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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439751/development-of-a-streamlined-work-flow-for-handling-patients-genetic-testing-insurance-authorizations
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Wendy R Uhlmann, Katie Schwalm, Victoria M Raymond
Obtaining genetic testing insurance authorizations for patients is a complex, time-involved process often requiring genetic counselor (GC) and physician involvement. In an effort to mitigate this complexity and meet the increasing number of genetic testing insurance authorization requests, GCs formed a novel partnership with an industrial engineer (IE) and a patient services associate (PSA) to develop a streamlined work flow. Eight genetics clinics and five specialty clinics at the University of Michigan were surveyed to obtain benchmarking data...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439357/resident-dyads-providing-transition-care-to-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-chronic-illnesses-and-neurodevelopmental-disabilities
#2
Richard J Chung, Joan Jasien, Gary R Maslow
BACKGROUND: Youth with special health care needs often experience difficulty transitioning from pediatric to adult care. These difficulties may derive in part from lack of physician training in transition care and the challenges health care providers experience establishing interdisciplinary partnerships to support these patients. OBJECTIVE: This educational innovation sought to improve pediatrics and adult medicine residents' interdisciplinary communication and collaboration...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437370/ethics-guide-recommendations-for-organ-donation-focused-physicians-endorsed-by-the-canadian-medical-association
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Sam D Shemie, Christy Simpson, Jeff Blackmer, Shavaun MacDonald, Sonny Dhanani, Sylvia Torrance, Paul Byrne
Donation physicians are specialists with expertise in organ and tissue donation and have been recognized internationally as a key contributor to improving organ and tissue donation services. Subsequent to a 2011 Canadian Critical Care Society-Canadian Blood Services consultation, the donation physician role has been gradually implemented in Canada. These professionals are generally intensive care unit physicians with an enhanced focus and expertise in organ/tissue donation. They must manage the dual obligation of caring for dying patients and their families while providing and/or improving organ donation services...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376528/family-medicine-specific-practice-based-research-network-productivity-and-clinical-and-translational-sciences-award-program-affiliation
#4
Treah Haggerty, Allison M Cole, Jun Xiang, Arch G Mainous, Dean Seehusen
OBJECTIVE: Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) are groups of practices that work together to conduct research. Little is known about the degree to which PBRNs may be achieving success. This is the first general survey of family medicine-based PBRN directors in the United States and Canada to examine research productivity outcomes of PBRNs and explore the association between Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program affiliation and PBRN outcomes. METHODS: The Council of Academic Family Medicine Educational Research Alliance conducted the survey and e-mailed it to 102 PBRN directors from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's registration...
April 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375497/a-direct-experience-in-a-new-accountable-care-organization-results-challenges-and-the-role-of-the-neurosurgeon
#5
Dong H Kim, Christopher Lloyd, Douglas K Fernandez, Amanda Spielman, David Bradshaw
The passage of the Affordable Care Act saw the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a new approach to healthcare delivery moving from fee-for-service toward population health. This paper presents a case study of the Memorial Hermann ACO (MHACO), launched in response to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, with goals to align physician and hospital incentives, practice evidence-based medicine, develop care coordination, and increase efficiency. Building blocks included an affiliated primary care network, a clinical integration program (involving shared electronic medical record platforms and quality data reporting), and significant investments in information technology...
April 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372823/defining-precision-the-precision-medicine-initiative-trials-nci-mpact-and-nci-match
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Geraldine O'Sullivan Coyne, Naoko Takebe, Alice P Chen
"Precision" trials, using rationally incorporated biomarker targets and molecularly selective anticancer agents, have become of great interest to both patients and their physicians. In the endeavor to test the cornerstone premise of precision oncotherapy, that is, determining if modulating a specific molecular aberration in a patient's tumor with a correspondingly specific therapeutic agent improves clinical outcomes, the design of clinical trials with embedded genomic characterization platforms which guide therapy are an increasing challenge...
February 11, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367351/predicting-inpatient-detoxification-outcome-of-alcohol-and-drug-dependent-patients-the-influence-of-sociodemographic-environment-motivation-impulsivity-and-medical-comorbidities
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Yvonne Sofin, Heidi Danker-Hopfe, Tina Gooren, Peter Neu
Aims. This prospective study aims to identify patient characteristics as predictors for treatment outcome during inpatient detoxification treatment for drug and alcohol dependent patients. Methods. A mixed gender sample of 832 consecutively admitted drug and alcohol dependent patients were interviewed by an experienced physician. The impact of a variety of factors concerning social environment, therapy motivation, impulsivity related variables, medical history, and addiction severity on treatment outcome was examined...
2017: Journal of Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362828/geospatial-analysis-of-emergency-department-visits-for-targeting-community-based-responses-to-the-opioid-epidemic
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Daniel A Dworkis, Lauren A Taylor, David A Peak, Benjamin Bearnot
The opioid epidemic in the United States carries significant morbidity and mortality and requires a coordinated response among emergency providers, outpatient providers, public health departments, and communities. Anecdotally, providers across the spectrum of care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA have noticed that Charlestown, a community in northeast Boston, has been particularly impacted by the opioid epidemic and needs both emergency and longer-term resources. We hypothesized that geospatial analysis of the home addresses of patients presenting to the MGH emergency department (ED) with opioid-related emergencies might identify "hot spots" of opioid-related healthcare needs within Charlestown that could then be targeted for further investigation and resource deployment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353509/innovative-urgent-care-for-the-palliative-patient-at-home
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Carmel L Montgomery, Charlotte Pooler, Julia E Arsenault, Colleen Berean, Robert Sharman, Cheryl L Cameron, Ingrid de Kock
Palliative and end-of-life patients in their homes are at risk of developing symptom crises requiring urgent care. The usual care for these patients involves transport to an Emergency Department (ED) despite the preference of most palliative patients to stay home. The objective of this initiative was to develop an innovative strategy to provide collaborative care in the home to alleviate symptoms and avoid transport. A partnership was created among Emergency Medical Services and Community Care staff, physicians, and leaders to enable patients to stay at home with existing resources during symptom crisis...
April 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348202/parent-physician-partnership-at-the-edge-of-viability
#10
Eric Ruthford, Miri Ruthford, Mark L Hudak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345729/medication-adherence-among-cardiac-patients-in-khartoum-state-sudan-a-cross-sectional-study
#11
Abdelmoneim Awad, Nahid Osman, Siham Altayib
INTRODUCTION: Non-adherence to medication among cardiac patients is often the major risk factor for poor clinical outcomes, increased mortality rates and higher healthcare costs. The literature evaluating the prevalence of and reasons for non-adherence in resource-poor settings is extremely limited compared to resource-rich settings. There is a scarcity of data about medication adherence in Sudan hence this study was performed to identify prevalence, predictors and barriers of non-adherence to medication among cardiac patients in Khartoum State...
March 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342917/science-of-health-care-delivery-as-a-first-step-to-advance-undergraduate-medical-education-a-multi-institutional-collaboration
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Stephanie R Starr, Darcy A Reed, Alison Essary, William Hueston, C Daniel Johnson, Natalie Landman, John Meurer, Bonnie Miller, Greg Ogrinc, Elizabeth M Petty, John Raymond, William Riley, Sherine Gabriel, Cheryl Maurana
Physicians must possess knowledge and skills to address the gaps facing the US health care system. Educators advocate for reform in undergraduate medical education (UME) to align competencies with the Triple Aim. In 2014, five medical schools and one state university began collaborating on these curricular gaps. The authors report a framework for the Science of Health Care Delivery (SHCD) using six domains and highlight curricular examples from each school. They describe three challenges and strategies for success in implementing SHCD curricula...
March 22, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337648/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-alternating-hemiplegia-of-childhood
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REVIEW
Melanie Masoud, Lyndsey Prange, Jeffrey Wuchich, Arsen Hunanyan, Mohamad A Mikati
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and related disorders should be provided by a multidisciplinary team experienced with the spectrum of presentations of this disease, with its related disorders, with its complex and fluctuating manifestations, and with cutting edge advances occurring in the field. Involvement in research to advance the understanding of this disease and partnership with international collaborators and family organizations are also important...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332182/status-update-on-women-s-reproductive-health-care-and-obstetrics-gynecology-postgraduate-training-in-post-ebola-sierra-leone
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Rachel Chan Seay, Alimamy P Koroma, Jenell Coleman, Clark T Johnson, Emmanuel A Ugwa, Jean Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317473/the-columbia-bronx-va-amalgamative-clerkship-an-effective-12-week-integrated-longitudinal-clinical-experience
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Jillian Diuguid-Gerber, Samuel Porter, Samuel C Quiah, Katherine Nickerson, Deborah Jones, Zeena Audi, Boyd F Richards
BACKGROUND: Many medical schools have adopted the longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) model in response to calls for increased continuity in clinical learning environments. However, because of implementation challenges, such programs are not feasible at some institutions or are limited to a small number of students. OBJECTIVE: In January 2014, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) recognized the need to explore different LIC formats and began offering four, 12-week amalgamative clerkships (AC)...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290949/dod-supported-overseas-training-rotations-in-tropical-medicine-and-global-health-2000-2015
#16
James D Mancuso, Patrick W Hickey, Rodney L Coldren, Amy K Korman, Lisa W Keep, Robert F DeFraites, Maria Smith, Luke J Mancuso, Jose L Sanchez
In 1999, the Department of Defense developed a tropical medicine training program (TMTP) to train military physicians, medical students, and scientists in performing surveillance activities in an overseas environment. This review describes the competencies, educational approach, program participants, institutional collaborations, and process outcomes of the TMTP from 2000 to 2015. TMTP-sponsored rotations addressed a wide variety of interdisciplinary competencies, many of which have military-unique applications...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275996/the-effects-of-race-and-racial-concordance-on-patient-physician-communication-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#17
Megan Johnson Shen, Emily B Peterson, Rosario Costas-Muñiz, Migda Hunter Hernandez, Sarah T Jewell, Konstantina Matsoukas, Carma L Bylund
OBJECTIVE: Racial disparities exist in health care, even when controlling for relevant sociodemographic variables. Recent data suggest disparities in patient-physician communication may also contribute to racial disparities in health care. This study aimed to systematically review studies examining the effect of black race and racial concordance on patient-physician communication. METHODS: A comprehensive search using the PRISMA guidelines was conducted across seven online databases between 1995 and 2016...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270202/rheumatology-in-africa-challenges-and-opportunities
#18
EDITORIAL
Girish M Mody
Africa faces many health challenges despite sustained growth and development over the past decade. Contributory factors are the lack of financial resources, an inadequate health professional workforce, a high burden of communicable diseases, and an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases. Rheumatology services are limited or non-existent in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Over the past decade, partnerships with international academic institutions have resulted in some progress in the training of rheumatologists and health professionals and development of rheumatology services in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia...
March 7, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266885/the-design-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-physiotherapist-led-clinic-for-orthopedic-surveillance-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#19
Karen Hurtubise, Robin Shanks, Laura Benard
AIM: To describe the development process and the evaluation results of a new physiotherapy-led clinic for orthopedic monitoring of secondary impairments for children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: A new clinic model was developed and implemented, guided by the Framework for the Development of Advanced Practice Roles and the Model for Improvement. Patient visits and wait-time statistics were measured during the implementation phase. Once implemented, an evaluation of the clinic model objectives was conducted...
March 7, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263022/the-importance-of-patient-centred-care-to-overcome-barriers-in-the-management-of-actinic-keratosis
#20
REVIEW
R Cerio
Visible actinic keratosis (AK) lesions and subclinical (non-visible) sun damage in the field of cancerization are associated with risk of both non-melanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and, more rarely, melanoma. As the incidences of AK and skin cancer are increasing, effective prevention and treatment of AK is essential to minimize disease burden and improve patient quality of life. Currently, AK lesions are often left untreated and field therapies are underused...
March 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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