VitalBlog

In our VitalBlog we frequently share our thoughts and opinions on healthcare-related topics.

Arjen Westerink

Patient Education – The Right Information at the Right Time

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The other day I came across an article that talked about the potential dangers of patients self-diagnosing. With a wealth of medical information... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Blue Zones

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

From a healthcare perspective, the words “blue zones” may conjure up images of mental health and depression.  Recently these words have taken on a... read more

Amir Hosinipur

Saying "No" to Tobacco on World No Tobacco Day

Amir Hosinipur wrote this on Friday, May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day was created to address and inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, as... read more

Ruth Neele

A View on Employee Health and Wellness

Ruth Neele wrote this on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

National Employee Health and Fitness Month (EHFM) – just hearing the term might make you cringe as you look down at that scrumptious, sugar-coated... read more

Jackie Zubke, R.N.

Straight from the Nurse's Mouth

Jackie Zubke, R.N. wrote this on Saturday, May 11, 2013

In honor of International Nurses Day, I thought I would lend my voice and talk about something which has changed the nursing industry (and my job)... read more

Arjen Westerink

World Health Month

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Monday, April 29, 2013

This month is World Health Month. It is a perfect time to reflect on the state of health in the US compared to the rest of the world. With the... read more

Arnout van Kuijk

Celebrating Earth Day in 2013

Arnout van Kuijk wrote this on Monday, April 22, 2013

On April 22, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide.  Earth Day was started in 1970 in the United States in response to the Santa Barbara oil spill. Its... read more

Blair Butterfield

Four Big Trends @ HIMSS 2013

Blair Butterfield wrote this on Friday, March 15, 2013

It has been a good week at HIMSS in New Orleans. Amazing to see how fully the central areas of the city have returned to normal, although outlying... read more

Arjen Westerink

HIMSS 2013 – Our Health Story

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This past week we participated in the Interoperability Showcase at the annual HIMSS conference, which was held in New Orleans this year. It’s been... read more

Melvin Hutchens

HIMSS 2013 – Let’s Ask Questions

Melvin Hutchens wrote this on Monday, March 11, 2013

As we look back on HIMSS 2013 many will have a different opinion as to the key event that created a revelation that they can take with them. Many... read more

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