It’s time to take a day off, kick back and relax. (Unless you’re scheduled to work. Or unless you’re on call. Or unless I get sick. Or unless my kid gets sick. Or unless there’s an emergency.)
Seriously though, while you are relaxing (or working) pat yourself on the back. And pat your colleagues on their backs too.
Between all of the medical school work, residencies, fellowships, patients, and lives forever impacted, you absolutely deserve a few Rx’s of appreciation and thanks.
We hope you enjoy it. We thank you. And while we might not look forward to our next appointment with you, we do hope to see you around!
Happy Doctors’ Day from all of us at Soliant!
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Copy for Rx notes written by Kara Bosworth.
Doctors and nurses often cringe to find out that their patients have been consulting “Doctor Google” when they come into the office for help with a medical issue. Though it can be a bit of a nuisance when patients come in already convinced of a diagnosis because of internet research, internet use and mobile health apps and programs can be an asset to your practice. You simply need to incorporate a plan to embrace the available technology and help your patients to use it in an effective way to benefit everyone. Continue reading “How Technology Can Help Your Patients without Scaring Them”
With a projected shortage of 45,000-90,000 primary care doctors by the year 2020, it’s no wonder we’re worried these days about whether there are (or will be) enough MDs for primary care.
So are there too many specialists in the U.S.? Here’s a look at both sides of the coin: Continue reading “Are There Too Many Specialists?”
The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that within the next six years, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians.
What’s more, that figure is expected to climb to 130,000 by 2025.
Here’s a look at five ways we might be able to cope with 90,000 fewer MDs than we thought we needed in the next few years:
1. Use remote medicine
Telehealth (or telemedicine) is being touted as one potential means of coping with the expected physician shortage.
Health monitoring equipment with web-based applications allows people to receive care from the comfort of their own homes, reducing doctor visits and patient expenses by linking people in remote areas to doctors in larger centers.
This can cut travel time and costs for patients by up to 58%, according to a study published in Telemedicine Journal and e-Health. Continue reading “5 Ways We Can Cope With a 90,000-Doctor Shortage by 2020”
Nurses (including RNs)
By 2020, the U.S. government predicts a shortage of 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.
Here’s a closer look at the need, from a blog posting we did in 2009. Since then, 2012 Labor statistics project that at least 580,000 new nursing jobs will be generated in the U.S. just by 2016. And that’s just the jobs that will be generated, not the total needed to fulfill healthcare goals. Continue reading “Healthcare Jobs That Will Be Most in Demand 2020 – 2025”
As academics, industrial designers, futurists, and researchers will tell you, science-fiction has played more than a passing role in informing real life technology. Continue reading “Five 23rd Century Health Technologies We Already Have (And Two We Never Will)”