Opinion Article

Guidelines for Reducing Catheter-Associated UTIs | Opinion Article

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and studies show that 70% to 80% are attributable to an indwelling urethral catheter. To

The Digital Divide & Older Patients | Opinion Article

Over the last several years, many resources have been invested in internet-based interventions to improve health as a result of government programs and initiatives led by healthcare

CDI: A Shifting Paradigm? | Opinion Article

The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has tripled over the past decade despite most hospitals making CDI prevention and transmission a top priority. Considering the magnitude

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

Examining Low HPV Vaccination Rates | Opinion Article

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents aged 11 or 12 has been shown to be effective and is recommended as a routine primary prevention strategy to reduce many HPV-related cancers. However, data indicate that HPV vaccination coverage is low for adolescents.

The Current State of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension | Opinion Article

Researchers have examined national data on hospitalizations among pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension.

A Novel Approach for TMJ Dislocation  | Opinion Article

“The syringe technique is safe, rapid, and effective, and doesn’t require procedural sedation.”

Liver Cancer: Decreasing Morbidity & Mortality | Opinion Article

“Over the past 20 years, liver cancer surgery has become safer and more effective.”

Diabetes Behavior Changes & Mobile Technology | Opinion Article

“Identifying effective ways to help patients achieve behavioral changes in clinical practice is an important step toward improving outcomes.” —Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH

Emergency Management of Sepsis | Opinion Article

Studies have shown that rates of sepsis have steadily increased over the past decade and account for 2% of all hospital admissions. Nearly half of sepsis patients

Can E-Reminders Reduce SSI Risk? | Opinion Article

“Patients can be empowered to be an intimate part of the process using electronic alerts.” - Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD

Bladder Cancer & Tobacco Use | Opinion Article

According to research, about half of all bladder cancer cases diagnosed in the United States are the result of cigarette smoking. The disease is the second most

How to Use Technology to Activate and Engage Patients at Different Points of Care | Opinion Article

Steps for maximizing EMR and appointment reminder systems to deliver preventive care outreach and ongoing patient support.

A Platform for Improving Patient Safety | Opinion Article

Patient safety is a primary concern for EDs, and most hospitals rely on voluntary reporting of medical errors and adverse events by clinicians and nurses. However, research

Secondary Prevention After CABG Surgery | Opinion Article

“Secondary prevention is often a missed opportunity when caring for patients after CABG.” — Alexander Kulik, MD, MPH, FAHA

Disability & Cognition After MI & Stroke | Opinion Article

“MI and stroke survivors should be screened and monitored for functional disability long after they’re discharged from the hospital.” — Deborah A. Levine, MD, MPH

DBS for Parkinson Disease: Does Age Matter? | Opinion Article

Parkinson disease (PD) is a chronic progressive condition that most commonly affects the elderly. Currently, about 1 million Americans have PD, but studies suggest that the prevalence

Early Rehab in ICUs | Opinion Article

Starting rehabilitation early during an ICU stay can improve patient outcomes after they leave the unit. As a result, initiating early rehabilitation during ICU stays has become

Assessing the Value of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs | Opinion Article

“PDMPs need to overcome limitations in data sharing and enable providers to communicate more effectively with patients.” — Christopher A. Griggs, MD, MPH

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