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.
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.
Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center has been selected as one of four beneficiaries of the 2021 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, presented by the Libfeld/Katz Breeding Partnership.
Rush University System for Health and BMO Financial Group today announced a $10 million donation to create the new Rush BMO Institute for Health Equity.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Martha Kuhr, RN, came out of retirement to care for some of Rush University Medical Center’s most severe COVID-19 patients in the CVICU.
Coping with childhood anxiety amid returning to the classroom; new global tracker measures pandemic’s impact on education worldwide; Covid-19 drives innovation and evolution in patient care…
Realizing that wearing a mask can make communication harder for people with hearing loss, Rush University Medical Center is now offering transparent face masks. These clear masks can help ease stressful situations and it make it less likely for information to be misinterpreted.
State-of-the-Art Facility and Multidisciplinary Team Approach Expands Care for Children with Complex Congenital Heart Defects
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.
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.
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.
Abstract Purpose The aim of this study was to describe sleep patterns of adults with traumatic brain injury and examine effects of environmental stressors (patient care activities and light) on patterns of sleep. Design A descriptive, correlational, explanatory design was used for…
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center has been named a finalist for the 2020 QUEST® Award for High-Value Health Care from Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care.
Philanthropic initiative of the Children’s Cancer Institute, reaches five year milestone combatting pediatric cancer
This week the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) announced recipients of the 2020 ARN Role Awards at its Annual Educational Conference, REACH, held virtually. ARN Role Awards are given for outstanding contributions in various aspects of rehabilitation nursing.
Yesterday, the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) announced the recipient of the 2nd annual RNCB Advocacy Award during REACH 2020, ARN’s Annual Educational Conference taking place virtually this week, October 20-22.
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.
The Federation of State Medical Boards’ Board of Directors released the following statement in response to reports from a number of state medical boards of complaints they are receiving about physicians and physician assistants failing to wear face coverings during patient care.
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.
Trio rounding connecting the nurse, physician and patient at the bedside is a key strategy to measurably improve patient care outcomes and communication (Breger, 2015; Cleveland Clinic, 2015) as well as coordination and efficiency (Gonzalo, Kuperman, Lehman & Haidet, 2014).
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.
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.
Phillip Phan, the Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses promising developments in the field of telemedicine – developments that, ironically, may have been sped up by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Patients with underlying conditions such as asthma or other lung problems should be checked on regularly by pulmonologists or primary-care doctors for at least six months. Some will need to be monitored for one to three years, according to a new opinion piece posted online today in The Lancet-Respiratory Medicine.
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced its Virtual ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020 event programming today. Registration is now open for the virtual event that will be held 14-16 September 2020.
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.
Disorganized efforts to implement artificial intelligence in hospitals could undermine the technology’s vast potential to benefit patients, the group warns.
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.
Foundation receives generous donation from corporate partner to combat pediatric cancer and benefit patient care
During COVID-19, UC San Diego Health expanded telehealth to provide patients with safe and convenient access to appointments with their health care providers. Video visits expanded by more than 50-fold.
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.
Broad modifications to current standards for treating acute stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic may be needed to preserve health care resources, limit disease spread and ensure optimal care, according to a Loyola Medicine neurologist.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced a strategic partnership to help narrow the gap between clinical research funding and prioritized clinical research needs in musculoskeletal care
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.
UC San Diego Health now offers a telemedicine clinic to help patients with COVID-19 recover at home.
UC San Diego Health has been awarded double ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
By mining a vast trove of genetic data,researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine are enhancing doctors’ ability to treat cancer, predict patient outcomes and determine which treatments will work best for individual patients. The researchers have identified inherited variations in our genes that affect how well a patient will do after diagnosis and during treatment.
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released an official position statement concerning prior authorization for the approval of prescription medications, highlighting the significant burdens it creates for patients and rheumatology professionals. This process can result in a significant delay of care or treatments, treatment abandonment and potential harm to patients.
Providers are concerned the mandate adds an additional layer of red tape that will delay patient care, reduce the ability of providers to ensure therapies have been properly handled and safely stored, inflate patient out-of-pocket costs, and result in an increase of drug waste.
New name clarifies the key role the hospital plays in the Mount Sinai Health System, honors the community the hospital serves, and reflects the considerable investments that have brought technologically advanced Mount Sinai-level care to the residents of Upper Manhattan, Westchester, New Jersey, and beyond.
Healthcare professionals of all experience levels attend the IMSH conference to advance their skills, to impact change in their organizations, and, ultimately, to improve patient safety.
A young boy with a rare genetic disease that typically kills within weeks of birth is now 3 years old and in remission thanks to a collaborative effort that included physicians at King Saud University Department of Pediatrics and immunologists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
New Approach Will Lead to a Better Understanding of Most Cases
Researchers at UC San Diego and the University of Washington are developing technology to study hidden biases in healthcare.
Stony Brook University Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for the sixth consecutive year, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for five consecutive years, and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for five consecutive years according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation hosted the fourth annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 11, raising more than $138,000 in support of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center at the Holmdel-based medical center. More than 265 guests attended the soiree, which took place at Stillwell Stables in Colts Neck.
The deadline for complimentary press registration for the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced that Claus Torp Jensen, PhD, has joined the institution as its first Chief Digital Officer and Head of Technology. His recruitment follows an expansive national search to identify a leader with the vision and experience to lead MSK’s digital transformation.
MicroVention, one of the world’s fastest growing medical device companies, has granted $250,000 to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation (CNS Foundation). This generous gift will fund educational programs dedicated toward the advancement of the field of endovascular education and technology.
The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. The condition, known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), is commonly called “the butterfly disease,” because it causes skin to be extremely fragile and blister easily after minor rubbing or scratching. It affects fewer than one in 1 million people.