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Geisinger study: Increasing health care value improves health care quality
Finding better ways to deliver health care to patients is key to ensuring that Medicare is able to meet the needs of the nation's baby boomers according to a new paper by Geisinger Health System published in Health Affairs. (2008-09-24)
Increasing general practice opening hours could prevent recurrent strokes
Increasing general practice opening hours would improve the opportunity for assessment and urgent referral to specialist care of patients with a transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke, which could prevent over 500 recurrent strokes a year in England alone, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. (2008-09-18)
Carrots and sticks to promote a healthy lifestyle?
When it comes to deciding whether paying people to make healthier lifestyle changes is a good thing, it seems patient opinion is split right down the middle. (2008-09-16)
£17.4m for new health research center
Nottinghamshire Healthcare and the University of Nottingham, have won £17.4m in funding to establish a new research center to help improve patient care across the region. (2008-09-16)
Many cancer patients receive insufficient pain management therapy
Pain is one of the most common symptoms of cancer patients, yet many of them do not receive adequate therapy for the pain caused by their disease or treatments, according to a study in the Sept. (2008-09-09)
UCLA study finds medical student diversity has educational benefits
A new UCLA study disputes controversial legislation like Prop. 209 that claimed campus policies to promote student-body diversity were unnecessary and discriminatory. (2008-09-09)
Preventing a disaster: Guidelines for dealing with epidemics
Health officials have been planning for the possibility of an influenza pandemic that would overwhelm the health care system and its resources. (2008-09-05)
Addressing a health-care system in crisis
On Sept. 8, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host the US Health-care System in Crisis: Achieving Universal Coverage panel, the first of a year-long series examining the state of the US health-care system and efforts to improve coverage. (2008-09-05)
HIV patients at greater risk for bone fractures
HIV-infected patients have a higher prevalence of fractures than non HIV-infected patients, across both genders and critical fracture sites according to a new study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2008-08-28)
International Diabetes Federation supports study to foster improved control of type 2 diabetes
The International Diabetes Federation BRIDGES translational research grant program will fund a diabetes self-management education study in Dallas. (2008-08-26)
The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, ASTRO partner to raise awareness of cancer survivorship
As part of its continued effort to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meeting, the Fairfax, Va.-based American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology is partnering with the Kenneth B. (2008-07-31)
MRSA and other health-care associated infections to be tackled with new £4.2M project
A new £4.2 million consortium to tackle healthcare associated infections, such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile, is announced today. (2008-07-15)
American Society for Microbiology honors Adrian M. Zelazny
The 2008 American Society for Microbiology Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award is being presented to Adrian M. (2008-07-14)
What price for a more effective health care system?
The pressures from an aging population on the rising costs of health care in Australia will be the subject of the third annual Menzies Oration to be held at the Australian National University tonight. (2008-06-26)
Poor and uninsured patients more likely to experience racial discrimination
A new study examines the impact of poor, uninsured patients' race in terms of reporting racism in their health care. (2008-06-25)
Geisinger saves millions in medical dollars through better supply management
Geisinger has received national recognition recently for its efforts to cut supply spending. (2008-06-24)
Medical simulation bill before Congress; identify key priority areas
Medical simulation, a training process in which medical practitioners use realistic artificial environments to practice medical skills and procedures, is currently the subject of a bill before congress related to enhancing federal support for simulation initiatives nationwide. (2008-05-29)
Quality of life predicts cancer survival, U-M study finds
Head and neck cancer patients who reported lower physical quality of life were more likely to die from their disease, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. (2008-05-29)
Remote-control health
With search engine companies establishing online personal health records for their users and surgeons on the brink of making robotic surgery routine, it makes sense to have a remote medical care system that can support nursing staff, care managers and other health care workers. (2008-05-23)
Location! Location! Location technologies are improving NHS care
Location technologies are improving NHS care, but compatibility problems could limit their impact. (2008-05-06)
APIC Conference to address new CMS regulations
The new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations that will eliminate or reduce payments for three hospital-acquired infections will be the subject of a two-day conference for health care executives and professionals sponsored by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (2008-04-17)
Wanted: 40,000 more health IT professionals
If the US healthcare system moves toward wider adoption of advanced information technology systems to control health care costs, reduce medical errors and improve patient care, it will need at least 40,000 additional health IT professionals -- or almost 40 percent more than US hospitals now are estimated to employ. (2008-04-17)
Breaking personal health records
Who owns your medical tests results and your personal health data? (2008-04-16)
Beyond the terminal: Palliative care
Palliative care was once reserved for patients when all curative options had been exhausted and death was imminent, but now it is considered an integral part of the care that should be available to patients with serious respiratory disorders and critical illnesses. (2008-04-15)
Give patients NHS money to buy their own care
Patients with long-term, chronic conditions should be given money to organize and purchase their own care, according to an article in this week's BMJ. (2008-04-10)
Study: Health 'shocks' diminish wealth more later in life
A new study underscores the need for seniors to maintain their health -- in order to maintain their wealth. (2008-04-09)
Healthcare providers who discuss intimate piercings earn patients' trust
Patients with genital and nipple piercings, also known as (2008-04-03)
ACP encourages adults to document health care decisions in advance
The American College of Physicians is participating in National Healthcare Decisions Day. (2008-04-02)
Patients prefer to challenge nurses rather than doctors on safety issues
Patients prefer to challenge nurses rather than doctors about safety issues related to their care, reveals research in the journal Quality and Safety in Health Care. (2008-04-02)
UK takes action against PVL-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus
Lots of work is being done to recognize and control infections such as community-acquired MRSA and the UK is learning from situations in community and health care settings both here and abroad to stay ahead of the game, scientists will be told today at the Society for General Microbiology's 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. (2008-03-31)
Communicating your way to a healthy heart
Temple University researchers recently finished a four-year study which found that pairing an interned-based health reporting system with regular clinic visits enabled healthy patients in rural and urban settings at high-risk for heart disease to lower risk factors through frequent communication with their doctor. (2008-03-30)
PTSD associated with more, longer hospitalizations
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center have found post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with more hospitalizations, longer hospitalizations and greater mental healthcare utilization in urban primary care patients. (2008-03-27)
New commissioning policy is neglecting patients, warn doctors
The government's new health care commissioning policy for England has not only jeopardized the future of many hospitals but has also led to considerable frustration and disappointment among patients, argue senior doctors in this week's BMJ. (2008-03-20)
APIC launches first national C. difficile prevalence study
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology today announced a detailed strategy to combat Clostridium difficile-associated disease. (2008-03-20)
NIH grant to Emory and pediatric partners aims to improve kidney transplants for children
Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are teaming up with two university hospitals in California to find new ways to make kidney transplants more tolerable for children. (2008-03-11)
APIC selected as faculty in Blue Shield of California Foundation initiative to fight HAIs
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology today announced that it has been selected by Blue Shield of California Foundation to participate in a statewide effort to reduce health-care-associated infections. (2008-02-27)
Universal health care coverage would be lasting achievement for next US president
An editorial in this week's Lancet says that universal healthcare coverage combined with the highest-quality, evidence-based practice would be a singular and lasting achievement for the next US president. (2008-01-31)
Intensive education can help patients with acute low-back pain
People with low-back pain who were given an additional individual two and a half-hour education session with a trained specialist on top of their usual care did better than those given normal care alone. (2008-01-22)
Hospice and palliative care providers unite to discuss
The premier meeting for health care providers who care for patients with life-limiting illnesses will provide disease updates as well as sessions on the latest advances in clinical research, cultural, ethical and legal, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of care. (2008-01-22)
Genetic Alliance names Genetic Testing as its official journal
Genetic Alliance, an organization devoted to accelerating the translation and integration of genetic research into genetic services to advance health care, has named Genetic Testing as its official journal. (2008-01-17)
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