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Healthcare's Electronic Revolution

Jul 31, 2015

medical-781422_1280   The electronic revolution has brought a great deal of advances to our world, and the healthcare industry is not immune to its possibilities. One of the most interesting developments has come in the form of apps. These special programs offer unique and helpful ways to help healthcare professionals achieve their own goals while advancing the care of patients.

Carrying those heavy medical texts can be a bit difficult, to say the least. Look no further than medical reference apps for a quick consultation without the backbreaking weight. These apps are designed to provide everything you would find in standard text, like common symptoms or information on selected illnesses. Medical students will also see this as a useful tool while learning about every element of their future profession. Medical calculators may be included to provide quick conversions, in addition to standard textbook content.

Healthcare workers are beginning to rely on apps specifically designed to keep track of patients and their care. Each one can be used in hospitals or facilities to quickly log in every detail of treatment. Prescriptions, previous records, and test results are just some of the elements that are commonly seen among this category of apps. A lack of paperwork is saving many institutions time, as well as money on daily costs. Listed referrals and medical procedures may also prevent unnecessary treatment.

The days of viewing grainy x-rays under a bright light are long gone, thanks to new apps. Doctors and nurses can instantly be sent images that bring out high definition details. Some selections are even offering 3D options that allow even better analysis of each selected region. Loaded animations may also be used to see areas such as organs as they are in use. Cardiologists find this especially helpful in looking at the heart as it continues to beat.

Video conferencing apps may not be expressly made for the medical industry, but its uses cannot be denied. They allow doctors and patients to quickly communicate for minor consultations. Doctors with a heavy workload may find these meetings less taxing than previous methods. These features also help medical professionals speak with others qualified specialists about treatment opinions. This simple step could save patient lives while reducing the rising costs of long-term care. Prices for these apps may include scheduled meetings or a set amount of consultations for each patient.

Anyone taking a prescription medication knows how difficult it can be to keep up with their daily doses. New apps are finding a way to keep users informed about this topic. Information about side effects, as well as possible symptoms, are included with calendars or scheduling programs. Running out of medication will no longer be a problem, as refills can be ordered. Pharmacy apps make this feature especially useful.

The healthcare industry is growing to love the new electronic revolution. Their usefulness can be important to providing a high level of care while lowering the continuously rising cost of medical care. As technology continues to change, the industry will find even more ways to incorporate apps into the day to day care of every patient.

How to Give Criticism Effectively

Jul 29, 2015

  While it is generally a good rule not to criticize, there are several ways in which criticism can be given effectively. Some of these methods include saying something positive before leveling the criticism, addressing errors indirectly, being willing to discuss your own shortcomings, making suggestions that allow people to maintain their dignity, and talking positively about people to give them a positive reputation to live up to. When you notice improvement, be quick to praise them in order to encourage continued improvement. These strategies increase the odds of criticism having a positive effect rather than being devastating.

What Healthcare Jobs Will Be Big in 2016?

Jul 27, 2015

pic   If switching careers is on your “to do” list for 2016, you may want to spend a little time doing some homework on the employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Cities for Health Care Jobs

Jul 24, 2015

savw   Regardless of which profession you’re in, or what type of job you’re looking for, we all want basically the same thing: the most compensation bang for our employment buck. But there are other things that must be considered when deciding on which job is right for you. One of the main factors to consider is where this dream job is located. What good is it to pull in this awesome salary if your rent and living expenses are just going to eat it up?

Don’t Ignore Non-Clinical Health Care Jobs

Jul 22, 2015

pic   When we think of hospitals, we think of sick people, and getting shots, and nurses sticking needles in our arms. But, you may be surprised to learn that a large portion of the jobs available in the health care field are considered “non-clinical” – meaning you’re not directly involved with patient care. These are the jobs that require not just health care knowledge, but a big chunk of business savvy.

Nursing Specialties: Which Is Right for You?

Jul 20, 2015

pic   There is a nursing shortage in the United States. That is not great for those of us needing medical care, but it can make life interesting for those in the nursing profession. A shortage generally means increased salaries and opportunities. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, and the nurses who fall in that generation retire, the demand for nurses to fill vacant positions will increase.

Why You Should Be Considering a Career in Healthcare

Jul 17, 2015

Why you should be considering a career in healthcare (if you're not already)

"What do you plan to do with your life?" It's a question literally every student remembers all too well from conversations with guidance counselors and parents alike. It's also one of the most difficult questions in the world to actually answer.

Interview Mistakes Millennials Make

Jul 17, 2015

dfdsa   Let’s face the facts: the job market of today is tough. To say that it is competitive is probably an understatement. Any advantage you can muster when trying to land a job is a plus. Most employers will agree that older workers have a definite edge over younger workers when interviewing for jobs. In fact, according to Forbes magazine, hiring managers are more likely to hire an older worker, someone that is above age 50, than hire a millennial, by a three to one margin.

Where are Your Bedside Manners?

Jul 15, 2015

pic   Anyone who has visited a medical facility in their lives has likely experienced the same thing: bad bedside manner. It’s not even necessarily that the doctor, nurse, or whomever else was in your room called you a foul name under their breath (or maybe they did). Most of the time, it’s the feeling of being a nuisance that a patient is left with after dealing with medical professionals. While the medical field is a very stressful and pressed field, it’s no excuse for ignoring or short-changing patients. So, what can we do to improve our bedside manner and leave our patients, and hopefully ourselves, feeling better than they did before?

Positive Outlook for Radiologist Technicians

Jul 13, 2015

tes   Radiologic technicians perform imaging examinations on patients, and help doctors diagnose patients based on the results of the examinations. The equipment that a radiologic technician operates includes x-ray, computerized axial tomography (better known as CAT), positron emission tomography (PET), and mammography. During examinations, the technician must guide the patient through the procedure in order to guarantee images that are easy to decipher.