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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 24, 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

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

HIV Care Providers ’ Communication with Patients About Safer Conception for People Living with HIV in Tanzania
CONCLUSIONSGuidance on safer-conception and safe-pregnancy counseling for women and men living with HIV in Tanzania needs to be updated. It is critical that providers be trained in safe pregnancy and safer conception for HIV-affected couples, and that HIV and sexual and reproductive health services be integrated, so that HIV-positive patients and their partners are able to plan their pregnancies and to receive the care they need to manage their health and their pregnancies. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Good doctor-patient communication boosts outcomes
Heart patients with good interaction 41% less likely to go to A&E Related items fromOnMedica Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men Modifying cardiovascular risks and lipid modification Medication non-adherence Difficult patients really are harder to diagnose Half of patients delay seeking help for heart attacks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists Invented A Headband That Could Help Us Better Understand Each Other
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Invented A Headband That Could Help Us Better Understand Each Other
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

UC Health Denver pilots'Facebook feed' for patient communication in its ER
UC Health in Denver tested CareLoop ’s real-time social feed of information and messages and found that 96 percent of patients responded well to the experience. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UCHealth Denver pilots'Facebook feed' for patient communication in its ER
UCHealth in Denver tested CareLoop ’s real-time social feed of information and messages and found that 96 percent of patients responded well to the experience. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Successful endodontics through pinpoint planning and latest generation product solutions
Endodontics fully conceived and matched from reliable diagnosis through ergonomic treatment to final restoration: this has been made possible by Dentsply Sirona Endodontics. The new 3D Endo ™ Software has been developed this year jointly with the Imaging business unit; new advanced technologies have been brought to files and to the X-Smart IQ™ endodontic motor and, finally, “R2C™ - The Root to Crown Solution”, is now being implemented together with Dentsply Sirona Restor ative. On top of this, a new communication campaign dedicated to dentists enhances Dentsply Sirona Endodontics position as t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

OmniSYS Acquires Leading Pharmacy Technology Provider, voiceTech
OmniSYS acquires voiceTech, a leading patient communication and adherence company. The Fusion-Rx platform complements the existing suite of solutions that help improve the health of healthcare.(PRWeb March 02, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14116212.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ashfield emphasises patient focus with the implementation of Salesforce Health Cloud
With expertise in designing and delivering a wide range of patient support programmes, Ashfield has been supporting pharmaceutical and healthcare companies for over 15 years across a large range of therapeutic areas. With Health Cloud, Ashfield is centralising all patient information in one place, ensuring that caregivers and healthcare providers get a complete view of each patient and their unique needs. As a result, all parties will be able to provide more personalised care. Anita Osborn, UK Patient Services Director at Ashfield, commented: “Health Cloud is a fantastic enhancement to our current patient support pro...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - March 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josee Leach Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Study reveals proven ways to improve doctor-patient communication
(SAGE) A hospital-wide communication training program, outlining best practices for doctors to follow in interactions with patients, improved patients' perception of doctor communication by 9 percent, according to new research. Out today in the American Journal of Medical Quality (SAGE Publishing journal), the study details the largest known experiment of its kind and describes training that can easily be implemented at other hospitals and institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Treatment Center Intego: optimally designed for preventive care and ready for the future
Feb 22, 2017At the 2017 Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Dentsply Sirona presents the integration of two proven solutions. The Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaling Technology is now fully integrated in the Intego Treatment Centers.Charlotte. Professional teeth cleaning and preventive care 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 concept. This summer, the Cavitron built-in ultrasonic scaler will be available with the Intego line of Treatment Cente...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Difficult Doctors, Difficult Patients: Building Empathy
Effective doctor-patient communication facilitates the therapeutic relationship, promotes patient physical and mental health, and improves physician satisfaction. Methods of teaching effective communication use a range of techniques, typically combining didactic instruction with simulated communication encounters and reflective discussion. Rarely are patients and physicians exposed to these instructions as colearners. The evidence for the utility of graphic stories, comics, and cartoons to improve patient comprehension and self-regulation is small but encouraging. The authors describe the use of graphic medicine as a teach...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter bibliotherapy clinician education comics in education consumer health information doctor-patient relations communication Graphic medicine informed consent Patient Communication pictorial work Source Type: news

Difficult Doctors, Difficult Patients: a Comic for Empathy-Building
People usually don’t have courses in school on empathy: how to be compassionate towards each other. There are some professions, however, where empathy is part of the formal learning process — with health care professionals leading the way, learning how to listen and how to consider the patient’s perspective. This is critical for any context in which doctors and patients need to communicate, but even more so when they seek to collaborate. But don’t doctors and nurses deserve empathy, too? At the University of Michigan, this was the question we faced: How could we help patients and clinicians find a w...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter bibliotherapy clinician education comics in education consumer health information doctor-patient relations communication Graphic medicine informed consent Patient Communication pictorial work Source Type: news

JACR Redefines Radiology Health Care Delivery in Tandem With Patients
In a first, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) explores radiology patient engagement from the patient perspective. Original articles provide valuable insights to help radiologists make the care they provide more patient-centered. “This issue is a first for the Journal of the American College of Radiology: Patients, caregivers and advocates serve as co-authors or reviewers, in other words, co-producers of meaningful content,” said James V. Rawson, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Patient- and F...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Weight-management benchmarks not met in primary care of overweight Latino children
(Medica Research Institute) One of the first studies of provider-patient communication regarding weight-management and associated electronic medical records finds that many benchmarks of quality weight-management care are not met during primary-care visits with overweight Latino children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics from Good Diabetes Care
Studies found poor doctor-patient communication hampered medication use, proper blood sugar control Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Health Disparities, Hispanic American Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physician's near-death experience inspires campaign to boost more effective patient communication
A critical care medicine physician describes in candid detail about how her own near-death experience inspired an organizational campaign to help health professionals communicate more effectively and demonstrate more empathy to their patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patient, Doctor, and the Data: Emergence of the Third Player
Amith Vikramr The conventional model of medicine had only two players. The doctor alone had access to all medical information and his encounter with the patient was the only way to obtain health-related information. The dawn of the information age led to a change in the dynamics in this relationship. A consumerist model of healthcare has emerged where doctors partner with patients in managing the patient’s illness. The advances in systems biology, big data and consumer health care electronics will add patient data as a new element to the patient-physician interface. In the next decade, individual patients will g...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - December 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter e-patient movement empowered patient Moral Injury participatory medicine Patient Participation Source Type: news

Patient, Doctor, and the Data: Emergence of the Third Player
The conventional model of medicine had only two players. The doctor alone had access to all medical information and his encounter with the patient was the only way to obtain health-related information. The dawn of the information age led to a change in the dynamics in this relationship. A consumerist model of healthcare has emerged where doctors partner with patients in managing the patient’s illness. The advances in systems biology, big data and consumer health care electronics will add patient data as a new element to the patient-physician interface. In the next decade, individual patients will generate billio...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - December 6, 2016 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter e-patient movement empowered patient Moral Injury participatory medicine Patient Participation Source Type: news

A Win for Patient Safety in the Electronic Era
Emergency medicine takes strides in developing a comprehensive reporting tool for EMR problems We’ve written – in these pages and elsewhere – about the great potential of electronic health records to improve emergency care. That potential includes better access to past histories and medications, easier coordination among the care team, improved guideline adherence and evidence-based practice through intelligent decision support. And yet, as the country belatedly moves to adopt EHR, the potential for improved care has often remained just that – potential. Even as a few decision support tools shine th...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MDMA May Soon Be Approved For Treatment-Resistant PTSD
A euphoria-inducing drug commonly known as ecstasy is one step closer to becoming a clinical tool in the battle against treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder. Plans to conduct phase three clinical trials on MDMA are moving ahead after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted permission on Wednesday, according to Brad Burge, a spokesman for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. The nonprofit group that studies therapy applications for psychedelic drugs and marijuana and will fund the new research. Phase three clinical trials are the final stage necessary before the FDA approves the dr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MDMA May Soon Be Approved For Treatment-Resistant PTSD
A euphoria-inducing drug commonly known as ecstasy is one step closer to becoming a clinical tool in the battle against treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder. Plans to conduct phase three clinical trials on MDMA are moving ahead after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted permission on Wednesday, according to Brad Burge, a spokesman for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. The nonprofit group that studies therapy applications for psychedelic drugs and marijuana and will fund the new research. Phase three clinical trials are the final stage necessary before the FDA approves the dr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ashfield attends expopharm, Europe ’s leading pharmacy trade fair
Ashfield attended the trade fair to present our service portfolio specifically for OTC (over-the-counter medicine) companies. This sector is evolving rapidly, not least because of the latest big mergers and joint ventures (e.g. Bayer and Steigerwald, GSK Consumer Health and Novartis Consumer Health). Targeting the right pharmacies and working with them efficiently and successfully is increasingly a key competitive advantage. We talked about how we can support this relationship, as well as promoting OTC products to doctors where their communication with patients is key to the decision-making. During our discussions, four to...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josee Leach Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

A Win for Patient Safety in the Electronic Era
  Emergency medicine takes strides in developing a comprehensive reporting tool for EMR problems We’ve written – in these pages and elsewhere – about the great potential of electronic health records to improve emergency care. That potential includes better access to past histories and medications, easier coordination among the care team, improved guideline adherence and evidence-based practice through intelligent decision support. And yet, as the country belatedly moves to adopt EHR, the potential for improved care has often remained just that – potential. Even as a few decision support tools s...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NexHealth raises $1.5M for appointment-booking app
New York City-based NexHealth, maker of an app-based appointment-booking and patient communication platform, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding in a round led by iSeed Ventures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New Innovations from Carestream Dental Enhance Workflow in the OMS Practice
LAS VEGAS—Carestream Dental’s newest intraoral scanner, the CS 3600, is designed with oral and maxillofacial surgeons in mind, with an implant-borne restorative workflow, fast scanning to save on chair time and an open system for easy sharing of files. The implant-borne restorative workflow of the CS 3600 is designed specifically for handling implant scanning, supported abutments and scan bodies. A dual scan mode allows the user to scan the same implant region of interest twice —once with the scan body in place and one without—to capture more precise data. Also, the scanner’s software allows f...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 3, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Win for Patient Safety in the Electronic Era
Emergency medicine takes strides in developing a comprehensive reporting tool for EMR problems We’ve written – in these pages and elsewhere – about the great potential of electronic health records to improve emergency care. That potential includes better access to past histories and medications, easier coordination among the care team, improved guideline adherence and evidence-based practice through intelligent decision support. And yet, as the country belatedly moves to adopt EHR, the potential for improved care has often remained just that – potential. Even as a few decision support tools shine th...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Researchers Look for Ways to Improve Communication Between Cancer Patients and Doctors
By Stacy SimonFrank, open discussions between cancer patients and their doctors is a key part of getting good care. Ideally, these discussions help patients make informed decisions by giving them a good understanding of what to expect from treatment and their chances for recovery (prognosis).But often, especially for patients who may be near the end of life, high quality conversations about quality of life, prognosis, and treatment choices happen either too late or not at all. And when they do happen, misunderstandings often occur that can lead patients to have unrealistic expectations and make treatment choices that they ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - September 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Advanced Cancer Source Type: news

The Doctors' Company: Malpractice Claims Down
(MedPage Today) -- Communication with patients, diagnosis still problems (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 21, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Doctors Company: Malpractice Claims Down
(MedPage Today) -- Communication with patients, diagnosis still problems (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 21, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Win for Patient Safety in the Electronic Era
Emergency medicine takes strides in developing a comprehensive reporting tool for EMR problems We’ve written – in these pages and elsewhere – about the great potential of electronic health records to improve emergency care. That potential includes better access to past histories and medications, easier coordination among the care team, improved guideline adherence and evidence-based practice through intelligent decision support. And yet, as the country belatedly moves to adopt EHR, the potential for improved care has often remained just that – potential. Even as a few decision support tools shine th...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news