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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216520/green-pastures-do-us-real-estate-prices-respond-to-population-health
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Claudia Nau, David Bishai
We investigate whether communities with improving population health will subsequently experience rising real estate prices. Home price indices (HPIs) for 371 MSAs from 1990 to 2010 are regressed against life-expectancy five years prior. HPIs come from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Life expectancy estimates come from the Institute of Health Metrics. Our analysis uses random and fixed effect models with a comprehensive set of controls. Life expectancy predicted increases in the HPI controlling for potential confounders...
December 4, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200327/the-big-five-health-insurers-membership-and-revenue-trends-implications-for-public-policy
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Cathy Schoen, Sara R Collins
The five largest US commercial health insurance companies together enroll 125 million members, or 43 percent of the country's insured population. Over the past decade these insurers have become increasingly dependent for growth and profitability on public programs, according to an analysis of corporate reports. In 2016 Medicare and Medicaid accounted for nearly 60 percent of the companies' health care revenues and 20 percent of their comprehensive plan membership. Although headlines have focused on losses in the state Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Marketplaces represent only a small fraction of insurers' members...
December 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102988/clinical-and-economic-evaluation-of-modulated-electrohyperthermia-concurrent-to-dose-dense-temozolomide-21-28-days-regimen-in-the-treatment-of-recurrent-glioblastoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-two-centre-german-cohort-trial-with-systematic-comparison-and
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Sergey V Roussakow
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of modulated electrohyperthermia (mEHT) concurrent to dose-dense temozolomide (ddTMZ) 21/28 days regimen versus ddTMZ 21/28 days alone in patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). DESIGN: A cohort of 54 patients with recurrent GBM treated with ddTMZ+mEHT in 2000-2005 was systematically retrospectively compared with five pooled ddTMZ 21/28 days cohorts (114 patients) enrolled in 2008-2013. RESULTS: The ddTMZ+mEHT cohort had a not significantly improved mean survival time (mST) versus the comparator (p=0...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077739/effects-of-dry-period-length-on-production-cash-flows-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions-of-the-dairy-herd-a-dynamic-stochastic-simulation-model
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Akke Kok, Corina E van Middelaar, Pim F Mostert, Ariëtte T M van Knegsel, Bas Kemp, Imke J M de Boer, Henk Hogeveen
Shortening or omitting the dry period of dairy cows improves metabolic health in early lactation and reduces management transitions for dairy cows. The success of implementation of these strategies depends on their impact on milk yield and farm profitability. Insight in these impacts is valuable for informed decision-making by farmers. The aim of this study was to investigate how shortening or omitting the dry period of dairy cows affects production and cash flows at the herd level, and greenhouse gas emissions per unit of milk, using a dynamic stochastic simulation model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726508/optimizing-mri-logistics-prospective-analysis-of-performance-efficiency-and-patient-throughput
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Kevin Beker, Alejandro Garces-Descovich, Jason Mangosing, Ines Cabral-Goncalves, Donna Hallett, Koenraad J Mortele
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to optimize MRI logistics through evaluation of MRI workflow and analysis of performance, efficiency, and patient throughput in a tertiary care academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: For 2 weeks, workflow data from two outpatient MRI scanners were prospectively collected and stratified by value added to the process (i.e., value-added time, business value-added time, or non-value-added time). Two separate time cycles were measured: the actual MRI process cycle as well as the complete length of patient stay in the department...
October 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579178/waste-biorefineries-enabling-circular-economies-in-developing-countries
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A S Nizami, M Rehan, M Waqas, M Naqvi, O K M Ouda, K Shahzad, R Miandad, M Z Khan, M Syamsiro, I M I Ismail, Deepak Pant
This paper aims to examine the potential of waste biorefineries in developing countries as a solution to current waste disposal problems and as facilities to produce fuels, power, heat, and value-added products. The waste in developing countries represents a significant source of biomass, recycled materials, chemicals, energy, and revenue if wisely managed and used as a potential feedstock in various biorefinery technologies such as fermentation, anaerobic digestion (AD), pyrolysis, incineration, and gasification...
October 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207856/biodiesel-production-potential-from-fat-fraction-of-municipal-waste-in-makkah
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K Shahzad, A S Nizami, M Sagir, M Rehan, S Maier, M Z Khan, O K M Ouda, I M I Ismail, A O BaFail
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), millions of Muslims come to perform Pilgrimage every year. Around one million ton of municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated in Makkah city annually. The collected MSW is disposed of in the landfills without any treatment or energy recovery. As a result, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contamination of the soil and water bodies along with leachate and odors are occurring in waste disposal vicinities. The composition of MSW shows that food waste is the largest waste stream (up to 51%) of the total generated MSW...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152772/learning-from-and-engaging-patients-families-during-the-implementation-of-a-new-medical-record-system
#8
Kathleen Horvath, Patricia Jahoda Stahl
66 Background: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute implemented a new medical record system to improve clinical and revenue cycle services. Through the formation of a Patient Experience (PX) committee we thoughtfully and methodically revised materials and processes putting patient and family perspectives first. METHODS: Formed PX committee with PFAC members, executive leadership, Patient/Family Relations (PFR), Volunteer Services, Management operations, and Quality/ Patient Safety representation...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125455/the-role-of-accountable-care-organization-affiliation-and-ownership-in-promoting-physician-practice-participation-in-quality-improvement-collaboratives
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Vanessa B Hurley, Hector P Rodriguez, Stephen M Shortell
BACKGROUND: Quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) have emerged as an important strategy to improve processes and outcomes of clinical care through interorganizational learning. Little is known about the organizational factors that support or deter physician practice participation in QICs. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine organizational influences on physician practices' propensity to participate in QICs. We hypothesized that practice affiliation with an accountable care organization (ACO) and practice ownership by a system or community health center (CHC) would increase the propensity of physician practices to participate in a QIC...
January 25, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843824/diabetes-mellitus-and-the-aboriginal-diabetic-initiative-in-canada-an-update-review
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REVIEW
Lawrence Leung
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease of major global health concern due to its increasing prevalence in both developing and developed counties, with a projection increase of 214% from the year 2000 to 2030. Among the Aboriginal population of Canada (which includes the First Nations, Inuit and Metis), diabetes mellitus contribute significantly to their higher morbidity and increased health disparity when compared to the non-Aboriginal Canadians. In view of this, the Federal Government of Canada had launched the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI) in 1999 as part of the bigger Canadian Diabetes Strategy to provide a better framework for surveillance, public education and community-based management of diabetes...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843421/facility-closure-how-to-get-in-get-out-and-get-what-is-important
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Pamela J Lail, Sarah S Laird, Kris McCall, Joe Naretto, April York
This article examines the current state of affairs of the health information management role in facility closure as well as the impact on revenue cycle operations. Health information management professionals are uniquely positioned to assist an organization in closure efforts because of their knowledge of revenue cycle operations, ability to work with the software products used to generate and store patient information, and solid understanding of the process of care and treatment of the patient. This information is integral to ensuring that patient information in a variety of formats and locations is properly secured and saved so that it will be available to patients and caregivers who need it after the facility closes...
2016: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816469/environmental-and-economic-analysis-of-an-in-vessel-food-waste-composting-system-at-kean-university-in-the-u-s
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Dongyan Mu, Naomi Horowitz, Maeve Casey, Kimmera Jones
A composting system provides many benefits towards achieving sustainability such as, replacing fertilizer use, increasing the quantity of produce sold, and diverting organic wastes from landfills. This study delves into the many benefits a composting system provided by utilizing an established composting system at Kean University (KU) in New Jersey, as a scale project to examine the composters' environmental and economic impacts. The results from the study showed that composting food wastes in an in-vessel composter when compared to typical disposal means by landfilling, had lower impacts in the categories of fossil fuel, GHG emissions, eutrophication, smog formation and respiratory effects; whereas, its had higher impacts in ozone depletion, acidification human health impacts, and ecotoxicity...
January 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762326/imaging-hydrogen-peroxide-in-alzheimer-s-disease-via-cascade-signal-amplification
#13
Jian Yang, Jing Yang, Steven H Liang, Yungen Xu, Anna Moore, Chongzhao Ran
In brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD), reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels are significantly higher than that of healthy brains. Evidence suggests that, during AD onset and progression, a vicious cycle revolves around amyloid beta (Aβ) production, aggregation, plaque formation, microglia/immunological responses, inflammation, and ROS production. In this cycle, ROS species play a central role, and H2O2 is one of the most important ROS species. In this report, we have designed a fluorescent imaging probe CRANAD-88, which is capable of cascade amplifying near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) signals at three levels upon interacting with H2O2 in AD brains...
October 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689583/integrating-ergonomics-knowledge-into%C3%A2-business-driven-design-projects-the%C3%A2-shaping-of-resource-constraints-in%C3%A2-engineering-consultancy
#14
Lene Bjerg Hall-Andersen, Patrick Neumann, Ole Broberg
BACKGROUND: The integration of ergonomics knowledge into engineering projects leads to both healthier and more efficient workplaces. There is a lack of knowledge about integrating ergonomic knowledge into the design practice in engineering consultancies. OBJECTIVES: This study explores how organizational resources can pose constraints for the integration of ergonomics knowledge into engineering design projects in a business-driven setting, and how ergonomists cope with these resource constraints...
October 17, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451570/optimizing-revenue-cycle-performance-before-during-and-after-an-ehr-implementation
#15
Margaret Schuler, Jane Berkebile, Amanda Vallozzi
An electronic health record implementation brings risks of adverse revenue cycle activity. Hospitals and health systems can mitigate that risk by taking aproactive, three-phase approach: Identify potential issues prior to implementation. Create teams to oversee operations during implementation. Hold regular meetings after implementation to ensure the system is running smoothly.
June 2016: Healthcare Financial Management: Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443080/from-revenue-cycle-to-value-cycle-evolution-in-a-world-of-change
#16
Kathy Schwartz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Health Management Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386397/the-coordinating-contracts-of-supply-chain-in-a-fuzzy-decision-environment
#17
Shengju Sang
The rapid change of the product life cycle is making the parameters of the supply chain models more and more uncertain. Therefore, we consider the coordination mechanisms between one manufacturer and one retailer in a fuzzy decision marking environment, where the parameters of the models can be forecasted and expressed as the triangular fuzzy variables. The centralized decision-making system, two types of supply chain contracts, namely, the revenue sharing contract and the return contract are proposed. To obtain their optimal policies, the fuzzy set theory is adopted to solve these fuzzy models...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382714/value-and-the-revenue-cycle
#18
James H Landman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Healthcare Financial Management: Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267145/towards-low-carbon-society-in-iskandar-malaysia-implementation-and-feasibility-of-community-organic-waste-composting
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Cassendra Phun-Chien Bong, Rebecca Kar Yee Goh, Jeng-Shiun Lim, Wai Shin Ho, Chew-Tin Lee, Haslenda Hashim, Nur Naha Abu Mansor, Chin Siong Ho, Abdul Rahim Ramli, Fujiwara Takeshi
Rapid population growth and urbanisation have generated large amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) in many cities. Up to 40-60% of Malaysia's MSW is reported to be food waste where such waste is highly putrescible and can cause bad odour and public health issue if its disposal is delayed. In this study, the implementation of community composting in a village within Iskandar Malaysia is presented as a case study to showcase effective MSW management and mitigation of GHG emission. The selected village, Felda Taib Andak (FTA), is located within a palm oil plantation and a crude palm oil processing mill...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27263245/revenue-cycle-management-allows-your-staff-to-concentrate-on-clinical-issues
#20
Ali Bentley, Lynn Robinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Delaware Medical Journal
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