4th of July News & Notes - SMARTMD 4th of July News & Notes - SMARTMD
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Apollo 11 LaunchFifty years ago Apollo 11 blasted off to carry astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. to the moon—a task that’s difficulty seemed to transcend the word, “hard”, suggested by President John F. Kennedy in his now famous, “We choose to go to the Moon!” speech just seven years before on September 12, 1962.

Today we’re faced with similarly difficult challenges. How we approach them—with vigor, openness, optimism, and resolution—may very well help us surmount them. For the past twenty years, SMARTMD has done just that—worked to solve the evolving operational challenges that face medical professionals today. Thank you to all our partners, large and small, who continue to take this journey with us.

Please enjoy a safe and happy 4th of July celebration. SMARTMD will be celebrating as well on the 4th but will reopen on Friday, July 5.

Nandip Kothari, CEO, SMARTMD

As parents we want to make sure the sunscreen we apply to wiggly, running, summer-loving kids works as hard to protect their skin as we’ve worked to get it onto them. The sunscreen aisle can be kind of daunting for parents though, because with so many choices, it’s hard to know which one to pick…

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When I first started speaking with clinicians who travel to see patients, I was surprised how many were using Outlook or Google calendar on their phones. In some cases, it was just an appointment reminding them which facility (hospital, clinic, ALF, SNF, hospice) to be at that day. In other cases, they had an appointment for each patient they were going out to see, including phone number, address, directions and visit goals!

Turns out there are multiple good, logical reasons for this behavior, even though the practice of flies in the face of HIPAA security practices, creates significantly more work for schedulers, and is riddled with possibility of double entry errors.

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