Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID Hit

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

Healthcare Employment Down Since COVID Hit

Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID HitSince COVID-19 hit, healthcare employment is down.We circulate a lot of articles around Challenger, mostly dealing with medical education, technology in education, certification changes, and – did I mention medical education?  Today’s medical news brief looks at healthcare employment figures and trends since the pandemic. One article that gave us pause started with a … Read More

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Diagnostic Imaging

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic imaging

AI in Medical Diagnostic ImagingArtificial intelligence continues to make strides in medical imaging and diagnostics of certain conditions, such as breast cancer.A number of years back, Challenger attended an IBM Watson conference.  The AI demonstration they were giving at the time was a Watson machine trained to identify basal cell carcinoma from high resolution imaging. They were interested in whether … Read More

Is It COVID Misinformation? Clinicians Under Scrutiny for Spreading COVID Misinformation

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

COVID Misinformation

Is It COVID Misinformation?Clinicians who spread COVID misinformation are coming under increased scrutiny by medical boardsThe news this week is filled with articles about the FSMB, specialty society, AMA, and ABMS organizational statements about certification and licensure for physicians “spreading misinformation.” We’ve put together the latest news on the subject… There’s the ground-up personalization article from NPR, which starts with … Read More

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – Part 3, Medical Misinformation Prevention

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Medical misinformation prevention strategies - how to counteract medicine misinformation

Medical Misinformation Prevention – What Medical Professionals Can Do to Counteract Medical MisinformationMedical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic Blog Series, Part 3 of 3In parts one and two of this blog series on Medical Misinformation, we described the harms associated with medical misinformation and common sources of medical misinformation, respectively. In this post, part three, we will examine some medical misinformation … Read More

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – Part 2, Medical Misinformation Sources

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

medical misinformation sources

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – Medical Misinformation SourcesMedical Misinformation Blog Series, Part 2 of 3In part one of this blog series on Medical Misinformation, we describe the harms associated with medical misinformation. In this post, part two, we will describe common medical misinformation sources and why we are so inclined to believe them. Medical Misinformation Sources – Frauds and … Read More

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – How Clinical Misinformation Causes Harm

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Medical Misinformation

Medical Misinformation: The Other PandemicMedical Misinformation Blog Series, Part 1 of 3Misinformation is nothing new. I remember, as a child, standing in line with my mom at the grocery store and reading the headlines of a tabloid – a member of congress was reported  to be an alien, of the extraterrestrial variety, and to our shock, a particular celebrity was … Read More