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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Meaningful Us

Meaningful Use was a vision for EMRs that in many ways turned out to be a joke. Consider my list of Meaningful Us for medical professionals instead. When electronic medical records became mandatory, federal monies were showered...

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Dangerous Pitfalls of Database Research

Two papers using the same data about the same topic were published in the same surgical journal 1 month apart. They came up with opposite conclusions. The subject was laparoscopic appendectomy, specifically whether the placement...

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