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

Doctor to Speak About Doctor-Patient Communication at 2017 Sischy Lecture
Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the 2017 Sischy Lecture on Monday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery. Her talk, “What Patients Say, What Doctor’s Hear (and Vice Versa),” will focus on doctor-patient communication and how refocusing the conversation between doctors and patients can improve health outcomes. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

CS Airway Module Aids in Airway Analysis
Launching Aug. 24, 2017, at CDA North is the CS Airway module, Carestream Dental ’s latest enhancement for CS 3D Imaging software. This advanced tool aids general practitioners and orthodontists in quickly analyzing the airway in 3D for clearer visualization, faster analysis and enhanced communication with patients.The CS Airway module gives doctors a color-coded 3D view of the pharyngeal region to help them visualize constrictions in airway passages. Doctors can customize the color scale with their preferred threshold to suit their individual needs. Color coding is also valuable in patient education. Colored 3D rend...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effective Physician-Patient Communication is a Must
Amid new theories on benefits of sharing medical records with patients, this physician believes a trusting physician-patient relationship remains essential. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 31, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog HIPAA Career Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Age-Related Hearing Loss Affects Clinician-Patient Communication (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Nearly half of older patients report mishearing a clinician during a visit, according to a small study in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head& … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Intego Treatment Center: optimally designed for preventive care and ready for the future
As part of it commitment to better, safer, faster dentistry, Dentsply Sirona is pleased to present another unique integrated solution.  The Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaling System with Steri-Mate 360 is now fully integrated in the Intego Treatment Center.York – General scaling and periodontal debridement applications are an integral service offered by dental practices. In order to help practitioners to best set up their treatment rooms, Dentsply Sirona has expanded its existing Treatment Centers product range with an integrated preventive care conc ept. The Cavitron built-in ultrasonic scaling system is now available...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lifelike 3-D cinematic imaging promises numerous medical uses
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Newly developed 'cinematic rendering' technology can produce photorealistic 3-D images from traditional CT and MRI data, with potential applications in medical education, communication with patients and physicians, and early disease detection, according to an article published in the August 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient - Centered Communication Could Help Reduce Burnout
ICARE method, including collaboration, can be used for effective communication with patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatric Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine Improves Patient Communication
A healthcare professional explains how concierge medicine can improve physician/patient communication. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Blog Career Operations Practice Models Productivity Source Type: news

Mind reading: Exploring the psyche of the patient
The role of the patient in managing their health is changing fast. Fueled by technology, empowered patients are demanding more involvement in decision making in optimize their health outcomes. Fueled by rising costs and constrained budgets, healthcare systems want patients to monitor their health, improve their lifestyles and adhere to their medications.With the rise of patient-centricity and ever-greater understanding of the patient journey, there has never been a more important time for pharmaceutical companies to offer patient support programs that meaningfully impact patients ’ lives.Tailoring support programs to...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Mind Reading: Exploring the Psyche of the Patient
The role of the patient in managing their health is changing fast. Fueled by technology, empowered patients are demanding more involvement in decision making in optimize their health outcomes. Fueled by rising costs and constrained budgets, healthcare systems want patients to monitor their health, improve their lifestyles and adhere to their medications.With the rise of patient-centricity and ever-greater understanding of the patient journey, there has never been a more important time for pharmaceutical companies to offer patient support programs that meaningfully impact patients ’ lives.Tailoring support programs to...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Improving Surgeon-Patient Communication About High-Risk Surgery Improving Surgeon-Patient Communication About High-Risk Surgery
A practical tool can aid difficult communication between surgeon and patient when high-risk surgery is under consideration.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

App Review: UniversalDoctor Speaker
This month, our physician reviewers check out a medical translator app offering 13 languages for better physician-to-patient communication. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Saroj Misra, DO Tags: Technology Patient Relations Mobile Physician Productivity Source Type: news

The controversy over statins has revealed something: the nocebo effect is real | Ann Robinson
Just as placebos can have a positive effect, expectation of side-effects can have a negative one. That ’s why proper doctor-patient communication is so vitalStatins are back in the news;a new study shows that media-fuelled controversy among health experts has dented public confidence in the cholesterol-lowering drugs that prevent 80,000 heart attacks and strokes every year in the UK. The benefits far outweigh the harm from rare side-effects, according to a review of the evidence in the Lancet medical journal. But200,000 people stopped taking their statins in 2013 following six months of “disputed research and t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Placebo effect Statins Health Society NHS Heart attack Stroke Doctors UK news Science Source Type: news

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC
This online training series aims to help you apply CDC's recommendations in your clinical setting through interactive patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips, and resources. You will gain a better understanding of the recommendations, the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, nonopioid options, patient communication, and risk mitigation. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news