Patient Preferences for Post-Discharge Communication

“New technologies allowing patients to communicate with healthcare professionals (HCPs) are being marketed to healthcare facilities as efficient and effective forms of communication,” explains Kim E. Alexander, PhD. “Whether...

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Fitness Trackers Can Help Obese Patients Lose Weight

Health wearable devices are effective intervention tools/strategies for reducing body weight and BMI in individuals with overweight or obesity and chronic comorbidities, according to a review published in the British Journal...

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PW PODCAST: Telemedicine & Physician Licensure

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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Telestroke Care Is Boosting Patient Outcomes

Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, telestroke services are helping increase better patient outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. Investigators compared outcomes and 30-day survival among 150,000...

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The alarming frequency of errors in medical records

O ver the course of my 45 or so years in the business, I have noticed that many patient charts contain errors. I’ve never stopped to count them, but some investigators at five leading academic centers recently did. Of 22,889...

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