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The Interspersing of Nursing: A Geographical Look at the Demand for Nurses

Nurses are an important part of the medical workforce. They provide crucial supplementary services and are primary caregivers in a lot of industries. As such, the demand for nurses is high, though there are variations according to different states. As the country’s population and access to medicine continues to grow, the demand for nurses does [...]

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A Look at the Impact of IT in Nursing

The Nursing profession is in dire need of an IT upgrade. The way the nursing profession currently handles information is costing time, money, patient health and more importantly, lives. Creating an integrated health IT system will address these costs, as well as reducing errors among hospital staff and mistakes with prescriptions both when they are [...]

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Misdiagnosis in the US

Current calculations have determined that one out of every twenty patients in the U.S. is given a totally inaccurate medical diagnosis. Sadly, these faulty diagnoses can result in permanent injury, death, delayed treatments, increased medical costs, as well as pain and suffering. There are several reasons why a misdiagnosis may occur. To learn more checkout [...]

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Medical Imaging Archives

As the demand and usage for medical imaging services continues to grow at a rate of 40% annually, medical providers must begin to explore new storage solutions to replace the limited methods currently in use. How can the medical industry handle the billions of additional images that are expected to be produced in the upcoming [...]

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Are MRI’s Being Overused?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, exams are frequently prescribed by doctors across the U.S. for a variety of reasons, some legitimate but most unwarranted. There has long been confusion among patients wondering if they need one of these highly expensive exams and more often than not MRIs are being prescribed for specific medical conditions that [...]

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An Ounce Of Prevention More Than Worth A Pound Of Cure

Many Americans die each year due to preventable chronic diseases. Studies have shown that investments in community-based prevention programs not only help to improve health outcomes but also can also save costs by avoiding costly treatments in the future. To learn more checkout the following infographic, created by the Adventist University of Health Sciences Online [...]

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To Save Costs, Hire More Nurses

Ultimately, hospitals are businesses that need to streamline operational expenses like any other. They may have the noble task of saving lives, but they have to be profitable to stay afloat. Most medical establishments focus their cost reduction efforts on labor and unfortunately nurses are often most at risk during these times. Cutting staff and [...]

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The Future of Ultrasound Technology

Earliest examples of ultrasound technology appear in 1877 with a discovery by Pierre and Paul-Jacque Curie. They used transducers to send, receive, and interpret sound waves. Since then, technology has rapidly progressed so that radiologists in rural parts of third-world countries are detecting fetal heart problems using remote ultrasound tools, preventing the deaths of many [...]

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Radiation Dose Reduction in Imaging Modalities

In recent years much discussion around CT dosages has forced manufacturers to provide data and safe guards for all exams. ‘Excessive radiation exposure’ has been life changing for many patients but many organizations are working to implement standards to reduce radiation dosage through the use of medical equipment. To learn more check out the infographic [...]

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TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGY SAVING MONEY AND LIVES AROUND THE WORLD

As the number of people who require medical attention continues to increase steadily and out paces the number of physicians, the need for alternative solutions is quickly becoming a priority around the world. In the developed countries around the world telehealth offers a level of convenience but for those in the less developed parts of [...]

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