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“Healthcare’s Dirty Little Secret” by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) ran an interesting piece about the “Other Side of Mandatory Overtime” in which medical facilities have nurses that are schedule to work ... Read on »
“Without struggle there is no progress.” by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T oday healthcare all over the U.S. is experiencing a multitude of dynamic changes that is testing the strength of our system’s capabilities. Hospitals are besieged with ... Read on »
100 Best Healthcare Policy Blogs by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy R N Central has rated the top 100 best healthcare policy blogs. Healthcare Today was ranked in the 33rd position - thanks RN Central. The list is segregated into headings. ... Read on »
20 Degree Rule of Healthcare by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare like any other business sector has its ebbs and flows, peaks for demand and lulls. After working in emergency medicine for several years it is interesting to see ... Read on »
20 Degree Rule of Healthcare. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare like any other business sector has its ebbs and flows, peaks for demand and lulls. After working in emergency medicine for several years it is interesting to see ... Read on »
2008 Survey Shows MD Productivity Decline. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today's physician work force is changing and may be the reason for a decline in productivity. Medical Economics has released an exclusive survey that describes changes in th ... Read on »
40 minutes on-line does not make you an MD. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There is a growing demand by patients for specific treatment regimes that physician providers are not comfortable with. Home grown MDs is what some call it. Patients that ... Read on »
450 patients get hepatitis from healthcare providers. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy AnewCDC studythat was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine show that some 60,000 patients were at risk for contracting hepatitis B and hepatitis C from healthcare pers ... Read on »
90 Thousand Physicians speak out to Presidential hopefuls. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I n a last minute attempt to influence the two top presidential candidates the members of the largest physician on-line community - Sermo.com - have spoken out about their f ... Read on »
A Dying Breed. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I n today’s healthcare work environment it is increasingly difficult to find nurse managers that are clinically competent to function in the areas that they are administra ... Read on »
A Few Words on Healthcare CEO Leadership by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A t the end of the day I suspect most healthcare organizational leaders strive to do the right things for their organization even when times are difficult. Unfortunately th ... Read on »
A few words on service excellence. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy R ecently I was privy to seeing a patient’s husband approach a nurse at a desk in an emergency department and ask the nurse where he could get a cup of water to take his own m ... Read on »
A new meaning to eating on the go. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I nnovators have taken America's lust for food to the next level with this YouTube video. Humorous and concerning that this spoof could actually happen. Link here to video. Read on »
A tribute to Caller I.D. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy C aller I.D. was invented by a nurse. For all those times when you get tired of saying no. For when you just don’t want to listen to all the excuses about who called in sick ... Read on »
AACN's National Teaching Institute (NTI): 9000 Nurses by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today completes the first full day of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) annual conference called NTI. A whopping 9000 nurses have traveled from far ... Read on »
Access to healthcare is perhaps a greater problem than insurability. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy B elow are some comments I received via e-mail from a reader that I wanted to share (permission to publ ... Read on »
Aetna CEO with $18.2 Million Compensation while 47 Million Uninsured by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In light of the many headlines and issues effecting healthcare today it seems irresponsible that an insurance executive should be compensated with an annual salary and benef ... Read on »
Age Old Policy of Floating, Time For Change. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Floating as it is called throughout the nursing profession refers to the practice of taking one nurse from one clinical area where they typically work and transplanting them ... Read on »
Alijor - A new concept in social media between patients and healthcare providers. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Few would argue against the benefits of social media. Several platforms exist today bringing people together and making the world seem a bit smaller. Of late healthcare ha ... Read on »
All in a day’s work. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Real life is always different than what we see on television, or is it. Perhaps for some reality shows the gazing and grazing public can obtain a glimpse of some careers fro ... Read on »