Physician News

DeSalvo Praises Patient Engagement Successes, Notes Challenges

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In this era of consumer engagement, providing patients with access to online health information is not enough, writes Karen DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, in a recent blog post.


Text Messaging Improves Patient Engagement in Africa

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Healthcare organizations and hospitals in African countries have found an inexpensive and efficient way for providers to connect and engage with patients — and it’s via text messages.


September 29 Is World Heart Day

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It's World Heart Day — the perfect time to start protecting your heart against cardiovascular disease (CVD).


Boston University Dean Talks Measuring Population Health

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According to the dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health, focusing on the overall patient population is a top obstacle to measuring population health improvements.


Exeter Hospital Receives Gold and Silver Beacon Awards for Excellence

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MEDITECH customer Exeter Hospital (Exeter, NH) receives the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in their Intensive Care Unit, and the gold award for their Progressive Care Unit from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

 


Hamilton Health Physician Writes Osteoporosis Guidelines for Long-Term Care Patients

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According to the national organization, Osteoporosis Canada, the annual cost to the healthcare system for treating osteoporosis and related fractures is in the billions of dollars. To help curb these costs and prevent injuries, there are guidelines caregivers can follow to keep patients safe.

 


Share Your Population Health Strategy, Apply for the Hearst Health Prize

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Does your organization want to inspire others to follow your lead in improving care? Can you demonstrate proven outcomes in managing or improving the health of a population through technology, care delivery, processes, and care guidance?


Connect and Learn on World Sepsis Day

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September 13 marks World Sepsis Day, recognizing the nearly 30 million patients who are affected each year.


More Smartphone Owners Using Patient Portals

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Smartphones are helping to increase patient engagement, according to a recent Parks Associates report.

 


September is Sepsis Awareness Month

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Sepsis kills 258,000 people in the U.S. each year. To educate the public and healthcare professionals on the life-threatening infection, Sepsis Alliance announced September is Sepsis Awareness Month.


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