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Mentorship as a Defense Against Physician Burnout

by: Rey Palmares | September 27, 2018 | Healthcare ,Management
Mentorship is the process by which tenured practitioners pass on trade tips and strategies to the younger generation. Mentorship can help new doctors realize their career paths and expedite the learning process. But is that all it’s good for? The profession…
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How Market Research Can Work For You

by: Rey Palmares | August 23, 2018 | Business ,Management ,News and Tips
Knowledge is power. Economic power to be exact. There is an entire field of study dedicated to understanding and hopefully predicting the market in the 21st century. While larger companies invest in research teams who study trends and plot possibilities before any big step, one or two business virtual assistants…
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Does GDPR affect you?

by: Nina Ricci Sullano | August 16, 2018 | Business ,Healthcare ,News and Tips
It’s the biggest update on data protection laws since 1995 - a much needed one at that. The EU’s data protection laws have been highly regarded for its consistency and global scope but does this have anything to do with you? Here’s a simple run-through on why it certainly does,…
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Password Managers: Can they be trusted?

by: Nina Ricci Sullano | August 15, 2018 | News and Tips ,Security
Password Managers are commonly recommended by security experts, yet not everyone agrees with them. Skeptics often associate the use of password managers to putting all your eggs in one basket. An investigation into users’ considerations towards using password managers (Fagan, M., Albayram, Y., Khan, M.M.H. et al) reveals that “non-users…
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Bullying in Hospitals: Its Impacts on Healthcare and A Possible Solution

by: Rey Palmares | August 9, 2018 | Culture ,Healthcare
Bullying is a prevalent social phenomenon that makes no distinction as to where and whom. Hospital settings are no different. Although common among doctors, it is usually the people under their supervision who suffer, namely the nurses and other hospital staff. A study by Dr. Rosenstein et al., entitled “A…
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Planning Wisely for Medicare Coverage

by: Rey Palmares | July 26, 2018 | Management ,News and Tips
First-timers to Medicare may have the wrong idea as to how much the plan actually covers. Many of enrollees today are mostly retirees looking for healthcare insurance, coming in at about 10,000 each day. There are some uncovered fields that the elderly should know about and here’s a few tips…
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Businesses Brave the Labor Shortage

by: Ting Purzuelo | July 18, 2018 | Business ,News and Tips
Employers continue to struggle with the alarming labor shortages primarily attributed to unskilled labor force and aging population. There are currently 6.6 million unemployed individuals despite 6 million available jobs in the market, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in June 2018. Bills have been passed…
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Nurse Practitioners and the Nursing Shortage

by: Rey Palmares | July 1, 2018 | News and Tips ,Xilium VAs
Studies have identified gaps in healthcare labor with regard to economic reforms in the US. In particular, there is a shortage of nurses due to the rising unemployment rate and this is slowly draining the industry. Before this becomes a larger problem, several researchers are already theorizing strategies that could…
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GDPR vs. HIPAA: How are they different?

by: Rey Palmares | June 12, 2018 | Healthcare ,Management ,News and Tips ,Security
Last May 25, 2018, the United Kingdom effected a new law entitled ‘The General Data Protection Regulations’ (GDPR). At its face, GDPR is described to be a law which provides for guidelines as to how personal data is kept safe. If that sounds familiar, it maybe because it is. Since…