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2017's 5 Top Physician Blogs

Posted by Fran Lannan on May 22, 2017 10:19:11 AM

It has been said that a person alive in the 1700's processed as much information in a lifetime as the New York Times publishes in one Sunday Edition. One. If we stop to consider how much information we are exposed to daily, that shouldn't really shock us all that much.

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Topics: blogs

10 Ways to Form a Lifelong Patient Care Partnership

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 26, 2017 8:04:00 AM

Like any relationship, the patient care partnership is founded on communication. At base, as explained on Nursetogether.com, senders communicate messages to receivers, but clinicians are often under intense stress that weakens relationships. The following pointers can help overcome that stress and ensure high-quality care through strong partnerships.

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Topics: patient interaction, physician patient relationship

3 of the Best Social Media Tips for Medical Students

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 24, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Social media provides ever-more essential opportunities for promoting health care. From blogging to tweeting, networking, and everything in between, medical professionals can not only reach out to current and potential patients, but can also define their online reputation. Yet, it is important to follow guidelines like those provided by the American Medical Student Association because social media can also be a minefield of potential conflicts. The three points below are some of the best social media tips, each of which shows how medical students in particular can protect themselves and their future careers through careful, professional, and ethical behavior online.

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Topics: social media

How to Build and Maintain a Winning Hospital Community

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 19, 2017 10:03:00 AM

It doesn't matter if you are considered to be a large healthcare system, a community hospital or a solo practitioner. What really matters is what sort of things attract and keeps healthcare talent happy. And, when it comes to career happiness, healthcare professionals want to work in winning hospital communities. 

Here's a look at nine of the most important characteristics of a great hospital community, according to the the job board, Monster.com:

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Topics: community hospitals, work-life balance

Top Healthcare Apps for New Hampshire Nurse Practitioners

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 17, 2017 9:11:00 AM

Well, that didn't take long. 

Five years ago there were about 600,000 apps available for download in the Apple App Store--and maybe a couple dozen for nurse practitioners. Today, Apple offers nearly 2 million apps, of which there are hundreds that you could use to be a better nurse practitioners. 

Too bad your smartphone doesn't have more memory!

Yes, there are a lot of great apps out there that can make you more more effective and efficient. But, you won't be able to use them all, so take a look at this list of the top healthcare apps for nurse practitioners:

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Topics: social media, apps

Physician Apps that Help Increase Patient Communication

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 12, 2017 10:02:00 AM

It has been said that the future of healthcare is resting firmly in your hands. And, thanks to physician apps, it just may be true. 

According to a report by the QuintilesIMS Institute, there are currently more than 40,000 healthcare apps available for download from the United States Apple iTunes app store. Some are physician apps that provide easy access to important information and resources. Some are designed to help patients prevent illness and injury. Others are engineered to improve and increase patient communication. 

As physicians know, communication is critically important when it comes to keeping patients healthy. It improves diagnostic accuracy, advances the rate of adherence and leads to increased patient satisfaction. 

And, thanks to certain physician apps, the ability to improve patient communication is resting firmly in the palm of your hand. 

Here's a look at five of the best physician apps for increasing patient communication:

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Topics: physician technology

Physician Assistant Employment within the Family Medicine Field

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 10, 2017 9:17:00 AM

Has there ever been a better time to be a physician assistant? 

It's a rhetorical question because everyone's circumstances and situations are different. But, there's no doubt that right now that it is a great time to be seeking physician assistant employment. 

Take a look at these pieces of information, recently taken from from popular headlines:

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Topics: physician assistants

5 Ways to Impress Recruiters at a Physician Job Interview

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 6, 2017 11:45:10 AM

An impressive resume may get you in the door for your dream job, but you’ll still have to ace the physician job interview. The best first step is to list out your ideal position pay, benefits, location, practice type, patient load, and philosophy. From there, using the following tips will help you demonstrate that your skills and experiences make you an ideal fit for the given hospital or medical facility.

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Topics: physician interviews

The Top 10 Best Apps for Physicians On-the-Go

Posted by Fran Lannan on Apr 4, 2017 4:46:59 PM

If you're like most physicians, you're busy. 

So let's not waste any time introducing you to the 10 best apps for physicians on-the-go:

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Topics: physician technology

3 Physician Tools that Improve Your Quality of Life

Posted by Fran Lannan on Mar 31, 2017 9:04:00 AM

First, do no harm. 

It's the oath by which you swear to abide. But, what about when it comes to taking care of yourself? 

Physicians as a whole are notoriously bad at taking time for themselves. They'll work double shifts, walk rounds until blisters form and legs fail, and give everything they have to every patient ... and then remember that they forgot to eat lunch. 

But, abiding by the Hippocratic Oath should also apply to self care, and self care is at least partially about making sure you're enjoying a high quality of life. 

Here's a look at three newish physician tools designed to help you improve your quality of life--both in and out of the healthcare setting:

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Topics: physician technology, tools, work-life balance

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