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  • Value-Based Mobile Technology

    Two powerful forces have converged to change the practice of laboratory medicine in ways never imagined a generation ago. These twin forces are the movement to value-based healthcare from the fee-for-service model and the rapid development of mobile technology, allowing for continuous healthcare monitoring of patients beyond the clinical ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on June 22, 2016
  • Record It

    Cell phones and tablets allow for immediate audio and video recording. Students typically begin by making silly recordings of greetings and funny sayings. Since most of us are initially surprised at how our voice sounds on a recording, we watch British Radio 1 Scientist, Greg Foot’s YouTube video, “Why does your voice sound different on a ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on June 14, 2016
  • Deconstructing Describing

    Let’s start with a virtual field trip to the zoo to watch the hippos eating watermelon, using multimedia. With YouTube, we can bring entertaining videos of zoo animals to therapy sessions. The hippos, with their mouths wide open awaiting a large, whole watermelon, give us a way to build our describing skills.We can start with a basic noun phrase ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on May 24, 2016
  • Is PCR Ready for Small Labs?

    What is true for big labs eventually becomes true for small labs, mostly because volume discounts drive affordability. This is most recently true for PCR, a technology that has arrived in small laboratories for two platforms, the Meridian Illumigene and Nanosphere Verigene. But is PCR ready for small labs? I’m intrigued by this technology, and I ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on May 2, 2016
  • Telemedicine Slated to Transform Nursing

    Telemedicine will emerge as a $34 billion market by 2020, according to research from  Mordor Intelligence, helping care providers improve care outcomes, enhance access and manage costs.   Telemedicine's growth will also change how nurses serve patients and consumers in an environment shaped by value-based, accountable care and ...
  • Drones Enter the Lives and Careers of Nurses

    Drones are far more than toys. Drones will transform diverse areas of life, including business, defense, education, entertainment, and, of course, health and medicine. Drones will also transform the role and function of nurses and other healthcare professionals. Just consider the possibilities:  Education: Educators from diverse disciplines ...
  • There’s a Zombie on Your Lawn

    “There’s a zombie on your lawn.” This catchy refrain is from the theme song for the video game “Plants vs. Zombies.” Even though I’m not personally a fan of zombies, it’s easy to see how zombies have become part of the current cultural landscape for children. I held out as long as I could before I finally invited zombies into therapy using ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on March 8, 2016
  • Lessons Learned

    [Editor’s note: this article was contributed by Mike Baker, senior vice president and GM of commercial products, and Maydad Cohen, senior vice president and GM of government solutions, at hCentive (www.hcentive.com).] Now that the annual open enrollment period is in the rearview mirror, what are the key takeaways from 2016? Here are five ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on March 7, 2016
  • Virtual Reality – For Nurses, the Future Is Now

    Discussions about virtual reality (VR) often center on the technology; specifically, sophisticated headsets like Oculus Rift, which was showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). While VR is still in its infancy, many innovations will surface in 2016, supported by conversations about VR's health and medical ...
  • What’s in a Sneeze?

    By Tamer Abouras   Remember the hubbub about 3D printed firearms a few years ago? The concept of 3D printing in and of itself — certainly one of the more futuristic ideas we’ve brought to life in recent times — is a little bit confounding until you’ve seen it with your own eyes, and so the idea of anything that’s been printed using one of ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on March 3, 2016
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