A keystroke or two opens the door to hundreds of sites on many practice areas - a generous representation of what today's practitioners need to know. Regardless of the specialization, these sections offer in-depth industry info, news, technical support and business tools geared to keeping physicians professionals conversant and current in their disciplines.
What you need to know
Even seasoned medical professionals know that professional development is an ongoing process - and new practitioners need to learn some ground rules! This section provides a virtual handbook on a number of operational topics, including Software and Hardware, Vendor Relations, Staff and Employment, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service and Purchasing, Insurance, and Communications.
The variety of industry publications serving medical professionals is formidable. To make review of these materials a bit easier, this section provides an extensive list of links to leading journals and periodicals applicable to a broad range of specializations. In many cases, free subscriptions are available to eligible practitioners.
It's a fair bet that medical practitioners top the list when it comes to networking with colleagues in professional settings. And no wonder! The health industries offer hundreds of conferences and events geared to helping members grow on educational, business and personal fronts. This section features some of the leading functions happening today.
Technology, research and legislation continuously change the face of the health care industry. Refer to this section often for ongoing, timely updates on important developments in every discipline, as well as in-depth features on practice management, patient care and relations, new regulations and much more.
Professional Associations and Resources
Knowing where to turn for information can make the practice of medicine more fulfilling and more profitable for the busy physician. In today's complicated world of managed care and Medicare reimbursement formulas, the savvy practitioner needs all the support he or she can get. This section provides information on organizations and other resources to help a physician succeed in practice, leaving more time for the most important job -- healing the patient.
Licensing/Certification, Training & Cont.
This section features continuing education opportunities for physicians, dentists and registered nurses, with direct links to professional organizations - such as the American Medical Association - that sponsor applicable courses. Also addressed are licensing requirements for health care specialists, among them coding specialists, certified compliance professionals and registered health information technicians.