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Top Professions in the Medical Field

When we think of the medical field we always think of doctors and nurses. There are a lot more opportunities within the medical field that one can work for and be very successful at. One of the best things about the healthcare profession is that there is always a need somewhere. So let’s review the

Research and Development Requires Specialized Lab Equipment and Environmental Controls Based on Specific Scientific Field of Research

A modern day laboratory is an indispensable tool for research and development. Without it, advances in every field of scientific study are impossible to achieve.  The equipment that is needed in a research lab varies widely and is mainly dependent upon the type of research that is conducted within it. For example, the equipment used in a laboratory

How Technology Is Speeding up the Drug Development Process

On average, it takes up to 10 years and $2.6 billion to bring a new drug to market, according to data collected by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. This includes both the drugs that successfully make it to market — about 12 percent — and those that fail at some point

Improving Hospital Workflows with New IT Features

Information technology, IT, plays an important role in healthcare. The role of IT is even more important now that hospitals and medical institutions are trying to improve their services, become more efficient and remain competitive at the same time. There are new regulations being put in place to help speed up the implementation of good

At $800 Million, Costly New Drug Developments Demand Consistency

According to information provided in the Congressional Budget Office’s 2006 study, Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry, it costs pharmaceutical companies an average of 12 years and $800 million dollars to create and bring to market a drug that is based on a new molecular entity (NME). In sharp contrast, drugs that are based on

Safeguarding NHS patient data: Re-evaluating information management in your practice

Accusations that the NHS had tried to cover up the loss of 500,000 pieces of patient data hit headlines earlier this year, subsequently triggering a massive investigation. Driven by fears that misplaced blood tests, screening results and other medical documents had put patients’ lives in danger, five separate inquiries were launched. The NHS Shared Business

Nurse Practitioners Are Improving Healthcare Services

The demand for better healthcare services has increased rapidly these past few years, which means hospitals and service providers are actively seeking more doctors, physicians and nursing professionals. Nurse practitioners are also being recruited by more health institutions to provide better healthcare to more patients. According to studies by Bradley University and the university’s online

Why Pharma Companies Should Move to Cloud Computing

Recently, a leading research report provider released a press release stating that internationally, North America dominates the cloud computing market in healthcare research and development. It is mainly because major pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical giants are usually located in the United States. These drug manufacturers even actively take part in diverse research and development programs in

Four Huge Hospital Red Flags for New Nurses

Nursing stands as one of the fastest-growing career fields year after year. As nursing programs continue to expand, hospitals are eager to employ new blood looking to drive into their medical careers and start healing the sick. That being said, not all hospitals are created equal in terms of employment. Beyond salary, there’s plenty to

How to Protect your Identity in the Social Media Era

Social media changed the way we define privacy. If at first publicity was only granted to those who seek it, today, it is almost completely random. Social networks aim to extract as much information from their subscribers, learning their thought patterns and behaviors. In this new environment, it is important to learn how to protect