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Healthcare News: The Affordable Care Act heads into 2015 with some changes, same goals

  • eliadmin

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is entering its second year in 2015 and many of the benchmark plans are changing. A key feature of the Act starting in 2015 will be a new provision tying physician payments to the quality of care they provide. Physicians will see their payments modified so that those […]

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  • January 27th, 2015
  • Posted in Healthcare
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Why are physical therapists in private practice diversifying their business model?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Medical practices, like any other business, have to focus on moving onward and upward. Physical therapy professionals seeking to stay successful in a constantly changing healthcare environment are expanding their offerings to include holistic well-being services. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have […]

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Importance of Communication in the Nursing Profession

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Whether talking with patients about their health issues or discussing treatment plans with other medical staff, nurses constantly use their communication skills to create a high level of patient satisfaction and outcomes. Communication in nursing can be complex and there is no room for misunderstandings. That’s why nurses must understand the communication process and pay […]

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  • January 13th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Brancato: RN to BSN program prepares students for lifelong learning

  • Healthcare Alvernia

It makes clear sense that someone who has dedicated most of her career to higher learning would understand the value of continuing education. “I try to bring in relevant research that is current into my classroom so that students are aware of the changes in healthcare practices that are evolving,” says Nursing professor Vera C. […]

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Important details regarding the Excellence in Mental Health Act

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Community behavioral health centers help millions of Americans with mental illnesses and addictions lead productive lives. New legislation will help them meet the rising demand for treatment services. On March 31, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 4302), which includes a program based on the Excellence in Mental Health Act. The bipartisan […]

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Five ways RNpedia.com is helpful to nursing students

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Anyone who has ever been inside a big box retailer understands the convenience of one-stop shopping. Within twenty minutes you can pick up cat food, a space heater and a smart phone.  Wouldn’t it be great if the same sort of convenient, one-stop location existed for nursing students? Well, it does! RNpedia.com is a website […]

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Why should DPT students attend physical therapy conferences?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

The annual Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) conference recently took place in Lancaster, PA, which is a short drive from Alvernia University.  This conference gathers physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students, academics, healthcare administrators, medical product manufacturers and members of the business community. If you missed this three-day conference, there were several presentations, panels and […]

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Nurses: What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Nursing School

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Prospective nurses get ready for a wild yet rewarding ride, say experienced nurses.  In classrooms and online, nurses are sharing the wisdom they have gained from their educational and work experiences. They know starting nursing school can be a big adjustment that is followed by an even bigger transition from a student to a professional […]

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  • November 11th, 2014
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Clinical Trials Advance Treatment and Behavioral Health Knowledge

  • Healthcare Alvernia

It’s essential for students and practitioners to keep up-to-date on clinical research so they are aware of what approaches and treatments work best for people. The goals of research include developing new treatments or medications, identifying risk factors for particular conditions or studying trends. Clinical research findings are especially valuable to medical and behavioral health […]

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Smartphone apps perfect for nursing students

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Anyone enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program knows how beneficial it can be to squeeze studying into spare moments scattered throughout the day. Waiting for a bus? Scan your notes.  One class ends fifteen minutes early? Spend that time studying for tomorrow’s exam. This sounds like a good strategy, until you find […]

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  • October 30th, 2014
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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