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Computer Analytics

Computer Analytics May Solve Hospital Readmission Puzzle

Computer analytics; A University of Maryland School of Medicine study suggests that a novel machine learning model developed at the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), called the Baltimore score (B score), may help hospitals better predict which discharged patients are likely to be readmitted. The research was led by Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, Associate…

Human contact

Human Contact Plays Big Role In Spread Of Some Hospital Infections

Human contact; An observational study conducted in a French hospital show that human contact was responsible for 90% of the spread of one species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to new patients, but less than 60% of the spread of a different species. Audrey Duval of the Versailles Saint Quentin University and Institut Pasteur in Paris, France,…

Healthcare

Healthcare Fill The Gap, Patients Say They Are More satisfied

Healthcare; Findings from a new research study led by Thomas Kippenbrock, a nursing professor at the University of Arkansas, suggest that patients are just as satisfied or even happier with care from nurse practitioners as compare with doctors. Kippenbrock wrote an article titled “A National Survey of Nurse Practitioners’ Patient Satisfaction Outcomes” for Nursing Outlook,…

Violence

Violence Outbursts Come From Patients And Patients’ Families

Violence; Across the country, many doctors, nurses and other health care workers have remained silent about what is being called an epidemic of violence against them. The violent outbursts come from patients and patients’ families. And for years, it has been considered part of the job. When you visit the Cleveland Clinic emergency department whether…

Physicians

Physicians Discusses AI Enhancing The Human Connection In Medicine

Artificial intelligence(AI) promises to transform medicine. It is already diagnosing cancers and arrhythmias, providing digital health coaching and predicting; which patients are at the highest risk of heart failure. Soon, patients with common symptoms can expect to receive advice via AI, and physicians will likely use data from wearable devices to diagnose or treat diseases.…

Healthcare Strategies

Healthcare Strategies For Clinical Challenges At CMSC

The healthcare strategies providers involved in the management and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) convene in Seattle this week for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). The latest developments in the ever evolving field will be present by national and international experts throughout the week of networking and education. Quality of care…

Physician

Physician Burnout Costs Associated With Reduce Clinical Hours

The price tag for physician burnout runs at $4.6 billion annually when the costs associated with turnover and reduced clinical hours are tallied. To sharpen the discussion around physician burnout, Shasha Han, MS, of the National University of Singapore, and coauthors perform a cost-consequence analysis. The team, which include researchers from Stanford University and the…

Emergency Room

Hospitals Fall Short In Teaching Fall Prevention To Departing Patients

Falls are a leading cause of hospitalizations and emergency room visits among older adults; but until now, little was known about the relationship between falls and hospital readmissions. A new University of Michigan study found that in people 65 or older, fall relate injuries within a month of hospital discharge rank as high as the…

Sexual Abuse

Physician Sexual Abuse On Patients

Physicians’ sexual abuse of patients is a substantial problem that the healthcare industry has neglect for too long, say authors of an article publish online May 1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. They implore the medical community to begin a candid discussion of this problem and call for an explicit zero tolerance standard against sexual…

Primary Care

Readmission Rates Vary Little Among Primary Care Doctors

There is minimal variation in readmission rates among primary care providers (PCPs), according to a study publish online May 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Whether readmission rates vary by primary care physician (PCP) is unknow, although federal policy holds PCPs accountable for reducing readmissions. Retrospective cohort study Siddhartha Singh, M.D., from the Medical…

Abortion

Abortion Clinics Are Facing Protesters Abortion Laws

Here the study shows Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confuse patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. Last week, Alabama enact the nation’s strictest abortion law, making performing abortions a felony at any stage of pregnancy with almost…

Sleep

Eliminating Extended Work Shifts Improves Sleep Duration For Physicians

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was base primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first year residents who…