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NPs, You Can Help Prevent ER Overcrowding
May 24, 2010 1:15 PM by Jennifer Ford
A recent op-ed in The Washington Post calls for prevention of an unmanageable influx of newly insured patients to emergency departments. In Keeping Routine Medical Care Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms , Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency department physician, Read More...
NP Twitterfest Recap
January 11, 2010 2:19 PM by Jennifer Ford
ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners hosted our first Twitterfest, where we asked NPs on Twitter to sign in and participate in a hashtag conversation about technology (see details here ). We had a small turnout but it didn't surprise us, because we doubt many Read More...
NP Technology Talk on Twitter, Friday 12 to 2
January 4, 2010 10:26 AM by Jennifer Ford
On Friday January 8, from noon to 2 p.m. EST, ADVANCE will host what is called a "Twitterfest," where you can join a real-time discussion with other NPs about the technology that gets you through your day. This post will explain how it works. On Twitter, Read More...
Use Twitter to Find a Voice
November 9, 2009 10:36 AM by Jennifer Ford
Have you been wondering what use Facebook and Twitter can have for you? Well, here's one: Use it to make your voice heard about healthcare reform. Now that the reform bill has passed in the House, your Senators want to hear from you. And you can communicate Read More...
Why You Need To Be LinkedIn (and Other Social Media Musts)
August 5, 2009 2:38 PM by Jill Rollet
When you do a Google search on your name, what comes up? I just checked mine, and every instance of "Jill Rollet" for pages and pages referred to me. But if you have a more common name, like my colleague Jennifer Ford, you can kiss first-page Google results Read More...
Swine Flu: Beware the Hype
April 27, 2009 12:26 PM by Jennifer Ford
The news about the combination swine/human/avian flu confirmed in Mexico, the United States and Canada is at the top of every front page today. The public is very concerned, and photos published in the media show many people wearing face masks. The United Read More...
ADVANCE Goes Facebook
January 26, 2009 9:49 AM by Jennifer Ford
ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners has some news: We've entered the social networking arena and created a Facebook page! You can stay connected to us and connect with other NPs by becoming a fan. Visit our page and become a fan by clicking here . You will Read More...
Medicare's E-Prescribing Incentive Program
December 29, 2008 10:43 AM by Jennifer Ford
Starting January 1 2009, Medicare will be providing a 2% payment to health care providers submitting prescriptions electronically, via its E-Prescribing Incentive Program . The percentage of the incentive decreases over the next three years, and by 2012, Read More...
Bringing Disease Screening Home?
December 10, 2008 12:59 PM by Jennifer Ford
Anyone can now order kits online for anywhere from $30 to $70 that test for diabetes, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases. BioIQ makes kits that are delivered to consumers' homes, consumers perform the self-test and send Read More...
NP Blog Links to Podcast Episode on Nursing
November 11, 2008 12:55 PM by Jennifer Ford
The Nurse Practitioner's Place is a blog written by a family NP in Florida. She posted an episode of Getting Better With Dr. Val , in which three nurse bloggers address stereotypes in nursing. All three nurses voiced their concerns that the public maintains Read More...
Video by DNP Student
May 22, 2008 1:11 PM by Jennifer Ford
The " Donna NP Show " was created by a DNP student looking to increase advocacy for nurse practitioners. She created an informational video that she loaded to her YouTube profile site. This is a great example of ways that NPs can use technology to promote Read More...
Google Health Has Arrived!
May 20, 2008 1:57 PM by Jennifer Ford
I posted about Google Health the other day, but at that point it wasn't available yet for public use. It was released yesterday, and I just logged in to check it out. I must say, it's a very useful tool! To start using it, you have to create a Google Read More...
Flash Drive Health Records
May 19, 2008 3:09 PM by Jennifer Ford
Kroger stores in Ohio and Kentucky are going to start selling the MedFlash, a thumb drive that will contain personal health records. Read the release here . The EMR will be sold for $29.95 and will contain personal health information. This is the first Read More...
Video/Podcast: Google Health and EMRs
May 12, 2008 4:30 PM by Jennifer Ford
I listened to a podcast of an interview with Mike Leavitt , the Secretary of Health and Human Services, which addressed improving health care in America. Leavitt said he wants health care to "achieve economic system status," meaning that consumers should Read More...
Social Networking Sites for Health Care
May 6, 2008 9:32 AM by Jennifer Ford
Social networking Web sites are not and have not been just for gossiping teenagers for years now. Groups formed on sites like MySpace and Facebook serve all kinds of purposes, from political campaigning to fundraising for charities. And in the last few Read More...


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