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  • Briefs
    ACE Global Markets Announces New Privacy And Security Insurance Policies WASHINGTON — URAC has announced that ACE Global Markets, providers of insurance and reinsurance, will mandate URAC’s HIPAA Privacy and/or Security Accreditation programs for several new insurance ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    Tools in the Suite Highlighting products that increase efficiency, support patient care and safety, and enhance productivity. The presence of these key components of the endoscopy suite may be second nature, but you’d be lost without them. By John Roark Scope Cleaning ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    The Digestive Disorders team at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, was honored with their facility’s first service excellence award in May 2003. Nominated by hospital employees and staff physicians, the team was recognized for their excellence in ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Staffing the Suite
    Do you remember the passion you felt about your work when you first entered your field? In today's fast-paced healthcare settings, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of this excitement, and many young nurses lose their spark quickly and become burned out. Mentoring can help ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    The Pulse of Endoscopy A look at some timely issues — what’s going on, what experts are talking about and what’s around the corner The Evolving Role of the Endonurse The advancement of technology and the shortage of nurses are strange bedfellows that have heightened the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • HIPAA
    Revisions made last year to the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) have left many healthcare workers wondering what new responsibilities they’re required to take on.“I started Seacrest DocSecurity because I noted the confusion, the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The scope of things
    While reading Ken Blanchard’s “The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams,” I experienced a direct download from God... We doctors simply don’t get it. We believe that by virtue of our years of medical training, and one and a quarter yards of stain-resistant white ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Managing Workplace Anger
    Numerous factors in the workplace can combine to set us off. While eyeing an endoscope as a means of settling a score might be tempting, in reality, it is not a healthy response. “Anger is a normal and helpful emotion. It’s good when it’s appropriately expressed,” says Dan ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • MÉNÉTRIER’S DISEASE
    Ménétrier’s disease is idiopathic, extremely uncommon and may cause symptoms that continue for decades. This rare condition is characterized by thick gastric folds, particularly in the fundus and the body, and histologic features of foveolar hyperplasia and glandular ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Staffing the Suite
    Anyone with insomnia has at some point turned on the television at 3 a.m. and seen commercials to find “free government money!” But tracking down funding for continuing nursing or technician education may be more difficult than the advertisements imply. Although there has ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues