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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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 [...]
Why Do Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctors Commit Suicide?

Why Do Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctors Commit Suicide?

We all know them: the high performing, high volume physicians who seem to be in control, driven, engaged, and highly motivated. They may be physic [...]
Are PAs & NPs the Answer to the Physician Shortage Problem?

Are PAs & NPs the Answer to the Physician Shortage Problem?

It’s estimated that by the year 2030, the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians. The latest report shows that number includes nearly 13, [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration is defined as “a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea”- not things that align with medical school. It’s safe to say that no one lau [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Nurse?

What Inspired You to Become a Nurse?

There are nearly 3 million registered nurses (RNs) in the US - 2,824,641 to be precise. Just over 9% of them are men. That’s triple the rate o [...]
Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration comes in many different forms, but for medical residents, it is usually in the shape of a human being who loomed large somewhere in th [...]
What You Need to Know: ABS Continuous Certification Assessment in General Surgery

What You Need to Know: ABS Continuous Certification Assessment in General Surgery

The American Board of Surgery has introduced a new assessment process for 2018 and beyond for general surgery. It’s called the Continuous Certific [...]
Coping with Death as a Nurse

Coping with Death as a Nurse

How do nurses cope with death? By talking with one another. This strategy presents itself repeatedly in the literature, blogs and nurse forums. Re [...]
Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Recently scientists made several interesting discoveries about autism - particularly the ways in which new information can be found. The findings [...]
Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

A recent survey of 6,200 physician and clinicians in the US finds that 10% report being sexually abused, harassed, or experiencing sexual miscondu [...]
The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

There are volumes written about the ways that doctors cope with death. It is a deeply personal experience and coping mechanisms vary as widely as [...]
Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Depending on where you work, you may already have access to telemedicine applications in your practice. If not, you may want to push your administ [...]
How to Communicate with Patients with Aphasia

How to Communicate with Patients with Aphasia

Every year 795,000 people in the US suffer a stroke. About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes in which blood flow to the brain is blocked. St [...]
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