April 2015

Make way for alternative medicine’s move into mainstream healthcare

Do you take megavitamins or probiotics as a dietary supplement? Do you go to the chiropractor once a month for back adjustments? If so, you’re part of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) movement — a non-Western approach to health and healing outside the realm of traditional medicine. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, nearly 40 percent of Americans use health care practices not considered to be traditional or conventional medicine.
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Using automation to strengthen follow-up care - and lessen nurses' workload

Have you ever considered automated follow-up care as a viable option for a primary care practice? This follow-up is crucial for acute ambulatory patients, and a recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care found that conducting a follow-up care program using automation is significantly less expensive than using nurses to complete the phone calls.
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Expanding healthcare industry attracts men to nursing

In a field where women dominate, men are slowly breaking the stereotype that they don’t belong. A study from the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau shows that 9.6 percent of registered nurses are men — a figure that has more than tripled since 1970 when they only represented 2.7 percent of the field. Nursing has low unemployment figures and continues to expand, so it’s easy to see why the field entices both men and women.
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Get social to support your job search

Social media helps keep people connected to family, friends, high school classmates and college roommates, but have you considered how social media can help with your job search?
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March 2015

New language translator app shows promise for healthcare industry

Write this down — Canopy Medical Translator. This mobile app — the first of its kind — may be coming to a hospital near you. Designed by Canopy Apps, the app provides a library of routine medical terminology in 150 different languages and offers a direct call button, or Telephone Interpreter Call Button, to more easily find a medical interpreter.
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Eight tips that will help nourish your budding career

Transitioning from college life to the working world can be challenging, but now is the perfect time to set good habits and establish yourself in your industry. Here are eight tips that will help you start your career path on the right foot.
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Making electronic records more accessible one patient at a time

The existence of patient portals has helped bring health care into the 21st century, providing patients the convenience of accessing secure personal health information online at any time of day. Unfortunately, according to a recent survey by Xerox, an estimated 64 percent of patients do not utilize patient portals.
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Increased demand for medical care spikes job opportunities for registered nurses

U.S. News Career ranks registered nurses (RN) number four on their list of 100 best jobs, noting that the profession is growing and has a low unemployment rate at just 2.6 percent.
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Technology and upgrades trigger growth in engineering

Good news for engineers. Kelly Services’ latest Engineering Employment Outlook forecasts that the U.S. engineering labor market will increase by 11 percent through 2023, which translates to 250,000 more jobs. The challenge? Finding qualified candidates in an environment where college enrollment isn’t keeping pace with the expanding field — one that will continue to grow as baby boomers retire.
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February 2015

HIPAA violations you aren't thinking about

In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), organizations, agencies and individuals who are covered entities under the act can face civil and criminal penalties for failure to comply with HIPAA rules, including fines up to $1.5 million and imprisonment. Some HIPAA violators can be sentenced to as much as 10 years for failure to comply. And in the state where the violation occurred, the state has the right to pursue civil action against the offender. So pro...
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