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Category: Patient Experience


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 […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers develop new way to deliver person-centered care

March 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge have developed a way to help people with progressive conditions receive better person-centered care. From overcoming boredom or loneliness to knowing what to expect in the future, the team […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Poor hospital-home health communication puts patients at risk

February 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

More than half of Colorado home health care clinicians say they have received insufficient information from hospitals to guide patient management, according to a new statewide survey. In the survey of home health care nurses and staff, conducted by researchers […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Medtronic partners with US university to boost patient care

February 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The five-year project will focus on solutions to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. It will initially address chronic diseases and acute conditions that are prevalent in South Carolina. In the initial programme, Medtronic and MUSC will work to standardise […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health Officials Confirm Three Cases of Measles in Atlanta

January 31, 2019

Via: Time Health

Across the country from a measles outbreak that has prompted a state of emergency, three people were diagnosed with the highly contagious virus in Atlanta, Georgia, health officials confirmed. All three individuals are family members and were not vaccinated, the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Community hospitals link arms with prestigious facilities to raise their profiles

January 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

After seven years of a vigorous fight, Jim Hart worried he was running out of options. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 60, Hart had undergone virtually every treatment — surgery, radiation and hormones — to eradicate it. But a […]


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 […]