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Prescription Drug Company Advertising - Beneficial or Harmful?
26 Oct

We can’t miss the endless amount of commercials for prescription drugs when watching television. There seems to be an advertisement running for some drug during every commercial break.  In the 1980’s, prescription drug companies started direct-to-consumer advertising, instead of just advertising through doctors.  According to ProCon.org, for every advertising dollar spent, the drug company “increases retail sales by $4.20.”

TBT: Dr. Watson – Transforming the Relationship Between Doctor & Patient
20 Oct

Remember Watson?  He is the IBM supercomputer which debuted on Jeopardy in 2011 and put us meager humans in our place intellectually (or so he thinks).  Watson was the result of IBM’s $6 Billion commitment to research that began in 2006.  The project was called “Deep QA” and was a collaborative effort between IBM and leading universities.

A Device For Needles
12 Oct

A few years ago while I was being prepped for surgery, the nurse was having a hard time finding a vein.  After a while, she gave up and called in the anesthesiologist for assistance.  I’ve also had similar issues with my veins when donating blood.

Engaging Millennial Nurses
05 Oct

The nurses entering the work force today are tomorrow’s nurse leaders.  Yet, traditional nursing schools do not always train nurses for leadership roles.  Today’s leaders need to mentor and coach these upcoming Millennial nurses. 

Press Ganey CNO Christy Dempsey states the key qualities of nurse leaders include the ability to:

1.      Foster trust and teamwork

2.      Model compassion and empathy

3.      Provide support in the form of human, material and emotional resources

Why Uniforms?
14 Sep

Why Uniforms? Research shows employees who wear a uniform can perform at a higher level than those who don’t.* Also, for many in the retail or services market, it’s all about Employee Identification, Customer Confidence, Security and Branding.

A uniform program ensures:

The Exoskeleton, what is it?
31 Aug

                What would Franklin Delano Roosevelt say if he were alive to see exoskeletons working?

Why Millennials Still Find Healthcare Unaffordable
24 Aug

In April, Baby Boomers passed the crown as the largest living generation to Millennials, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are now more Americans between the ages of 18-34 than those aged 51-69.  Millennials have an increasing influence on just about every industry out there, including Healthcare.  But why do only two-thirds of Millennials have health insurance?

TBT: IBM's Watson - what's next for the Jeopardy! computer?
18 Aug

Who could forget the big win on Jeopardy! in 2011? IBM has announced it will partner with Apple and medical device companies, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, to develop a health platform for its Watson supercomputer.  

Technology's Impact on the Healthcare Job Market
10 Aug

Will healthcare jobs in America be shrinking?  And is the opportunity for high paying healthcare jobs decreasing? You ask, how? Isn’t America growing older, and needing more services?  Is technology to blame?

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