Archive for April 2018

Online Patient Reviews Good Predictor of Hospital Quality

Original Post on: https://www.medpagetoday.com By: Joyce Frieden Yelp compares favorably with more traditional quality measures WASHINGTON — If patients need to figure out which hospital or medical practice in their area is of the highest quality, they wouldn’t do too badly by looking online … at review sites like Yelp, several speakers said here Thursday. “We’re starting…

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Future CMS innovation center initiatives could include outcomes-based drug pricing, telehealth

Original Post on: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ By: Mike Stankiewicz The federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation should focus more on increased interoperability, more value-based payment programs, and expanded telehealth coverage, hospitals and payers say. Those were the recommendations which resulted from the CMS Innovation Center’s recent request for information from the health industry about which improvements could lower spending and improve outcomes. In…

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Graphene spikes that kill bacteria

Original post from: https://www.medgadget.com Click Here to Read Article Graphene, the material that consists of a one atom thick layer of carbons, is so impressive that its development was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics. To add to its abilities, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden used it to create microscopic spikes that kill…

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April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day – 'Don't BE a Dealer'

Original Post on: https://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com By: Florence Chaverneff, Ph.D. April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Launched in 2010 by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this biannual event addresses “a crucial public safety and public health issue” by providing numerous venues across the country for individuals to dispose of their unused prescription drugs and…

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Transfusion-Transmitted Hepatitis B Virus: Minimizing the Risk

Original Post on: https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com By: Jasenka Piljac Žegarac, PhD One of the major concerns in transfusion medicine is minimizing the risk for transfusion-transmitted infections, including hepatitis B virus (HBV).1 In the last few decades, HBV vaccination programs and the implementation of blood safety measures have contributed to a steady reduction in the risk for HBV transfusion transmission.2 Commonly employed blood safety…

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5 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Rut in Your Career

These key rut-busters can help you recharge and find new inspiration. Original Post on: https://www.inc.com By: Amy Vetter Everyone strives for that moment when all your hard work and dedication pays off and you can finally sit back and enjoy your work life. Everything gets a little bit easier and you can relish what you have…

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Nanotechnologies aimed at overcoming antimicrobial resistance

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com By: Conn Hastings Anti-Microbial Nanotechnology: Interview with Adrian Fellows, Head of R&D at AGA Nanotech AGA Nanotech, a medtech company based in the UK, has developed nanotechnologies aimed at overcoming antimicrobial resistance, with a view to offering an alternative to conventional antibiotics. The company has collaborated with researchers from University College London…

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22 email-etiquette rules every professional should know

Original Post on: http://www.businessinsider.com By: Rachel Gillett US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails. Despite the fact that we’re glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don’t know how to use email appropriately.Because of the sheer volume of messages we’re reading and…

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