursing be the Answer to the Healthcare Crisis?

Telehealth nursing is not a new concept, but it has recently started to emerge as an important component of quality care. An emerging picture of healthcare includes nurses taking a more proactive approach to patient care, in person, on the telephone, the web, and even through face-to-face tablet devices. Faced with the growing needs of an aging population, the shifting ground of healthcare issues, and the financial crisis sweeping the nation, the medical community needs innovative new solutions to meet the needs of the public, and telehealth is a practical, economic solution. [click to continue…]

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Trends in Travel Nursing Jobs for 2013

by Tera Tuten on August 14, 2012

Travel Nursing Trends

The healthcare industry is booming, even in today’s lackluster economy. For a traveling RN, this means more opportunities for employment. Travel RN Gab says, “The demand for travel nursing jobs is on the rise. Health reform has resulted in 32 million more people having access to health care. The aging population is living longer, which requires more health services including home health care, dialysis, and hospice services.” A surplus of baby boomers in the warmer states and coastlines gives ample opportunity for a traveling RN to secure employment without having to worry about the harsher weather seen in states where snow is prevalent. [click to continue…]

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HPV Vaccine: Addressing Customer Concerns

by Tera Tuten on July 31, 2012

The HPV vaccine has been making headlines for the last few years as a way to help prevent cervical cancer. A vaccine that can prevent cancer is certainly newsworthy! However, lately the vaccine has come under fire for a number of reasons.

What is HPV?

HPV, or genital human papillomavirus, is the name used to describe several common sexually transmitted infection caused by a family of viruses. Most people never know they have the virus, but it can cause symptoms and can be transmitted through sexual contact whether or not the infected partner is symptomatic. It is possible to be infected with more than one form of the virus and to be infected for years without symptoms, spreading the virus the entire time. HPV can also lead to cervical cancer in a small number of infected women. While HPV can lead to several forms of cancer, the virus is present in almost all cervical cancer cases. Therefore, the vaccine can effectively prevent cervical cancer in most women. However, it is important to note that the occurrence of cancer in those with HPV is extremely low overall. [click to continue…]

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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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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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The Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, or RCIS, Certification has become the industry standard for health professionals working with cardiologists or cardiac surgeons. While this certification has not always been necessary for these positions, it is becoming increasingly common for facilities to require. Previously there have been five different testing options that were determined by previous experience and education. Changes set to go into effect on July 1, 2013, will reduce testing options. What are the testing options and what does this mean for those with experience but little formal education. [click to continue…]

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