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Nurses, Telehealth Break the Rules in Nursing and Telehealth

by: Don Wickelgren | October 27, 2020 | Healthcare
This Planet Money episode has two points relevant to a medical practice starting around the 6 minute mark. Nurses and certification suspension in big states, hello CA and NY. Next Telehealth and Medicare reimbursement. By the way, I promote these podcasts to our managers. It gives them better insight into the people we work with…

Others will always see you

by: Don Wickelgren | October 19, 2020 | Healthcare ,Security and Tech
Always assume you can be seen and heard. This is a wise way to deal with tech. In 1992 I sent an email and accidentally hit reply all. It was the last time I ever put anything controversial in an email. I've extended this to chat and conference calls. I participate in video conferences daily…

Unmasking Individual Self-Expression

by: Abigail Sabido | October 13, 2020 | Culture
In the beginning of the pandemic, people panicked. Shelves with disinfectant products empty. PPE prices went through the roof. Face masks were running out. Eight months later, the dust is slowly settling. While remaining cautious and governments grappling, everyone is easing up in the new normal and is eager to resume their way of life.…

Healthcare lessons from Virtual Learning

by: Don Wickelgren | October 9, 2020 | Healthcare
Education had to improve how it works. Virtual health has similar human elements needed to be successful. Physicians know that the greater the trust you have with a patient, the better communication works and that yields better health outcomes. Teach your staff communication in the different technological mediums. Focus them on customer service and provide…

Starting Fresh in the New Normal

by: Kate Vergara | October 5, 2020 | Culture
A new job can be exciting and refreshing for many people. However, the new normal changed how we perceive starting things over. The pandemic has brought new challenges. It changed the way we do things, from the way we communicate up to the way we work. Because of this, the unemployment rate is at an…

Fitbit Gains FDA and CE Clearance

by: Don Wickelgren | October 2, 2020 | Healthcare
For their Forthcoming ECG App https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/09/fitbit-senses-ecg-app-is-now-fda-cleared-just-like-the-apple-watch/

Caring For Our Healthcare Workers

by: Abigail Sabido | September 28, 2020 | Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on people’s mental health. While social distancing keeps individuals safe, it disconnects us from each other and creates a sense of isolation. To help mitigate these feelings when working from home, we engage our staff through online activities like webinars, interactive virtual activities like Bingo, and picture contests…

Fitbit update for oxygen sat levels

by: Don Wickelgren | September 25, 2020 | Healthcare
Continuing the rapid tech pace of health monitoring. Fitbit is pushing out more innovation via a firmware update. Likely Google's purchase is providing a big funding push. I'll give you a little indicator as to the challenges of using this for RPM. Connectivity and charging. Reference: https://www.techradar.com/uk/amp/news/fitbit-releases-a-special-update-to-help-you-check-your-oxygen-saturation-levels

Social Distancing for Healthcare Workers

by: Rey Palmares | September 21, 2020 | Healthcare
In the Philippines, distant areas don’t have easy access to medical care so healthcare workers bring services to these people. They encounter dangerous terrains, river waters, and rebel threats out of sworn duty. They go extended periods without seeing their families but find themselves a new home in these remote communities. As if the current…

Wearables with More Sensors

by: Don Wickelgren | September 17, 2020 | Healthcare
More sensors. More Fun. For just wearing a watch there's a lot of data here. Imagine if all your patients wore this and you and your office had full access to it. You could establish standards for different classes of patients. You have an ability to: Trigger an intervention Establish a goal Provide feedback to…