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Overcoming Obstacles and Determined to ...

After working as a medical assistant for nearly 30 years, LeAnn Thorne, CCMA, sought career advancement by earning industry credentials — and she didn’t let a brain tumor diagnosis stop her.

  • May 10, 2019 2:25:30 PM |
  • Kate Ressler

Finding Common Ground through Cultural ...

Contributors: Beth Boynton, RN, MS and Lisette Martinez, MBA

Every patient and every provider has a unique story. Ethnicity, economic status, religious beliefs, weight, height, gender identity…all of these factors and more can play a role in how each patient and each provider experiences and interacts with the world around them. These differences add complexity in the provider-patient relationship — but they also add opportunity to grow and personalize the care experience. That personalization can lead to improved communication, trust, and ultimately, to better patient outcomes.

  • May 10, 2019 2:20:28 PM |
  • Kate Ressler

Journey from Family Caregiver to ...

Finding your calling can often be a winding and indirect journey. For Deitra Watson, it was the journey that led her to a fulfilling, exciting career.

  • May 10, 2019 2:10:04 PM |
  • Kate Ressler

Translating Military Training into ...

Contributors: Keith Boring, Phillip Trezza, RACR and Carl Vickers

Hiring in healthcare is difficult. Finding a person with all the right qualifications plus the professionalism skills that elevate performance is no easy task for employers. However, there’s a large pool of potential candidates who have been trained in a way that instills a strong work ethic, cultural competence, and the leadership experience employers desire. Unfortunately,
this group’s training program is not well-understood, often leaving them overlooked.

  • May 10, 2019 2:06:29 PM |
  • Kate Ressler

Prepared for Take Off: From Travel ...

Carolyn Mayer worked as a corporate travel agent for most of her professional career, but after leaving the travel industry to be a stay-at-home mom, she learned about a career in pharmacy. At the age of 53, with a college background in math and science, becoming a pharmacy technician appealed to Mayer, who started working for Kinney Drugs just five years ago.

  • May 10, 2019 2:02:40 PM |
  • Kate Ressler

The First Pharmacy Technicians to Give ...

Contributors: Alex Adams, Pharm.D., Brian Hille and Samantha Thompson, CPhT

Idaho was the first state to allow certified
pharmacy technicians to administer
immunizations — an advanced task that had previously only been permitted for licensed pharmacists.

The problem: pharmacists need time to counsel patients
Research continues to show that when pharmacists spend more time with patients, better patient outcomes can be achieved.1 But if more time with patients leads to better outcomes, why aren’t more pharmacists doing it?

  • May 10, 2019 9:47:00 AM |
  • Jeremy Sasser

5 Trends Transforming the Continuing ...

Can you imagine if healthcare professionals didn’t continue to educate themselves throughout their careers? Tenured individuals would be using dated, and potentially dangerous, methods. Just search the internet for “bizarre medical treatments in history,” and prepare to be amazed at what we once thought were legitimate health practices.

  • May 6, 2019 12:17:12 PM |
  • Kate Ressler

The Business Case for Cultural ...

In an increasingly diverse population, healthcare providers continue to face unique situations where culture intersects with healthcare delivery and often impacts outcomes. With a new focus on improving providers’ cultural competence, healthcare systems are deploying educational programs to elevate healthcare professionals’ abilities to connect with patients in a meaningful way, regardless of culture.

  • May 6, 2019 12:12:50 PM |
  • Kate Ressler

7 things to consider when selecting a ...

Choosing an allied health certification provider is a decision that should be made carefully and with intention. As you research your options, use these seven criteria to give you a clear picture of which provider may be best for you.

  • Apr 22, 2019 2:26:00 PM |
  • Stacy Jones

Doctor-Turned-Patient Shows the Value ...

Contributors: Dr. Rana Awdish, MD

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