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Category: Patient Experience


Innovation, Patient Experience

New guidelines can help fertility practitioners build stronger patient relationships

October 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Pregnantish, the infertility community and content site, has crafted powerful new relationship guidelines to help fertility practitioners build stronger patient relationships, using simple communication tools designed to make every interaction count. The guidelines, entitled How to Create Happier Patients In […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Inexpensive steroids reduce deaths of hospitalized Covid-19 patients, WHO analysis confirms

September 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Use of inexpensive, readily available steroid drugs to treat people hospitalized with Covid-19 reduced the risk of death by one-third, according to an analysis encompassing seven different clinical trials conducted by the World Health Organization and published Wednesday in the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

LA hospital seeks vaccine trial participants among its own high-risk patients

August 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The patients at Dr. Eric Daar’s hospital are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, and he’s determined to make sure they’re part of the effort to fight the disease. He also hopes they can protect themselves in the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patients say post office slowdown is delaying delivery of life-saving medications

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Nathan Geissel, who lives in rural Oregon, has been waiting more than nine days for a life-saving medication to arrive in the mail. As far as he knows, it’s stuck in a fulfillment center. Geissel’s doctor prescribed the medicine two […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Patient Experience

Traditional PTSD therapy doesn’t trigger drug relapse

July 20, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Johns Hopkins researchers have now demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn’t cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional problems have decreased after the first therapy session. […]


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 […]