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Nurse Practitioner Evidence by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The latest nurse practitioner study conducted at Loyola found that "...the nurse practitioner reduced ED visits by improving the continuity of care and troubleshooting probl ... Read on »
Guest Post: Keeping Your Brain Fit After 65: 5 Important Memory-Boosting Ingredients Found in... by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Eat your fish, it’s good for your brain.” This is what every mother said to get the kids to finish their meal. As we age, there are many physiologic mechanisms that occur ma ... Read on »
Potpourri & an Election by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have certainly been keeping myself busy these days! First, I have been immensely busy at my clinical site. Hundreds of flu shots have been given in the last few weeks and ... Read on »
Instant Lab Results by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I recently blogged about the prospect of patients getting access to their laboratory results before the ordering clinician signs off on it. This certainly is a patient-centr ... Read on »
Brief Update by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Hello, I just wanted to provide a brief update as to what I've been up to for the last few weeks. After completing my DNP this past May , I was actually feeling a bit mel ... Read on »
Additional Nurse Practitioner Blog by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Hi All, Please check out my new blog at  Online Nurse Practitioner Programs ! Also, like this new page on Facebook to automatically get new updates. I am very excited to ... Read on »
More on Private Nurse Practitioner Practices by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A lot of nurse practitioners are finding my blog through searches regarding opening up a private practice from this January blog post . (I refuse to use the word independent ... Read on »
How Not to Advertise a Career in Nursing by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I receive countless spam e-mail messages to my many e-mail addresses. The screenshot of the one that I received below is definitely one of the most bizarre and struck a nerv ... Read on »
File This Under Random by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I check out many health-related websites on a daily basis. I click on links from Twitter and Linked In and see the entrepreneurial ventures of fellow health care professiona ... Read on »
Preventative Health: Is it Really Preventative? by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Lately, there has been increased emphasis on "preventative" care in the US now that there are some  mandates  under the Affordable Care Act. There is even the U.S. Preventat ... Read on »
That's What I Call Access to Care! by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am a huge baseball fan and my favorite team is the NY Yankees. Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez was recently diagnosed with a slight meniscus tear of his right knee. He h ... Read on »
Calling All Shoppers - Redux Again! by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I had no sooner finished blogging about the announcement regarding the governmental plan to utilize mystery callers to assess access to primary care offices to find out that ... Read on »
Calling All Shoppers - Redux by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing One of the recent stories that spurred a lot of discussion was in the NY Times, U.S. Plans Stealth Survey on Access to Doctors . It is an interesting concept that will help ... Read on »
Mobile Health Technology by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A little bit on technology and how it is impacting health and patients. As an admitted techno-geek, I am passionately following mobile technology and where it is popping ... Read on »
Is this Patient-Centered? by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My physician's group utilizes an on-line patient portal to schedule appointments, view lab results, and to communicate with my provider. Fortunately, it is very rare that I ... Read on »
DNP Series: Published! by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The systematic review that my colleagues and I have been working on (for what seems like forever!) was finally published in the Joanna Briggs Library of Systematic Reviews! ... Read on »
Poll Results on the NP Modernization Act in New York by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here are the poll results from the show New York NOW on the the NP Modernization Act Bill that has been introduced in the New York Legislator. I particularly like t ... Read on »
National Health Service Corps by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I was recently contacted by a member of the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) and asked to highlight their program here on my blog. It certainly sounds like a wonderful ... Read on »
Guest Post: 10 Free Online Tools for Nurse Practitioners by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing 10 Free Online Tools for Nurse Practitioners There are several online sites that offer a wealth of tools and resources for nurse practitioners- -and many of th ... Read on »
DNP Series: Down the Stretch by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It's been a while since I last posted and it's because I've been somewhat bogged down with the last few projects for school. To briefly update: We completed our systematic r ... Read on »