Nationwide Doctor Shortage Shapes KRMC Training Strategies

The blog below comes from Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC). They share their experience in facing one of the biggest challenges for rural hospitals, physician shortages. After you have had a chance to read about what KRMC is doing to address the physician shortage in rural Arizona, let us know your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues facing us here in Arizona is … Continue reading Nationwide Doctor Shortage Shapes KRMC Training Strategies

Porn = Public Health Crisis?

You may have heard that Arizona considering to declare porn a public health crisis, but that’s nothing new. Last year Virginia, Utah and South Carolina proposed legislation regarding porn. Public health threats typically include topics such as prescription drug misuse, antibiotic resistance, smoking, and stopping outbreaks. What we are reading: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/429244-arizona-considers-declaring-porn-a-public-health-crisis http://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/news/arizona-might-quickly-class-pornography-as-a-public-well-being-disaster/ What do you think about Arizona’s decision to treat pornography as a threat … Continue reading Porn = Public Health Crisis?

Telemedicine: A Q&A with The Mayo Clinic’s Bart Demaerschalk, M.D. (Part 2)

Telemedicine in Arizona has a long history. AZHHA recently sat down with The Mayo Clinic’s Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., Medical Director for Synchronous Services, Center for Connected Care, which partners with hospitals across Arizona to provide the highest quality care for patients via telemedicine, and in particular, telestroke. This is the second of a two-part blog. AZHHA: How does telestroke improve patient outcomes? Dr. Demaerschalk: Rather … Continue reading Telemedicine: A Q&A with The Mayo Clinic’s Bart Demaerschalk, M.D. (Part 2)

Telemedicine: A Q&A with The Mayo Clinic’s Bart Demaerschalk, M.D. (Part 1)

Telemedicine in Arizona has a long history. AZHHA recently sat down with The Mayo Clinic’s Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., Medical Director for Synchronous Services, Center for Connected Care, which partners with hospitals across Arizona to provide the highest quality care for patients via telemedicine, and in particular, telestroke. This is the first of a two-part blog. AZHHA: Why did The Mayo Clinic implement a telemedicine program? … Continue reading Telemedicine: A Q&A with The Mayo Clinic’s Bart Demaerschalk, M.D. (Part 1)

Havasu Regional Medical Center Changes Healthcare with Telemedicine

Havasu Regional Medical Center, located in Lake Havasu City in Western Arizona, had two problems that are not uncommon to rural medical centers: there was a shortage of critical care trained physicians to work in their Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and due to the lack of neurologists in the area, they were ill-equipped to quickly handle stroke patients without transferring them to a major metropolitan … Continue reading Havasu Regional Medical Center Changes Healthcare with Telemedicine

Patient Friendly Billing for Millennials (and those of us in the same mindset)

By: Kelly Ryan, Regional VP of Business Development, Healthcare Resource Group I’ll admit right up front, I am not a millennial. I’m sure that makes a few colleagues chuckle, but it puts this blog in perspective. I was recently conducting research for a blog on “patient-friendly billing for healthcare organizations.” What I discovered was a strong current referencing the influence millennials will have on purchasing–all purchasing. … Continue reading Patient Friendly Billing for Millennials (and those of us in the same mindset)

Yavapai Regional Medical Center Brings Telemedicine to Patients — and Their Own Employees.

Telemedicine has become a vital tool to deliver timely and effective medical care, particularly in rural areas. One hospital in Arizona, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, is using telemedicine to improve patient satisfaction and treat conditions that would otherwise need the services of a “big-city” hospital two hours away. How is telemedicine being used in the hospital? Yavapai Regional Medical Center has two telemedicine programs: one … Continue reading Yavapai Regional Medical Center Brings Telemedicine to Patients — and Their Own Employees.