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Fall 2013 Alliance for Continuing Education Conference

Fall 2013 Alliance for Continuing Education Conference

Fall is just around the corner and so is the 2013 Alliance for Continuing Education Fall Conference. The conference will be held October 15th – October 18th in Baltimore, Maryland. Have you registered yet? Register here. The 2013 Alliance Fall Conference will focus on the impact of quality and practice improvement on better patient outcomes – […]

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Physician Malpractice | What can state medical boards do?

Physician Malpractice | What can state medical boards do?

Physician malpractice is every family’s worst fear. Families want to believe that the physician in charge of their loved one is experienced, professional and the best person for the job. Yet, there have been hundreds of physicians with hospital restrictions, complaints filed with state boards and even charged with misusing prescription drugs. Their actions hopefully […]

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ONC Unveils Patient Safety Plan

ONC Unveils Patient Safety Plan

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has unveiled a plan to eliminate medical errors, promote patient safety, and improve the quality and efficiency of health care.  The Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan addresses the role of health IT when fully integrated into health care delivery organizations.  The Plan […]

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Will Google Glass find its place in hospitals?

Will Google Glass find its place in hospitals?

Recently, VentureBeat posted an article titled, “Is Google Glass hospital ready? Advice from a physician to developers.” This guest post was written by Dr. Paul Langevin, a Cardio Thoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care MD at Hahnemann University Hospital and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Langevin’s message […]

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3 Challenges to Digital Health

3 Challenges to Digital Health

Creating an Electronic Health Record system is one of the initiatives being pushed by Obama in his second term as President. This initiative at first glance seems like an easy implementation, but there are several obstacles in its path. Adoption of the Electronic Health Record system is going to be difficult. The price is prohibitive […]

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Why Simulation Training is Important

Why Simulation Training is Important

With the advances made in simulation technology over the past two decades, the use of simulation training in the health care industry has increased dramatically. In the interests of patient safety, though, it is vitally important that more medical educational institutions and health care facilities institute an even wider variety of medical simulation training programs. […]

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Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records

Recent technological advances are moving medical record-keeping from the cumbersome paper-based medical records system to a digital one. An electronic health records (EHR) system is a digital health information system that makes medical records accessible instantaneously by all departments across a health care organization. It is a repository of information on the medical care of […]

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Medical Error | Avoidable Deaths in the United States

Medical Error | Avoidable Deaths in the United States

September 19th, 2013 UPDATE: An article published in the September issue of the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that there are between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths per year associated with medical errors in hospitals. That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. The new […]

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Balancing Social Media Use in Health Care

Balancing Social Media Use in Health Care

The explosive growth of social media has had dramatic results within the health care industry, changing relationships between providers and patients, and giving individuals the information they need to take personal responsibility for their own care. Ultimately, this shift in the industry has the potential to greatly improve public health as a whole, but many […]

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Consumerism Changes Health Care Industry Rules

Consumerism Changes Health Care Industry Rules

Consumerism is a growing trend in the health care industry. In-depth medical information is becoming increasingly accessible to patients via the vast number of resources available on the internet, and mobile health tracking devices are becoming more integrated with digital health profiles. This means that patients – and family members of those experiencing health issues […]

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