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How Telemedicine Will Protect Patients in the COVID 19 pandemic.

How Telemedicine Will Protect Patients in the COVID 19 pandemic The Covid 19 pandemic has made some unprecedented changes in our work and our world. In fact, with the arrival of this most recent pandemic, you could say that telehealth is coming of age. It is now becoming the most lauded new method of attaining healthcare. Today, given the lack of enough nursing personnel and the physician shortage, ensuring the health of our doctors and nurses, EMT’s and other healthcare providers is critical. What that means is that virtual care is no longer optional, it’s the means to quarantine our most important resource during a pandemic– our physicians–keeping them safe while allowing them to provide care for patients at the same time. Nearly overnight Telehealth is seeing a massive upsurge in interest. Telehealth providers are seeing an upswing in the demand for their services like nothing they have seen before. What was deemed as barriers …

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COVID 19 and the Rise of Telemedicine

COVID 19 and the Rise of Telemedicine                       Telemedicine and telehealth have very rapidly become the standard in order to protect patients and caregivers during the COVID 19 pandemic.   While initially telemedicine and telehealth did not have the success that it had hoped to achieve that has changed dramatically with the COVID 19 scenario. Prior to COVID 19 outbreak. studies showed that less than 15 percent of consumers were using telemedicine services. The problems lie in not enough people understanding the services or how to use them and additionally in not enough people having supportive things such as the internet in the United States.    Sadly, with so much available to people, another issue lies in many people who could benefit from having telemedicine available to them, not having internet and the ability to use it.   In many cases, particularly in ethnic groups …

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Telehealth And Telemedicine – What’s The Difference?

Telehealth And Telemedicine – What’s The Difference? The place where tech and medicine interact can be a confusing one. Those who are making policy and those who advocate its use can be prone to the use of technical terms. In many cases, those terms are used incorrectly and indiscriminately. They do very little to give you information about telehealth and in some cases, just confuse the situation further. In many cases, people use terms like telehealth and telemedicine as interchangeable terms when the reality is far different. Telehealth is a broad array of services and technologies that are used to offer patient care. WHO says that telehealth is “Surveillance, health promotion, and public health functions.” On the other hand, Telemedicine is a part of telehealth that refers to the provision of health care services and education alone. It provides these things via telecommunications and over distance to clients and patients. Telemedicine is quite often used …

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Can Telemedicine Flatten the Curve of COVID-19?

Can Telemedicine Flatten the Curve of COVID-19? These are unprecedented times, reminiscent of the days when the plague swept across Europe, affecting millions of people. As our own 21st century plague, COVID-19 sweeps across the world, telemedicine will be a driving force. Not only will it serve to allow us to have medical care for other problems, but it will be a means to flatten the curve of COVID—or lower the rate of infection while helping to keep all of us within easy reach of healthcare that can treat anything from chronic to acute illnesses. Steve Davis, a professor in Morgantown, West Virginia’s health policy department believes that the main advantage of telehealth and telemedicine will be that “it can serve as a vehicle for achieving self-quarantine to mitigate viral spread while still enabling the treatment of health conditions.” To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly 213 thousand illnesses and almost 5000 deaths in …

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How To Attract and Retain Great Nurses

Right now, the nursing profession is suffering from a very serious shortage. There are, reportedly, 126,000 unfilled nursing positions throughout the United States. Many different approaches are being taken to address the severity of the situation. These include such things as hiring bonuses, increased contracts, foreign recruitment, financial aid for those wishing to become nurses, increased benefits and wages, and lower selection standards.   Many organizations blame the shortage as the major reason that they cannot attract nurses. However, imagine, for a moment, if nurses were so content in their profession that they encourage others to become nurses or even encouraged those with a nursing degree to come work at the hospital they themselves are working at. Unfortunately, most nurses state that they wouldn’t recommend their friends or others to join their organization. Only about 29% or nurses say that they would recommend their organization. This 29% come from hospitals where satisfaction and workplace engagement …

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Technology and the Changing Face of Healthcare and Healthcare Staffing

Ten years ago Marion Jones would have been in a nursing home. With some heart problems and COPD, it’s difficult for her to get around and to get a lot of her own home chores taken care of. In addition, some of her healthcare requires some expertise that until a few years ago was not available in the home. Today, she lives at home at age 79, assisted in her care by a home health aide and a visiting nurse who brings with her a wide range of technology that assists in Mazy’s care. Today a visiting nurse can visit their home and assisted by Internet of Things devices such as blood pressure cuffs and other items that register a BP and blood glucose as well as O2 saturation online, Marion can stay at home and have the answers to how she is doing on a day to day basis. Medication monitors tell her when …

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Home Health Care & Non-Medical Home Care-What’s the Difference?

There is a lot of difference between home healthcare and home care. The two are not mutually exclusive but you may only need just one or the other. Which one is right for your patient or your family member? The difference that is the most significant is the level of skilled medical care that is administered by the staff of a home healthcare service. The services of a home healthcare organization allow for patients to be given care by licensed and medically trained professionals. This care is an alternative to hospital care or nursing home care. Home Healthcare This service is prescribed by a doctor and then administered by a nurse, CNA, a home health aide, and/or a doctor. The services are usually covered by medical insurances and usually Medicare. Some of the things that Home Healthcare covers are: Teaching diabetes management, ventilator patient care, tracheotomy care, IV infusions, injections, catheter care, and, administering medications. …

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Have We Seen The Death of the Job Board?

Have We Seen The Death of the Job Board? Depending on the site and the blog that you’re reading, you’ve probably seen at least one or two different places that have predicted the death of the job board. You’ve also noticed that job boards still play an important role in diversified recruitment strategies. The boards may seem like they’re dying, but in point of fact, what they’re doing is simply changing. At least, the landscape is. It’s pretty important to stay on top of trends; especially if you’re responsible for recruitment strategies. You’re probably not going to find specifics on the statistics of the effectiveness of job boards. The boards are likely to display impressive numbers, but if you’re smart, you’ll take those numbers with a grain of salt. There are also so many factors involved that attempting to look at lumped stats across multiple markets isn’t likely to be very helpful. It’s assumed that …

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Successful Healthcare Recruiting Has Changed Through Technology

Not that long ago, recruiting for healthcare didn’t require you to do much more than posting and hoping. Recruiters would list jobs and wait for any candidates to respond to the listing. Now, due to industry disruption, talent and HR leaders have been empowered to create more sophisticated recruitment processes that will attract the right candidates. It is more important than ever to find and hire the right people for your organization. Healthcare is seeing more advances in many areas that also have an impact on recruiting. These include data analytics, social media, and technology. You must also take into consideration that for the first time in history, today’s workforce actually spans across four generations! It is critical for any healthcare organization to recruit top of the line workforce. Their future effectiveness depends upon it. HealthStream conducted a recent HR Executive Survey and more than 75% of healthcare organizations believe that having an acquisition strategy …

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The Global Nursing Shortage Causative Factors

It’s no secret that there is a global nursing shortage. That shortage is being felt around the world and is adversely impacting healthcare in multiple areas. The International Council of  Nurses undertook a major initiative about 10 years ago that brought some good information to light regarding the nursing shortage as well as some solutions to it. Many of these solutions were implemented and some worked, but the issue is that new problems have arisen that are propelling the nursing shortage well into this century. It is projected that by 2020 the nursing shortage will be even more critical than it is now. Many baby boomer nurses are retiring and  others are turning to secondary careers when they find nursing no longer suits them. They are leaving the field well prior to having given any  of their experience and knowledge to the nursing students just coming on. Add to that the fact that nursing faculty …

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