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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 […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Reducing The Annual Rate Of Suicide In The US By 20% By 2025

January 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a bold new plan for reducing the annual rate of suicide in the U.S. by 20% by 2025. AFSP’s Project 2025 is using the “top minds in the mental healthcare field coupled […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Only 25% of Medicare patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation

January 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Too few people covered by Medicare participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, particularly women, the elderly and non-white patients, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health-care companies use technology and data to boost primary care services

January 10, 2020

Via: CNBC

In baseball, high-salaried home run sluggers have always gotten the glory. The equivalent in health-care may be high-priced drugs and medical specialties that help save lives in critical cases. But 20 years ago, there was a big shift baseball. Leveraging […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Telemedicine could change the way you visit your doctor. Are we ready?

January 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

Think of it as the 21st century version of the doctor’s house call. Telemedicine, which allows your doctor to visit, diagnose and treat you virtually — all in the comfort of your own home — is growing rapidly. Usage is […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Online physician reviews and ratings are important to older adults, new poll shows

January 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Find a restaurant. Book a hotel. Choose a product to buy. Online ratings and reviews from other customers can help with making decisions on all of these, and their use has exploded in the past decade. But online ratings of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Government-funded day care helps keep seniors out of nursing homes and hospitals

December 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Two mornings a week, a van arrives at the Escondido, Calif., home of Mario Perez and takes him to a new senior center in this northern San Diego County town, where he eats a hot lunch, plays cards and gets […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

California attempts to revive compassionate cannabis programs

December 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

For years, Richard Manning knew what he needed to cope with his physical pain, rage and PTSD — much of which he traced to a career-ending knee injury he suffered while on a domestic security detail with the Marines. Cannabis […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Mobile stroke units provide lifesaving care to patients in urban areas

December 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs), vehicles equipped to provide stroke treatment before reaching a hospital, provided lifesaving care to stroke patients in Manhattan approximately 30 minutes faster, compared to patients transported to hospitals in traditional ambulances and who did not receive […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children’s teeth

November 27, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Findings from a major dental trial suggest that preventing tooth decay from occurring in the first place is the most effective way for parents to help avoid pain and infection from decay in their children’s teeth. A three-year study comparing […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study finds increase in peritoneal dialysis use in the U.S. after Medicare payment reform

November 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

More US patients with kidney failure started, stayed on, and switched to peritoneal dialysis following a payment policy implemented in 2011 by Medicare. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN, suggest that the policy is having a […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors treating deadly lung disease face a problem: Some patients lie about vaping

November 20, 2019

Via: CNBC

There are two people you should never lie to, Dr. Michael Plisco tells patients, your lawyer and your doctor. The critical-care pulmonologist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis thinks a patient’s lie may have cost his life when he turned […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Survey highlights the need to better educate people on risk factors of type 2 diabetes

November 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today released the results of research that has shown a lack of knowledge about the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes internationally. More than half (56%) of the respondents are not aware […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Apple opens up its health records service to veterans with iPhones

November 6, 2019

Via: CNBC

Apple and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday that veterans can now access their health information on their iPhone via Apple’s health records service. The move enables veterans to see their medical information in one place and share it […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Uber And Cerner In Deal To Ease Medical Transportation

October 28, 2019

Via: Forbes

Uber and Cerner, an electronic health record firm, are partnering to help alleviate patients’ transportation barriers to healthcare services. Uber Health, the healthcare business of the ride-sharing giant, said Monday it will work with Cerner’s clients, which include hospitals and […]