Healthcare Articles

These Healthcare articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Healthcare industry.

July 22, 2013 – 992 views
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Sexual violence such as rape or attempted rape can be extremely traumatic to the victims whose psychological impacts may last from days to even years. How long the impact remains depend on the circumstances and nature of violence, the psychological constitution of the victim, and the care they receive... Full Story 
July 19, 2013 – 1,029 views
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Also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin or the tissue underneath it. These injuries result from extended periods of pressure or pressure accompanied with shear and friction. 67% of all pressure ulcers show up in patients aged 70 and above. However, anybody who is in a condition where avoiding prolonged periods of pressure on a certain body part is not possible, is at the risk of contracting the pressure ulcer... Full Story 
July 19, 2013 – 994 views
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Between the years 2001-2003 healthcare providers began to brace themselves for HIPAA compliance. The rush for compliance, however, failed to see effective implementation. Eventually, covered entities started being lax towards compliance and its potency was put into question by many legislators. Under the Obama administration, the ARRA (American Recovery and Revitalization Act of 2009) brought forward impending changes to the HIPAA... Full Story 
July 11, 2013 – 979 views
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The rising number of malpractice claims along with the increasing severity of these claims is quite alarming. Insurance companies claim that malpractice in business has risen by about one fifth of what it was in the year 2011. This increase in malpractice includes both the frequency of events that are against corporate law and the number of reports of the same... Full Story 
July 11, 2013 – 1,013 views
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The medical community since the time of Hippocrates has pledged to keep information about patients private and confidential. But with the advent of electronic health records (EHR), it is possible to gain access of electronic health information of a person without his/her knowledge. This is a breach of a person’s privacy and is known as a patient privacy issue... Full Story 
July 1, 2013 – 1,091 views
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Though the federal government's medical privacy legislation, widely known as HIPAA, has been in place since 1996, recent changes to the law make compliance with its regulations even more important. That's because, for the first time since the "Privacy Rule" segment of the legislation was enforced universally in 2003, the government is moving away from compliance-based enforcement of the law and toward a new system of audits, checks, and balances... Full Story 
June 18, 2013 – 1,011 views
Barbara C. Phillips, NP - Nurse Practioner Business Owner
Most health care providers who have a clinical practice, or any type of business where they rely on clients, will need to market in order to sustain and grow that practice and business. While knowing how to market is essential, it's also just as valuable to know what you should not be doing when you are marketing. It goes without saying that the most common problem is just not marketing, but today let's focus on 5 of the most common marketing blunders I see health care providers make... Full Story 
June 14, 2013 – 2,399 views
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This article addresses the ways in which nursing staff can develop effective strategies for dealing with difficult patients. Patients can be “difficult” for a variety of reasons including disease, medications or temperament. The ability to discern the reasons behind the behavior and developing strategies to diffuse situations before they escalate is fundamental... Full Story