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Nursing as a PreMed Course

by: Ernesse Marie Berlin | May 18, 2018 | Business ,Healthcare
To become a doctor in the Philippines is not an easy decision one makes within the day. It takes years of understanding that by going through the process; you are possibly giving up another ten years of your life to an educational system that is brutal to the mind, body…
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Google’s Medical Data App

by: Rey Palmares | April 26, 2018 | Healthcare ,Security
April 9, 2018 - Google announced a partnership with the American Medical Association. This partnership aims to develop a new program that would allow for easier storage and access to medical data. Although not much else has yet been divulged, what we do know is a competition for startups would…
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Amendments to the ACA’s Insurance Policy Section this April

by: Rey Palmares | April 13, 2018 | Healthcare ,Security
Amendments to the Affordable Care Act were rolled out just this week as promised last 28 February 2018. Since the new tax law in December eliminated the state requirement that everyone should be covered, the latest in a series of changes are considered by many to be a push and…
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Overworked and Underpaid: The Reality of a Filipino Nurse

by: Ernesse Marie Berlin | March 28, 2018 | Healthcare
In 2016, former President Benigno Aquino III vetoed a proposed bill that could have potentially raised the monthly minimum wages of nurses from $153.82 to $480.58. House Bill Nos. 6411 and 2720 titled “An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Nursing Law towards Quality Health Care System, and Appropriating Funds Therefor"…
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Instituting Telepsychiatry: The Telehealth Law

by: Rey Palmares | March 28, 2018 | Business ,Healthcare
Mental Health issues are becoming more prevalent. As we try to move away from the corporate mess of things, we go back into the individual and his/her role in the company. Much of that delves into mental health and cognitive awareness. In response to this growing need, many practitioners have…
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Nurse Practitioners that Perform Vasectomy

by: Melody Rolluda | March 23, 2018 | Healthcare
  Getting snipped would be the last item on most men’s bucket lists. The concept of getting surgery down there is a common practice. More men are opting for this method of birth control. While the practice of vasectomy developed in the 1950s, fish and animal intestines have already been in use as…
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Dealing with Your Patients’ Anger Issues

by: Rey Palmares | February 12, 2018 | Business ,Healthcare
Health practitioners deal with this same problem at one point in their practice, the Angry Patient. In crowded hospital halls or in your clinic, patients get irate - resulting in altercations with their doctors or with fellow patients. Given the stress patients are under, you have to come up with…
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Nursing Education in the Philippines

by: Rey Palmares | January 17, 2018 | Blog
Filipinos who still take up nursing in 2018 put their faith in the quality of their education and pin their hopes in landing a job abroad. But just how is Filipino nursing education varied from that of the US and Canada? Filipinos are known for their work ethic and being…
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HIPAA in the Workplace

by: Rey Palmares | December 1, 2017 | Blog
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was a game changer back in 1996 and it continues to do so until today. When it comes to running businesses that deal with health information, you have to eat, breathe, and sleep HIPAA. What it's done is set up rules and…
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A Large Talent Pool

by: Rey Palmares | November 15, 2017 | Blog
The Philippines continuously produces sixty-thousand nurses a year. In  2010 it became the world’s largest…