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Innovation, Patient Experience

Relationship between nurse work environment and patient safety

January 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Lisa Smeds Alenius will defend her doctoral thesis on 22 January 2019 at Karolinska Institutet. Her thesis focuses on factors in the nurse work environment relating to quality of care and patient safety. The thesis shows that the experience of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study shows safety of flu vaccination for hospitalized patients

January 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study also showed that vaccinating […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Medicaid plans cover doctors’ visits, hospital care — and now your GED

January 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school. As she held down different jobs during the past decade — including housekeeping and working in a relative’s retail store — she always […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

More than 3,000 Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV and Hepatitis At New Jersey Surgical Center, Officials Say

December 26, 2018

Via: Time Health

A New Jersey surgical center may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV and hepatitis, state officials said. People who received a procedure at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey between Jan. 1 and Sept. 7 […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors rarely advice patients about healthy lifestyle changes

December 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), US patients were asked whether their Health Provider had informed them about any lifestyle modifications they should make. As shown by previous studies, medical advice plays an important role in encouraging […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

This map shows states with extended deadlines to buy Affordable Care Act health insurance

December 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

The open enrollment period to get health insurance next year through the Affordable Care Act ends Saturday for most Americans, but a few states will allow people to buy coverage after the deadline. Residents of New York, Rhode Island and […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

CVS Health, Sharecare Launch Digital Drug Discount Card

December 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Digital health company Sharecare has launched a “digital pharmacy savings card” to help the uninsured and those with high deductibles get access to discounts on prescription medicines from CVS Health’s vast pharmacy network. Known as Sharecare Rx, the discount is […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

More than half of California nursing homes balk at stricter staffing rules

December 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

More than half of California’s nursing homes are asking to be exempted from new state regulations that would require them to spend more time directly caring for their patients. The state’s new staffing requirements for nursing homes, quietly passed in […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

Embarrassment and fear of being judged can mean patients lie to their doctors

November 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Utah Health have conducted a survey suggesting that a large proportion of people have a tendency to lie to their doctors about information that could be relevant to their health. Up to 80% of the […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

For Some Patients Financial Toxicity Is Real And Getting Worse

November 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Trump Administration has not been shy about being critical of drug prices, transparency, and other issues it sees as plaguing the prescription drug market. One can say that this Administration has been more proactive in this area than any […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

People without caregivers end up stranded in hospitals

November 21, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Within the bustle and organized chaos of Denver’s massive airport, an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease named Jerry Ellingsen was found wandering alone after traveling with his small dog from Fort Myers, Florida.Jerry didn’t know where he was or why […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

AHA and ADA launch new initiative to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce heart disease risk

November 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launched their new, multi-year awareness and education initiative, Know Diabetes by Heart™, to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes People […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health professionals require more guidance to support children of terminally ill patients

November 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, a new study in the journal Palliative Medicine reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey and the Princess […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures

October 18, 2018

Via: Time Health

April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

New patient-centric website launched in Europe to empower people with chronic conditions

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the European launch of Life Effects (https://lifeeffects.teva), a patient-centric website hosting content created by patients and checked by experts, at the European Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress in […]