Archive for March 2018

Traveling Consultants Beware: Avoiding Airbnb scams

Consultants have found Airbnb an excellent resource for accommodations when on assignment. If services like Airbnb are new to you or even if you’ve used them in the past – being aware of the pitfalls is a sure way to get the most of the services and avoid getting ripped-off! Original Source: http://blog.tdstelecom.com/security/trouble-in-paradise-avoiding-airbnb-scams/ By: Mary Mulcahy Trouble…

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Cost Effective Option for Information/Cyber Security for Hospitals

Source: https://www.cisomag.com Virtual Chief Information Security Officer for Hospitals Now a virtual CISO for hospitals To help hospitals facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities to connected medical devices and a widening gap in the skills required to establish, implement and mature a cybersecurity program, Clearwater Compliance, a healthcare cyber risk assessment and cyber…

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Infection prevention and control programs are essential to antibiotic stewardship efforts

Source: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Infection prevention and control (IPC) and antibiotic stewardship (AS) programs are inextricably linked, according to a joint position paper published today by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP) in…

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Antibiotics, Not Dirty Hospitals, the Main Cause of C. Difficile Epidemic

Original Source: https://www.pharmpro.com By: UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD The study concluded that overuse of antibiotics like ciprofloxacin led to the outbreak of severe diarrhoea caused by C. difficile that hit headlines from 2006 onwards. The outbreak was stopped by substantially reducing use of ciprofloxacin and related antibiotics. Inappropriate use and widespread over prescribing of fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin in…

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Urgent Care Center Utilization Skyrocketed by 1725% in Last Decade

Original Source: https://healthpayerintelligence.com By: Thomas Beaton Private payers experienced significant growth in urgent care center utilization from 2007 to 2016. Healthcare payers saw urgent care center utilization grow by 1725 percent from 2007 to 2016, indicating that urgent care may the one of the fastest-growing choices for receiving healthcare. A white paper from FAIR Health found that beneficiary utilization…

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Case Management: Oncology Case Management, Optimizing Care Pathways

Original Source: http://www.oncnursingnews.com By: MELISSA A. GRIER, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC Cancer care starts at prediagnosis. The initial conversa­tion between a patient and the healthcare team helps establish trust. However, many patients and their loved ones report receiv­ing inadequate information about diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis from the beginning. In a study by Figg et al, 44% of the…

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Genome Editing: What Could CRISPR Do Tomorrow?

Original Article on: The Medical Futurist CRISPR is the newest, most efficient and most accurate method to edit a cell’s genome. We have to understand it and prepare for the medical revolution it brings upon us, so here I summarized everything to know about this genome editing method from DNA-scissors to currently unimaginable possibilities, such as…

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Professional Resume Tip: Add This To Your Resume

Add This To Your Resume After Deleting Your “Objective” Statement A “performance summary” puts a fresh (and tech-savvy) spin on an outmoded resume feature. BY MARTIN YATE On FastCompany.com  Since most resumes are written to cast a wide net, they basically just recite everything the writer has done, but this approach dilutes the all-important data density…

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31 Interview Questions for Nurses (and Other Healthcare Professionals)— and How to Answer Them

Original Article on Becker’s Healthcare Written by Mackenzie Bean When interviewing applicants, healthcare employers often ask behavior-based interview questions to assess how the individual would perform their duties and fit into the organization. Here are 31 such interview questions, along with tips on how to answer them, as featured on Nurse.org. Teamwork 1. Describe a situation…

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Using AI to Help Stroke Victims When 'TIME IS BRAIN'

Original Source: Wired Online By:  TOM SIMONITE SINCE ENTREPRENEUR CHRIS Mansi cofounded Viz.ai in 2016, the best-funded wizards of artificial intelligence have taken on board games, and created emoji that mirror your facial expressions. Meanwhile, Mansi has been developing algorithms to save the brain cells of stroke patients. This month, the Food and Drug Administration cleared Viz.ai to market…

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