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Friday, October 17, 2014
A Manhattan Research survey recently found that many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be used to improve patient outcomes, according to an article published Oct. 8 in Medical Economics.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Simulation-based training improves clinicians' performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in both test settings and clinical practice, according to research published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Friday, October 17, 2014
For patients treated in the emergency department, orthopedic-related and demographic variables influence failure to return for outpatient management ("no-show"), according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Friday, October 17, 2014
By Jared Kaltwasser
Ron Klain, who was chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore, will be Obama’s point-man for dealing with the Ebola outbreak. The New York Times reported that Klain’s duties will involve handling the nation’s response to Ebola both domestically and in Africa.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Adam Hochron
With the Ebola outbreak hitting closer to home than ever before, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced it is backing the “accelerated” development of a vaccine for the deadly virus.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
An experimental immune-system therapy can often lead to complete remission in advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients who have run out of other options, according to research published in the Oct. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests, according to a study published in the Oct. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Julian Kaye, PhD
To ensure that anaphylaxis episodes are treated in a timely and effective manner, action plans should be developed and distributed to patients, family and other caregivers, and schools.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, Harvard researchers found that almost 5% died within one month of their operation. These findings are scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2014 Quality Care Symposium, held from Oct. 17 to 18 in Boston.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Catherine Kolonko
A new clinical trial in children is set to begin that will test the blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in combination with ribavirin as part of an all-oral regimen.
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A group of healthcare associations says the government’s current electronic health record (EHR) regulations are stifling needed innovation while failing to foster interoperability between new software systems.
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