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What is an EHR? Electronic health records (EHR) are patient health information that is compiled in a digital format.  These are generated by the healthcare provider and can be shared amongst healthcare providers.  Before electronic health records, health care providers utilized paper charts and they consisted...

Around the world, June 14th is recognized as the blood donor day.  The American Red Cross estimates that about 6.8 million people in the United States alone donate blood each year.  However, there is an ongoing need for continuous blood donations to help people with...

The month of May is the National Stroke Awareness Month.  It is a good time of year to review what the signs of a stroke are.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death.  It...

May 6 through May 12, 2019 is recognized as National Nurses Week.  May 12, 2019 is the International Nurses day.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2018 there were roughly 2.9 million nurses employed in the United States.  If you are a nurse,...

As previously shared, it is common for adults over the age of 65 to be living with more than one health problem, known as comorbidity.  Because of this, there are actions that one needs to be aware of as a patient and/or as a caregiver. ...

Today in the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women are at risk of developing colorectal cancer.  Colorectal cancer is in the top four most common diagnosed cancer in men and women in the United States.   However,...

Last time we took a look at different jobs available in the hospital setting. Today we will look at the good and bad or better stated the pros and cons! Hospitals vary from state to state, town to town and company to company. However, there...

A hospital is a complex work setting that includes a wide range of jobs.  These jobs include both clinical and non-clinical positions.  Clinical jobs either provide direct patient care or treat patients.  Non-clinical jobs do not provide medical care and include support staff positions. Within a...

Caregivers care for adults and children who need assistance with their medical care or activities of daily living.  The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that in the United States 43.5 million people have provided caregiving to adults and/or children in the last year.  Caregivers play such...

HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

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