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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149316/use-of-information-and-communication-technologies-in-the-formal-and-informal-health-system-responses-to-the-2015-nepal-earthquakes
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Olivia Crane, Julie Balen, Bhimsen Devkota, Sudha Ghimire, Simon Rushton
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are increasingly recognized for their potential contributions to health service delivery in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). As well as playing a role in improving the provision of health services under everyday 'normal' circumstances, ICTs can also be important in preparing for, mitigating, responding to and recovering from disasters. This research explores the use of ICTs in a natural disaster situation in Nepal, a country affected by a series of strong earthquakes in 2015...
November 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148566/factors-that-influence-the-provision-of-intrapartum-and-postnatal-care-by-skilled-birth-attendants-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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REVIEW
Susan Munabi-Babigumira, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Atle Fretheim, Harriet Nabudere
BACKGROUND: In many low- and middle-income countries women are encouraged to give birth in clinics and hospitals so that they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth attendant (SBA) is a health worker such as a midwife, doctor, or nurse who is trained to manage normal pregnancy and childbirth. (S)he is also trained to identify, manage, and refer any health problems that arise for mother and baby. The skills, attitudes and behaviour of SBAs, and the extent to which they work in an enabling working environment, impact on the quality of care provided...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146658/views-of-commissioners-managers-and-healthcare-professionals-on-the-nhs-health-check-programme-a-systematic-review
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Katie Mills, Emma Harte, Adam Martin, Calum MacLure, Simon J Griffin, Jonathan Mant, Catherine Meads, Catherine L Saunders, Fiona M Walter, Juliet A Usher-Smith
OBJECTIVE: To synthesise data concerning the views of commissioners, managers and healthcare professionals towards the National Health Service (NHS) Health Check programme in general and the challenges faced when implementing it in practice. DESIGN: A systematic review of surveys and interview studies with a descriptive analysis of quantitative data and thematic synthesis of qualitative data. DATA SOURCES: An electronic literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, Health Management Information Consortium, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Global Health, PsycInfo, Web of Science, OpenGrey, the Cochrane Library, NHS Evidence, Google Scholar, Google, ClinicalTrials...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146243/current-progress-and-challenges-of-nanoparticle-based-therapeutics-in-pain-management
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REVIEW
Vanesa Andreu, Manuel Arruebo
Pain is a widespread and growing health problem worldwide that exerts a considerable social and economic impact on both patients and healthcare systems and, therefore, on society in general. Although current treatment modalities include a wide variety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, due to the complexity of pain and individual differences in clinical response these options are not always effective in mitigating and relieving pain. In addition, some pain drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), local anesthetics and opioids show several unfavorable side effects...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144156/upmc-prescription-for-wellness-a-quality-improvement-case-study-for-supporting-patient-engagement-and-health-behavior-change
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Rebecca J Maners, Eric Bakow, Michael D Parkinson, Gary S Fischer, Geoffrey R Camp
Addressing patient health and care behaviors that underlie much of chronic disease continues to challenge providers, medical practices, health systems, and insurers. Improving health and care as described by the Quadruple Aim requires innovation at the front lines of clinical care: the doctor-patient interaction and office practice. This article describes the use of Lean Six Sigma in a quality improvement (QI) effort to design an effective and scalable method for physicians to prescribe health coaching for healthy behaviors in a primary care medical home within a large integrated delivery and financing system...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135761/ten-ceo-imperatives-for-healthcare-transformation-lessons-from-top-performing-academic-medical-centers
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J Seth Chatfield, Clinton O Longenecker, Laurence S Fink, Jeffery P Gold
The transition from a delivery model based on volume to a model based on value is underpinning an unprecedented rate of change in healthcare. Our research identifies academic medical centers that have successfully moved their organizations from a volume-based care delivery model to a model that is based on value, achieving top decile performance in the transition. We asked senior leaders about their key imperatives in achieving system-wide healthcare transformations.Major teaching hospitals were sampled using data envelopment analysis to identify hospitals that produced the best value-based purchasing process of care, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores, and mortality scores with the most efficient utilization of human and financial organizational resources...
November 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127953/bridging-existing-governance-gaps-five-evidence-based-actions-that-boards-can-take-to-pursue-high-quality-care
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Sandra G Leggat, Cathy Balding
Objective To explore the impact of the organisational quality systems on quality of care in Victorian health services.Methods During 2015 a total of 55 focus groups were conducted with more than 350 managers, clinical staff and board members in eight Victorian health services to explore the effectiveness of health service quality systems. A review of the quality and safety goals and strategies outlined in the strategic and operating plans of the participating health services was also undertaken.Results This paper focuses on the data related to the leadership role of health service boards in ensuring safe, high-quality care...
November 13, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126057/an-investigation-of-nurse-education-service-models-in-acute-care-metropolitan-hospitals-across-australia
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Carolyn Keane, Selma Alliex
This paper outlines a study that was undertaken to investigate the different nurse education service models being utilised in acute care metropolitan hospitals across Australia with a view to make recommendations for future nurse education service delivery within healthcare organisations. This research study used a mixed methods approach comprising three phases. Phase one involved interviews and focus groups with nurse educators at one tertiary teaching hospital in Perth, Western Australia (WA). Phase two involved focus groups and interviews with nurse educators and coordinators of nurse education services in acute care metropolitan hospitals in W...
October 24, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124677/scale-effects-and-expected-savings-from-consolidation-policies-of-italian-local-healthcare-authorities
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Cinzia Di Novi, Dino Rizzi, Michele Zanette
BACKGROUND: Consolidation is often considered by policymakers as a means to reduce service delivery costs and enhance accountability. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the potential cost savings that may be derived from consolidation of local health authorities (LHAs) with specific reference to the Italian setting. METHODS: For our empirical analysis, we use data relating to the costs of the LHAs as reported in the 2012 LHAs' Income Statements published within the New Health Information System (NSIS) by the Ministry of Health...
November 9, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119635/the-evolving-role-of-the-personal-support-worker-in-home-care-in-ontario-canada
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Margaret Saari, Erin Patterson, Shawna Kelly, Ann E Tourangeau
To meet increasing demand for home care, the role of personal support workers (PSWs) is shifting from providing primarily personal and supportive care to include care activities previously provided by regulated health professionals (RHPs). Much of the research examining this shift focuses on specialty programmes, with few studies investigating the daily care being provided by PSWs, frequency of care activities being provided by PSWs, and characteristics of the population receiving more complex tasks. Between January and April 2015, a review of 517 home-care service user charts was undertaken in Ontario, Canada, to: (1) describe the range of tasks being performed by PSWs in home care, (2) identify tasks transferred by RHPs to PSWs, and (3) examine characteristics of service users receiving transferred care...
November 8, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117090/building-a-community-of-practice-for-researchers-the-international-network-for-simulation-based-pediatric-innovation-research-and-education
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Adam Cheng, Marc Auerbach, Aaron Calhoun, Ralph Mackinnon, Todd P Chang, Vinay Nadkarni, Elizabeth A Hunt, Jordan Duval-Arnould, Nicola Peiris, David Kessler
The scope and breadth of simulation-based research is growing rapidly; however, few mechanisms exist for conducting multicenter, collaborative research. Failure to foster collaborative research efforts is a critical gap that lies in the path of advancing healthcare simulation. The 2017 Research Summit hosted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare highlighted how simulation-based research networks can produce studies that positively impact the delivery of healthcare. In 2011, the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE) was formed to facilitate multicenter, collaborative simulation-based research with the aim of developing a community of practice for simulation researchers...
November 8, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113728/expanding-the-clinical-role-of-community-pharmacy-a-qualitative-ethnographic-study-of-medication-reviews-in-ontario-canada
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Sarah J Patton, Fiona A Miller, Lusine Abrahamyan, Valeria E Rac
Medication reviews by community pharmacists are an increasingly common strategy to improve medication management for chronic conditions, and are part of wider efforts to make more effective use of community-based health professionals. To identify opportunities to optimize the medication review program in Ontario, Canada, we explored how providers and clients interpret and operationalize medication reviews within everyday community pharmacy practice. We conducted a qualitative ethnographic study at four pharmacies in Ontario, Canada, including non-participant observation of provider and client activities and interactions with specific attention to medication reviews, as well as brief ethnographic interviews with providers and clients, and in-depth, semi-structured interviews with providers...
November 4, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113532/the-grounded-theory-of-trust-building
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Monir Ramezani, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Eesa Mohammadi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing importance of spiritual care, the delivery of spiritual care is still an area of disagreement among healthcare providers. OBJECTIVE: To develop a grounded theory about spiritual care delivery based on Iranian nurses' perceptions and experiences. A grounded theory approach: A qualitative study using the grounded theory approach. Participants and research context: Data were collected through holding 27 interviews with 25 participants (17 staff nurses, 3 physicians, 3 patients, 1 family member, and 1 nurse assistant)...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101346/development-and-validation-of-a-multi-algorithm-analytic-platform-to-detect-off-target-mechanical-ventilation
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Jason Y Adams, Monica K Lieng, Brooks T Kuhn, Greg B Rehm, Edward C Guo, Sandra L Taylor, Jean-Pierre Delplanque, Nicholas R Anderson
Healthcare-specific analytic software is needed to process the large volumes of streaming physiologic waveform data increasingly available from life support devices such as mechanical ventilators. Detection of clinically relevant events from these data streams will advance understanding of critical illness, enable real-time clinical decision support, and improve both clinical outcomes and patient experience. We used mechanical ventilation waveform data (VWD) as a use case to address broader issues of data access and analysis including discrimination between true events and waveform artifacts...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096710/putting-research-in-place-an-innovative-approach-to-providing-contextualized-evidence-synthesis-for-decision-makers
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Stephen Bornstein, Rochelle Baker, Pablo Navarro, Sarah Mackey, David Speed, Melissa Sullivan
BACKGROUND: The Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP), developed in 2007 by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, produces contextualized knowledge syntheses for health-system decision makers. The program provides timely, relevant, and easy-to-understand scientific evidence; optimizes evidence uptake; and, most importantly, attunes research questions and evidence to the specific context in which knowledge users must apply the findings. METHODS: As an integrated knowledge translation (KT) method, CHRSP: Involves intensive partnerships with senior healthcare decision makers who propose priority research topics and participate on research teams; Considers local context both in framing the research question and in reporting the findings; Makes economical use of resources by utilizing a limited number of staff; Uses a combination of external and local experts; and Works quickly by synthesizing high-level systematic review evidence rather than primary studies...
November 2, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092688/reprioritizing-life-a-conceptual-model-of-how-women-with-type-1-diabetes-deal-with-main-concerns-in-early-motherhood
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Ing-Marie Carlsson, Marie Berg, Annsofie Adolfsson, Carina Sparud-Lundin
PURPOSE: Becoming a mother is related to increased demands for women with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and more research is needed to identify their needs for support in everyday living. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the main concerns in daily life in early motherhood for women with type 1 diabetes and how they deal with these concerns. METHOD: A grounded theory study was conducted in which 14 women with type 1 diabetes were interviewed individually 7 to 17 months after childbirth...
2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091509/a-person-centered-registry-based-learning-health-system-for-palliative-care-a-path-to-coproducing-better-outcomes-experience-value-and-science
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Arif H Kamal, Kathryn B Kirkland, Diane E Meier, Tamara S Morgan, Eugene C Nelson, Steven Z Pantilat
BACKGROUND: Palliative care offers an approach to the care of people with serious illness that focuses on quality of life and aligning care with individual and family goals, and values in the context of what is medically achievable. OBJECTIVE: Measurement of the impact of palliative care is critical for determining what works for which patients in what settings, to learn, improve care, and ensure access to high value care for people with serious illness. METHODS: A learning health system that includes patients and families partnering with clinicians and care teams, is directly linked to a registry to support networks for improvement and research, and offers an ideal framework for measuring what matters to a range of stakeholders interested in improving care for this population...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090515/uniting-emergency-and-inpatient-clinicians-across-the-ed-inpatient-interface-the-last-frontier
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Andrew Staib, Clair Sullivan, Johannes B Prins, Andrew Burton-Jones, Gerry Fitzgerald, Ian Scott
Unwell patients in the ED requiring inpatient admission must negotiate the interface between the ED and inpatient wards. Despite its importance and scale, this ED-inpatient interface (EDii) is poorly characterised. The aim of this paper is to clearly define the EDii and to describe its importance to (i) the patient: delays to admission and errors in communication across the EDii can increase adverse outcomes; (ii) the hospital: poor EDii function reduces hospital efficiency and effectiveness; and (iii) the healthcare system: half of all hospital inpatient admissions occur via the EDii and so EDii affects system-wide performance...
October 31, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090185/patients-with-multimorbidity-and-their-experiences-with-the-healthcare-process-a-scoping-review
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Maartje J van der Aa, Jennifer R van den Broeke, Karien Stronks, Thomas Plochg
BACKGROUND: The number of patients with multimorbidity (two or more conditions) is increasing. Observational research has shown that having multiple health problems is associated with poorer outcomes in terms of health, quality of care, and costs. Thus, it is imperative to understand how patients with multimorbidity experience their healthcare process. Insight into patient experiences can be used to tailor healthcare provision specifically to the needs of patients with multimorbidity...
2017: J Comorb
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089255/huntington-disease-care-from-the-past-to-the-present-to-the-future
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T A Mestre, K Shannon
INTRODUCTION: Huntington disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder without a cure. Its clinical presentation makes complex the care of patients with HD, further impacted by the progressive loss of dependence and disability. Intuitively, HD management calls for multispecialty care. METHODS: Literature review and expert-based statement. RESULTS: Chorea is the only indication for symptomatic treatments in HD. Surgical therapies are experimental, and exercise-based physical interventions have been assessed but in small feasibility studies...
August 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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