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Category: Patient Experience


Innovation, Patient Experience

New recommendations for stroke systems of care to improve patient outcomes

May 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The policy statement, released during National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, comes as stroke systems of care have seen vast improvements in availability of endovascular therapy, neurocritical care and stroke center certification over the past decade. In addition, innovations such […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

As ER wait times grow, more patients leave against medical advice

May 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Emergency room patients increasingly leave California hospitals against medical advice, and experts say crowded ERs are likely to blame. About 352,000 California ER visits in 2017 ended when patients left after seeing a doctor but before their medical care was […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Virta Health aims to reverse Type 2 diabetes without meds by helping patients watch what they eat

May 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

Virta Health has a bolder mission than most health-care companies. Rather than encouraging customers to follow their drug regimen, it aims to reverse chronic disease through lifestyle change — and ultimately to wean its users off their medications entirely. Virta […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Therapeutic effects of gardening for psychiatric patients

May 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

It began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at UCLA’s Steward and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools. But, with careful planning by a […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

VA partners with Virta Health for remote diabetes treatment

May 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Veterans with type 2 diabetes are being offered care for up to one year at no cost, including continuous remote monitoring from medical providers and health coaches. Under a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health, a […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Health plan members want better apps, more telehealth

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Other findings from the large national study show that respondents believe insurers should widen the availability of telehealth […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

The 4 Types of Doctors Visits You Should Make For a Long, Healthy Life

May 10, 2019

Via: Time Health

Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Survey reports large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of cardiac implantable electronic devices

May 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Results from a new survey are the first to report a large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of their cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). The study reviewed patients’ overall knowledge of data from their devices as well as their perceptions on […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

UNC School of Medicine initiative providing unique care to dementia patients

May 2, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative will reach a total of 3,900 employees in four hospitals across North Carolina to raise awareness of how patients with dementia experience care, and to meet their unique needs with strategic and compassionate treatment. Led […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Amid Opioid Crisis, Walgreens Adds Mental Health Training For Pharmacists

May 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

Walgreens plans to increase mental health and substance abuse training for hundreds of pharmacists and staff at its drugstores amid the U.S. opioid epidemic. Walgreens has partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health and the American Pharmacists Association to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Trump says people must get vaccinated amid historic year for measles cases

April 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump urged people to get vaccinated for measles, saying Friday it’s “so important” amid the worst year for the disease in the U.S. since it was declared eradicated from the country in 2000. “They have to get the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals

April 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Why using pretax health savings will keep more money in your pocket

April 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

Your health insurance doesn’t cover everything. Most plans have co-pays for prescriptions and doctor visits, and you also have to spend a certain amount of your own cash before you get full coverage, in the form of a deductible. For […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Telemedicine visits increase overprescription of antibiotics for children

April 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital found that pediatric patients with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during virtual visits than in-person appointments. Their analysis of claims data in a national health plan database, published on Monday in the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Did your doctor ‘ghost’ you? An employment contract may be to blame

March 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Don Cue developed a bladder infection last fall, he called his longtime urologist’s office for a urine culture and antibiotics. It was a familiar routine for the two-time prostate cancer survivor; infections were not uncommon since he began using […]