PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Page 36 of 91 S P ring 2018 37 t e c h N o t e s Picture the opportunities all over the country. Wherever you picture yourself and your practice, chances are there's a CHS-affiliated hospital nearby. Approximately 20,000 physicians – employed and independent – serve on the medical staffs of 127 CHS-affiliated hospitals in 20 states. These hospitals deliver a wide range of health services and function as vitally important members of their local communities. And while we're literally "all over the map," with opportunities, we're also focused on helping you find the right place to build a successful practice. Visit: Email: Call: 800-367-6813 CHS and Community Health Systems are tradenames/trademarks of CHSPSC, LLC, which provides management services to affiliates of Community Health Systems, Inc. patient-specific handouts and sharing functions that make it easier to explain to patients why a certain test or procedure isn't recommended at the time. It's great to have an application to help patients understand the guidelines their physician is using. It's important that patients realize that following guidelines and evidence-based care is how tests and procedures should be ordered — not in a haphazard manner that can cause unintended consequences. My biggest issue with the app is that it's not available on the Android platform yet. That will hopefully change soon. Pneumonia Guide Pneumonia Guide is by the prolific physician app developer Joshua Steinberg, M.D., whom we've featured before. His medical apps are truly created "by physicians, for physicians," and they are simple and easy to use. Though Steinberg's Pneumonia Guide app has been around for years, it has undergone a significant update centered around recent changes in pneumonia guidelines by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Once you select the type of pneumonia (the app has pediatric pneumonia recommendations as well), you are presented with a page that lists diagnostic testing that should and shouldn't be considered, antibiotic choices, assessing clinical response, and recommendations on management of overall care. The app makes distinctions between I V and PO antibiotics and outpatient and inpatient settings. There is a calculator section as well to help physicians with risk stratification. Price: Free. Apple: Android: Not available. Pregnancy Passport from P&M Pregnancy Passport was developed by the Physicians and Midwives Collaborative Practice, a team of OB/ GYNs and midwives who practice across five centers across Northern Virginia. The app is a great example of how a practice can promote itself by providing a great smartphone app experience that's not only for their

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