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Committing to Safety, Quality, and Value in Patient Care with the Joint Commission

Formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), The Joint Commission (TJC) is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits more than 20,500 hospitals, doctor’s offices, surgery centers, behavioral health treatment centers, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers in the United States.

What You Need to Start a Vet Practice

Veterinarians are responsible for treating, diagnosing, and researching the diseases and injuries sustained by our favorite non-human pals. Take a look at what it takes to start a successful vet practice below.

What You Need to Start a Vet Practice

The Impact of Technology on Health Care

 Through today's increasingly digitally connected world, new technology has significantly impacted the healthcare field in areas of communication, treatment, research, and information gathering. Over time, technology will continue to advance the overall quality of healthcare for patients and doctors around the world. 

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 A Snapshot of Digital Health Care

Swoop in and Save the Day: A Look at Automated External Defibrillators

Sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for 325,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. That’s about 1,000 per day or 1 every 2 minutes. Having a portable automated external defibrillator in your place of business or work, your religious or community center, can, and most probably given the statistics, save a life. External defibrillators restart a heart that has stopped beating, and help reestablish a healthy rhythm once it is beating again.

3 Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Small Practice Owners

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known to many as “Obamacare,” is in full swing, with most of the major provisions having been enacted this spring. And while it’s all very new, some of its effects on small medical practices are already being seen and felt. 

Let’s discuss 3 of these effects—and look into what physicians are doing about them

Cutting Costs for Your Private Practice

Could your small medical practice use some financial fine-tuning? Here are a few practical and easily implemented ways to tighten the budgetary belt without sacrificing your staff, patients, or services.

Show Me the Money

Tips for Improving Patient Experience at Your Private Practice

Keeping patients happy should be the priority of every member of your staff. No practice is perfect, but the happier your patients, the happier you’ll be, too. Let’s take a look at some of the most common complaints among unsatisfied patients and how you can resolve any of these issues in your practice.

10 Tips for Improving Your Family Practice

Family practitioners often feel like they are drowning in paperwork or running themselves ragged trying to wear 10 hats at once.

The unfortunate thing is that vital time management skills are more commonly taught in business school than in medical school—and it’s absolutely essential for the family practitioner.

Do No Harm: 5 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Promote Patient Safety

There are many things healthcare organizations can do to ensure the well-being of the many patients that come through their doors. Explore with AKW Medical to learn 5 great ways to promote patient safety in your organization and the healthcare industry as a whole. 

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1. Gauge your organization's safety culture.

How to Use a Defibrillator

Heart defibrillation is a life-saving technique that requires an electric current passing through the cardiac muscles to restart the heart or restore a healthy sinus rhythm. There are three types of defibrillators: manual external, automatic external, and automatic internal. They all work in basically the same way. As the heart rhythm becomes dangerously out of sync, the defibrillator causes your heart to resume a normal, steady rhythm. What we’ll examine in this article is the proper steps to use a manual or automatic external defibrillator.