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What You Need to Know About Secure Mobile Messaging in Healthcare

Secure mobile messaging in healthcare settings can be an effective way to improve care coordination & communication but organizations must ensure the solution they are considering is not just secure but is HIPAA-secure. Failing to employ a service that has a proven track record in keeping PHI secure could be a costly mistake.
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Actors and the Art of Better Patient Communication

Standardized patient encounters (using actors as simulated patients) are helping doctors learn how to improve their communication skills. Mt. Sinai's Morchand Center for Clinical Competence has adapted an SP methodology for hospitalists to train more than 1,845 residents in various specialties across New York City.
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8 Practical Tips to Delay Surgery for Arthritis

The best approach for arthritis of the knee is to wait as long as possible before joint replacement surgery. There are a number of steps you can take to deal with your pain before selecting a surgical option. These measures often significantly lessen the pain and improve your quality of life.
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Healthcare Consumerism: What Does It Really Look Like?

Today’s healthcare consumers have more skin in the game as well as more opportunities to research their options, evaluate their providers & decide where they want to receive care. They don’t expect customer service alone, they demand a personalized, transparent, & unrivaled experience.
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Diagnostic Error: A Missed Opportunity to Improve Patient Safety?

Addressing diagnostic errors is not simple and will require a holistic approach that healthcare systems are only starting to tackle. In the near term, today's Consumer Decision Support (CDS )capabilities already demonstrate the potential to substantially reduce diagnostic errors and improve patient outcomes.
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The Indomitable Spirit of My Dying Patient

Caring for a much loved Irish farmer facing certain death from advanced renal failure reminded his doctor that selfless beings who exemplify the act of giving without any incentive and show the community that embracing the ones in need ends up making us indomitable.

Medical Marijuana: What Is CBD and How Is It Different Than THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychological effects and the “high” associated with ingesting marijuana. Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn't have psychoactive properties but has shown promising medical applications of its own. There are multiple benefits associated with using each of these compounds
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It’s Now Easier to Have a Beautiful Smile

Orthodontist Jacob Koch reviews the top trends in orthodontic treatment including invisible braces, self-ligating braces, clear aligners, smile designing and more. These advances in orthodontia are making it easier for people to get the smile they want.
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How to Meet the Challenge of a Strategic Merger of Practices

Mergers represent a challenging and risky strategic decision. The decision to merge should be fully challenged before physician groups decide to go ahead, particularly given the average performance of the returns and the risk associated with the potential outcomes.
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Did You Know that Obesity Can Damage Your Liver?

As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, we are seeing serious complications, including non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in many obese people, including very young children. In some cases, the damage to the liver leads to irreversible scarring requiring transplantation. If diagnosed and treated early, these complications can be prevented.
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In Primary Care, Who Gets Sued and Why?

Because nurse practitioners (NPs) are growing in importance as providers of primary care, The Doctors Company analyzed malpractice claims against NPs and compared them with primary care physicians to see if there were any differences in malpractice liability patterns. The study has important implications for primary care practices utilizing NPs.
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Can Nomad Health Cure Your Staffing Woes?

Nomad has created a digital platform that helps healthcare professionals looking for work connect with healthcare facilities looking for staff without the need to go through a third-party recruiter or broker.

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