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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749321/design-and-implementation-of-an-affordable-public-sector-electronic-medical-record-in-rural-nepal
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Anant Raut, Chase Yarbrough, Vivek Singh, Bikash Gauchan, David Citrin, Varun Verma, Jessica Hawley, Dan Schwarz, Alex Harsha Bangura, Biplav Shrestha, Ryan Schwarz, Mukesh Adhikari, Duncan Maru
INTRODUCTION: Globally, electronic medical records are central to the infrastructure of modern healthcare systems. Yet the vast majority of electronic medical records have been designed for resource-rich environments and are not feasible in settings of poverty. Here we describe the design and implementation of an electronic medical record at a public sector district hospital in rural Nepal, and its subsequent expansion to an additional public sector facility.DevelopmentThe electronic medical record was designed to solve for the following elements of public sector healthcare delivery: 1) integration of the systems across inpatient, surgical, outpatient, emergency, laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy sites of care; 2) effective data extraction for impact evaluation and government regulation; 3) optimization for longitudinal care provision and patient tracking; and 4) effectiveness for quality improvement initiatives...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749315/connecting-medical-records-an-evaluation-of-benefits-and-challenges-for-primary-care-practices
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Deborah Ruth Compeau, Amanda Terry
BACKGROUND: Implementation of systems to support health information sharing has lagged other areas of healthcare IT, yet offers a strong possibility for benefit.  Clinical acceptance is a key limiting factor in health IT adoption. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and challenges experienced by clinicians using a custom-developed health information exchange system, and to show how perceptions of benefits and challenges influence perceptions of productivity and care-related outcomes...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748743/community-based-game-intervention-to-improve-south-asian-indian-americans-engagement-with-advanced-care-planning
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Kavita Radhakrishnan, Lauren Jodi Van Scoy, Regina Jillapalli, Shubhada Saxena, Miyong T Kim
OBJECTIVE: Advance care planning (ACP) allows individuals to express their preferences for medical treatment in the event that they become incapable of making their own decisions. This study assessed the efficacy of a conversation game intervention for increasing South Asian Indian Americans' (SAIAs') engagement in ACP behaviors as well as the game's acceptability and cultural appropriateness among SAIAs. DESIGN: Eligible community-dwelling SAIAs were recruited at SAIA cultural events held in central Texas during the summer of 2016...
July 27, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747244/are-nurses-meeting-the-needs-of-men-in-primary-care
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Del Lovett, Bodil Rasmussen, Carol Holden, Patricia M Livingston
Meeting men's health needs by improving healthcare service access is a key objective of comprehensive primary health care. The aims of this qualitative study were to explore the perception of nurses in men's health services and to describe men's expectation of the nurse. The comparative component identifies the barriers and facilitators to improved access to health services. A purposive sample of 19 nurses and 20 men was recruited from metropolitan and regional settings in the state of Victoria, Australia, and each participant was interviewed individually or as part of three focus groups...
July 27, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747078/users-perceptions-on-digital-visualization-of-neuropathic-cancer-related-pain
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Ellen Anna Andreassen Jaatun, Marie Fallon, Anders Kofod-Petersen, Kristin Halvorsen, Dagny Faksvåg Haugen
Quality pain management implies a thorough pain assessment with structured communication between patients and healthcare providers. Pain distribution is an important dimension of cancer pain. Assessment of pain distribution is commonly performed on a pain body map. This study explores how a computerized pain body map may function as a communication tool and visualize pain in patients with advanced cancer. In previous studies, we have developed a tablet-based computerized pain body map for use in cancer patients...
July 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746980/single-incision-sling-operations-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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Arjun Nambiar, June D Cody, Stephen T Jeffery, Patricia Aluko
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence has been shown to affect up to 50% of women. Studies in the USA have shown that up to 80% of these women have an element of stress urinary incontinence. This imposes significant health and economic burden on society and the women affected. Colposuspension and now mid-urethral slings have been shown to be effective in treating patients with stress incontinence. However, associated adverse events include bladder and bowel injury, groin pain and haematoma formation...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746750/the-emotional-impact-of-errors-or-adverse-events-on-healthcare-providers-in-the-nicu-the-protective-role-of-coworker-support
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Adrien M Winning, Jenna M Merandi, Dorcas Lewe, Lois M C Stepney, Nancy N Liao, Christine A Fortney, Cynthia A Gerhardt
AIMS: To examine the impact of errors or adverse events on emotional distress and professional quality of life in healthcare providers in the neonatal intensive care unit, as well as the moderating role of coworker support. BACKGROUND: Errors or adverse events can result in negative outcomes for healthcare providers. However, the role of coworker support in improving emotional and professional outcomes has not been examined. DESIGN: A cross-sectional online survey from a quality improvement initiative to train peer supporters in a neonatal intensive care unit...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745967/improving-patient-safety-and-healthcare-quality-examples-of-good-practice
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John Tingle
John Tingle, Reader in Health Law at Nottingham Trent University, discusses a recent report by the Care Quality Commission that showcases eight NHS trusts that have improved their patient safety and healthcare quality.
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745957/understanding-the-challenges-to-vascular-access-in-an-ageing-population
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Janice Gabriel
At the beginning of the 21st century, one in five of UK residents can expect to see their 100th birthday and one in four people are aged 60 years or older. The UK has an ageing population. With older age comes an increasing variety of comorbidities that have an impact not only on an individual's quality of life but also on healthcare resources. Older people account for a rapidly rising cohort of individuals admitted to hospital, often with complex needs, and this can require achieving venous access. Venepuncture and cannulation are the most commonly performed invasive procedures in health care today...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745243/-an-image-says-more-than-a-thousand-words-standardising-video-registration-in-the-operating-theatre
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F W van de Graaf, A G Menon, M M Lange
Today, video imaging is a major part of laparoscopic surgery. Despite continuous efforts to improve or innovate laparoscopic techniques, the registration of laparoscopic imaging for quality of care purposes remains an afterthought. By recording the essential steps of a surgical procedure, it is possible to inquire in more detail about what actually occurred in the operating theatre. However, it is necessary to take the legal framework into account. Questions concerning patient consent, permission from healthcare providers, whether video documentation should enter the patient record, and the length of the period it is retained must be answered...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743277/stroke-survivors-long-term-qaly-weights-in-relation-to-their-spouses-qaly-weights-and-informal-support-a-cross-sectional-study
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Josefine Persson, Lars-Åke Levin, Lukas Holmegaard, Petra Redfors, Katarina Jood, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand, Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby
BACKGROUND: Healthcare interventions that have positive effects on the stroke survivors' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) might also have positive effects for their spouses in terms of improved HRQoL and/or reduced spousal informal support. However, knowledge about stroke survivors' HRQoL and QALY and the consequences for their spouses' HRQoL and QALY is limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe the HRQoL and QALY-weights in dyads of stroke survivors in comparison with dyads of healthy controls, and to study the relationship between the stroke survivors' QALY-weights and consequences for spouses in terms of QALY-weight and annual cost of informal support, using a long-term perspective...
July 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742645/quality-improvement-in-management-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-continuing-medical-education-and-peer-coaching-improve-antiplatelet-medication-adherence-and-reduce-hospital-readmissions
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Amy Larkin, Michael LaCouture, Kathleen Geissel, Peri Barr, Eric R Bates, Christopher P Cannon, Deepak L Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Reducing hospital readmissions and improving patient adherence to antiplatelet medications after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event are important goals for improving patient health and decreasing healthcare costs. Nearly half of patients will have a secondary event within 1 year of the initial ACS event. Quality improvement (QI) initiatives that include continuing medical education and peer coaching may improve physician practice patterns and, therefore, patient outcomes...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742226/documentation-of-penicillin-adverse-drug-reactions-in-electronic-health-records-inconsistent-use-of-allergy-and-intolerance-labels
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Joshua M Inglis, Gillian E Caughey, William Smith, Sepehr Shakib
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with penicillin allergy labels tolerate penicillins. Inappropriate avoidance of penicillin is associated with increased hospitalisation, infections and healthcare costs. AIMS: To examine the documentation of penicillin adverse drug reactions (ADR) in a large-scale hospital-based electronic health record. METHODS: Penicillin ADRs were extracted from 96,708 patient records in the Enterprise Patient Administration System in South Australia...
July 25, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741988/comparison-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia-and-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-in-southern-iran
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Sezaneh Haghpanah, Sara Vahdati, Mehran Karimi
Increased life expectancy in patients with β-thalassemia (β-thal) requires healthcare professionals to give greater attention to improving their quality of life (QoL). We aimed to evaluate health-related QoL (HRQoL) and its determinants in patients with β-thal intermedia (β-TI) compared with β-thal major (β-TM). In this cross sectional study, 118 patients with β-TI, referred to the Thalassemia Clinic of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, were investigated by convenience sampling from January to June 2014 in southern Iran...
July 25, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741873/cost-effectiveness-of-left-ventricular-assist-devices-for-patients-with-end-stage-heart-failure-analysis-of-the-french-hospital-discharge-database
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Abir Tadmouri, Josefin Blomkvist, Cécile Landais, Jerome Seymour, Alexandre Azmoun
AIMS: Although left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are currently approved for coverage and reimbursement in France, no French cost-effectiveness (CE) data are available to support this decision. This study aimed at estimating the CE of LVAD compared with medical management in the French health system. METHODS AND RESULTS: Individual patient data from the 'French hospital discharge database' (Medicalization of information systems program) were analysed using Kaplan-Meier method...
July 25, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741863/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-infection-prevention
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Jonathan N Johnson, Cindy S Barrett, Wayne H Franklin, Eric M Graham, Nancy J Halnon, Brandy A Hattendorf, Catherine D Krawczeski, James J McGovern, Matthew J O'Connor, Amy H Schultz, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Devyani Chowdhury, Jeffrey B Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council established a program to develop quality metrics to guide ambulatory practices for pediatric cardiology. The council chose five areas on which to focus their efforts; chest pain, Kawasaki Disease, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch, and infection prevention. Here, we sought to describe the process, evaluation, and results of the Infection Prevention Committee's metric design process...
July 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741450/a-systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-healthcare-reforms-on-access-to-emergency-department-and-elective-surgery-services-1994-2014
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Sandeep Reddy, Peter Jones, Harsha Shanthanna, Raechel Damarell, John Wakerman
This systematic review sought to identify whether health care reforms led to improvement in the emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) and elective surgery (ES) access in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The review was registered in the PROSPERO database (CRD42015016343), and nine databases were searched for peer-reviewed, English-language reports published between 1994 and 2014. We also searched relevant "grey" literature and websites. Included studies were checked for cited and citing papers...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741006/measuring-the-effectiveness-of-a-novel-cprcard%C3%A2-feedback-device-during-simulated-chest-compressions-by-non-healthcare-workers
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Alexander E White, Han Xian Ng, Wai Yee Ng, Eileen Kai Xin Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Phek Hui Jade Kua, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
INTRODUCTION: There is a need for a simple-to-use and easy-to-carry CPR feedback device for laypersons. We aimed to determine if a novel CPRcard™ feedback device improved the quality of chest compressions. METHODS: We compared participants' chest compression rate and depth with and without feedback. Compression data was captured through the CPRcard™ or Resusci Anne's SimPad® SkillReporter™. Compression quality was defined based on 2010 international guidelines for rate, depth and flow fraction...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738686/disparities-in-diabetes-and-hypertension-care-for-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness
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Junqing Liu, Jonathan Brown, Suzanne Morton, D E B Potter, Lisa Patton, Milesh Patel, Rita Lewis, Sarah Hudson Scholle
OBJECTIVES: People with serious mental illnesses (SMI), including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, experience early mortality, partly due to comorbid physical health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. This study examined the quality of diabetes and hypertension care for Medicaid and Medicare enrollees with SMI. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective analysis of medical records and claims data from 3 health plans: a Medicaid plan for disabled adults, a Medicaid plan for low-income adults, and a Special Needs Plan for individuals dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare...
May 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738047/chemomobilization-overview-of-an-educational-quality-improvement-project-for-recipients-of-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation%C3%A2
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Zandra R Rivera, Rachelle Nurse, Bryan Fellman, Nicole Brunelle, Kelly J Brassil
BACKGROUND: In preparation for an autologous stem cell transplantation, patients undergo chemomobilization; however, a dearth of standardized, evidence-based patient education on chemomobilization exists in the literature and in practice.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this quality improvement educational initiative is to identify an 
evidence-based approach to appraise the educational needs of patients and their caregivers and to enhance chemomobilization education...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
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