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NTI Preconference over, the main event tomorrow. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy National Teaching Institute (NTI) preconference activities come to an end, more participants arriving this afternoon, the final touches on vendor displays are taking place. ... Read on »
Cost Avoidance in the hands of Healthcare Providers by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The price tag associated with healthcare as we all know is enormous, it is in the trillions of dollars. Healthcare organizations and their staff have the power to mitigate ... Read on »
Healthcare Today - Off Label from AACN NTI Chicago. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Sights from Chicago in between lectures and afterwards. Healthcare Today goes off label for some down time in the windy city. A little indulgence from the 95th floor ... Read on »
NTI Off and Running. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Day one of the American Association of Critical Care Nurse's (AACN) annual convention (National Teaching Institute, NTI) begins in Chicago with preconference sessions. Se ... 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 »
Community without care. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A disappointing story form the New York Times regarding the quality of healthcare and the poor accessibility of care for the public in Southern California. Several issues a ... Read on »
Massachusetts Health Insurance Push Back. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Some interesting comments on the Health Blog from the Wall Street Journal. No surprise that the state's [Massachusetts] universal mandated health insurance costs continue t ... Read on »
Pharmacies selling patient information. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Will pharmacies really be able to sell public prescription information which is part of a medical record to third party marketers? I would hope that this legislation is def ... Read on »
Recycling meds for the medically indigent. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If every state did what Iowa is doing with "left over" prescription medications our underserved population might just be a little better off than they are now. An excellent ... Read on »
Employers look at trimming the fat. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Looks as if employers are looking to trim organizational fat by developing and offering employee wellness programs as part of a benefit package in hopes of improving employe ... Read on »
How much markup is there? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Transparency in healthcare continues to grow in many directions. Hospitals have various web pages full of data regarding infection rates and other such data for the public ... Read on »
News Comments by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy AMA voices concerns about CMS' Never List The AMA is concerned about Medicare's launching of its never lists in the fall, and the associated denial of reimbursement to ... Read on »
Who will help during a cardiac arrest? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I would like to share an event that I witnessed and was a part of this evening while out to dinner with friends and my wife. Earlier in the evening we went out to dinner ... Read on »
Healthcare’s Frequent Flyers don’t earn miles, they add cost. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy High risk behaviors and social irresponsibility typically invokes ill fated consequences for those that do not first think about their actions. For those of us in healthc ... Read on »
The Cost of Driving Drunk. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Even though the summer is essentially half over there is still plenty of time for friends to gather, pull a few corks from bottles, open a few beers, or even pour a few mixe ... Read on »
Desperate times bring some peculiar decisions. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he reactionary decisions that get made during times of stress or hardship are sometimes bewildering to those that are on the other end of the decision. Last week a nurse c ... Read on »
Casualties of Healthcare Systems in Trouble. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Not alone by any means in a mire of financial hardship Cape Code Healthcare (CCHC), a two hospital system that services all of Cape Cod Massachusetts is having to cut its w ... Read on »
Patient Provider Relations and On-line Medical Information. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Envisioning 2.o blog has a nice post about provider and patient relations with respect to the impact of on-line medical information. In emergency medicine several patients p ... Read on »
Nurses Replacing MDs as Front Line Primary Care Providers. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I n the face of a continued primary care provider shortage the debate goes on between nursing and medicine as to each other's roles in delivering patient care. Advanced pra ... 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 »