The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, or OJOT, is a brand new concept in the world of professional journals. For those looking for a way to connect with others in their profession or who are interested in becoming published in an academic journal, this journal will be a blessing. The journal is being published through the Western Michigan University Department of Occupational Therapy and will be published quarterly. The inaugural edition will be available in the fall of 2012 and is currently accepting admissions from interested parties. [continue reading…]
The uneducated patient who relies solely on their healthcare provider to inform them of possible health concerns, symptoms, and treatment is almost a thing of the past. With 60-80% of Internet users seeking health information online, today’s patient is more knowledgeable and ready to take more responsibility for their own health.
The Internet has the potential to inform and empower the health consumer by educating individuals about general health, healthcare services, and support decision making. Unfortunately, the Internet has also proven to have negative impacts for the healthcare industry as well. [continue reading…]