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Regenstrief tests new method for compiling healthcare information electronically

Regenstrief tests new method for compiling healthcare information electronically

If you are rushed to a hospital in an emergency, is your complete medical record available to those caring for you? Will they know all medications you have been prescribed and whether you are taking them as directed? Does your primary care physician know your complete medical history? [More]
New study shows team training of health care staff can reduce patient mortality by 15%

New study shows team training of health care staff can reduce patient mortality by 15%

Team training of health care employees can reduce patient mortality by 15 percent, according to a new study from Rice University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Central Florida, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. [More]
New report provides insight into burnout syndrome

New report provides insight into burnout syndrome

A new report on burnout syndrome in critical care health care professionals gives key stakeholders guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to examine ways to prevent as well as treat burnout syndrome. [More]

Electronic environment in health care can contribute to physician burnout

The growth and evolution of the electronic environment in health care is taking a toll on U.S. physicians. That's according to a national study of physicians led by Mayo Clinic which shows the use of electronic health records and computerized physician order entry leads to lower physician satisfaction and higher rates of professional burnout. The findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [More]
The future of simulated teaching methods: an interview with Dr Robert Amyot

The future of simulated teaching methods: an interview with Dr Robert Amyot

In healthcare, we have physicians, nurses and paramedics who know the textbook by heart and know exactly what they need to do, but have never experienced the procedure first-hand, or they have no experience responding to adverse events that may occur. [More]
UD scientists merge electronic health records to improve care, clinical outcomes for CKD patients

UD scientists merge electronic health records to improve care, clinical outcomes for CKD patients

Electronic health records have the potential to reduce the incidence of medical errors, duplication of tests, and delays in treatment. [More]
Medical error is the third biggest cause of death in the US, according to experts

Medical error is the third biggest cause of death in the US, according to experts

After analyzing medical death rate data over an eight year period, Johns Hopkins researchers found that more than 250,000 people die in the U.S each year as a result of medical error, making it the third biggest cause of death after heart disease and cancer. [More]
Physicians failing to talk to stroke patients about end-of-life treatment preferences

Physicians failing to talk to stroke patients about end-of-life treatment preferences

US research suggests that physician-patient discussion about limitations on life-sustaining interventions following ischaemic stroke is low, poorly documented and often left too late. [More]
SIMnext introduces DR Doppler Dynamic Ultrasonography Training System

SIMnext introduces DR Doppler Dynamic Ultrasonography Training System

Health care professionals now have a new way of accessing ultrasound training in a mobile and affordable manner using the DR Doppler Dynamic Ultrasonography Training System (DR Doppler), a training tool from SIMnext, LLC, a medical simulation research and development company based in Peoria, Ill. [More]
Rush University Medical Center receives A grade for patient safety for eighth consecutive time

Rush University Medical Center receives A grade for patient safety for eighth consecutive time

For the eighth consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center has received an "A" for patient safety in a nationwide evaluation of hospitals by the Leapfrog Group. Rush has received an A, the top grade possible, each time the Leapfrog Group has rated hospitals since launching the organization's Hospital Safety Score in June 2012. [More]
EHR documentation tools should be redesigned to meet physicians’ needs

EHR documentation tools should be redesigned to meet physicians’ needs

When physicians prepare for patient visits, one of their first steps is to review clinic notes or health records that recap their patients' medical history. Since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, approximately 78 percent of office-based physicians have adopted electronic health records (EHR). [More]
Sleep loss increases chance of catching a cold

Sleep loss increases chance of catching a cold

A new study led by a UC San Francisco sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough sleep. [More]
Regenstrief to highlight open source options for health information exchange, data analysis at MedInfo 2015

Regenstrief to highlight open source options for health information exchange, data analysis at MedInfo 2015

Regenstrief Institute investigators experienced in the use of data to improve health care and its delivery in resource constrained environments will introduce attendees at MedInfo 2015 to open source options for health information exchange and data analysis. [More]
Survey identifies key factors linked to pediatric safety events in out-of-hospital emergent care situations

Survey identifies key factors linked to pediatric safety events in out-of-hospital emergent care situations

A national survey of more than 750 emergency medical services providers conducted by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University identified airway management skills, personal anxiety and limited pediatric care proficiency among key factors that may contribute to pediatric safety events for children in out-of-hospital emergent care situations. [More]
BIDMC researchers examine impact of note sharing on patient safety, quality of care

BIDMC researchers examine impact of note sharing on patient safety, quality of care

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are homing in on the potential benefits of allowing patients access to the notes their clinicians write after a visit. An article published in the August edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety suggests that this kind of patient engagement has the power to improve safety and quality of care. [More]
Consumers get access to nationwide ratings of individual surgeons based on patient outcomes

Consumers get access to nationwide ratings of individual surgeons based on patient outcomes

Preventable medical errors of various kinds kill at least 200,000 Americans each year, making this the third leading cause of death in the United States, six times as many deaths as from auto accidents. One way to reduce such errors is for consumers to choose the best surgeons. For the first time ever, consumers across the U.S. today have access to ratings of individual surgeons based on outcomes—how often their patients die in hospital or within 90 days of hospital discharge, have serious complications in hospital, or need to be readmitted to a hospital within 90 days of discharge. [More]
Health care education researchers call for more research funding to support medical training

Health care education researchers call for more research funding to support medical training

Health care education researchers, led by Dr. Julian Archer from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, have penned a heartfelt editorial in The BMJ calling for more research funding to support the evidence base for medical training. [More]
Zen Medical to showcase ZenCharts EHR system at Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference

Zen Medical to showcase ZenCharts EHR system at Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference

Zen Medical, LLC., a division of Sanomedics, Inc. announced today that it will be exhibiting at booth # 8 at Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22-23 at the Hilton Downtown Nashville. [More]
Insomnia affects empathy in health care workers and may lead to adverse clinical outcomes

Insomnia affects empathy in health care workers and may lead to adverse clinical outcomes

A new study suggests that insomnia decreases empathy in health care workers and may lead to adverse clinical outcomes and medical errors. [More]
Contrast auto-injectors gain momentum in western europe

Contrast auto-injectors gain momentum in western europe

The use of auto-injectors to ensure controlled and efficient contrast delivery for quick and accurate imaging modality diagnosis is gathering momentum in Western Europe... [More]
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