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Friday, October 24, 2014
A provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Sunshine Act provides for increased transparency in the healthcare realm.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Craig Spencer, MD, an emergency medicine physician at New York Hospital/Columbia-Presbyterian was admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan where he has tested positive for Ebola.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Effective immediately, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, will be stepping down as national coordinator for health information technology to assist HHS in the fight against Ebola.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The UCSF study identified a window of 30 to 35 days post surgery, following surgery in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, when delayed radiation significantly improved OS and PFS.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Sarah J. Billups, PharmD; Lindsy R. Moore, PharmD; Kari L. Olson, BSc (Pharm), PharmD; and David J. Magid, MD, MPH
A technology-based, pharmacist-run home blood pressure monitoring program improves health outcomes by investing $20.50 per mm Hg systolic blood pressure lowered and $3300 per life-year gained.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Patient-centered care has been getting a lot of attention as the healthcare industry focuses on the Triple Aim of delivering better health outcomes, improving patient experience, and reducing the cost of care. In that vein, the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation recently released 6 guiding principles of patient-centered care.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Converting to for-profit status has a positive influence on a hospital’s finances, but no effect on quality or mortality rates, found researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Oncologists and palliative care specialists at Duke University Hospital worked together in patient care, resulting in a 23% reduction in patient readmission within a week of discharge.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than 1 in six hospitals—including some top medical centers—are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The study, published in Cell Stem Cell, identified a microRNA-mediated inhibitory pathway that repressed expression of the speech and language gene FOXP2, promoting metastases of breast cancer cells to distant sites.
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