American Society of Anesthesiologists Welcomes GE Healthcare as Industry Supporter

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced GE Healthcare, a global medical technology and digital solutions company, as a new ASA Industry Supporter, bolstering the work of the Society in improving patient safety and the delivery of high-quality care before, during, and after surgery.

AAOS Comments on Proposed Medicare Payment Policy Changes for 2023

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) issued formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the agency’s proposed payment policy changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2023. In both letters, AAOS urged the agency to address growing health care costs, expand access to care and ease physician burden as they continue to navigate patient care, amidst financial and practice management challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.

Nurses Remain Passionate Despite Historical Issues in Need of Reform, According to Annual Industry Survey

A national survey of 2,000 employed and student nurses showed that nurses remain passionate about patient care despite ongoing industry challenges. Areas of dissatisfaction include pay rates/ compensation (86 percent), staff shortages (53 percent), stress (39 percent) and burnout (35 percent). Results also showed that 28 percent of nurses indicated their desire to leave the profession had increased dramatically since the pandemic, while those who said their desire to stay had increased since the pandemic dropped from 24 percent last year to 4 percent this year.

UC San Diego Health Ranks #1 Regionally by U.S. News & World Report

UC San Diego Health top ranked in 10 medical and surgical specialties, among the nation’s best.

FAU Announces Formation of FAU Health Network

Three South Florida counties that collectively are home to the largest metropolitan population in the state will soon be served by an academic health network that is a true collaboration of the region’s leading public and private academic and medical leaders.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Research Explores Quality and Access to Patient Care

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation announced research results from four studies examining access to care and outcomes for patients living with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.

Rutgers Names Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Office of Clinical and Health Affairs has appointed Andrew M. Evens, professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, associate director of clinical services for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director of the oncology service line at RWJBarnabas Health as associate vice chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics, a new initiative harnessing evidence-based practices and artificial intelligence to identify patient needs, enhance clinical innovation and improve health outcomes.

Mobile apps can help those suffering from hypertension, improve communication between patients and providers

The use of physician-monitored mobile apps for tracking blood pressure can help curb the effects of chronic hypertension and improve communication between patients and providers, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Memorial Cancer Institute Together with FAU Research Partnership Earn ‘Cancer Center of Excellence’ Designation

A research partnership formed just last year by Memorial Healthcare System and Florida Atlantic University is already being recognized for quality care, results, and advances in research, and that’s great news for patients fighting cancer in South Florida. The alliance between Memorial’s Cancer Institute and FAU (MCIFAU) has been recognized by the state’s Department of Health as a “Florida Cancer Center of Excellence.” It becomes just the fifth in the state, out of more than 80 competitors, to earn the designation.

FAU Launches New Telehealth Certification Course

A new, 20-hour telehealth certification course provides the essential knowledge to deliver skilled telehealth services. The fully online course addresses telehealth platforms and models for practice; evidence-based telehealth technology; quality improvement measures; regulation, policy and reimbursement; telehealth inter-professional practice and specialized populations; and telehealth and the future.

Perfect Match: FAU and Memorial Healthcare System Establish Research Partnership

South Florida giants in higher education and healthcare have joined forces to form an alliance that will advance clinical research and clinical trials in the region. Florida Atlantic University and Memorial Healthcare System in Broward County have formed a “Research Partnership to Advance Clinical Trials” (Research PACT), which combines their expertise and resources in clinical research, clinical trials, basic research and translational biomedical research.

AAOS Advances Biologics Initiative with Innovative Dashboard

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) continues to demonstrate its commitment to advancing the quality of musculoskeletal care in a fully transparent and scientific way. Debuting today as a new member benefit, the AAOS Biologics Dashboard is a dynamic online tool designed to help orthopaedic surgeons navigate the approval status of biologic-based interventions. The development of the AAOS Biologics Dashboard is just one of several efforts within the Academy’s Biologics Initiative that offers evidence-based guidance to the musculoskeletal health community. An additional effort is the revision of two biologics-related position statements, recently approved by the AAOS Board of Directors.

New Survey Reveals How to Build Stronger Fertility Patient-Provider Relationships

A new survey from pregnantish, co-sponsored by EMD Serono and CooperSurgical, uncovers the key reasons why patients leave their fertility clinics and reveals the importance of doctor-patient relationship-building as a key factor to patient retention.

Laerdal Medical and TruCorp Partner to Launch a COVID-19 Solution for Quick and Cost-effective Ventilation Training for Healthcare Providers

TruCorp, a provider of medical simulation training manikins, has partnered with world leading healthcare solutions provider, Laerdal Medical, to bring an easy-to-implement, cost-effective ventilation training solution to the market.

New UCI Health Center for Advanced Care to provide greater access to world-class care

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 13, 2020 — The University of California, Irvine is bringing world-class healthcare services to coastal and southern Orange County with plans to build the UCI Health Center for Advanced Care, which will be home to the Center for Children’s Health, adult specialty care, urgent care and other services needed in the region for the entire family.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Among Nation’s Best in Nine Specialties

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is recognized as a national leader in nine specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. In total, 11 Ohio State specialties ranked in the top 10% of all hospitals in the country. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center ranks as Columbus’ “Best Hospital” and second in Ohio.

Doctors urge hospitals to become ‘artificial intelligence ready’

Disorganized efforts to implement artificial intelligence in hospitals could undermine the technology’s vast potential to benefit patients, the group warns.

Surgery Restores Eye Muscle Function to Patients With Facial Paralysis

DALLAS – July 21, 2020 – Surgeons at UT Southwestern have developed and analyzed the benefits of a cutting-edge technique that provides patients with facial paralysis the ability to close their eyes. They concluded that the surgery – which is only performed at a handful of institutions around the world, including UTSW – not only allowed patients to blink and voluntarily close their eyes, but also protected them against the progressive damage to the cornea that’s typically seen with facial paralysis.

Robbins Family Awards Honor Exemplary Service In Nursing at Memorial Sloan Kettering

As we celebrate National Nurses Week, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and The Robbins Family Foundation recognize seven distinguished nursing staff members for their exemplary service. Each member of this select group is being honored with the inaugural 2020 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence.

Managing Your Orthopaedic Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has raised healthcare questions for patients of all ages. With so much information being published about the outbreak, it can be difficult to know where to start looking or what information to trust. That’s why the experts from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) are reminding patients about OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative, trusted consumer website on bone and joint health.