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June 27, 2014 – 105 views
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Advances in technology have allowed the rise of telemedicine that, much like telecommuting, allows patients to be seen by a physician who is working from a remote location. So far, the uses of telemedicine are primarily seen in rural communities that already have limited access to qualified healthcare professionals. These communities seem to especially lack specialized physicians who can diagnose certain diseases, and telemedicine allows patients to receive quality care without a long drive that simply might not be feasible or affordable. The practice has a number of positive impacts on today's communities, though many warn that it's not a full replacement for a traditional, in-person consultation with a qualified physician. Full Story 
June 27, 2014 – 112 views
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For several decades, the frequency of malpractice lawsuits has been on the rise across the country. This has caused a ripple effect across the broader healthcare sector, most notoriously in the requirement of all physicians to carry liability insurance. Also known more commonly as malpractice insurance, this coverage is designed to protect doctors from disastrous financial harm at the hands of such a lawsuit and protect their career from irreversible damage as the result of a single patient lawsuit. Nurses often get overlooked in the discussion of malpractice insurance, but they certainly shouldn't be. In fact, it's often just as necessary for nurses to carry liability coverage as it is for the average physician. Full Story 
June 3, 2014 – 184 views
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A Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) is a registered nurse who has completed a Certified Legal Nurse Consulting Program. This nurse will have the ability to perform an analysis of healthcare issues, as well as, their related outcomes. They have the expertise to review and understand medical records, medical terminology and the subtleties in the health care system. Full Story 
June 3, 2014 – 102 views
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Medical professionals face significant challenges in managing electronic medical records (EMRs). EMRs face significant regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy provisions. Medical secretaries may be at risk for entering the wrong information in complex EMR systems, and doctors may misinterpret data within these systems. Full Story 
March 24, 2014 – 205 views
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The enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act closes on March 31. With just about ten days left, the pace of people enrolling has picked up, with over five million now having signed up for insurance plans as part of the Act. Authorities say 800,000 people have opted for plans on both the federal and state exchanges so far this month. This new enrollment data shows that the plan is inching towards the six million target set for end of March. Full Story 
March 18, 2014 – 152 views
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Thereís a real danger of the nation staring at a huge nursing shortage in the near future. According to a US Bureau of Labor handbook, the country will have a requirement of nurses for 581,500 vacancies by 2018. The problem of the nursing shortage seems to have temporarily eased, but hospitals and health care providers are finding it increasingly difficult to walk the fine line when it comes to staffing and scheduling. Full Story 
March 18, 2014 – 200 views
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In 2013, the FDA approved over a dozen treatments for cancer, with sorafenib (Nexavar) being the latest drug approved. The drug was approved for treating differentiated thyroid carcinoma or DTC in the late stages in November last year. The drug limits the growth of cancer cells and is aimed at patients with late stage thyroid cancer that has not responded to the radioactive iodine approach. Full Story 
March 12, 2014 – 98 views
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The Affordable Car Act includes a three-month delay in coverage offers which is permitted as part of rules for employer responsibility. However, the Actís rules also ban waiting periods of over 90 days. There are two methods to decide if an employee is a full-time hire: one is the measurement process that is a monthly one, and the other is a method that involves a look back. Both these methods allow employers to delay health plan coverage offers for three months without exposing them to penalties in tax. Full Story 

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