Newest CBCT Imaging System from Carestream Dental Allows Practices to See More and Do More with Extended FOVs, Advanced Software
 ATLANTA—Practices that are looking to expand their treatment capabilities, do more in-office procedures and provide better services to patients will find extended fields of views (FOV) and advanced software capabilities with the CS 8200 3D Family, the newest set of powerful imaging systems from Carestream Dental.  The CS 8200 3D is a versatile multi-modality system that includes 2D panoramic imaging, CBCT imaging, 3D object scanning and optional cephalometric imaging with the added enhancements of larger FOVs and incredibly advanced algorithms that help doctors see more and do more for patients. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai adds AI-powered platforms to its roster of services
The offerings, aimed at improving patient communication, have been developed by intelligent commerce and customer service software provider, Novomind MEA. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

$16M Healthtech Acquisition Signals Shift In Clinician-Patient Communication
In June 2020, Induction Healthcare, the group behind the Induction and MicroGuide apps, acquired fellow healthtech company Zesty, which enables integration between a hospital ’s electronic patient record (EPR) and patient administration system (PAS) in a deal worth £12.7M ($16M). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Healthtech Acquisition Worth $16 Million Signals Shift In Clinician-Patient Communication
In June 2020, Induction Healthcare, the group behind the Induction and MicroGuide apps, acquired fellow healthtech company Zesty, which enables integration between a hospital ’s electronic patient record (EPR) and patient administration system (PAS) in a deal worth £12.7 million ($16 million). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Operating framework for urgent and planned services within hospitals during Covid-19, NHS England
The NHS has created unprecedented surge capacity, including HDU and ITU, to treat and care for patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection. • The challenge now facing the NHS as it begins the second phase of its response to the outbreak is to maintain the capacity to provide high quality services for patients with COVID-19, whilst increasing other urgent clinical services and important routine diagnostics and planned surgery. • Loc al healthcare systems and individual providers have already started planning for this. A key objective in executing these plans must be to minimise the transmission of COVID-19 infectio...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public does not grasp idea of ‘futile treatment’ for critically ill patients
Physicians and patients ’ family members sometimes clash when a patient is so ill that further treatment simply won’t help. Known as “futile treatment” or “potentially inappropriate treatment,” aggressive medical interventions that are highly unlikely to benefit patients sometimes proceed because families are u nwilling to accept the recommendation of doctors.A new UCLA study suggests the general public does not fullygrasp the meaning of these terms, although the concept is important to understand so that families can make fully informed decisions for their loved ones. The study, which t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MouthWatch Debuts Significant Upgrades to TeleDent ™ its Provider-Focused Teledentistry Platform During CDS 2020
 Newest Enhancements Designed to Keep the Dentist in TeledentistryWhile Delivering Improved Case Acceptance and Patient ConvenienceMetuchen, NJ – February 17, 2020 – MouthWatch, LLC a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, will debut the latest upgrades to its TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform at booth #4318 during the 2020 Chicago Midwinter Meeting.According to MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman, “Our latest upgrades firmly establish TeleDent as the clinician-focused teledentistry platform that also provides t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Communication with patients in post-traumatic confusional state: perception of rehabilitation staff - Nielsen AI, Power E, Jensen LR.
Objective: People in Post-Traumatic Confusional State (PTCS) present with communication difficulties that are well described in literature. However, limited study has been conducted on the experiences of their communication partners. The current stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can Texting Patients Who Are Scheduled For Colonoscopy Reduce'No-Shows'?
In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania explored how text-based patient communication helped to increase patient engagement and boost rates of colonoscopies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

California Ambulances Connecting to Statewide Health Data Network Manifest MedEx
Manifest MedEx has been selected for a $4.9 million grant by the Emergency Medical Services Authority to connect EMS services to California’s real-time health data exchange [Emeryville, Calif. – May 7, 2019] — Manifest MedEx, California’s nonprofit health data network, has been selected by the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) for $4.9 million in grant funding to develop and implement interoperable health information exchange between emergency ambulance service providers and hospitals. Manifest MedEx will work together with six local EMS agencies, 13 EMS providers, and 16 hospitals to...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Manifest MedEx (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Florida-based company acquires KC health care consulting firm
A Florida-based patient communications application developer has acquired Kansas City's Sphere3 Consulting. Critical Alert Systems LLC, a clinical software-driven firm, said the combined company will deliver an integrated, leading-edge patient communication and experience management platform. Sphere3’s reporting and patient analytics platform, Aperum, tracks and correlates patients’ perceptions and behaviors based on their nurse call activity to improve staffing and nursing activities and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Florida-based company acquires KC health care consulting firm
A Florida-based patient communications application developer has acquired Kansas City's Sphere3 Consulting. Critical Alert Systems LLC, a clinical software-driven firm, said the combined company will deliver an integrated, leading-edge patient communication and experience management platform. Sphere3’s reporting and patient analytics platform, Aperum, tracks and correlates patients’ perceptions and behaviors based on their nurse call activity to improve staffing and nursing activities and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

The FDA Wants to Change Mammogram Regulations for the First Time in Two Decades
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to require mammogram providers to tell women if they have a common risk factor for breast cancer. The proposal, released Wednesday, would be the FDA’s first update to mammography regulations in more than 20 years, according to a statement from the agency. Among other proposed changes, the policy would require mammography providers to inform patients who undergo the breast cancer screening test if they have dense breast tissue, which may both warp the results of a mammogram by obscuring signs of cancer, and increase the risk of developing breast cancer in the first place. ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news

FDA to Significantly Update Breast Cancer Screening Methods
FDA is looking to revamp current breast cancer screening practices. The agency has made a proposal to amend regulations issued under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA), which Congress passed to ensure quality mammography for early breast cancer detection. Among the proposed amendments to improve communication and medical decision-making is the addition of breast density information to the mammography lay summary letter provided to patients and to the medical report provided to their referring health care professionals. Mammograms of dense breasts — breasts with a higher proportion of fib...
Source: MDDI - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Imaging Source Type: news

New study reveals the importance of health literacy and patient advocacy for wound healing
  When patients actively collaborate with physicians during their wound care process, the results are favorable for everyone involved. With open doctor-patient communication, physicians consider patient concerns and preferences and are mindful of carefully explaining treatment procedures. Doing so increases patient understanding and treatment adherence, and ultimately, drives positive outcomes. While there is enough evidence to suggest that patient-centered care is essential to wound healing, many patients lack the knowledge and support to be fully involved. A recent study conducted by Healogics Wound S...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 19, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Source Type: news

iRhythm Finds Its Groove at the Intersection of Cardiology and AI
iRhythm Technologies has the distinct feature of being at the intersection of some of the hottest markets in medtech – cardiology, wearables, and artificial intelligence. The San Francisco-based company has developed, the Zio Patch XT, a wearable technology to monitor heart rate activity for up to 14 days and is set to present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. Tim King, iRhythm’s president and CEO spoke to MD+DI ahead of the company’s presentation about the company's success and its goals going forward. “The tool of choice...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Digital Health Source Type: news

NTU Singapore and Tan Tock Seng Hospital team up to enhance doctor-patient communication
(Nanyang Technological University) A joint study by researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has yielded insights into how doctors can better communicate the value of clinical investigations to patients. The research team is one of the first groups in Singapore to use Conversation Analysis, a method for studying social interaction, in a hospital setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Ecstasy' Study Results Promising for PTSD
MDMA is the active ingredient in what’s commonly known as “ecstasy” or “Molly.” It was invented in 1912 as a way to boost pharmaceutical production, but starting in the 1970s, psychiatrists found it enhanced communication with patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Ecstacy' Study Results Promising for PTSD
MDMA is the active ingredient in what’s commonly known as “ecstasy” or “Molly.” It was invented in 1912 as a way to boost pharmaceutical production, but starting in the 1970s, psychiatrists found it enhanced communication with patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RevenueWell Introduces RevenueWell Messenger Platform to Make Patient Communication More Convenient and Personal
BANNOCKBURN, IL, October 26, 2018 – RevenueWell, a leader in patient marketing and communication solutions for the dental industry, is pleased to announce the release of RevenueWell Messenger, a new tool to help dental practices establish better one-on-one communication with their patients via text messaging. 97% of Americans communicate via text, and 64% of people prefer text over voice as their first choice for customer relations. And 90% of texts are returned within three minutes. RevenueWell Messenger enables doctors and other practice staff to send and receive text communications with patients. Messaging capa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

BlueIQ Increases Team Huddle Effectiveness By Providing Key Appointment and Scheduling Data for Review and Action
September 2018, Bountiful Utah - BlueIQ, developers of the practice analytics platform that gathers data from multiple sources, announced the release of Insights, a new graphical display of scheduling data specifically designed for team huddles, helping dental teams drive production by focusing on key appointments.Insights provides dental teams with a simple display of the day ’s schedule to review key metrics and specific appointments that need attention in order to preserve or boost production. When the team meets regularly, BlueIQ’s Insights helps every member understand what appointments need additional att...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Marks First Year as Freestanding Digital Dental Technology Company
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is breaking with tradition for a good reason. The traditional one-year anniversary gift may be paper, but the independent dental technology company can ’t help but celebrate with all things digital.“It’s been an exciting first year for Carestream Dental, full of transformation and growth,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “I’m proud of all the company and its employees have achieved, and I’m grateful for the doctors and partners around the world who trust us to delive r the solutions they need to change their patients’ lives.”Ca...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rx for British Doctors: Use Plain English Instead of Latin
In an effort to improve written communication with patients, an initiative by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is encouraging doctors to ditch medical jargon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Doctors Writing and Writers Medicine and Health Letters Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Hugh Rayner Great Britain Source Type: news

Physicians Rate Communication During Visit Lower Than Patients
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- There is a lack of correlation between physician scores and those of others for physician-patient communication, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Jenni Burt, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Keys to Improving Nurse-Patient Communication
(MedPage Today) -- Two RNs provide three strategies for enriching these interactions (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Important Is Patient Communication? How Important Is Patient Communication?
A new study shows that physicians rarely ask patients the reason for their visit and interrupt often.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Zoll Shows FDA Plan to Improve LifeVest Failure-Alert Messages Zoll Shows FDA Plan to Improve LifeVest Failure-Alert Messages
An updated checklist has been provided with each new LifeVest system shipment'as Zoll's form of patient communication'for the device's January 2018 recall, the company told regulators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Layoffs likely ahead at Henry Schein in latest move
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said yesterday that it’s planning more changes for its business after announcing the spinout of its animal health business and a joint venture for its dental software operation earlier this year. In a terse regulatory filing yesterday, Melville, N.Y.-based Schein said it’s “committed to an initiative to rationalize its operations and provide expense efficiencies” by the end of the year, but provided no details on the plan. “The company is currently unable in good faith to make a determination of an estimate of the amount or range of amounts expected to be incurred in c...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dental Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Layoffs Source Type: news

Henry Schein, Internet Brands form dental-software focused JV Henry Schein One
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said yesterday that it and Internet Brands formed joint venture Henry Schein One, which aims to produce integrated dental technology focused on improving practice management, marketing and patient communication. The deal was originally announced on April 3, Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein said, and financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. “With the creation of Henry Schein One, we have advanced our dental business strategy by bringing together leaders in dental software and web-based applications to build a powerful new engine that will enable dental professionals...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

After a most unusual start, Denver health IT company charts U.S. growth
After two pilot programs, the firm sees a high ceiling for its patient-communication services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

VIDEO: Quick Intervention Improves Care in Geriatric Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trial improved oncologist-patient communication (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 6, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Geriatric Assessment Summaries May Benefit Oncologists
John SchieszerJun 1, 2018The use of geriatric assessment in routine care of older patients with advanced cancer may significantly improve doctor-patient communication. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

June 2018 Report: Logging in - Using Patient Portals to Access Health Information
Half of older adults don't use their health provider's secure patient communication site, poll finds. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poll: Half of older adults don't use health provider's secure patient communication site
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new poll suggests that many older adults still aren't using online systems to communicate with the doctors and other health care providers they rely on -- despite the widespread availability of such systems. Only about half of people aged 50 to 80 have set up an account on a secure online access site, or 'patient portal.' The likelihood was higher among those who were younger, more educated or had higher incomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teaching Med Students to Illustrate for Patient Communication Teaching Med Students to Illustrate for Patient Communication
A passion for art can aid in patient communication. Encouraging medical students to develop their illustration skills may help them better explain things to their future patients.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Allscripts announces acquisition of patient communication platform HealthGrid
EHR vendor Allscripts has made an agreement to purchase patient communication app maker Health Grid for $60 million in cash, with an additional $50 million in earnout payments based on Health Grid achieving certain revenue targets over the next three years, according to a recently registered SEC filing. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Align Tech shares rise on Street-beating Q1, iTero CFDA win, product launches
Shares in Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) rose today after the dental-focused device maker posted Street-beating Q1 earnings alongside a number of other updates, including a clearance from China’s FDA, an update on a legal spat with SmileDirectClub and multiple product launches. The San Jose, Calif.-based company posted profits of $95.9 million, or $1.17 per share, on sales of $436.9 million for the three months ended March 31, for bottom-line growth of 38.1% while sales grew 40.8% compared with the same period last year. Align Technology’s earnings per share were ahead of the 98¢ consensus on Wall ...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Legal News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Regulatory/Compliance aligntechnology Source Type: news

Henry Schein and Internet Brands Form Joint Venture To Deliver Integrated Technology To Enhance Dental Practice Management
New global company - called Henry Schein One - combines Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Exan, Easy Dental, Demandforce, Sesame Communications and other market-leading dental brands  MELVILLE, N.Y., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, and Internet Brands,a leading provider of web presence and online marketing software, announced today the creation of a joint venture designed to deliver integrated dental technology to help the profession improve practice managemen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Updated Software Helps Practices Manage Workflow
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018 Carestream Dental is built on a legacy of software innovation that continues to evolve to this day. From streamlined practice management software to time-saving modeling software, new updates and releases for CS PracticeWorks, CS SoftDent and CS Model+ keep dental professionals organized and efficient so they can better serve patients. The latest updates to CS PracticeWorks v8.1 give users greater visibility and access to important patient information. The appointment book now stretches across all computer screens —regardless of size—for easier viewing, and appointments can...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Study Offers Insights on Communicating With Patients
A study in the January/February 2018 issue ofAnnals of Family Medicine observed primary care interactions and communication with patients with newly diagnosed diabetes. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Tool to Measure Students' Communication Skills A Tool to Measure Students' Communication Skills
This study details a useful instrument developed for assessing student pharmacist-patient communication skills.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

How To Tell Grandpa He Is Too Old For Another Colonoscopy
When helping patients avoid the harms of unnecessary testing, physicians should also use language that avoids hurting their patients'feelings. Recent research suggests ways to improve doctor-patient communication when discussing these tricky topics. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Implementing Patient Communication Checklists
Physicians implement checklists when they are providing clinical care for patients — but what about emotional support? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jordan Rosenfeld Tags: Difficult Patients Patient Relations Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Medical Jargon May Cloud Doctor-patient Communication Medical Jargon May Cloud Doctor-patient Communication
When patients misunderstand commonly used medical terms, communication and decision-making may suffer, UK researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical jargon may cloud doctor-patient communication
(Reuters Health) - When patients misunderstand commonly used medical terms, communication and decision-making may suffer, UK researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are You Sure That's What the Doctor Said About Your Leukemia?
THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 -- The stress of a frightening leukemia diagnosis may impede clear doctor-patient communication, a new study suggests. Patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) tend to view their illness and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Advance Care Planning Conversations Advance Care Planning Conversations
An understanding of the factors involved in advance care planning will help practitioners facilitate effective communication with patients regarding their health care preferences.Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

‘Teaching kitchen’ cooks up basics for health sciences students at UCLA
Spinach, eggs, tomatoes, skillets and spatulas are not typically in a health professional ’s toolkit. But for some UCLA students, they eventually might be.At UCLA Health Sciences, students are learning about nutrition and food preparation in what might seem an unlikely place — not a classroom but rather a kitchen in a store better known for high-end kitchenware: Sur La Table. The store is playing host to a so-called “teaching kitchen,” as part of a pilot program that teaches healthy eating and cooking skills to students in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UC LA, Fielding School of Public Healt...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news