Five years ago, patients were just starting to make use of apps and smartphones to better inform themselves about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment at home and on-the-fly in clinics, hospitals, or wherever symptoms started to occur.
Ten years ago, patients were first starting to use the Internet en-masse to research their conditions, possible treatments, and even perused physician ratings while shopping around for a doctor.
Fifteen years ago, patients had far less access to medical information – Medical professionals were seen as the primary and sometimes sole source of insight for patients. And treatment for a number of common life-threatening ailments was significantly less advanced.
Here’s a look at the types of patients medical professionals encounter, contrasted with how they’ve changed since the 1990s: [click to continue…]
So close, but so far away – That’s probably the best way I’ve ever heard the second job interview summed-up: At this point, you’ve made your way past dozens, perhaps thousands of candidates to the next (maybe even final!) round of assessments for an hourly-wage job, a clinical role, or a high-responsibility executive job at a hospital, clinic, or health-related company. [click to continue…]
UK labour group workSMART recently celebrated the 10th annual “Work Your Proper Hours Day” which they encourage everyone on Earth to observe every 24th of February. That’s the date by which the average person would be done working for free if they put in all their unpaid overtime hours at once. [click to continue…]
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…]