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Health Headlines - June 28 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Psychiatrists Get More Drug Company Gifts: Report Drug makers give more money for lectures and other services to psychiatrists than physicians in any other specialty, The New York Times reported Wednesday. As an example, the newspaper cited this week's announcement by Vermont officials that drug company payments to psychiatrists more than ... Read on »
Communications Technology Speeding ER Care Delivery by Obi Jo Posted Fri 20 Aug 2010 11:23pm Despite the many difficulties and costs involved in the gradual movement of medical records systems to fully digital mode, it appears that where implemented, digital data systems are making quite a difference.    A new study shows that patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorte ... Read on »
Are Hospitals Missing the Web Bandwagon? by Dan Dunlop Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:03pm In the Sunday, October 18th issue of Suburban Journals there was an article about hospitals’ reluctance to engage the social web – specifically Twitter. Here’s a link to the story: If you’re not already burned out on articles and posts about why healthcare organizations have been slow to adopt social media, then t ... Read on »
Southern California Hospital Offers Appointments for the Emergency Room for $15.00 for Non Emergency Visits-InQuickER by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 6:40pm This could certainly be popular and something that might spread as to why wait at the ER room if you can reserve a spot.  If you are not seen within 15 minutes of your appointment time, then you get your $15.00 back.  The service is called InQuickER and it is done online.  You can’t schedule days in advance though as it is limited ... Read on »
Direct Admit: An Alternative to the Emergency Room by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 17 Jun 2012 8:39pm Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 17 June 2012 The emergency room is often the first port of call once you have tried managing your sickle cell crisis unsuccessfully at home. The wait in the emergency room for a sickle cell crisis can be extensive, usually from 2 to sometimes up to 6 hours b ... Read on »
Struggling Through Healthcare Reform by Ulysee W. Patient Expert Posted Sun 31 Oct 2010 6:30pm I’ve been spending the last few weeks at some hospitals talking to folks in the trenches. Much has been made of the impact of healthcare reform on patients (both the benefits and the drawbacks), pharmaceutical companies and medical device firms. Physicians have also been vocal. But until I spent time at some hospitals, I just didn’t realized ... Read on »
Tips for Going to the Emergency Room with Sickle Cell by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 21 Jul 2011 2:27am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 20 July 2011 It’s 2am in the morning, and much to your dread, you are in a crisis. The dread doesn’t come for the anguishing painno: the dread comes from the fact that the pain is so overwhelming that you have to go to the Emergency room. For many of us with ... Read on »
The Emergency Room Is A Terrible Place To Be – Unless You are A Lawyer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 22 Jun 2010 12:43pm Emergency room physicians rank among the top numbers as far as specialists that are sued today, and they are also some of the strongest advocates to have access to medical records too.  When you stop and think about it, they do not have a chart most of the time like your primary care doctor has on file, and thus the ER room has to rely on what ... Read on »
Urgent Care Centers vs. Hospital Emergency Rooms by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 11:15pm 1 Comment The next time you have an injury or illness that requires immediate care, consider using an urgent care center rather than the traditional hospital Emergency Room.   Urgent care centers are staffed by physicians, offer sort wait times, are less crowded, cost a fraction of what   hospital ER visit would cost you, and you can walk in without an appoi ... Read on »