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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779398/handoff-tool-enabling-standardized-transitions-between-the-emergency-department-and-the-hospitalist-inpatient-service-at-a-major-cancer-center
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Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, Srinivas R Banala, David Rubio, Mohamed Ait Aiss, Terry W Rice, Karen Chen, Diane C Bodurka, Carmelita P Escalante
Communication failures during patient handoff can lead to serious errors. A quality improvement team created a standardized handoff tool/process (DE-PASS: Decisive problem requiring admission, Evaluation time, Patient summary, Acute issues/action list, Situation unfinished/awareness, Signed out to) for admitting patients from the emergency department (ED) to the hospitalist inpatient service of a tertiary cancer center. DE-PASS mirrors the institution's ED workflow, stratifies patients as stable/urgent/emergent, and establishes requirements for verbal and email communications between providers...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765259/shadowing-emergency-medicine-residents-by-medical-education-specialists-to-provide-feedback-on-non-medical-knowledge-based-acgme-sub-competencies
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Anna L Waterbrook, Karen C Spear Ellinwood, T Gail Pritchard, Karen Bertels, Ariel C Johnson, Alice Min, Lisa R Stoneking
Objective: Non-medical knowledge-based sub-competencies (multitasking, professionalism, accountability, patient-centered communication, and team management) are challenging for a supervising emergency medicine (EM) physician to evaluate in real-time on shift while also managing a busy emergency department (ED). This study examines residents' perceptions of having a medical education specialist shadow and evaluate their nonmedical knowledge skills. Methods: Medical education specialists shadowed postgraduate year 1 and postgraduate year 2 EM residents during an ED shift once per academic year...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765244/an-echo-to-choosing-wisely-%C3%A2-in-switzerland
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Lionel Chok, Johann Debrunner, Sandra Jaeggli, Karmen Kusic, Esther B Bachli
Background: Inspired by the US Choosing Wisely® , in 2016 the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine released a list of five treatments or diagnostic tests used in the hospital and considered unnecessary based on not improving patient care and adding to health care costs. These "Smarter Medicine" recommendations were implemented in the Department of Internal Medicine, Uster Hospital, in August 2016. They were supported by lectures and weekly email communications. We analyzed the number of blood draws before and after implementation of the recommendation aimed at reducing blood tests...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714525/patient-drug-safety-reporting-diabetes-patients-perceptions-of-drug-safety-and-how-to-improve-reporting-of-adverse-events-and-product-complaints
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Puja Patel, David Spears, Betina Østergaard Eriksen, Karsten Lollike, Michael Sacco
BACKGROUND: Global health care manufacturer Novo Nordisk commissioned research regarding awareness of drug safety department activities and potential to increase patient feedback. Objectives were to examine patients' knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturers' responsibilities and efforts regarding drug safety, their perceptions and experiences related to these efforts, and how these factors influence their thoughts and behaviors. Data were collected before and after respondents read a description of a drug safety department and its practices...
March 2018: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666639/what-kind-of-information-and-communication-technologies-do-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-prefer-an-ecuadorian-cross-sectional-study
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Iván Chérrez-Ojeda, Emanuel Vanegas, Erick Calero, Karin Plaza, Jose A Cano, Juan Carlos Calderon, Jorge Valdano, Jorge Oswaldo Gutierrez, Jose Guevara
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the frequency of use of information and communication technologies and patterns of preference among Ecuadorian patients with diabetes. Methods: We conducted an anonymous cross-sectional survey on type 2 diabetes mellitus. A chi-square test for association and adjusted regression analyses were performed. Results: 248 patients were enrolled, with a mean sample age of 57.7 years. SMS was the most used ICT (66...
2018: International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625955/patient-physician-communication-in-the-era-of-mobile-phones-and-social-media-apps-cross-sectional-observational-study-on-lebanese-physicians-perceptions-and-attitudes
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Fady Daniel, Suha Jabak, Roula Sasso, Yara Chamoun, Hani Tamim
BACKGROUND: The increased prevalence of virtual communication technology, particularly social media, has shifted the physician-patient relationship away from the well-established face-to-face interaction. The views and habits of physicians in Lebanon toward the use of online apps and social media as forms of patient communication have not been previously described. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the views of Lebanese physicians toward the use of social media and other online apps as means of patient communication...
April 6, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603914/a-new-wave-of-urologists-graduating-urology-residents-practices-of-and-attitudes-toward-social-media
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Kunal Jain, Gagan Fervaha, Michael B Fuoco, Michael J Leveridge
INTRODUCTION: Social media (SoMe) have revolutionized healthcare, but physicians remain hesitant to adopt SoMe in their practices. We sought to assess graduating urology residents' practices of and attitudes toward SoMe. METHODS: A close-ended questionnaire, employing five-point Likert scales, was distributed to all final-year residents (n=100) in Canadian urology training programs in 2012, 2014, and 2016 to assess SoMe usage and perceived usefulness. RESULTS: All (100%) questionnaires were completed...
March 19, 2018: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587805/patient-centered-recruitment-and-retention-for-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Sumedha Chhatre, Ashlie Jefferson, Ratna Cook, Caitlin R Meeker, Ji Hyun Kim, Kayla Marie Hartz, Yu-Ning Wong, Adele Caruso, Diane K Newman, Knashawn H Morales, Ravishankar Jayadevappa
BACKGROUND: Recruitment and retention strategies for patient-centered outcomes research are evolving and research on the subject is limited. In this work, we present a conceptual model of patient-centered recruitment and retention, and describe the recruitment and retention activities and related challenges in a patient-centered comparative effectiveness trial. METHODS: This is a multicenter, longitudinal randomized controlled trial in localized prostate cancer patients...
March 27, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548350/telemedicine-in-the-perioperative-experience
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Aaron P Lesher, Sohail R Shah
Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of technology, provides an alternative means for patients to gain access to health care services. Telemedicine is a general term that includes the use of various communication technologies, including telephone, email, or videoconferencing. Telemedicine has the potential to reduce inefficiencies in the delivery of healthcare, diminish patient travel and wait times, and increase access to specialists for patients in rural settings. We review the use of telemedicine in the perioperative phase of care for pediatric surgical patients, their caregivers, and surgical providers, including pre-operative assessments, and post-operative follow-up...
April 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467031/assessment-of-communication-technology-and-post-operative-telephone-surveillance-during-global-urology-mission
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David E Rapp, Andrew Colhoun, Jacqueline Morin, Timothy J Bradford
OBJECTIVE: Compliance with post-operative follow-up in the context of international surgical trips is often poor. The etiology of this problem is multifactorial and includes lack of local physician involvement, transportation costs, and work responsibilities. We aimed to better understand availability of communication technologies within Belize and use this information to improve follow-up after visiting surgical trips to a public hospital in Belize City. Accordingly, a 6-item questionnaire assessing access to communication technologies was completed by all patients undergoing evaluation by a visiting surgical team in 2014...
February 21, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463492/ecuadorian-cancer-patients-preference-for-information-and-communication-technologies-cross-sectional-study
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Ivan Cherrez Ojeda, Emanuel Vanegas, Michell Torres, Juan Carlos Calderón, Erick Calero, Annia Cherrez, Miguel Felix, Valeria Mata, Sofia Cherrez, Daniel Simancas
BACKGROUND: The instantaneous spread of information, low costs, and broad availability of information and communication technologies (ICTs) make them an attractive platform for managing care, patient communication, and medical interventions in cancer treatment. There is little information available in Latin America about the level of usage of ICTs for and by cancer patients. Our study attempts to fill this gap. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the level of ICT use and patterns of preferences among cancer patients...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453190/testing-behavior-change-techniques-to-encourage-primary-care-physicians-to-access-cancer-screening-audit-and-feedback-reports-protocol-for-a-factorial-randomized-experiment-of-email-content
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Gratianne Vaisson, Holly O Witteman, Zachary Bouck, Caroline A Bravo, Laura Desveaux, Diego Llovet, Justin Presseau, Marianne Saragosa, Monica Taljaard, Shama Umar, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Jill Tinmouth, Noah M Ivers
BACKGROUND: Cancer Care Ontario's Screening Activity Report (SAR) is an online audit and feedback tool designed to help primary care physicians in Ontario, Canada, identify patients who are overdue for cancer screening or have abnormal results requiring follow-up. Use of the SAR is associated with increased screening rates. To encourage SAR use, Cancer Care Ontario sends monthly emails to registered primary care physicians announcing that updated data are available. However, analytics reveal that 50% of email recipients do not open the email and less than 7% click the embedded link to log in to their report...
February 16, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422094/patient-s-experiences-with-the-care-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-across-europe
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E H Pieter van Dijkhuizen, Tsipi Egert, Yona Egert, Wendy Costello, Casper Schoemaker, Marlous Fernhout, Mirjam Kepic, Alberto Martini, Silvia Scala, Ingrid Rotstein-Grein, Sebastiaan J Vastert, Nico M Wulffraat
BACKGROUND: To assess the views of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients and their parents on the care and treatment they receive in referral pediatric rheumatology centers throughout Europe. METHODS: In a collaboration between physicians and patient associations, a questionnaire was developed, covering various domains of JIA care, including demographics, diagnosis, referrals to various health care professionals, access to pain and fatigue management and support groups, information they received about the disease and awareness of and participation in research...
February 8, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399791/proposed-consensus-definitions-for-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-norse-febrile-infection-related-epilepsy-syndrome-fires-and-related-conditions
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Lawrence J Hirsch, Nicolas Gaspard, Andreas van Baalen, Rima Nabbout, Sophie Demeret, Tobias Loddenkemper, Vincent Navarro, Nicola Specchio, Lieven Lagae, Andrea O Rossetti, Sara Hocker, Teneille E Gofton, Nicholas S Abend, Emily J Gilmore, Cecil Hahn, Houman Khosravani, Felix Rosenow, Eugen Trinka
We convened an international group of experts to standardize definitions of New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE), Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES), and related conditions. This was done to enable improved communication for investigators, physicians, families, patients, and other caregivers. Consensus definitions were achieved via email messages, phone calls, an in-person consensus conference, and collaborative manuscript preparation. Panel members were from 8 countries and included adult and pediatric experts in epilepsy, electroencephalography (EEG), and neurocritical care...
April 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249103/-does-ecuadorians-with-asthma-has-preferences-in-the-use-of-information-and-communication-technologies-pilot-study
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Iván Chérrez-Ojeda, Karin Plaza, José A Cano, Juan Carlos Calderón, Annia Chérrez, Alan Baptist, Erick Calero, Rodrigo Hoyos, Patricio Beltrán, Víctor Cruz, Germán Ramón, Daniel Simancas
BACKGROUND: Inadequate communication between asthmatic patients and their physicians may interfere directly with asthma control. In the last years, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) it has increased in Latin-America. This technology seems to be a good tool to improve communication and management of the asthmatic patient. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the frequency and preference patterns of communication and information technologies in Ecuadorian patients with bronchial asthma...
October 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194491/healthcare-providers-perceptions-of-a-situational-awareness-display-for-emergency-department-resuscitation-a-simulation-qualitative-study
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Lisa A Calder, Abhi Bhandari, George Mastoras, Kathleen Day, Kathryn Momtahan, Matthew Falconer, Brian Weitzman, Benjamin Sohmer, A Adam Cwinn, Stanley J Hamstra, Avi Parush
Importance: Emergency resuscitation of critically ill patients can challenge team communication and situational awareness. Tools facilitating team performance may enhance patient safety. Objectives: To determine resuscitation team members' perceptions of the Situational Awareness Display's utility. Design: We conducted focus groups with healthcare providers during Situational Awareness Display development. After simulations assessing the display, we conducted debriefs with participants...
February 1, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169689/patient-identified-barriers-and-facilitators-to-pre-visit-patient-reported-outcomes-measures-completion-in-patients-with-hip-and-knee-pain
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Tiffany C Liu, Chelsi W Ohueri, Eric M Schryver, Kevin J Bozic, Karl M Koenig
BACKGROUND: Although patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) provide valuable health information and aid medical decision making for patients with hip and knee arthritis, survey completion rates remain low. The purpose of this study is to elucidate patient preferences regarding location of completion, delivery method, and barriers or facilitators to pre-visit completion. METHODS: Patients with hip and/or knee pain who were asked to complete pre-visit PROMs at 2 urban arthroplasty clinics were recruited...
March 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066616/precommitting-to-choose-wisely-about-low-value-services-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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Jeffrey Todd Kullgren, Erin Krupka, Abigail Schachter, Ariel Linden, Jacquelyn Miller, Yubraj Acharya, James Alford, Richard Duffy, Julia Adler-Milstein
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how to discourage clinicians from ordering low-value services. Our objective was to test whether clinicians committing their future selves (ie, precommitting) to follow Choosing Wisely recommendations with decision supports could decrease potentially low-value orders. METHODS: We conducted a 12-month stepped wedge cluster randomised trial among 45 primary care physicians and advanced practice providers in six adult primary care clinics of a US community group practice...
October 24, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942494/working-with-the-hmong-population-in-a-genetics-setting-an-interpreter-perspective
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Meghan Krieger, Aime Agather, Kathryn Douglass, Catherine A Reiser, Elizabeth M Petty
The aim of this pilot qualitative study was to describe the experiences and beliefs of medical interpreters when working with genetic counselors and other genetic providers caring for Hmong patients who are not native English speakers. Specific goals were to identify interpreters' thoughts and perceptions on (a) their roles during sessions, (b) unique challenges in a genetics session, (c) knowledge genetics providers need when working with Hmong patients and interpreters, and (d) supports and training needed to effectively interpret in a genetics setting...
September 24, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857960/novel-interprofessional-mentoring-intervention-to-improve-spirometry-in-primary-care-uptake-feedback-and-effects-on-behavioral-intention
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Samir Gupta, Christopher Allen, Dilshad Moosa, Ana MacPherson, Itamar E Tamari
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the nature and effects of mentoring interventions on evidence-based clinician behaviors. We sought to design and evaluate a novel mentorship-based intervention to improve the usage of spirometry in primary care. METHODS: This was a prospective one-year study of a pragmatic intervention across Canadian primary care sites. We established mentor-mentee pods, each including physician and nurse/allied health mentors and mentees, and enabled communication through a secure online portal; email; telephone; teleconference; videoconference; fax; and/or in person...
July 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
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