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ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
July 1, 2015

Expanding Roles

OT in the Emergency Room

In response to shrinking budgets and declining reimbursement rates, hospitals across the country are devising novel ways to provide quality patient care. A brand-new, cutting-edge program out of Cape Cod Hospital places physical and occupational therapists in the emergency department, aiming to better address patient needs in a seamless, cost-effective way.  Safe Discharge

HIPAA Security Compliance

No organization can protect their data 100%. It's simply not possible -- and it would cost too much if it were. But many conscientious entities are striving to get close. These entities tend to evaluate each security control not only for HIPAA compliance, but also for its ability to actually protect one of their most valuable assets -- patient data.  Weighing the Risks

Column: OTs as Leaders in Prevention

"Prevention, health, and wellness are approaches and outcomes within the OT scope of practice. OTs can help identify barriers and educate people to make healthy choices. While it is beneficial for OTs to provide prevention in areas such as falls and ergonomic support, there are many other areas where OTs can offer such care as well."  New Model Needed

Blog: Introspection Over Reaction

"One of the toughest but most important pills to swallow is the fact that everything we see in the external world is a direct reflection of what's happening internally. This is precisely why the same situation (e.g. a 'difficult' person) can trigger so many varying degrees of responses. Part of our human nature is to project our feelings onto things in the external world."  Energizing Healthcare

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