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  • AMA Examines Team-Based Care Module

    • April 22, 2016
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    A new module from the AMA's STEPS Forward collection of practice improvement strategies details the individual elements of a team-based care model and describes how to bring these elements together.

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  • AAMC Examines the Looming Physician Shortage

    • April 18, 2016
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    Under every combination of scenarios modeled, the United States will face a shortage of physicians over the next decade, according to a physician workforce report released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). The projections show a shortage ranging between 61,700 and 94,700, with a significant shortage showing among many surgical specialties.

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  • When Caregivers Need Treatment

    • April 15, 2016
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    A 2007 study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that 24 percent of ICU nurses and 14 percent of general nurses tested positive for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  • “Patient Passport” Encourages Superior Care

    • April 13, 2016
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    Integrating the patient voice authentically and robustly into the design of care offers the real promise of improving our health care system. The PP approach stands with a handful of others to be lauded for fostering this change.

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  • Telemedicine is Here - But Are Consumers Ready?

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    Is health care going the way of Uber? Though it may sound far-fetched, seeing a doctor could move in that direction if telemedicine gains more acceptance, according to health technology experts.

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  • Study: iPads Beat Face-to-Face Consultations for Surgery Patients

    • March 28, 2016
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    Often patients undergo procedures without real informed consent being achieved due to technical language, jargon and time pressure, with up to half of patients finding it difficult to understand what their doctor tells them. Now a group of Australian doctors has prepared patients for surgery using iPads, and found that patients' understanding was much better than after a face-to-face consultation.

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  • Don’t Miss Our February Webinar!

    • January 20, 2016
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    "Building a Bridge Across Healthcare Professions: Interprofessional Education at a University with Limited Health Science Majors," presented by Susan Piras, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor and Judy Duvall, EdD, MSN, RN, Interim Assistant Dean, Tennessee Technological University.

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  • When Encouraging Patients to Participate in Clinical Trials, a Little Info Goes a Long Way

    • December 23, 2015
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    A five-center national study led by Neal Meropol, MD, and a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center demonstrated that a little information goes a long way in encouraging cancer patients to enroll in clinical trials, a decision that could be potentially lifesaving.

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  • Med Students Crunch Data, Examine Trends

    • October 30, 2015
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    Every first and second year student at the NYU School of Medicine is required to do what's called a 'health care by the numbers' project. Students are given access to an enormous database with more than 5 million anonymous records — information on every hospital patient in the state for the preceding two years.

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  • AAMC: Number of Students Enrolling in Med School Up 25% Since 2002

    • October 28, 2015
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    In addition, the total number of applicants to medical school rose by 6.2 percent to 52,550, exactly double the percentage increase from the previous year. First-time applicants—an important indicator of interest in medicine—increased by 4.8 percent to 38,460.

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