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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611090/a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-three-good-things-intervention-in-healthcare-workers
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Karin Rippstein-Leuenberger, Oliver Mauthner, J Bryan Sexton, Rene Schwendimann
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU) personnel have an elevated prevalence of job-related burn-out and post-traumatic stress disorder, which can ultimately impact patient care. To strengthen healthcare workers' skills to deal with stressful events, it is important to focus not only on minimising suffering but also on increasing happiness, as this entails many more benefits than simply feeling good. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the content of the 'good things' reported by healthcare workers participating in the 'Three Good Things' intervention...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569335/assessment-of-coverage-and-analysis-of-the-determinants-of-adherence-to-influenza-vaccination-in-the-general-practitioners-of-taranto
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F Desiante, G Caputi, R Cipriani, C Nanula, I Aprile, A Pesare, M Conversano
BACKGROUND: In Italy, the general practitioner (GP) is the operations manager of the campaigns regarding influenza immunization. He/she identifies people eligible for vaccination among the clients, invites them actively and administers the vaccine. The GPs are directly in contact with the target population that should be vaccinated and their opinion about the flu vaccine may ultimately influence the decision of the patient to accept or not the vaccination. This study aims to assess levels of immunization for influenza vaccination among GPs and factors influencing their adherence to the vaccinations recommended for GPs in the province of Taranto (Apulia region, Southern Italy)...
July 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541887/patient-perceptions-of-text-messages-email-and-video-in-dermatologic-surgery-patients
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Spencer D Hawkins, Steven Barilla, Phillip Williford M Williford, Steven R Feldman, Daniel J Pearce
INTRODUCTION: We developed dermatology patient education videos and a post-operative text message service that could be accessed universally via web based applications. A secondary outcome of the study was to assess patient opinions of text-messages, email, and video in the health care setting which is reported here. METHODS: An investigator-blinded, randomized, controlled intervention was evaluated in 90 nonmelanoma MMS patients at Wake Forest Baptist Dermatology...
April 14, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515816/impact-of-smartphone-digital-photography-email-and-media-communication-on-emergency-room-visits-post-hypospadias-repair
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Michael E Chua, Megan A Saunders, Paul R Bowlin, Jessica M Ming, Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Walid A Farhat, Joana Dos Santos
INTRODUCTION: Advances in communication technology are shaping our medical practice. To date, there is no clear evidence that this mode of communication will have any effect on unnecessary postoperative emergency room (ER) visits. We aim to evaluate the effect of email and media communication with application of smartphone digital photography on post-hypospadias repair ER visit rates. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included all patients who underwent hypospadias repair performed by a single surgeon from October 2014 to November 2015...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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/28377674/evaluation-of-hospital-staff-s-perceived-quality-of-librarian-mediated-literature-searching-services
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Sandra McKeown, Shauna-Lee Konrad, Jill McTavish, Erin Boyce
OBJECTIVE: The research evaluated the perceived quality of librarian-mediated literature searching services at one of Canada's largest acute care teaching hospitals for the purpose of continuous quality improvement and investigation of relationships between variables that can impact user satisfaction. METHODS: An online survey was constructed using evidence-based methodologies. A systematic sample of staff and physicians requesting literature searches at London Health Sciences Centre were invited to participate in the study over a one-year period...
April 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375816/confidence-with-and-barriers-to-serious-illness-communication-a-national-survey-of-hospitalists
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Leah B Rosenberg, Jeff Greenwald, Bartho Caponi, Ami Doshi, Howard Epstein, Jeff Frank, Elizabeth Lindenberger, Nick Marzano, Lynnea M Mills, Rab Razzak, James Risser, Wendy G Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To describe the concerns, confidence, and barriers of practicing hospitalists around serious illness communication. BACKGROUND: Hospitalist physicians are optimally positioned to provide primary palliative care, yet their experiences in serious illness communication are not well described. METHODS: Web-based survey, conducted in May 2016. The survey link was distributed via email to 4000 members of the Society of Hospital Medicine...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341615/design-and-usability-of-a-heart-failure-mhealth-system-a-pilot-study
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Nagla Alnosayan, Samir Chatterjee, Ala Alluhaidan, Edward Lee, Linda Houston Feenstra
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in mobile health (mHealth) systems, little is known about patients' and providers' experiences using a new mHealth system design. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand challenges and provide design considerations for a personalized mHealth system that could effectively support heart failure (HF) patients after they transition into the home environment. METHODS: Following exploratory interviews with nurses and preventive care physicians, an mHealth system was developed...
March 24, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301043/a-topical-treatment-optimization-programme-ttop-improves-clinical-outcome-for-calcipotriol-betamethasone-gel-in-psoriasis-results-of-a-64-week-multinational-randomized-phase-iv-study-in-1790-patients-pso-top
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K Reich, I Zschocke, H Bachelez, E M G J de Jong, P Gisondi, L Puig, R B Warren, C Ortland, U Mrowietz
BACKGROUND: Around two-thirds of patients with psoriasis do not adhere to topical treatment. The Topical Treatment Optimization Programme (TTOP), a five-element tool, includes guidance for the conversation between dermatologists/nurses and patients, patient information material, telephone/e-mail helpdesks and treatment reminders. It has been developed by patients and dermatologists to help increase adherence to treatment in psoriasis. OBJECTIVES: To compare TTOP with standard of care ('non-TTOP') within a large European investigator-initiated study, PSO-TOP (clinicaltrials...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271057/the-need-for-improved-detection-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-young-children
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Tracy E Bunting-Early, Nader Shaikh, Lynn Woo, Christopher S Cooper, T Ernesto Figueroa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: An estimated 400,000 urinary tract infections (UTIs) are diagnosed annually in children aged <3 years in the United States; yet >50% of febrile UTIs may be missed in this population. Here, we explored possible barriers to diagnosing febrile UTIs in very young children through social research of community pediatricians. METHODS: Following qualitative interviews, a quantitative survey was developed that included a high-risk case for febrile UTI, presented before prompting for the topic of the survey, to gauge practice of delayed testing...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174657/improving-physician-s-hand-over-among-oncology-staff-using-standardized-communication-tool
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Ashwaq Alolayan, Mohammad Alkaiyat, Yosra Ali, Mona Alshami, Khaled Al-Surimi, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh
Cancer patients are frequently admitted to hospital for many reasons. During their hospitalization they are handled by different physicians and other care providers. Maintaining good communication among physicians is essential to assure patient safety and the delivery of quality patient care. Several incidents of miscommunication issues have been reported due to lack of a standardized communication tool for patients' hand over among physicians at our oncology department. Hence, this improvement project aims at assessing the impact of using a standardized communication tool on improving patients' hand over and quality of patient care...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152929/safer-transitions-of-care-at-a-major-cancer-center-the-emergency-center-to-hospitalist-experience
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Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, David Rubio, Mohamed Ait Aiss, Terry Rice, Karen Chen, Diane C Bodurka, Carmelita P Escalante
247 Background: Failures in communication lead to serious medical errors particularly during transitions of care. A standardized handoff of patients requiring admission to the inpatient setting between the Emergency Center (EC) and the Hospitalist Inpatient Service (HIS) at a comprehensive cancer center was lacking during this vulnerable time. METHODS: A quality pilot study using Plan, Do, Study, Act methodology was conducted. First, root cause analysis and process mapping of the current state was performed to identify pitfalls of the handoff process between the EC and the Hospitalist Service...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152913/moving-towards-hospital-and-radiation-oncology-emr-integration-results-of-an-institutional-survey
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Murat Surucu, Barbara Kaczmarz, Teresita McCoo, John Roeske, William Small
152 Background: We are working to electronically integrate our radiation oncology EMR and our hospital EMR to improve communication and facilitate patient care. To guide integration, we surveyed providers and support staff at our academic cancer center to identify the important encounters/documents and how well these are currently communicated. METHODS: We sent an email survey to 182 MDs, nurses, and administrative staff at our cancer center. Respondents identified their role in the patient care team, and rated how important several radiation oncology-specific encounters/documents from "not important at all" to "extremely important" and rated the accessibility of these encounters/documents from "not at all accessible" to "exceptionally accessible...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152853/oncologists-opinions-and-experiences-with-electronic-release-of-radiology-and-pathology-results-to-patients
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Farnoosh Sheikhi, Eben Lloyd Rosenthal, Christopher Sharp, Mark K Buyyounouski, Steve Asch
162 Background: There is an emerging standard to provide patients rapid electronic access to elements of their medical records,; this practice is controversial among practicing oncologists. Previous studies have primarily reported on patient access to physician notes and lab tests in primary care. In oncology, the emotional import and complexity of the results may be greater, particularly for staging imaging and biopsies. We report the opinions and experiences of oncologists after enabling patient access to radiology and pathology results for four months during which time finalized results were released upon physician action or after seven days...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069356/radiology-reports-what-you-think-you-re-saying-and-what-they-think-you-re-saying
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Bonmyong Lee, Matthew T Whitehead
BACKGROUND: Image interpretation and translation into written language is an imperfect process. Yet, the radiology report represents the link between radiologist's opinion and patient's images. Increased access to images through remote viewing stations has made direct communication between radiologists and clinicians less commonplace. We are interested in how accurately the descriptive contents within radiology reports convey the feelings of the radiologist to the referring clinician...
May 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995826/patient-staff-and-clinician-perspectives-on-implementing-electronic-communications-in-an-interdisciplinary-rural-family-health-practice
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Feng Chang, Thivaher Paramsothy, Matthew Roche, Nishi S Gupta
Aim To conduct an environmental scan of a rural primary care clinic to assess the feasibility of implementing an e-communications system between patients and clinic staff. BACKGROUND: Increasing demands on healthcare require greater efficiencies in communications and services, particularly in rural areas. E-communications may improve clinic efficiency and delivery of healthcare but raises concerns about patient privacy and data security. METHODS: We conducted an environmental scan at one family health team clinic, a high-volume interdisciplinary primary care practice in rural southwestern Ontario, Canada, to determine the feasibility of implementing an e-communications system between its patients and staff...
December 20, 2016: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898635/mobile-health-technology-to-communicate-discharge-and-follow-up-information-to-adolescents-from-the-emergency-department
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Margaret Ray, Peter S Dayan, Vartan Pahalyants, Lauren S Chernick
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents are the largest users of mobile technology; yet, there are little data regarding their receptivity to the use of mobile health technology (mHealth) from the emergency department (ED). The objective of this study was to determine adolescents' preferences for receiving ED discharge and follow-up information via mHealth and factors associated with those preferences. METHODS: We administered an anonymous self-reporting survey to patients aged 14 to 19 years discharged from an urban pediatric ED...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885832/defining-pediatric-inpatient-cardiology-care-delivery-models-a-survey-of-pediatric-cardiology-programs-in-the-usa-and-canada
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Antonio R Mott, Steven R Neish, Melissa Challman, Timothy F Feltes
BACKGROUND: The treatment of children with cardiac disease is one of the most prevalent and costly pediatric inpatient conditions. The design of inpatient medical services for children admitted to and discharged from noncritical cardiology care units, however, is undefined. North American Pediatric Cardiology Programs were surveyed to define noncritical cardiac care unit models in current practice. METHOD: An online survey that explored institutional and functional domains for noncritical cardiac care unit was crafted...
May 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855773/email-communication-in-a-developing-country-different-family-physician-and-patient-perspectives
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Nisrine N Makarem, Jumana Antoun
BACKGROUND: Email communication between physicians and patients could improve access to and delivery of health care. Most of the literature studies about email communication between physicians and patients have been conducted in developing countries. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the practices, attitudes, and barriers of both physicians' and patients' use of email within the same health care setting of a developing country. METHODS: A cross-sectional paper-based survey was conducted among 39 physicians and 500 patients at the Family Medicine clinics of the American University of Beirut, a tertiary academic medical center...
2016: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716256/use-of-email-cell-phone-and-text-message-between-patients-and-primary-care-physicians-cross-sectional-study-in-a-french-speaking-part-of-switzerland
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Jonathan Dash, Dagmar M Haller, Johanna Sommer, Noelle Junod Perron
BACKGROUND: Physicians' daily work is increasingly affected by the use of emails, text messages and cell phone calls with their patients. The aim of this study was to describe their use between primary-care physicians and patients in a French-speaking part of Switzerland. METHODS: A cross-sectional mail survey was conducted among all primary-care physicians of Geneva canton (n = 636). The questionnaire focused on the frequency of giving access to, type of use, advantages and disadvantages of email, cell phone calls and text messages communication between physicians and patients...
October 5, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
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