Advantages of Electronic Medical Records

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The need for electronic medical reporting is one of the few things that Republicans and Democrats largely agree on, but putting the theory into practice may prove to be more difficult than anticipated, and it remains to be seen whether the system will deliver as expected.

Stethoscope & LaptopBillions of dollars have been set aside for the migration of medical records to digital form, and the big software vendors are scrambling to collect their piece of the pie.

Under the stimulus act enacted by the government in February, hospitals can apply for several million dollars to implement tech programs over the next five years, and individual physicians can get up to $44,000. If powerful monetary incentives are not enough, the payment is offset by a penalty for medical businesses that fail to comply by 2015; they will receive a cut in Medicare reimbursement. It’s easy to imagine scenarios where electronic record keeping would prevent mistakes and provide convenience. Continue reading “Advantages of Electronic Medical Records”

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America’s Nursing Shortage by the Numbers

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By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that America’s nursing shortage will be between 800,000 and one million nurses.

By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that it will be short between 800,000 and one million nurses. (Close to 117,000 short in California alone.)

Before that – 2015 – the U.S. Department of Health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed just to fill vacancies left by retirees.

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America's Nursing Shortage by the Numbers

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By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that America’s nursing shortage will be between 800,000 and one million nurses.

By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that it will be short between 800,000 and one million nurses. (Close to 117,000 short in California alone.)

Before that – 2015 – the U.S. Department of Health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed just to fill vacancies left by retirees.

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16 Places Common Diseases Do Not Occur, and The Reasons Why

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You’ve probably heard of a few such places: Areas of the world that – for reasons rare, bizarre, and so-simple-its-crazy – seem to be impervious to certain ailments. Here is a sampling from across the globe of such oasis and a look at what may account for their ultra health benefits.

low_disease_rates_soliantYou’ve probably heard of a few such places: Areas of the world that – for reasons rare, bizarre, and so-simple-its-crazy – seem to be impervious to certain ailments.

Below is a sampling from across the globe of such oasis and a look at what may account for their ultra health benefits:

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12 Innovative Hospitals Doing Things a Little Different Than Most

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Ever wondered if there was a better way to do things in a hospital? Ever knew there was a better way and wondered if it was doable? Check out a dozen little medical facilities around the world that could…and did.

Ever wondered if there was a better way to do things in a hospital?

Ever knew there was a better way and wondered if it was doable?

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Check out a dozen little medical facilities around the world that could…and did:
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So You Want to Be a Small Town Pharmacist?

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If you want to be a small town pharmacist, there are a few things you must consider first.

If you want to be a small town pharmacist, there are a few things you must realize. First, you must be a people person, as there will be lots of personal interaction required of you. Second, you need to be willing to give limited medical advice. Finally, you need to be prepared for what the new environment will mean for your down time as well. Be sure to take all of these things into consideration before accepting a position at a small town pharmacy.

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