Ultrasound probes: Cross Contamination

I am a germaphobe.  Even as a child my earliest memories were coming inside from play and asking permission to take another bath because I had touched something.  Interesting considering I grew up on a farm, helped with the garden, fed animals, and even mowed the lawn.  But there are very few pictures of me with dirt or mud on me because I always wanted … Continue reading Ultrasound probes: Cross Contamination

Leading the Way: Specialty Training and Private Tutorials

AHEC always puts the client in the driver’s seat. You speak, we listen. What are your practice gaps?  We will find the experts to fill those gaps. Can’t meet our regular schedule? We will come to you or schedule a private tutorial.  Don’t see the imaging procedure to add to your tool box? Ask!  We design custom training. Now, we can’t do everything, but we … Continue reading Leading the Way: Specialty Training and Private Tutorials

2017 Spotlight on OB Ultrasound Training

Spring weather has assisted many travelers to fly South to obtain training in OB/Gyn ultrasound. AHEC has hosted multiple training events this quarter with the January and February classes closing at full registration. The training classes for OB/Gyn spend one half of the training time utilizing the ultrasound equipment and volunteer patients in real-time scanning.  The Center is fortunate to have multiple referral sources that … Continue reading 2017 Spotlight on OB Ultrasound Training

AHEC Makes House Calls to Meet Specialty Requests

One of the unique features of Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) is they never say “Never”. If there is a special educational request, they will find the experts that can deliver the training in a multitude of different formats. AHEC can and will work with physicians to do the following: Bring the specialty training to your location Find a convenient time when a private tutorial … Continue reading AHEC Makes House Calls to Meet Specialty Requests

Are We Sinking Ourselves in Medical Debt?

Several of my friends, independently, have told me their stories about their experiences with Obamacare. All the stories are similar in many ways and entail recounting of large deductibles and small coverage. The news media has recounted different stories, each with a different problem, but basically all with the same theme. My favorite of the most recent ones in my realm is of a wife … Continue reading Are We Sinking Ourselves in Medical Debt?

HealthGrades Report to the Nation for 2014

I received my notice that the HealthGrades Report on hospital quality outcomes for 2014 was online.  If you are not well versed in the HealthGrades ratings, it may come as a shock that your hospital is not as good as you think it is.  Their hospital rating reports for specific procedures and diagnoses are compiled primarily from Medicare claim data, and it includes all hospitals … Continue reading HealthGrades Report to the Nation for 2014

You May Know One, You May Work For One or You May Be One: The Bosshole!

From the Urban Dictionary: an employer of a particularly evil nature, completely devoid of empathy or concern for anyone else, the deadly hybrid of boss and asshole. In this enlightened time, when we speak fervently about leadership skills and innovation, it is improbable that bossholes still exist. We do know that this is not a genetic trait but learned. No MRI or research is going … Continue reading You May Know One, You May Work For One or You May Be One: The Bosshole!

Can Brain Scans Become the new EKGs for Mental Illness?

In the last few weeks the online and print communities have been touting neuroimaging research. Every disease of the brain, as well as some normal functions, are finding their way through the newest and greatest of fMRI, MRI, and PET. Recent studies for depression, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s are reporting findings that help identify different parts of the brain where the disease resides … Continue reading Can Brain Scans Become the new EKGs for Mental Illness?

Ultrasound Corner

AHEC is pleased to announce the great reception we have had with our Scan With the Experts product line.  All of the attendees have expressed basically the same feelings; one on one attention with leading experts in the area of your choice is a rare and welcome venue for education.  Across the board they have found this environment a rich and open educational opportunity they … Continue reading Ultrasound Corner