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Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Care Through a New Lens: A Look At Oncology

June 17, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Recently, Jon Pearce talked about how health systems can, and must, see virtual care as a part of their long term success. Virtual care isn’t a temporary fix—it’s a longstanding solution. But what does that solution actually look like in […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Applying symptom tracking to COVID-19 outpatient care using famotidine

June 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with COVID-19. Investigating the effect of famotidine, a potential treatment for COVID-19, on non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, clinicians at Northwell Health and cancer researchers […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Wearing A Face Mask At Home Could Curb Covid-19 Transmission By 79%

May 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Whether to wear a mask or not for coronavirus protection is widely debated these days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines in April calling for the use of cloth face masks in public settings (such […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Radiation oncology clinics report fewer patients despite improved safety measures

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The statement, published today in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, was presented during the SCAI […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Coronavirus patients describe symptoms that last a month or more

May 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

Teresa Rodriguez knew something was wrong when she lost her sense of smell. She was cooking dinner with her daughter, and it hit her that something was off. The following morning, on March 23, she woke up feeling extremely tired, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Coronavirus crisis opens access to online opioid addiction treatment

April 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Opioid addiction isn’t taking a break during the coronavirus pandemic. But the U.S. response to the viral crisis is making addiction treatment easier to get. Under the national emergency declared by the Trump administration in March, the government has suspended […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Patient Experience

A talk with your GP may reduce risk of getting cardiovascular disease

April 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Having a general practitioner (GP) who is trained in motivational interviewing may reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. But only if you do not already have diabetes or are at risk of developing it. This is shown by a […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Regulatory

Walgreens to open 15 drive-thru testing sites for the coronavirus across 7 states

April 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

Walgreens said Tuesday that it plans to open 15 drive-thru testing locations for the coronavirus across seven states, starting later this week. The sites will be in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas, the drugstore chain said in […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Regulatory

10 Years Later, Obamacare’s Complicated Legacy Still Shapes the Nation

March 19, 2020

Via: Time Health

Maurine Stuart credits the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for saving her family. In 2014, Stuart was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a rare disease that causes heart, liver and lymphatic problems. As a result, she was unable to continue working full […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Uber And Lyft Launch New Services To Address Social Determinants Of Health

March 5, 2020

Via: Forbes

Ride share giants Uber and Lyft are rolling out an array of new products and services as medical care providers and health insurers look to improve health outcomes and increase patient satisfaction by addressing social determinants of health. On Thursday, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Patient Experience

Transferring knowledge, not anxiety, can help food-allergic children cope with their fears

February 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) discusses the difficulties faced by parents of children with food allergies in not transferring their own anxieties […]


Patient Experience

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes, had a two-minute exam in the triage area with a doctor, who ordered an X-ray and […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New clinical guidelines call for psychosocial support for complex ADHD in children, adolescents

January 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New clinical guidelines call strongly for providing psychosocial supports for children and adolescents with complex attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Developed by the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), the guideline provides a framework for diagnosing and treating complex ADHD in […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Virtual reality during chemotherapy could help improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life

January 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact […]