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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Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Forty percent of Americans now have tattoos and they don’t simply say “Mom” or “I love Sally”. These days physicians are seeing “tats” that are me [...]
How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

  This issue brings to mind the children’s book “Three Billy Goats Gruff”. It is an apt metaphor for the impact that pharmacy benefit mana [...]
Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Actually, our premise is a bit misleading. Doctors don’t want to be obstacles to innovation - they want a good reason to innovate. Saying a medica [...]
Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Medical students are trained in the intricacies of patient care, chronic disease, infections, diagnosis skills, and much, much more. Leadership sk [...]
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision Still Applies to Physicians Today

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision Still Applies to Physicians Today

This year, January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day set aside to remember the civil rights leader who was assassinated fifty years ago on A [...]
Surgeons and Purchasing Decisions: Their Power is Increasing

Surgeons and Purchasing Decisions: Their Power is Increasing

Surgeons’ influence in hospital purchasing decisions is increasing and that may be a good thing for healthcare organizations, patient outcomes, an [...]
Reasonable and Weird New Year’s Resolutions

Reasonable and Weird New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Eve brings the urge to make New Year’s resolutions despite their reputation as a bad idea. Resolutions don’t have an exceptionally good [...]
It’s The Holidays, Let The Stress Increase

It’s The Holidays, Let The Stress Increase

It’s the holidays and chances are you either relish them or dread them. You’re not alone. Despite all the advertising and decorations, the holiday [...]
New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

With the rapidly approaching new year, there comes the question of New Year’s Resolutions. Are they to be made or ignored? Many physicians use the [...]
How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

The holidays don’t necessarily mean shorter hours for physicians and other staff. People still get sick, still need surgery, and still arrive at t [...]
Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

It can be difficult to care for patients night and day for weeks and months without hearing a word of thanks or a single expression of gratitude. [...]
What are Medical Students Thankful For?

What are Medical Students Thankful For?

With all the pressures of medical school; the time constraints, the pressures to perform, stressful interviews for residency, and money-money-mone [...]
Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

When you think of the doctors who have to work on Thanksgiving, you might expect to find a group of disgruntled professionals bemoaning the fact t [...]
Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Have you have ever asked yourself, “Do doctors make better serial killers?” No? Well, that’s a shame because you may have missed a new career oppo [...]
So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

As a physician, you may have experienced emotions ranging from frustration to fury when it comes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process [...]
Earning MOC Points Vs. Taking the MOC Exam, & A New Option for 2018?

Earning MOC Points Vs. Taking the MOC Exam, & A New Option for 2018?

Just when you thought your MOC requirements couldn't get more confusing, you may be wondering what is being referred to when someone says "MOC". M [...]
You Know You Are a Pediatrician When…

You Know You Are a Pediatrician When…

As a pediatrician you give vaccines, check rashes, explain infant behavior to nervous new parents, diagnose screaming children, and tell parents w [...]
What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. As the baby boomer population ages, there will be [...]
You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

Sometime between the rigors of medical school and your full-time practice as a surgeon, you may have realized that the profession changed the way [...]
Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

The Medscape 2017 Resident Salary and Debt Report has been released and it finds that the average resident salary has increased by $1800 over the [...]
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