In the past decade, as cardiac and vascular surgery has evolved into a team effort involving multiple medical specialists and support staff, the operating suites at many hospitals have remained relatively snug—designed to accommodate a small group of professionals. That can give the latest multidisciplinary surgeries the feeling of a cramped space, with the surgeon, […]Continue Reading ...
In an age of increased integration between physicians and hospitals, regulators should continue to scrutinize proposed hospital mergers and take steps to maintain competition, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “Weighing the Effects of Vertical Integration Versus Market Concentration on Hospital Quality” was co-authored by Marah […]Continue Reading ...
It sounded like an answer to prayers for millions with diabetes struggling to pay soaring prices for insulin. At a congressional hearing last month, Sen. Mike Enzi said an adviser had found “a foundation to import insulin for a number of people at lower cost.” The Wyoming Republican told the mother of a young man […]Continue Reading ...
In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed its continuing concern with a recent CMS policy allowing Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. In the comment letter, rheumatology leaders urged the agency to establish safeguards to protect beneficiaries […]Continue Reading ...
Collaboration of the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving patient safety in children’s hospitals identifies the most important patient safety research topics In the first study to comprehensively evaluate research priorities for patient safety in pediatrics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers and collaborators from other children’s hospitals outlined 24 research priorities for improving pediatric […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 17 2019 Patients could benefit from improved care and outcomes thanks to new research guidance developed as part of a University of Stirling-led study. Dr Emma France Experts have advanced an approach that enables the effective collation and analysis of qualitative studies – such as information garnered from patient interviews and focus groups. The […]Continue Reading ...
When a doctor steps into an exam room, patients can feel expectant, with a tinge of anxiety. Yet this simple entry can also trigger a flood of emotion for the medical professional, especially if they are a doctor in training. In a recent JAMA column, Stanford medical student Anna Goshua reflects on her first assigned encounter […]Continue Reading ...
A little over a year ago, a 65-year-old woman with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a condition in which the heart’s muscle becomes abnormally thick, potentially causing dangerous irregular heartbeats—had her genes sequenced before her first visit to the Penn Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease. In the sequence, the patient’s care team identified a variant in a gene […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 15 2019 Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology, has launched its DigitalDiagnost C90, a new ceiling-suspended digital radiography system. The system offers a live tube camera, versatile room configuration capabilities and exam automation technologies that work harmoniously to provide improved patient and Radiographer experiences. Designed to meet the imaging needs of […]Continue Reading ...
As marijuana legalization sweeps North America, use of the substance has been on the rise, and the public’s attitude is shifting. An increasing number of people believe that “weed” is the safest recreational drug, one that carries health benefits that outweigh its risks. Those assumptions are challenged in an article and editorial published in the […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 25 2019 Executive Summary: Founded in 2008, the Biodonostia Health Research Institute was the first institute for medical research in the Basque region of Spain. Facing difficult surgical challenges every day, it recently partnered with Tknika, a Research and Applied Innovation Centre for Vocational Education and Training in the Basque region, and Tecnun, a […]Continue Reading ...
Lisa Smeds Alenius will defend her doctoral thesis on 22 January 2019 at Karolinska Institutet. Her thesis focuses on factors in the nurse work environment relating to quality of care and patient safety. The thesis shows that the experience of adequate staffing and resources, leadership on ward and hospital levels, and teamwork with physicians are […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina and Arizona State University have developed an intelligent system for “tuning” powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours necessary if the device is tuned by a trained clinical practitioner. The system is the […]Continue Reading ...
Genomic testing is becoming increasingly common in medicine. Moreover, ongoing advances in technology and an ever-increasing understanding of what genetic variants mean can result in reinterpretation of the clinical significance of variants found in patients. This can occur when the patient’s indications for the original test are unchanged or when their phentoypes or family histories […]Continue Reading ...
FADE IN: Nighttime in a dimly-lit private hospital room. A patient, pale and bald, calls for a nurse who offers a popsicle to ease the discomfort caused by chemotherapy. The patient gives half to the nurse, who pulls up a chair, casually propping her foot on the hospital bed. They discuss the patient’s imminent choice: […]Continue Reading ...
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