Search for a New Job While Still Employed

Searching for a new job can be challenging. Finding the right jobs to apply for can be tough and tedious. Interviews are stressful. Getting passed over for a dream job is heartbreaking. Searching for a new job while still employed adds a whole new set of challenges to the entire process. Fortunately, there are some […]

What Do We Need to Know About Telemedicine?

What exactly is telemedicine? As the word implies, it combines technology with medicine: it “enables practitioners to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients remotely using the latest telecommunications technology.” Then and Now Although the concept of telemedicine may seem thoroughly modern, its roots go back generations. In 1924, a magazine called Radio News featured a cover […]

Why Everyone Needs to Know About Prescription Drug Safety

Prescription drugs are prescribed by a doctor, so they’re always safe, right? Wrong. Prescription drugs can be abused, too, and the statistics are grim. Each day, 44 people in the United States die from an overdose of prescription painkillers. One out of four teens knows a friend who abuses medicines to get high. Every day, […]

Become a More Productive Physical Therapist

Imagine a scenario in which a patient goes to the doctor for back problems. “Surgery is one option,” the doctor declares. As the patient winces, the doctor continues, “But I think we should try physical therapy first.” The patient sighs with relief. Physical therapy can be an excellent option for many people – and not […]

Help Your Patients Learn the Portal

A patient portal can useful, but only if patients actually use it. Some patients may be interested right away, but others may be more resistant. They may prefer to maintain the old ways of communication or they may think the portal doesn’t apply to them. If they are not tech savvy, they may be intimidated […]

The Basics of the Patient Portal

A portal is a type of entrance or opening. Along the same lines, a patient portal is an entrance to a doctor’s virtual office. Although each patient portal is unique, most have certain basic elements in common. The Basics In order to use a patient portal, an individual must register on the site. Portals require […]