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August 2008 - Posts


NP in Virginia Caring for Homeless
August 28, 2008 3:57 PM by Jennifer Ford's " Opening Doors for the Homeless: NPs play lead role in Fairfax County program " lauds NP Lori McLean's work with the Homeless Healthcare Program: Nonjudgmental and respectful questions initiate the therapeutic relationship. The patient's Read More...
Candidates' Health Care Ideas
August 27, 2008 8:56 AM by Jill Rollet
On my drive home from work yesterday, I heard this great discussion of the McCain and Obama health care plans. Jonathan Oberlander, author of The Political Life of Medicare, spoke with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. You can read the summary here , but it’s Read More...
Providing Care Online
August 20, 2008 4:09 PM by Jennifer Ford
In a recent post to the Wall Street Journal's blog, titled " Internet Visits With Doctors Can Beat Office Appointments ," a physician makes the case for offering consultations online. "I think 20% of my routine office visits could be handled safely and Read More...
Who Wants Retail Health?
August 18, 2008 2:12 PM by Jennifer Ford
An an article on titled " In-store health clinics battle perception issues " describes public acceptance of retail health as slow. But within the article is a reader poll that I clicked on to see the results, which were as follows as of when Read More...
Talking to Reporters
August 11, 2008 7:56 AM by Jill Rollet
A nice article about nurse practitioners showed up in the New York City edition of yesterday's New York Times . Although titled " Yes, the P.A. Will See You Now ," the article looks at both physician assistant and NP roles, and it does a good job covering Read More...
Telemedicine: Better Than an NP?
August 6, 2008 2:11 PM by Jennifer Ford
Today's Houston Business Journal reported in " Retail health clinics reopen with new model " that six Wal-Mart retail health clinic locations were closed and now have opened as telemedicine clinics. Those involved with operating these clinics claim that Read More...
Poll: Millions Believe Health Records Lost, Stolen
August 5, 2008 2:51 PM by Jennifer Ford
According to a recent Harris Interactive poll titled " Millions Believe Personal Medical Information Has Been Lost or Stolen ," four percent of respondents believed they or a family member had had their medical records lost or stolen. As a percentage Read More...


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