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Programs - CFDA: Programs

Programs - CFDA: Programs | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
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The government has made a specific program for P.A.s to go alng with the ACA. It help promote expansion of P.A.s by help paying for some of their costs to go to school.

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ObamaCare Facts: Facts on the Affordable Care Act

ObamaCare Facts: Facts on the Affordable Care Act | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
We present the facts on Obama Care (ObamaCare), the health care plan for America. Our goal is to help you understand the Affordable Care Act.
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Hope Lewis's comment, March 7, 2014 7:49 AM
Obamacare does not replace other insureance, or governement funded insurance for those who can't afford(medicare and medicaid). it regulates the health insurance to help provide better services to those who need it, but it does not regulate your own individual health care. it offers new benefits, protections, etc. for those who have it.
Hope Lewis's comment, March 7, 2014 7:52 AM
you are now allowed to stay on your families plan until you are 26. If you suddenly fall ill, get hurt, etc. the insurance company does not now have the right to just drop you from the company. And now insurance companies are expencted to cover people with pre-existing conditions, and are more regulated now to help with how they treat customers they insure to help protect your rights with healthcare.
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Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging.

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Hope Lewis's comment, March 4, 2014 7:45 AM
Stem cell therapies are also evolving. We can add about 4 genes to skin cells from yourself to make a cell that is almost equivelent to embryo, without use of an actual one. This can help damaged organs and it might even be possible to completely make one one day.
Hope Lewis's comment, March 4, 2014 7:50 AM
Since 2003, when the Genome Project was finished, technology has been evolving rapidly to produce the best cure for patients. And it will continue to evolve as the years pass and people have a growing need for these treatments. What's considered "cutting edge" will probably be considered as routine starting in the early 2020's.
Hope Lewis's comment, March 4, 2014 7:54 AM
3 D printers are becoming increasingly popular among people. As its popularity increases, scientists are looking into whether we can use 3D printing to make new organs for those who need them (hearts, livers,etc.). Experimentation has already begone with scientists using biodegradable products and merging them with skin cells to to see if it is possible. It is expected to be actually used by doctors by 2020.
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Google launches Calico to combat age related illnesses

Google launches Calico to combat age related illnesses | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
Google is venturing into health and aging with a new start-up named Calico that will be focused on solving aging related illnesses and issues.
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Hope Lewis's comment, March 5, 2014 7:56 AM
Google is developing Calico which will ultimately treat/prevent age related diseases/illnesses. And since everyone gets old, google will help save millions of people. although details about it are vague, it was revealed google is aiming for long-term research rather than just jumping in clinical trials.
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Health Care Future Bright for Nurses. Stinks for Doctors. | The Health Care Blog

Health Care Future Bright for Nurses. Stinks for Doctors. | The Health Care Blog | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
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Hope Lewis's comment, February 17, 2014 8:02 AM
Doctors are not fond of the low- reimbursement that they collect from medical assistance, such as Medicare and Medicaid. And as a result of their frustration, they are increasingly declining to see these patients. In Texas, it is found that 34% of doctors are not seeing these patients with Medicare, or trying to limit the amount that they see. The number is higher for people with Medicaid.
Hope Lewis's comment, February 17, 2014 8:05 AM
These problems are only expected to get worse with Obamacare, especially if they get the estimated 32 million people to sign up. There is also a shortage of doctor's, which will also get increasingly worse the more people that sign up for Obamacare. Obamacare will try to hold down costs with Lower-Reimbursement rates and increasing demand for medical care in America.
Hope Lewis's comment, February 17, 2014 8:07 AM
19% of Physicians say they are leaving the medical field to pursue something new because of obamacare and the lower reimbursement rates. 19% also said that they are considering moving to a new position in the field because of obamacare. This is causing the need for Physician's Assistants and nurses to increase.
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Light-Activated Glue Can Heal Broken Hearts - IEEE Spectrum

Light-Activated Glue Can Heal Broken Hearts - IEEE Spectrum | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
A biocompatible glue seals ruptures in the beating heart of a pig

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Hope Lewis's comment, March 26, 2014 7:58 AM
There are many evasive surgeries available for people with heart problems. They are time consuming, and the staples that are uses can damage tissues. The glue that is currently used is not optimal for tissues as it has a harder time bonding to the slick surface of organs. This glue, when activated by light, has shown exceptional ability to stick to the organs surface to act as a sealant without damaging the tissues or coming loose. Many see this as the next step for the medical field as this only requires a small incision with small tools to apply and activate it.
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Need to see a doctor? There's an app for that - YouTube

'Doctor on Demand' provides instant health care from your smartphone
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Hope Lewis's comment, March 5, 2014 8:11 AM
Are you sick of being sick and having to go out to a doctor? There is now an app for that. You can call in to a doctor with your camera phone and they can give you a 15 minute consultation. Sure, it's 40 dollars, but once you include gas to get to the doctors, its generally easier to just click on the app.Soon, it will be what most people do.
Hope Lewis's comment, March 6, 2014 7:49 AM
Though they may not be able to diagnose serious conditions, they can still help. They can help diagnose little things, like the flu and a cold. They can also help by perscribing medicine to who/whoever is in need. You shouldn't go to the Doctor On Demand as often as you go to the normal doctor, as a normal doctor checks blood pressure, etc. and this app cant, but it's good for those dayd to day little things that we need medicine/ a diagnoses for.
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Technology Can Extend the Physician Assistant's Role in Patient Care | Physicians Practice

Technology Can Extend the Physician Assistant's Role in Patient Care | Physicians Practice | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
Telemedicine and other health IT tools can help physician assistants be more proactive in patient care. Some of the rules need to change too, however.
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Hope Lewis's comment, March 4, 2014 7:59 AM
Most state laws allow for electronic supervision of Pa's. That means, as long as Pa's can get ahold of their supervising doctor but cell phone, etc. they are allowed to practice in "any setting". That means that the supervising physician can be across the country or at home, whilethe Pa practices. Pa's MUST be able to contact them directly and immediately should the need arise.
Hope Lewis's comment, March 4, 2014 8:03 AM
State laws are, and will continue to be, modified to allow more practice with Physician's and PA's. Some states use supervision in a "broad sense" and allow their physicians to be at their practice for only a few hours per day, while PA's are their for much longer. Most states offer reasonable flexibilty, but it will continue to improve as more technology becomes available for PA and Physician use.
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Top 5 Medical Technology Innovations - ASME

In run-up to national health care reform, the best new medical technologies are designed to make more people better for less.
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Hope Lewis's comment, February 19, 2014 8:06 AM
Medical companies are working faster than ever to find newer, easier, cheaper technology for Medical officials, and patients, to use. They even teamed up with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to "re-engineer" the process for new products to pump them out sooner and faster. Which many say, "impede innovation". The FDA just released the MDIC, which will shorten and simplify the testing and designing process of new products and services.
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What the Affordable Care Act Means for Physician Assistants

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Physician Assistants | Physicians Assistant-Aspect 2&3 | Scoop.it
"Obamacare" is now a reality.  Last week's US Supreme Court Ruling has huge implications for the future of our nation, and even bigger implications for the physician assistant profession.  In this ...
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Hope Lewis's comment, March 6, 2014 8:00 AM
Insurance exchanges: an online site or building where you can go and "shop" for the healthcare you desire. Prevention of insurance companies dropping patients suddenly are also not allowed by this. There are also other policies to the ACA.
Hope Lewis's comment, March 6, 2014 8:06 AM
It's estimated that 32 million americans will sign up for healthcare. But there is already a shortage of "physicians". So how will it filled? The demand of PA's is expected to increase dramatically due to obamacare and demand for medical staff.
Hope Lewis's comment, March 6, 2014 8:08 AM
Doctors can't be churned out from medical school. They goto school for years, about 6-8. Then after they graduate they are required to complete residiencies before they can officially be a doctor. PA's don't do that. They go to school, then pass a test to get their license, and go straight to work.