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A New App To Improve The Doctor-Patient-Pharmacist Dynamic
How can community pharmacies survive in today’s demanding environment, challenged by preferred pharmacy networks, stagnant or declining reimbursements, and slimmer profit margins? For independents armed with the right tools and a well-rounded offering of clinical services, it is possible not only to survive but thrive, says David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE, chief of innovation at Creative Pharmacist. In July the Creative Pharmacist, which specializes in solutions for community pharmacies seeking to expand their clinical services, launched Spark Health, a new health app available at the App Store, to help clinical community pharmacists connect with patients, follow their progress, and provide ... more
8 Ways to Beat Stress and Burnout
Extreme stress and burnout are not abnormal for those who have healthcare jobs. Heavy workloads, odd hours, difficult situations and having other people's health and well-being in your hands, can place those working in the healthcare industry under great mental and physical pressure. Those who can identify the differences between stress and burnout, are best able to gain the greatest amount of satisfaction from their work. Coping strategies and figuring out what is most important in your life, can keep you healthy, happy and prevent physical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension, as well as mental illnesses like anxiety ... more
Physical Therapy Careers Are In Demand
If you have ever had an injury or become disabled, you have likely worked with a physical therapist (PT). He or she was the professional who helped you regain strength and improve movement during your rehabilitation, the one who patiently but firmly coaxed you along the road to recovery. Physical therapy is not only critical to patient care, but makes a terrific career if you like to help people and appreciate the value of one-on-one interaction. According to the Unites States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for physical therapists, assistants and aides is one of the highest ... more
Tips To Prepare For Healthcare Leadership Roles
One of the many privileges of advancing in your career is taking on more leadership responsibility. Many of you, at one point in the early part of your career, probably will be approached to be in charge of something, some people, or a project. My advice is to take advantage of any such opportunity. Taking on a leadership role earlier in your career will help you plan and become ready for more leadership roles as your career progresses—whether as a physician leader, division head, lab director, or researcher. Leadership may be natural to some, but it can easily be learned, ... more
Bioengineering Advancements Making Walking Easier
Steven Collins, associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was part of a team that found a way to create a better exoskeleton for walking, but with one small twist. It doesn’t rely on power. “We tried to make the body more efficient, so that it doesn’t require extra power and might be cheaper and run for longer periods of time,” Collins says. “We set up to try and design a device to reduce costs.” But how? They tried to draw from decades of biomechanics studies on calf muscles for walking. READ MORE AT ASMEmore