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Elijahwordsmith.com | Social Media for Healthcare Freelance

Social Media for Healthcare Freelance

“Do you have a HIPAA medical release?” “Yes.” “Okay, let’s see the content you’re hoping to send out.” Armed with red markers, the lawyers began butchering what was previously an attention-getting social media post. All the content producer could do was sigh and wait for the edited version. The medical field is infamous for being …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Freelance Healthcare Shaking Up the Industry

Freelance Healthcare Shaking Up the Industry

The term “freelancer” comes from the Medieval period when mercenary knights sold their lances to the highest bidder. Isn’t history interesting?  But our topic today doesn’t have anything to do with the past. With remote work becoming the norm, healthcare is tapping into this resource. In 2023, expect the gig economy to add to its …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Healthcare Social Media: Your Differentiation Factor

Healthcare Social Media: Your Differentiation Factor

Generalizations about healthcare providers are common in 2022. The cause? A general breakdown in communication between those who disagree on health topics.  And this isn’t specific to healthcare, it’s actually a societal issue. There may not be a simple solution, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.  In this spirit, I present social media as …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Why Revoking Medical Licenses Is Foolish

Why Revoking Medical Licenses Is Foolish

“You can either start on treatment A or treatment A, your choice.” A bit confused, the patient studied both options long enough to realize they were exactly the same. But instead of protesting he reluctantly mumbled, “Treatment A please.”   In certain health scenarios there aren’t a lot of alternatives, but for Covid this isn’t the …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Gab Leading the Charge for Alternative Health Solutions

Gab Leading the Charge for Alternative Health Solutions

Imagine yourself treading water as you bob up and down on a stormy sea.   Out of nowhere a boat appears.  But instead of flagging them down, you decide to wait for the next one. There’s only one problem.  The “next one” doesn’t exist. Such is the condition of traditional healthcare, the only difference being there’s …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | What Constitutes Medical Misinformation?

What Constitutes Medical Misinformation?

“I’d love to believe you doc, but Facebook hasn’t fact checked whether or not I should.” Okay I’ll admit it.  This scenario never happened.   But it is meant to highlight a growing confusion over what medical information to believe. Far from an expert, I’ll nonetheless suggest the dangers of selectively amplifying certain voices.  And denigrating …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | U.S. Healthcare Business: An Unsustainable Model

U.S. Healthcare Business: An Unsustainable Model

“If it doesn’t make cents, then it doesn’t make sense.” You’d probably be surprised to hear this phrase from someone in a lab coat wouldn’t you?  Of course you would. This is because we (humans) expect the medical industry has our best interest and health in mind.  Is this always the case? Well let’s see …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Can Alternative Health Solutions Revive Patient Trust?

Can Alternative Health Solutions Revive Patient Trust?

“Times are a little tough right now.  Are there any alternative health options available?” Reviewing the list of approved specialists on his clipboard, the primary care doctor slowly shook his head. “Unfortunately Mary the ones I mentioned are it,” he stated. “Well thank you Dr. Richardson, I’ll talk it over with my husband and get …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Patient Choice: Solution To Overcome Healthcare Mistrust

Patient Choice: Solution To Overcome Healthcare Mistrust

Remember the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty? “All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”   Their inability to reconstruct him was due to the dozens of pieces scattered around.  Ignoring the fact egg-person hybrids don’t exist, how does this childhood story relate to healthcare? I think you’ll agree …

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