Author: Deborah Chiaravalloti

Deborah Chiaravalloti is an award-winning writer and former hospital executive. Her insider experience helps healthcare clients launch medical procedures, products including artificial intelligence software and knowledge sharing platforms. Deborah writes websites, blogs, opinion pieces, and marketing strategy for elder care, health care consumerism, revenue cycle management (RCM), and the business of healthcare. Her printed pieces have been published and her radio shows syndicated nationally.

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Traveling with Medication: How to Avoid Possible Jail Time

Traveling with Medication: How to Avoid Possible Jail Time

You pack for a long anticipated vacation. Your toiletry bag contains your toothbrush, comb, shaving gear, makeup, Vicks for your chest congestion, [...]
Football, The Superbowl, & Concussions: What You Need to Know

Football, The Superbowl, & Concussions: What You Need to Know

Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta is nearly here. While the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are preparing for the biggest game of the year, you [...]
Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

This past summer, two incidents shined a harsh light on pharmacists who refused to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. Although they had very dif [...]
ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

It’s meant to make life easier for physicians but is still very complicated. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is offering a two-year ass [...]
The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

As a physician, of course you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, did you know that the rate of STDs in the US is climbing s [...]
Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

It happens every year at this time; various media outlets publish reviews from the past year and predictions for the future. Some are boring, some [...]
New Year’s Resolutions to Share with Your Patients

New Year’s Resolutions to Share with Your Patients

A New Year’s resolution that you can share with patients? That doesn’t sound even vaguely realistic. The point is, it might be possible to share N [...]
Cringeworthy Medical Questions Relatives Have Asked Over the Holidays

Cringeworthy Medical Questions Relatives Have Asked Over the Holidays

Have you sat at your holiday table just to be bombarded by medical questions? Have you ever been surprised and shocked at the questions (and numbe [...]
Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

There are many ways to earn CME nowadays. It doesn't need to be an out of town, expensive CME conference anymore, and that shift might be benefici [...]
5 Different Ways You Can Fulfill Your MOC Requirements

5 Different Ways You Can Fulfill Your MOC Requirements

As a physician, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) must be kept current alongside continuing medical education (CME). It is considered a demonstra [...]
Gift Ideas to Get For Medical Residents

Gift Ideas to Get For Medical Residents

Buying gifts is never as easy as it seems. Whether it’s a Secret Santa party or buying something for the person you work with all day, every day, [...]
The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is the worst thing a patient can hear - until they start fighting it. Now a well-publicized study in the American Journal of Me [...]
Tips for Getting Time Off From Work for the Holidays (they probably won’t work)

Tips for Getting Time Off From Work for the Holidays (they probably won’t work)

If you are already scheduled to work the holidays, your shift is probably cast in stone. Each healthcare organization has its own strict schedulin [...]
Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

There is a great deal of controversy over whether CME should be presented with or without corporate sponsorship, the majority of which is Big Phar [...]
Additional MOC Requirements: Breaking Down Alternative Credits

Additional MOC Requirements: Breaking Down Alternative Credits

In addition to earning Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points through CME and learning activities, you can also earn them through self-assessme [...]
Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

It’s well known that there is a physician shortage looming in America. It’s estimated that the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians by 2030 [...]
Why Patient Education & Health Literacy Is Important

Why Patient Education & Health Literacy Is Important

There is a fine difference between health education and health literacy but it can make all the difference in the health of your patients and thei [...]
First They Were Dead, Then They Weren’t

First They Were Dead, Then They Weren’t

They say nothing is certain but death and taxes. But as you may have experienced, is death certain? Some patients die and then come back again. Wh [...]
What You May Not Know About Breast Cancer Patients

What You May Not Know About Breast Cancer Patients

Although you may be familiar with the rates of breast cancer detection and survival, there may be three things you don’t know about breast cancer [...]
Sleepwalking: Facts About This Zombie-Like State

Sleepwalking: Facts About This Zombie-Like State

It’s nearly Halloween - the peak time for zombies and sleepwalking, (at least for some people). Some reports show that nearly 8.4 million American [...]
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