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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]
Meritage ACO named winner of Dorland Health Case In Point Platinum Award

Meritage ACO named winner of Dorland Health Case In Point Platinum Award

Zynx Health™, the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care coordination solutions, proudly congratulates Meritage Accountable Care Organization for being named a winner in the 6th Annual Dorland Health Case In Point Platinum Awards Program. [More]
1 in 10 patients harmed while in hospital - Addressing the big problem?

1 in 10 patients harmed while in hospital - Addressing the big problem?

It is now widely accepted that 1 in 10 patients admitted to hospital will be unintentionally harmed in some way. This harm can be caused by a range of errors or adverse events... [More]
New data driven approach to healthcare

New data driven approach to healthcare

Isansys Lifecare Ltd, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, is this week celebrating its fifth anniversary... [More]
The Valley Hospital receives A grade for patient safety in seven consecutive score reports

The Valley Hospital receives A grade for patient safety in seven consecutive score reports

For the seventh consecutive time, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. [More]
Two women's wellness practices at MedStar Washington Hospital Center awarded SCOPE certification

Two women's wellness practices at MedStar Washington Hospital Center awarded SCOPE certification

Two women's wellness practices at MedStar Washington Hospital Center have been awarded the Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence for Women's Health by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. [More]
Capsule Tech announces availability of healthcare's first medical device information system

Capsule Tech announces availability of healthcare's first medical device information system

Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, recently announced the general availability of SmartLinx, healthcare's first medical device information system (MDIS). [More]
Study evaluates effect of 2011 ACGME duty hour reforms on patient outcomes

Study evaluates effect of 2011 ACGME duty hour reforms on patient outcomes

In the first year after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) reduced the number of continuous hours that residents can work, there was no change in the rate of death or readmission among hospitalized Medicare patients, according to a new study published in JAMA. [More]
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