Practice Management

Web-Based Patient Education Tools Provide Health Resources

Web-Based Patient Education Tools Provide Health Resources

Myhealthfinder and Prevent Diabetes STAT offer education and personalized recommendations to patients.

Time Spent on Computer Tasks Increasing For Physicians

Time Spent on Computer Tasks Increasing For Physicians

During the 4-year study, time spent working in electronic health records rose, while time with patients declined.

How to Effectively Transition Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

How to Effectively Transition Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

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The transition process can be challenging for patients and families, requiring a great deal of preplanning by providers.

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

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Health organizations like WHO, FDA, and NIH have raised ethical challenges about the way clinical trial data is reported.

Hospital Mortality Rates Decrease During Joint Commission On-Site Inspections

Hospital Mortality Rates Decrease During Joint Commission On-Site Inspections

A significant reversible decrease in 30-day mortality was observed during survey vs non-survey weeks.

Online Reviews Open Clinicians To HIPAA Violations

Online Reviews Open Clinicians To HIPAA Violations

Steps for responding to negative patient reviews include taking control of unclaimed online profiles and encouraging unhappy patients to discuss the problem by phone.

Patient-Clinician Communication Key in Managing Heart Disease Treatment

Patient-Clinician Communication Key in Managing Heart Disease Treatment

Two studies examined the positive outcomes of clear patient-clinician communication on management and treatment of heart disease.

AMA: 9 Out of 10 Physicians Satisfied With Career Choice

AMA: 9 Out of 10 Physicians Satisfied With Career Choice

The American Medical Association (AMA) surveyed over 1,200 doctors, residents, and medical students examining their choice of profession.

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

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Widespread challenges make it difficult to provide optimal health care for all people using Mediciad.

Health Literacy Tool Use Promotes Shared Decision Making Between Clinicians, Patients

Health Literacy Tool Use Promotes Shared Decision Making Between Clinicians, Patients

Utilizing the Health Literacy Universal Precautions toolkit can ensure shared decision making between physicians and patients.

30-Minute Blood Pressure Monitoring Reduces Overtreatment

30-Minute Blood Pressure Monitoring Reduces Overtreatment

30-minute blood pressure monitoring may reduce incidence of overtreatment of white-coat hypertension.

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

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In cases of serious HIPAA breaches, corrective action plans often accompany hefty fines levied by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Lifetime Apixaban Afib Anticoagulation Meets US Norms for Reasonable Value

Lifetime Apixaban Afib Anticoagulation Meets US Norms for Reasonable Value

Health care costs were not statistically different for patients treated with apixaban versus warfarin therapy after two years of anticoagulation therapy.

Do Non-Selective NSAIDs Increase Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Risk

Do Non-Selective NSAIDs Increase Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Risk

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Researchers found that use of NSAIDs like naproxen and ibuprofen were linked to increased out-of-hospital cardiac arrest risk.

AHA/ACC: 2017 Update to Guidelines for Valvular Heart Disease Managmenet

AHA/ACC: 2017 Update to Guidelines for Valvular Heart Disease Managmenet

The guidelines modify 2014 recommendations relating to aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures.

ACP: For Patient Benefit, Reduce Administrative Burden on Clinicians

ACP: For Patient Benefit, Reduce Administrative Burden on Clinicians

The American College of Physicians has developed 7 recommendations aimed at addressing the negative effects of administrative tasks on both physicians and patients.

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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Revised coronary revascularization criteria rated whether coronary interventions are appropriate in tables organized according to practice patterns.

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

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A decline in function status occurred an average of 2 years before hospitalization for myocardial infarction, and 3 years before heart failure and stroke.

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

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Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

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Although more women are admitted with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, more men ultimately die.

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

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The Advanced Training Statement for advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology consists of 6 general competencies.

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

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Participants who received e-counseling had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure at 12 months

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

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Results from the EINSTEIN CHOICE trial plus an interview with investigator Philip Stephen Wells, MD, FRCP(C), MSc.

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

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Women with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction often experience prehospital delays to reperfusion.

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

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Evolocumab reduced LDL-C levels by 59% and lowered the risk of CV death, MI, stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina, or coronary revascularization by 15%.

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

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At 2 years, the estimated incidence of the primary end point was 12.6% in the TAVR group vs 14% in the surgery group.

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

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Patients with diabetes had more CV risk factors and higher rates of noninvasive testing positivity as well as 60-day aspirin, statin, ACE inhibitor, and ARB use.

Does Unsuccessful CPR Affect Critical Care Personnel?

Does Unsuccessful CPR Affect Critical Care Personnel?

Following unsuccessful CPR, researchers found elevated rates of postcode stress and PTSD.

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Not Reduced With Aggressive Blood Pressure Control

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Not Reduced With Aggressive Blood Pressure Control

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Aggressive blood pressure treatment did not reduce atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation.

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

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Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

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