Dad, You Were the Greatest

My dad, Sal made his transition at age 88 on Wednesday. He was blessed to be surrounded by his beloved family for the 8 days of transition and it was a blessing and a gift for us to be with him as well.

When It’s Too Good to Be True It Might Have Been Paid for by the Manufacturer

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have long utilized ghostwriters to help “write” scientific papers emphasizing benefits and minimizing risks of their products. This culminated in a 2010 Congressional Report calling on medical schools, journals and the National Institute of Health to limit the practice.

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Foreplay for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants?

Everybody loves a little, or a lot of, foreplay – just not when they’re really busy. Attorneys are crazy busy and for them, time is money. That means if you’re a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who can skip some of the foreplay, all the build-up, set-up and sucking up and just get down to business, attorneys will appreciate you all the more.

Get right to the heart of the matter, cut to the chase and give your attorney-clients the facts, your opinions and your recommendations on where to go next. Save the foreplay for the person who will appreciate it most.

Success Is Inside!

P.S. Comment and share how you get down to business with your attorney-clients.

Hospital Safety Scores – Another Tool for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization, just released its Hospital Safety Score. 2,652 hospitals were graded on overall performance in keeping patients safe from medical errors and preventable death or injuries. Their new grading systems utilized expert analysis of publicly available data using 26 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety.

Why I Never Complain About Clients – Ever

I’m no saint. In fact, my 2012 resolution was to be less well-behaved and Tom tells me I’m off to a pretty good start so far this year. But one way I don’t misbehave is by complaining about clients.

Keep Track of Your Changes As Well As Yourself

I recently received an email with a Word® document attachment. I found that the track changes function was turned on when I opened the document and that all of the sender’s edits to the document were showing. I was now privy to the sender’s thoughts and revisions, which gave me the negotiation advantage.

Tom’s Tech Tips

Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Are Your Attorney-Clients Giving You a Pain in the Neck? Get a Headset!

If you’re a busy CLNC® consultant you probably spend a lot of time on the phone. It may be your good-old fashioned landline home phone or your cell phone. Either way you probably do the old bent-neck, crooked-head-lean thing where you cradle the phone between your ear and shoulder. While this works (but not with an iPhone®) you’re guaranteeing yourself a trip to the chiropractor – or worse.

*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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