THE INTERSECTION OF HEALTHCARE AND IT

As technology continues to grow, so will the opportunities to enter the health informatics field. Health informatics is the convergence of healthcare and technology. They assist in providing patient security with electronic records, maintaining equipment and providing higher quality care.

The Small Business Health Economy

Is your small business paying too much for or can’t afford a group healthcare plan? Did you know that almost half of all uninsured Americans work in small businesses? The current state of small business healthcare is bleak, but it could be better if more businesses switched to a defined contribution plan. Learn how letting your employees choose individual healthcare will benefit them and your business at the same time. Save money and make it easy to provide healthcare benefits for your business.

What do I need to know about NHS healthcare vs. Private healthcare?

The NHS is under constant scrutiny from both the press and the public and as a government funded body, struggles to meet the standard of care that private healthcare companies are able to meet. This infographic takes a look at some of the key issues facing the NHS, from waiting times to bed blocking, in comparison to private healthcare, using facts and statistics gathered from authoritative sources and health professionals to discover more about NHS vs. Private healthcare in the UK.

The Critical Value of a Nursing Education

The value of education in nursing has never been higher. According to a new study, higher education for nurses could mean the difference between life and death.

Nursing is the fastest-growing occupation in the healthcare industry, with over 500,000 new jobs to be created by 2018. Since nurses already make up the majority of the industry, that’s a lot of growth. Take a look at the infographic to learn why higher education makes a difference for nurses and their patients.

Pill Nation

Prescription drugs are the fastest growing sector of US healthcare costs and have become a major priority to many Americans. Where do you fit in with these statistics?

Laugh It Off: How Laughing is Beneficial to Your Health

Have you ever heard that laughter is the best medicine? You might be surprised to find out just how true it really is. Laughter improves our respiration, blood flow, and reduces stress while releasing endorphins in our system. Learn just how beneficial laughing is with Laugh It Off: How Laughing is Beneficial to Your Health, an infographic presented by http://www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com

The Symptoms of Texting – the growing reach of mHealth

The partnership between healthcare and mobile technology has the ability to reshape the health industry, particularly in terms of outpatient care. In fact 40% of doctors believe that mHealth can reduce the number of visits to the physicians’ office, which reached 1 billion in 2011. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health systems and providers have financial incentives to reduce readmission costs. Having the adaptability to connect with patients that is both simple and compelling drives results, addresses outpatient concerns, and can increase patient adherence to regimens.

The data highlighted in the following infographic examines the pervasiveness of text messaging and its ability to reach a vast majority of patients. With 97% of cell phone users opening and reading a text message and then 84% responding within 15 minutes it should come as no surprise that some healthcare organizations have shown incredible results using texting as an engagement medium.

When communicating patient health information (PHI) there are of course HIPAA-compliance concerns. The statistics in this infographic also stress the importance of avoiding the unnecessary costs unsecured messaging could incur for an organization. When PHI is involved secure messaging, specifically HIPAA-compliant text messaging, is recommended to drive patient outreach and adherence.

What You Need to Know About Obamacare

Despite its 1900+ page length, and 234k words that impact substantive law, the basics of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Obamacare aren’t hard to grasp. See how Obamacare affects you and what will every American get starting 2014 in terms of health care.

America’s Health Disadvantage

The United States spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 – more than any other country in the world. Yet based on research from a collaborative effort within the National Academy of Sciences, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in similar high-income countries.