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Get Engaged
August 31, 2011 8:49 AM by Lynn
I don’t mean the “Will you marry me” kind, I am referring to your participation (aka “engagement”) in social media, comment sections on articles and blogs, and even writing a guest editorial or blog if the desire hits you. As an editor and publisher, Read More...
My Generation
August 29, 2011 2:58 PM by Adrianne OBrien
During the recent HFMA conference, I had the pleasure of attending Joseph Bisordi's lively session on physician staffing challenges. Midway through the presentation, Bisordi, MD, FACP, the CMO of the Oschner Group Practice in New Orleans, started talking Read More...
How Hard Do You Work?
August 26, 2011 3:36 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by Scott Warner, author of the "Stepwise Success" column for ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals . He has been a hospital laboratory generalist for more than 30 years and manager since 1998. In the 1999 comedy Read More...
Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?
August 24, 2011 9:53 AM by Lynn
Yesterday’s earthquake that shook the northeastern part of the U.S. was quite unexpected and unsettling, to say the least. While Californians may be used to tremors, those of us in the northeast initially didn’t realize what was happening. Many offices Read More...
Eight Steps to Starting a Successful Document Scanning Program
August 17, 2011 3:48 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by Matt O’Brien, an account executive for Century Document Imaging, based in Dallas, TX. Our digital document future is upon us and the majority of information, whether it’s private or public, is now expected (and Read More...
Technology for Your Hospital’s Lab
August 17, 2011 10:38 AM by Lynn
Has your hospital laboratory adopted digital pathology? For some, it's a cost-effective way to have pathologist expertise without employing a pathologist. (A sister publication, ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory, covered this extensively in Read More...
December 2012 Issue Dedicated to YOU
August 10, 2011 11:15 AM by Lynn
We're thrilled to announce that next year we'll be increasing our frequency for the print publication from 4 to 10 issues! We greatly appreciate all of the comments and feedback you, our print and online community, have provided. We're delighted that Read More...
More is Better: Executive Insight to Increase Print Frequency in 2012
August 9, 2011 4:06 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Since Executive Insight launched in November 2010, the response has been so encouraging that our parent company, Merion Matters, plans to increase the print frequency from four issues per year to 10 issues in 2012. We strive to offer something unique Read More...
Preparing for a Disaster
August 4, 2011 2:16 PM by Adrianne OBrien
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Glen McDaniel, who writes the "Press Start: How to Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian" column for ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals and provides healthcare consulting for hospitals, Read More...
HHS Issues Guidelines for Preventive Services for Women
August 3, 2011 8:58 AM by Lynn
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires non-grandfathered group health plans to cover, with no cost-sharing to the individual, comprehensive preventive care and screening for women. Under the Act, non-grandfathered group health plans already Read More...
Four Keys to Successful Leadership
August 2, 2011 3:27 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This guest blog was written by Roger L. Berg, RRT-NPS, Manager, Respiratory Therapy, Sleep Lab, Cardiology at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, Ridgecrest, CA. He is also the author of the Chitchat With the Old Respiratory Codger blog for ADVANCE Read More...


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