Category Archives: Technology

The Doctor Will See You Now

Imagine: a world where artificial intelligence can transcribe office visits right as they’re happening. This is a reality for any doctor incorporating the Google Glass into their practice. This allows an examination to be viewed by a scribe thousands of miles away through a sleek, tiny lens. While some may believe that bringing additional technology in…
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Computers and Patients Competing for “Face-Time”?

According to a recent AMA-funded study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, for every hour a physician spends with his or her patient, they will spend an additional two hours with computers completing EHR requirements. Not only does this take away from quality time spent face-to-face with patients, it can also increase a physician’s…
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EMR and You: Stay Up To Date on the Latest Software

As a locum tenens physician we know you're busy. Between packing for your next assignment, keeping up with your day-to-day tasks, staying in touch with friends and family, and everything in between, there's a lot on your plate. But what if there was something that could help make the transition into your next assignment a little…
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Busy Physician? There’s an App for That

As a locum tenens physician, your life can be a little hectic at times. Between catching flights, and checking into hotels, on top of providing quality care, you may find yourself wondering where you could possibly find the time to complete your normal everyday tasks and errands. Luckily, there are many great services and apps…
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The Scary World of Doctor Google

With a wealth of information accessible at your fingertips, it’s no surprise that roughly one third of patients turn to the web for medical research. What was once saved for the privacy of a doctor’s office can now be found across the internet. However, like with anything, there are positive and negative effects of turning…
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Today’s Digital Patient (INFOGRAPHIC)

It is estimated that 86% of patients will conduct a health-related search online prior to seeing a doctor. Today’s digital patients are becoming more empowered as they educate themselves online and take charge of their own health. Not only are they embracing mHealth prior to an office visit, they are also staying more connected post-visit.…
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Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part Two)

Last week in Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part One), we discussed the various benefits physicians stand to gain by setting aside their gadgets and creating tech-free time. In addition to fighting burnout, taking small breaks from technology throughout the day can also help physicians dodge text-neck and more easily reenergize after…
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Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part One)

In the ever-increasing technology era we live in, social media, digital databases, and other technological advances have dramatically changed the medical industry as we know it. Physicians can now keep in contact with colleagues, check in with patients, and access industry news with the touch of a button. However, even with these growing benefits, there…
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Fit Fashion: Health Wearables (Infographic)

From fitness bands to smart watches, wearable technology has taken the market by storm, and its popularity is only projected to continue to skyrocket. In fact, 2014 saw a 684% increase in its first half alone! While consumers are purchasing these devices at rapid rates, they aren’t the only ones going crazy for these contraptions.…
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Stay Social, Stay Sharp

Millions of Americans use social media networks to communicate both personally and professionally. With healthcare seemingly moving in a more digital direction as mobile health applications and devices continue to be on the rise, it only makes sense that a physician’s social media presence be important. Just like with anything, there are benefits as well…
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