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Category: Patient Experience


Innovation, Patient Experience

Physicians report high refusal rates for the HPV vaccine and need for improvement

September 16, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Health care providers must also learn to deal with parents hesitant to get their children vaccinated with HPV vaccine. The study, published today in Pediatrics, is the first to examine pediatricians and family physicians’ delivery practices for the vaccine since […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

In search of age-friendly health care, finding room for improvement

September 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A month ago, during a visit to her doctor’s office in Sequim, Wash., Sue Christensen fell to her knees in the bathroom when her legs suddenly gave out. The 74-year-old was in an accessible stall with her walker, an older […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help

September 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Louis Rocco has lived with diabetes for decades but, until he met with a registered dietitian in August, he didn’t know eating too much bread was dangerous for him. “I’m Italian, and I always eat a lot of bread,” he […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Preventing stressful, and often unnecessary, hospital admissions for older Australians living in residential aged care facilities is the aim of a new $1.9 million program funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund. $1.9 million three-year study to reduce […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

School districts double down on drug testing, targeting even middle schoolers

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Thirteen-year-old Aura Brillhart and her 11-year-old sister, Morgan, will face a new sort of test in school this year: a drug test. The middle and high schools in their community of Fort Scott, Kan., are among the latest to require […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Coming out about mental health on social media

August 26, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Angry Your Doctor Won’t Tell You What That Test Costs? You Should Be!

August 20, 2019

Via: Forbes

Steve B. wasn’t going to be fooled twice. He’d recently seen an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a “tickle in the throat” that wouldn’t go away. He’d forked over a co-pay at check-in, but then the doctor said he […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Charity care spending by hospitals plunges

August 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

California hospitals are providing significantly less free and discounted care to low-income patients since the Affordable Care Act took effect. As a proportion of their operating expenses, the state’s general acute-care hospitals spent less than half on these patients in […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

60% of privately insured children received opioids after tonsillectomy, study finds

August 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Sixty percent of privately insured children undergoing tonsil removal received opioids –with average prescriptions lasting about six to 10 days – a new study finds. And while the more powerful painkillers are often prescribed because they have been believed to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Where tourism brings pricey health care, locals fight back

August 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Colorado’s ski resort areas in Summit County have a high cost of living, among the highest in the country. The people who visit these places — Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain ­— can afford it. Many of those who live […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Patients transported by mobile stroke units instead of standard ambulance get faster treatment

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recently published new findings in Stroke that show […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Nearly 50% Of New Mothers In U.S. Prescribed Opioids During Last Decade, Study Finds

July 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

During the last decade, almost 50% of new mothers in the U.S. were prescribed opioids before or after delivery, according to results of a new study. The study also found that 1 in 75 new mothers were still taking opioids […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

US remote patient monitoring market is in rude health

July 29, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The RPM industry is expected to increase sharply over the coming years as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) in the US has begun reimbursement of several RPM activities. Previous lack of reimbursement was one of the chief obstacles […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

When a doctor’s screen time detracts from face time with patients

July 24, 2019

Via: The Medical News

As Wei Wei Lee sat with her doctor to discuss starting a family, she felt a “distance” between them. The physician was busy on the computer and focused on the screen. “It just didn’t feel very personal,” Lee said. “I […]