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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211993/recent-lab-on-chip-developments-for-novel-drug-discovery
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Nauman Khalid, Isao Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Nakajima
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro total analysis systems (μTAS) revolutionized the biochemical and electronic industries, and this miniaturization process became a key driver for many markets. Now, it is a driving force for innovations in life sciences, diagnostics, analytical sciences, and chemistry, which are called 'lab-on-a-chip, (LOC)' devices. The use of these devices allows the development of fast, portable, and easy-to-use systems with a high level of functional integration for applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, forensics, the analysis of biomolecules, environmental or food analysis, and drug development...
February 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209701/patient-and-citizen-innovation-council-in-family-practice
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Ron T Garnett, Jane Bowman, Joanne Ganton
PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Patient engagement is integral to the Patient's Medical Home model. Patient-centred care is more than what happens in the examination room. Decisions around clinic processes, work flow, and initiative prioritization also warrant a patient perspective. OBJECTIVE OF PROGRAM: The Academic Family Medicine Clinic at the South Health Campus in Calgary, Alta, identified a need for patient and community advisory expertise regarding clinic initiatives and quality improvement...
February 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202429/virtual-patient-technology-engaging-primary-care-in-quality-improvement-innovations
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Amanda C Blok, Christine N May, Rajani S Sadasivam, Thomas K Houston
BACKGROUND: Engaging health care staff in new quality improvement programs is challenging. OBJECTIVE: We developed 2 virtual patient (VP) avatars in the context of a clinic-level quality improvement program. We sought to determine differences in preferences for VPs and the perceived influence of interacting with the VP on clinical staff engagement with the quality improvement program. METHODS: Using a participatory design approach, we developed an older male smoker VP and a younger female smoker VP...
February 15, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199267/organizational-and-community-factors-associated-with-magnet-status-of-u-s-hospitals
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Teresa Wai Chi Tai, Sherry I Bame
The Magnet Recognition Program for healthcare organizations promotes excellence in nursing services and professional practices. However, organizational and community characteristics that contribute to the adoption of Magnet status remain unexplained. Investigating organizational and community factors will help determine systematic structural and contextual dimensions of Magnet hospitals previously shown to be more cost-effective in comparison with non-Magnet hospitals. Using the baseline 2005 database of all Magnet hospitals in the United States, the authors selected a matched sample to determine key organizational and community characteristics associated with Magnet adoption while controlling for regional and local factors...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187994/defining-the-value-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-prostate-brachytherapy-using-time-driven-activity-based-costing
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Nikhil G Thaker, Peter F Orio, Louis Potters
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) simulation and planning for prostate brachytherapy (PBT) may deliver potential clinical benefits but at an unknown cost to the provider and healthcare system. Time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) is an innovative bottom-up costing tool in healthcare that can be used to measure the actual consumption of resources required over the full cycle of care. TDABC analysis was conducted to compare patient-level costs for an MRI-based versus traditional PBT workflow. TDABC cost was only 1% higher for the MRI-based workflow, and utilization of MRI allowed for cost shifting from other imaging modalities, such as CT and ultrasound, to MRI during the PBT process...
February 7, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185593/decentralization-and-health-system-performance-a-focused-review-of-dimensions-difficulties-and-derivatives-in-india
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REVIEW
Bhuputra Panda, Harshad P Thakur
INTRODUCTION: One of the principal goals of any health care system is to improve health through the provision of clinical and public health services. Decentralization as a reform measure aims to improve inputs, management processes and health outcomes, and has political, administrative and financial connotations. It is argued that the robustness of a health system in achieving desirable outcomes is contingent upon the width and depth of 'decision space' at the local level. Studies have used different approaches to examine one or more facets of decentralization and its effect on health system functioning; however, lack of consensus on an acceptable framework is a critical gap in determining its quantum and quality...
October 31, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178401/comprehensive-care-model-for-sex-trafficking-survivors
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Naomi M Twigg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify aftercare services for domestic minor of sex trafficking (DMST) survivors provided by U.S. residential treatment centers. DESIGN: A qualitative research study was conducted with aftercare program personnel from five U.S. residential treatment centers for DMST survivors. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with staff from five different residential treatment centers providing services exclusively to domestic minor sex trafficking survivors...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177957/proposing-a-model-of-co-regulated-learning-for-graduate-medical-education
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Jessica V Rich
Primarily grounded in Zimmerman's social cognitive model of self-regulation, graduate medical education is guided by principles that self-regulated learning takes place within social context and influence, and that the social context and physical environment reciprocally influence persons and their cognition, behavior, and development. However, contemporary perspectives on self-regulation are moving beyond Zimmerman's triadic reciprocal orientation to models that consider social transactions as the central core of regulated learning...
February 7, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169976/the-impact-of-alternative-payment-in-chronically-ill-and-older-patients-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
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Claudia A Salzberg, Asaf Bitton, Stuart R Lipsitz, Cal Franz, Shimon Shaykevich, Lisa P Newmark, Japneet Kwatra, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has gained prominence as a promising model to encourage improved primary care delivery. There is a paucity of studies that evaluate the impact of payment models in the PCMH. OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine whether coupling coordinated, team-based care transformation plan with a novel reimbursement model affects outcomes related to expenditures and utilization. RESEARCH DESIGN: Interrupted time-series model with a difference-in-differences approach to assess differences between intervention and control groups, across time periods attributable to PCMH transformation and/or payment change...
February 6, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169818/-the-humanistic-model-of-nursing-care-udem-160-an-innovative-and-pragmatic-perspective
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Chantal Cara, Jérôme Gauvin-Lepage, Hélène Lefebvre, Dimitri Létourneau, Marie Alderson, Caroline Larue, Janique Beauchamp, Lisette Gagnon, Manouche Casimir, Francine Girard, Marielle Roy, Louise Robinette, Caroline Mathieu
<ce:para>As in many other countries, Québec is not immune to healthcare reforms, which can unfortunately hinder quality of care as well as induce some dehumanization, both for the patients and the healthcare professionals. Thus, the « Humanistic Model of Nursing Care - UdeM » (HMNC-UdeM) aspires to offer an innovative perspective that aims at improving the quality and the safety of care, in addition to satisfaction and well-being for both patients and nurses. While respecting their theoretical influences, the authors present their vision of the central concepts of the discipline and the Model’s key concepts, seeking to make them more understandable, accessible, and applicable in nurses’ daily practice...
July 5, 2016: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167747/integrated-collaborative-care-teams-to-enhance-service-delivery-to-youth-with-mental-health-and-substance-use-challenges-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joanna L Henderson, Amy Cheung, Kristin Cleverley, Gloria Chaim, Myla E Moretti, Claire de Oliveira, Lisa D Hawke, Andrew R Willan, David O'Brien, Olivia Heffernan, Tyson Herzog, Lynn Courey, Heather McDonald, Enid Grant, Peter Szatmari
INTRODUCTION: Among youth, the prevalence of mental health and addiction (MHA) disorders is roughly 20%, yet youth are challenged to access evidence-based services in a timely fashion. To address MHA system gaps, this study tests the benefits of an Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT) model for youth with MHA challenges. A rapid, stepped-care approach geared to need in a youth-friendly environment is expected to result in better youth MHA outcomes. Moreover, the ICCT approach is expected to decrease service wait-times, be more youth-friendly and family-friendly, and be more cost-effective, providing substantial public health benefits...
February 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166804/addressing-the-gaps-in-diabetes-care-in-first-nations-communities-with-the-reorganizing-the-approach-to-diabetes-through-the-application-of-registries-radar-the-project-protocol
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Dean T Eurich, Sumit R Majumdar, Lisa A Wozniak, Allison Soprovich, Kari Meneen, Jeffrey A Johnson, Salim Samanani
BACKGROUND: Type-2 diabetes rates in First Nations communities are 3-5 times higher than the general Canadian population, resulting in a high burden of disease, complications and comorbidity. Limited community nursing capacity, isolated environments and a lack of electronic health records (EHR)/registries lead to a reactive, disorganized approach to diabetes care for many First Nations people. The Reorganizing the Approach to Diabetes through the Application of Registries (RADAR) project was developed in alignments with federal calls for innovative, culturally relevant, community-specific programs for people with type-2 diabetes developed and delivered in partnership with target communities...
February 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166776/implementation-and-maintenance-of-patient-navigation-programs-linking-primary-care-with-community-based-health-and-social-services-a-scoping-literature-review
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Ruta K Valaitis, Nancy Carter, Annie Lam, Jennifer Nicholl, Janice Feather, Laura Cleghorn
BACKGROUND: Since the early 90s, patient navigation programs were introduced in the United States to address inequitable access to cancer care. Programs have since expanded internationally and in scope. The goals of patient navigation programs are to: a) link patients and families to primary care services, specialist care, and community-based health and social services (CBHSS); b) provide more holistic patient-centred care; and, c) identify and resolve patient barriers to care. This paper fills a gap in knowledge to reveal what is known about motivators and factors influencing implementation and maintenance of patient navigation programs in primary care that link patients to CBHSS...
February 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164750/educational-strategies-of-diabetes-group-medical-visits-a-review
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Julienne K Kirk, Hannah Marie Devoid, Carmen Strickland
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a demanding disease that is growing in prevalence. Improved outcomes for patients with diabetes are highly dependent on self-management skills and the ability to make lifestyle changes. Innovative healthcare approaches are necessary to meet these specific patient needs. A group care medical visit (GMV) combines diabetes check-ups with diabetes education in a supportive and patient centered environment that promotes effective self-management. GMVs are associated with improved diabetes outcomes including hemoglobin A1C, weight, and self-efficacy; however details of the methods by which content is delivered to achieve these outcomes remain vague...
February 3, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160771/a-realist-review-of-shared-medical-appointments-how-for-whom-and-under-what-circumstances-do-they-work
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Susan R Kirsh, David C Aron, Kimberly D Johnson, Laura E Santurri, Lauren D Stevenson, Katherine R Jones, Justin Jagosh
BACKGROUND: Shared medical appointments (SMAs) are doctor-patient visits in which groups of patients are seen by one or more health care providers in a concurrent session. There is a growing interest in understanding the potential benefits of SMAs in various contexts to improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. This study builds upon the existing evidence base that suggests SMAs are indeed effective. In this study, we explored how they are effective in terms of the underlying mechanisms of action and under what circumstances...
February 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156489/the-evolving-radiation-therapist-role-in-a-multidisciplinary-palliative-radiotherapy-clinic
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Fleur Huang, Winter Spence, Brenda Rose, Jacqueline Middleton, Megan Palen, Kitta Thavone, Shazma Ravji, Brita Lavender Danielson, Alysa M Fairchild
: 158 Background: Radiation therapists (MRTT) have been integrated in varying capacities into outpatient palliative radiotherapy (PRT) services across Canada for nearly two decades. We explored the experience of our centre's MRTTs who have developed an essential role over nine years, from supporting one half-day PRT clinic per week to five full days of clinical, technical, research, and administrative involvement. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed to all 12 MRTTs who contributed to the PRT program (2007-2016), which was later supplemented by in-person semi-structured interviews...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156434/earlier-access-to-palliative-medicine-an-experience-of-integration-into-a-community-oncology-practice
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Jacqueline Matthews
: 92 Background: A growing body of evidence supports the integration of palliative care as a standard for comprehensive cancer care. Through our experience as an inpatient palliative care provider, with 50% of our population having advanced cancer, we recognized the value proposition to provide continuity in the outpatient setting. Innovative Care Solutions developed a partnership with a large, community oncology program late 2015 for a palliative care multidisciplinary team to be embedded into one location of their practice...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155817/impact-of-the-genexpert-mtb-rif-technology-on-tuberculosis-control
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Wendy Susan Stevens, Lesley Scott, Lara Noble, Natasha Gous, Keertan Dheda
Molecular technology revolutionized the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) with a paradigm shift to faster, more sensitive, clinically relevant patient care. The most recent molecular leader is the GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay (Xpert) (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA), which was endorsed by the World Health Organization with unprecedented speed in December 2010 as the initial diagnostic for detection of HIV-associated TB and for where high rates of drug resistance are suspected. South Africa elected to take an aggressive smear replacement approach to facilitate earlier diagnosis and treatment through the decision to implement the Xpert assay nationally in March 2011, against the backdrop of approximately 6...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155314/sustainability-of-the-integrated-chronic-disease-management-model-at-primary-care-clinics-in-south-africa
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Ozayr H Mahomed, Shaidah Asmall, Anna Voce
BACKGROUND: An integrated chronic disease management (ICDM) model consisting of four components (facility reorganisation, clinical supportive management, assisted self-supportive management and strengthening of support systems and structures outside the facility) has been implemented across 42 primary health care clinics in South Africa with a view to improve the operational efficiency and patient clinical outcomes. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the sustainability of the facility reorganisation and clinical support components 18 months after the initiation...
November 17, 2016: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153817/searching-for-real-world-effectiveness-of-health-care-innovations-scoping-study-of-social-prescribing-for-diabetes
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Karen Pilkington, Martin Loef, Marie Polley
BACKGROUND: Social prescribing is a process whereby primary care patients are linked or referred to nonmedical sources of support in the community and voluntary sector. It is a concept that has arisen in practice and implemented widely in the United Kingdom and has been evaluated by various organizations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to characterize, collate, and analyze the evidence from evaluation of social prescribing for type 2 diabetes in the United Kingdom and Ireland, comparing information available on publicly available websites with the published literature...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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