Sarah Daren has been a consultant for startups in multiple industries including health and wellness, wearable technology, nursing, and education. She implements her wellness and education knowledge into every aspect of her life, including her position as a yoga instructor and raising her two children. When she's not watching the New York Yankees play, Sarah enjoys practising yoga and reading a good book on the beach.

Is It Ever Okay to Breach HIPAA Under Emergency Circumstances?

Patient confidentiality is something that every healthcare provider in the country must adhere to, but sometimes circumstances change and patients aren’t able to confirm or deny a request that information is shared that could potentially save their lives. There are many ethical lines to toe in the world of healthcare, but HIPAA infringements are some

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3 Trends Changing the Field of Nursing

One trend that nurses can be very excited about is finally having some days off. As vaccines continue to be distributed, hospitalizations for COVID-19 are slowly but surely lessening. As hospitals go back to some semblance of the operations they had prior to the pandemic, a few things learned during the COVID response are expected

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Social Issues in Healthcare

We’d like to believe that everyone will have a positive experience when they need to shop for health insurance, see a doctor, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case in the United States. Social factors affect us in every area of life, including health, wellness, and how we’re treated by

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Healthcare Facility

These days, sustainability is a major issue, not only for the future of the natural world but for the future of humanity as well. Human health and the environment are closely linked, and we now know that climate change will have a major negative impact on the health of people living all over the world.

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The 3 Challenges Facing Health Data Management

Over the last decade or so, electronic health records (EHR) have been helping to streamline medical record-keeping and coordinate patient care. EHR has been instrumental in allowing hospitals to reduce errors, leverage big data for patients’ benefit, and provide a more comprehensive picture of a patient’s health. There are so many benefits to collecting digital

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Understanding the Ongoing Opioid Crisis

The coronavirus isn’t the only epidemic affecting the United States, and the opioid epidemic hasn’t been done any favors by COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders that have accompanied it. In the U.S., an average of 128 people die every day due to opioid-related overdoses. In addition to the OD statistics, the list of negative effects

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How Hospitals Can Better Prepare for a Pandemic

As vaccines rollout, and the end of COVID-19 is finally no longer just wishful thinking, but rather a not-so-distant reality, it’s important that the United States collects and analyzes all data surrounding the pandemic. From financial loss to changes in workplace structure to the travel industry, there were lessons to be learned everywhere, especially in

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How to Protect Medical Data from Hackers

When it comes to valuable information, organizations within the medical field are sitting on a goldmine, at least in the eyes of hackers. While lots of other kinds of businesses and organizations might have credit card information or password information stolen from time to time, there’s a key difference between that kind of information and

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