In February 2021, AHEC published a blog about the new Human Trafficking Prevention CE requirement effective 09/1/2020. Following the dissemination of this information, AHEC received numerous calls from Rad Techs inquiring about this new CE requirement. Based on the volume of calls AHEC received over the last several months, it was apparent that TMB’s communications with Texas RTs wasn’t effective enough in reaching or explaining the new requirement. AHEC is happy to … Continue reading TMB requirement for Human Trafficking Prevention CE: AHEC course approved and available!
Should we return to a mask free workplace.? Now we are using the honor system to determine who should be wearing a mask. It is contingent upon vaccination. But we are being discouraged from carrying our vaccination cards or wearing any identification that says we are vaccinated. Are we violating HIPAA if we disclose our vaccination status? Or ask for patient/employee vaccination status? HIPAA is … Continue reading Is Asking About Covid Vaccination a HIPAA Violation?
In the days of Social Media, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn and other internet platforms, there are many communities where the professional’s “dirty laundry” is aired. We are overworked, underpaid, abused, and changed by the Covid Pandemic. Yet, there are many professionals really sacrificing and caring about their patients. I am not sure that we fully understand the impact that we have on our patients lives and … Continue reading Can Patients Survive A Trip to Our Healthcare Facility? “Post Hospital Syndrome”
I have been impressed recently at how much the patient experience has changed where my family receives health care. It is obvious the healthcare system that we patronize is working on increasing or keeping their patient satisfaction scores, and therefore the reimbursement at the highest level. Cooperation from physicians in treatment plans, decrease in wait times, scheduling assistance, patient advocates, and more access to medical … Continue reading The 5 Minute Mammogram
Advanced Health Education Center is excited to announce our 1-hour Human Trafficking Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Course has reached phase 2 of the 3-phase approval process from Texas Health and Human Services. We are thrilled to offer this course to all medical professionals who, in addition to satisfying the requirements from the Texas Medical Board, will receive either Category A or Category 1 credit for … Continue reading Human Trafficking Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Course
Most of the time we know more about how much battery is left in our phones than we know about our personal battery. I wrote that in an AHEC blog some time back. My, how times have changed and how much more we are experiencing in personal battery failure. I spent some time on social media this morning with my coffee and was concerned at … Continue reading How Is Your Mental Health, Health Care Worker?
It’s being reported from mammographers all over the country that women are showing positive nodes on mammograms after they had the Covid-19 vaccine. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are causing lymph nodes to activate and increase in size. The swelling is benign and seems to resolve with time. It started in January as biopsy numbers began to climb and the Society of Breast Imaging … Continue reading Post Covid Vaccine Findings on Mammograms
Following a hearing on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the 134th District Court of Harris County granted a Temporary Injunction for Advanced Health Education Center against MTMI and a former AHEC employee, which restrains MTMI and the former AHEC employee, or any person acting in concert with them, from “using or disclosing AHEC’s confidential information and/or trade secrets, as such confidential information and trade secrets are defined … Continue reading Court Grants Temporary Injunction to Advanced Health Education Center Against MTMI and Former Employee
Here in southeast Texas, we joke that we don’t have the typical four seasons that occur in other parts of the country. We have hurricane season, crawfish season, and football season. Everything else is typically “how hot is going to get today?” When the groundhog said “6 more weeks of winter” little did we know it would be 6 weeks crammed into a matter of … Continue reading I REALLY dislike that stupid groundhog!
Yes, it is true. If you heard any rumors, you are among the few. Most health professionals have not heard anything. The 86th Texas Legislature passed H.B. 2059 on 5/10/19. The vote was 134 yes, 7 no, 2 present, not voting. It became effective on 9/1/19 and compliance began on 9/1/20. H.B. 2059 – An act relating to human trafficking prevention training as a condition … Continue reading Texas Medical Board Implements Requirements for Human Trafficking Prevention Continuing Education Training for Health Professionals.