Patient Data Exchange Errors Rampant in U.S. Healthcare System

Patient Data Exchange Errors Rampant in U.S. Healthcare System The U.S. healthcare system is unable to consistently match patients with their records, largely because of the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Not only does this endanger patients and waste money, it strains already-overburdened IT...

The SOAP Note

The SOAP Note By Hillary Bekelis, AGAC-NP The SOAP note is an acronym for Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan. Subjective data is what the patient describes as the problem or reason for her visit, pertinent past medical history, current medications and review of body systems. Objective data is the physical exam, and can also include...

Why Nurses Need VR  

Why Nurses Need VR   By  Hillary Bekelis, AGAC-NP The US is currently experiencing a shortage of nurses and this will only continue to grow with the aging population of the baby boomers. There are many contributing factors to the RN shortage according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, but...

Using Virtual Reality to “Train for Retention” in Senior Care

Using Virtual Reality to “Train for Retention” in Senior Care by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick The “boomers” are aging. This is leading to a growing need for in-home and staffed senior care professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the home care workforce will grow 41% from 2016...

The Future of Nurse Practitioner Training?

The Future of Nurse Practitioner Training? by Hillary Bekelis This post serves as a commentary on the question posed by a recent docwire article titled "Are Residencies the Future of Nurse Practitioner Training?" A recent docwire article points out that "there is a small but growing movement to create formal primary care nurse...

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