What is Patient Centered Care and How to Provide It

Doctors  |  November 07th, 2017

At MedPro, our focus is on providing focused and reliable solutions to health care providers at predictable rates. In this article we take a look at patient centered care. We dig into the definition and key tenets. We also look at the science behind seemingly airy topics like empathy and relationship building, and how they...READ ARTICLE

Flu Season 2017-2018 Dates, Timing, Intensity

Doctors  |  October 02nd, 2017

The flu is worrying, particularly for doctors and parents with young children. The key question becomes, “Should I vaccinate this year?” followed closely by, “When should I vaccinate?” The answer to both questions often depends on another, “When does flu season 2017-2018 start?” In past years, the effectiveness of flu vaccines has been reported at...READ ARTICLE

5 Ways to Make OSHA Training More Effective 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 25th, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a strict set of safety and occupational health and safety standards in place to be followed by not only hospitals and large medical complexes, but also smaller medical and dental offices.   If you own your own practice, you most likely understand the importance of following these guidelines, not only for public safety but...READ ARTICLE

SBAR Definition, How To, and SBAR PDF

Doctors  |  September 22nd, 2017

The definition of SBAR comes from its acronym, “Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations.” It’s the best practice for nurses to communicate info to physicians and other health professionals. In this article, you’ll find an explanation of how and when to use this standardized communication tool. You’ll also find an SBAR PDF form for use in any...READ ARTICLE

Protection against Pregnancy and HIV with New Birth Control  

Doctors  |  September 22nd, 2017

In the global fight to control the spread of HIV and address birth control to help women in countries that are experiencing overpopulation and reduced quality of life for both women and children, there is a new trial involving a vaginal ring that acts as both a contraceptive and releases an anti-HIV drug.   Researchers have...READ ARTICLE

10 Do’s and Don’t’s of Proper Sharps Disposal 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 20th, 2017

Improperly disposed sharps pose a serious threat not only to healthcare professionals and their patients, but also to medical waste specialists and members of the community. To help you eliminate this threat and ensure the safety of your staff and others, here are 10 Dos and Don’t’s of proper sharps disposal.   DO: Immediately place used needles and other sharps in their proper...READ ARTICLE

How Docs Can Use Social Media Like a Pro 

Customer Service  |  September 18th, 2017

Are you engaging with current and prospective patient via social media? Are you sharing your knowledge on platforms like Youtube and LinkedIn, or shying away from connecting because of liability and privacy concerns?   With the right strategy and best practices, physicians have the most to gain by effectively using social media to market their practice. By leveraging the...READ ARTICLE

5 Healthcare Statistics That are Making Some Docs Sick

Doctors  |  September 15th, 2017

In healthcare, the only thing that spreads nausea quicker than the flu is bureaucracy. This bureaucracy causes care of delivery costs to rise, while diminishing the physician’s ability to leverage new technology and processes to increase patient satisfaction. If you work in healthcare, you no doubt have heard enough statistics that have highlighted the mismanagement...READ ARTICLE

20 Fascinating Doctor Apps That Flip The Script In 2017

Doctors  |  September 12th, 2017

Mobile phones are changing the world as surely as the airplane did, and the automobile before it. Apps like YouTube, Google Maps, and Facebook Messenger have made life more convenient for the populous at large. Meanwhile, change comes more slowly to smaller populations like healthcare world. That said, when the improvements do come, they’re no...READ ARTICLE

These Diseases Can be Caused by Improperly Disposed-of Medical Waste

Biohazardous Waste Disposal  |  September 11th, 2017

Because it contains a high amount of disease-causing organisms, also called pathogens, medical waste poses a risk when handled improperly and released into the environment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that improper disposal of medical waste can cause the following diseases:    Parasitic Infections  It’s not surprising that labs who regularly test for parasitic infections would have specimens that are positive for parasites....READ ARTICLE