It’s more likely that we are acutely more aware of the battery life left in our smartphones than we are of the battery life left within ourselves. It’s no surprise that healthcare workers deal with their fair share of high stress and high risk situations, so it should also come as no surprise that we suffer from Burnout Syndrome. Work environments are constantly changing. Patient … Continue reading Burn Out, Real or Nah?
At Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC), we often have individuals visit from other countries and incorporate an educational activity into their stateside visit. Last week we had two physicians from Poland who are currently on contract at the only hospital in Aruba. While they were here to formalize their ultrasound training, I had a chance to ask some questions about their travel experiences and how … Continue reading The Perks of Living the Life of a Health Care Traveler
People are talking! Discussing the Medicare cuts scheduled for operators of CR imaging equipment. This regulation was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 signed by the President in December, 2015. It caught many facilities in the crosshairs. Medicare is pushing imaging providers to adopt digital technology. CMS has scheduled reimbursement cuts starting in 2017 of 20% for those still providing analog imaging. There … Continue reading Sound OFF: Medicare Cuts Imaging “bread and butter” dollars
There’s no denying that wearable technology has become a hot arena for innovators. All types of applications are developing with a diversity that is astounding. The range of people utilizing the technology may vary from marathon runners to sailors to rhino conservationists or firefighters, exploring new ways of dynamically accessing data in real-time through Google Glass, smartphones, smart watches, and other devices. As part of … Continue reading Starwars, Wearable Technology, and Virtual Healthcare
One of my favorite late night shows was Jay Leno and his segments on “Jaywalking” This segment had Jay going to a public park or boardwalk and interviewing people with common questions. The questions were generally current events, current politics, or some common knowledge such as the capital of a state, or my favorite Question: “Why did women burn their bras in the ‘60”s (meaning … Continue reading Is It Apathy or Is It Ignorance?
“Jimmy Clark figures he has only so much time left, maybe five years in a best-case scenario, less than two if things go south quick. He’s trying to stay positive, knocking things off his bucket list, but he knows the deterioration that comes with ALS portends a gradual loss of the ability to speak, move, eat, and breathe. Clark, a 59-year-old Texarkana retailer, wants to … Continue reading The “Right-To-Try” Before I Die
So here I sit on New Year’s Eve contemplating this year of 2014. I will not be sad to leave it behind and as the eternal optimist I look forward to a better year in 2015. It’s a surprise that we can get up every morning if we listen to the media. So much hate, so much violence, so much war, so much obesity, so … Continue reading Bang Head Here!