How social media impacts the health care industry

How social media impacts patients' access to healthcare

The rise of social media in the world has affected many different aspects of our lives. From the way we communicate with others to how we shop, dine and travel, social media has impacted how efficient and informed we are. Its impact on the health care industry is evident as well. Mobile phones…

Doctors urge parents to closely monitor their children’s social media time

Too much time spent on social media can be harmful for children.

When it comes to improving health outcomes among children and teenagers, the major issues discussed usually include things like vaccinations, a healthy diet and screening for common diseases. But a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics points to an issue you may not have…

‘Selfie’ named word of the year by Oxford Dictionary

The selfie has become the hottest trend in photography in recent years.

The onset of the digital age has brought with it a multitude of historic developments. Faster, more direct communication, an improved ability to respond to emergencies, the connecting of people across vast distances and a greater exchange of information are just a few of the revolutionary…

National Health Care IT Week to set agenda for the industry

Medical coding and billing were major topics during NHIT week.

Sept. 16-20 was National Health IT Week,1 and it provided an opportunity for government agencies, health care providers and information technology professionals to evaluate where they stand in the continuing effort to streamline the way technology is used to deliver medical care and…

Twitter feeds that every nurse should follow

Nurses can get great information from these Twitter feeds.

If you’re going to have a nursing career, that means that you’ll need to have a willingness to continue learning. Between on-the-job training, innovations in technology and skills that you need to hone after completing a registered nursing program, there’s always something new to learn.1 The…

Don’t Post Anything You Could Regret

Watch what you post on social media

It’s becoming more and more common for employers to check out the social media profiles of job applicants to get an insight into the person behind the resume. The problem is that in this age of smart phones and tablets with instant internet access, it’s all too easy to post, plus, tweet or…

Five Free iPhone Apps To Help You Get Healthy

Health Care Iphone Apps

Listen up Carrington College California students! When you’re trying to get healthy, or even stay healthy, having moral support can make all the difference in the world, but technical support can be just as important. Why not use technology to track your progress and provide some much needed…