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Speech language pathologists use an impressive amount of technical terminology, also known as jargon. This is to be expected within any professional discipline, however, clinicians are regularly required to code-switch between high-level terminology and plain language.Back in my early days, I was presenting to a teacher and a young ...
All the labs I’ve been in have a radio on. A surveyer once commented on this in a lab, saying in her experience they were usually by a sink. In our lab there is a radio directly outside my office, which is the only place we get reception. All day, every day it plays country western music. Not all the techs - myself included - prefer this genre, ...
[The following blog post was written by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, Sr. VP of HIM and Privacy Officer, HealthPort]
Healthcare must move beyond compliance to a greater model of IG.
For the past three years, the Privacy Point column has focused primarily on privacy and security- issues, challenges, priorities along with ...
people on social media and later mainstream media recently viewed a photo of a particular
dress that stirred a national debate. Due to the background lighting and
photographic exposure, people saw the two colors of the dress differently.
For all of us
who debated the colors of that dress (blue/black or white/gold),
we had a ...
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Jeff Margolis, chair and CEO, Welltok]
Data, data, everywhere...the practical dilemma is that even as the increasing threat of data security challenges is hitting the front page, healthcare industry leaders and pundits are in nearly universal agreement that far more - not less - consumer ...
Competency-based education (CBE) is in the news and on the agendas of nurse executives and educators throughout the country. This relatively new brand of education begins with the end in mind-specifically, the outcomes of learning and the demonstration of specific competencies by learners. The competency based approach may be used in a total ...
All babies in the U.S. have a newborn blood screen. Newborn screens are
run by each state. All states test for sickle cell, metabolic, endocrine
disorders and nearly all screen for cystic fibrosis (CF). Other states
may choose to test for more disease processes in the newborn blood
screens. Early diagnosis allows parents ...
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Dr. van Terheyden, CMIO at Nuance Communications.]
Regardless of which side of the exam table you sit, we're all healthcare consumers. Technology holds the potential to create clinical synergy between patients and caregivers, providing better intelligence about personal health ...
Over two decades ago the report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM) led the way for monumental changes to take place within the nursing home industry. The report of the IoM basically stated that nursing homes needed significant reform and that it was an industry that was loosely regulated, potentially compromising the lives of many who ...
As professional data collectors, lab techs are poor data collectors, at least when it comes to quality assurance. I’m not sure why this is. It could be a flaw in the collection method, distractions that take priority, measurement interference with the process, or a combination of factors.
For example, we tried to collect data on how many ...