Pharmacy Automation: Will Pharmacists Be Replaced?

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Would you want a robot dispensing drugs for you and your patients? Odds are, that’s long since been the case, to one extent or another:

Robotics have been used to help dispense medication in some pharmacies since the 1990s and robots for delivering medication have been used in hospitals for a decade.

And even before that, machines have been used for decades to count pills for dispensing – Such technology is now the standard in more than 30,000 pharmacies worldwide.

But will technology ever replace pharmacists completely? Continue reading “Pharmacy Automation: Will Pharmacists Be Replaced?”

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How To Write a Nursing Resignation Letter

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In the world of nursing, job change is a regular path to promotion or at least getting out of an unsatisfactory situation. However, for whatever reason you have decided to leave your nursing job, it’s essential to have a positive exit strategy. Your last impression of your current job can impact your career prospects for years to come.

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Medical Careers in Demand For The Future

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Two nursesIt is always in the best interest of a job seeker to enter a career that has promising growth. When a job market is expected to have increased demand in the future, this is promising for job security. The medical field is one industry that will continue to see growth. If you are interested in starting a career in the medical field and not sure what route to take, check out this list of medical professions that will be in demand for the future.

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Nursing Pay By State

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Online lists stating the average pay for nurses nationwide can vary wildly and often suggest that huge rises or drop have occurred, but what’s the final word on how (and what) nurses actually get paid under various circumstances? We take a look at the most up-to-date numbers and what the statistics can – and can’t – tell us.

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Are There Too Many Specialists?

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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?”

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5 Ways We Can Cope With a 90,000-Doctor Shortage by 2020

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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”

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