­­­What Residents Want: A Call to Residency Program Directors

Posted by Eric Beam, M.D. 15, September, 2016

The air is rife with eager anticipation as young, budding physicians prepare for making a real difference.  It’s that time of year again—when thousands of fourth-year medical students traverse the country in search of a residency program that will make them into the doctors they dream of being. It’s a time when everyone puts their best foot forward. Students in neatly pressed suits and polished shoes tour gleaming ICUs while their resident guides boast of this or that cutting-edge technology, research breakthrough, or a renowned faculty member. 

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The Evolution of Healthcare in the 21st Century

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 17, August, 2016

The ambulance is speeding towards the hospital, sirens blaring and horn yelling for cars to pull aside.  It is becoming increasingly obvious: they’re not going to make it.  The clinicians working in the back—including a nurse practitioner and physician’s assistant—are monitoring the patient’s vitals while a surgeon offers input from a real-time telemedicine monitor inside the vehicle. 

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Nurse Practitioners & Physicians in Primary Care: A Dynamic Duo

Posted by Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC 6, April, 2016

Both nurse practitioners and physicians provide high-quality, expert primary care services to patients across the United States. Day to day, they work together for the betterment of their patients; however, sometimes hidden agendas from large political groups can create an uncomfortable and unnecessary rift between this dynamic duo. 

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2016 Telehealth Trends for Nurse Practitioners

Posted by Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC 10, February, 2016

The 40 years of telemedicine research coupled with the growing momentum for patient-centered care has created the perfect storm for an explosion of digital health innovation.  Nurse practitioners wanting to stay on the forefront of emerging technologies should anticipate exciting changes in 2016 including new legislation, disruptive startup companies, and creative products. This article reviews important milestones from the telehealth industry in 2015 and forecasts upcoming trends relevant to the modern nurse practitioner.  

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Integrating Healthcare, Why it's Important

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 26, January, 2016

After receiving a diagnosis of infertility, a young woman commits suicide. Privately, she had been struggling with overwhelming despair - but her primary care physician had no idea. Despite the doctor’s good intentions, he was not trained to recognize or treat the depression that ultimately cost the young woman her life. Could suicide have been prevented if the doctor or someone on his team had been trained to address the young woman’s depression? He thought so.

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