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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324932/an-ict-and-mobile-health-integrated-approach-to-optimize-patients-education-on-hypertension-and-its-management-by-physicians-the-patients-optimal-strategy-of-treatment-post-pilot-study
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Fabio Albini, Xiaoqiu Liu, Camilla Torlasco, Davide Soranna, Andrea Faini, Renata Ciminaghi, Ada Celsi, Matteo Benedetti, Antonella Zambon, Marco di Rienzo, Gianfranco Parati
INTRODUCTION: Uncontrolled hypertension is largely attributed to unsatisfactory doctor's engagement in its optimal management and to poor patients' compliance to therapeutic interventions. ICT and mobile Health solutions might improve these conditions, being widely available and providing highly effective communication strategies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ICT and mobile Health tools are able to improve hypertension control by improving doctors' engagement and by increasing patients' education and involvement, and their compliance to lifestyle modification and prescribed drug therapy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323608/from-doctors-stories-to-doctors-stories-and-back-again
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Marcia Day Childress
Stories have always been central to medicine, but during the twentieth century bioscience all but eclipsed narrative's presence in medical practice. In Doctors' Stories, published in 1991, Kathryn Montgomery excavated medicine's narrative foundations and functions to reveal new possibilities for how to conceive and characterize medicine. Physicians' engagement with stories has since flourished, especially through the narrative medicine movement, although in the twenty-first century this has been challenged by the health care industry's business-minded and data-driven clinical systems...
March 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319979/patient-experience-a-critical-indicator-of-healthcare-performance
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Pamela H Guler
Patient experience has become a critical differentiator for healthcare organizations, and it will only grow in importance as transparency and consumerism dominate the healthcare landscape. Creating and sustaining a consistently exceptional experience that promotes patient engagement and the best outcomes is far more than just "satisfying" patients, going well beyond amenities that may be provided.Perception of care experience is often shaped by methods we use to address the biopsychosocial needs of patients...
April 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306416/the-addiction-benefits-scorecard-a-framework-to-promote-health-insurer-accountability-and-support-consumer-engagement
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Itai Danovitch, David Kan
Health care insurance plans covering treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) offer a wide range of benefits. Distinctions between health plan benefits are confusing, and consumers making selections may not adequately understand the characteristics or significance of the choices they have. The California Society of Addiction Medicine sought to help consumers make informed decisions about plan selections by providing education on the standard of care for SUD and presenting findings from an expert analysis of selected health plans...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302637/protocol-for-determining-primary-healthcare-practice-characteristics-models-of-practice-and-patient-accessibility-using-an-exploratory-census-survey-with-linkage-to-administrative-data-in-nova-scotia-canada
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Emily Gard Marshall, Richard J Gibson, Beverley Lawson, Frederick Burge
INTRODUCTION: There is little evidence on how primary care providers (PCPs) model their practices in Nova Scotia (NS), Canada, what services they offer or what accessibility is like for the average patient. This study will create a database of all family physicians and primary healthcare nurse practitioners in NS, including information about accessibility and the model of care in which they practice, and will link the survey data to administrative health databases. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: 3 census surveys of all family physicians, primary care nurse practitioners (ie, PCPs) and their practices in NS will be conducted...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302497/building-community-through-a-pulmcc-twitter-chat-to-advocate-for-pulmonary-critical-care-and-sleep
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Christopher L Carroll, Kristi Bruno, Pradeep Ramachandran
BACKGROUND: Social media sites such as Twitter can significantly enhance education and advocacy efforts. In 2013, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) launched a Twitter chat series using the hashtag #pulmcc to educate and advocate for topics related to pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. METHOD: To assess the reach of these chats, we analyzed the metrics using Symplur analytics, and compared data from each chat, as well as participant data...
March 13, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295783/physician-cooperation-in-outpatient-cancer-care-an-amplified-secondary-analysis-of-qualitative-interview-data
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J Engler, C Güthlin, A Dahlhaus, E Kojima, J Müller-Nordhorn, L Weißbach, C Holmberg
The importance of outpatient cancer care services is increasing due to the growing number of patients having or having had cancer. However, little is known about cooperation among physicians in outpatient settings. To understand what inter- and multidisciplinary care means in community settings, we conducted an amplified secondary analysis that combined qualitative interview data with 42 general practitioners (GPs), 21 oncologists and 21 urologists that mainly worked in medical practices in Germany. We compared their perspectives on cooperation relationships in cancer care...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294479/understanding-advance-care-planning-within-the-south-asian-community
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Patricia D Biondo, Rashika Kalia, Rooh-Afza Khan, Nadia Asghar, Cyrene Banerjee, Debbie Boulton, Nancy Marlett, Svetlana Shklarov, Jessica E Simon
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) is a process of reflection on and communication of a person's future health-care preferences. Evidence suggests visible minorities engage less in ACP. The South Asian ethnic group is the largest visible minority group in Canada, and information is needed to understand how ACP is perceived and how best to approach ACP within this diverse community. OBJECTIVE: To explore perspectives of South Asian community members towards ACP...
March 10, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293685/healthcare-team-perceptions-of-a-portal-for-parents-of-hospitalized-children-before-and-after-implementation
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Michelle M Kelly, Shannon M Dean, Pascale Carayon, Tosha B Wetterneck, Peter L T Hoonakker
BACKGROUND: Patient electronic health record (EHR) portals can enhance patient and family engagement by providing information and a way to communicate with their healthcare team (HCT). However, portal implementation has been limited to ambulatory settings and met with resistance from HCTs. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated HCT perceptions before and 6-months after implementation of an inpatient EHR portal application on a tablet computer given to parents of hospitalized children...
March 15, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290949/dod-supported-overseas-training-rotations-in-tropical-medicine-and-global-health-2000-2015
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James D Mancuso, Patrick W Hickey, Rodney L Coldren, Amy K Korman, Lisa W Keep, Robert F DeFraites, Maria Smith, Luke J Mancuso, Jose L Sanchez
In 1999, the Department of Defense developed a tropical medicine training program (TMTP) to train military physicians, medical students, and scientists in performing surveillance activities in an overseas environment. This review describes the competencies, educational approach, program participants, institutional collaborations, and process outcomes of the TMTP from 2000 to 2015. TMTP-sponsored rotations addressed a wide variety of interdisciplinary competencies, many of which have military-unique applications...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286963/rehabilitation-and-education-are-underutilized-for-mild-stroke-and-tia-sufferers
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Steven G Faux, Pooja Arora, Christine T Shiner, Angelica G Thompson-Butel, Linda A Klein
PURPOSE: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) and mild stroke represent a large proportion of cerebrovascular events, at high risk of being followed by recurrent, serious events. The importance of early education addressing risk management, secondary prevention and lifestyle modifications is the centerpiece of further stroke prevention. However, delivering education and rehabilitation to this population can be complex and challenging. METHODS: Via synthesis of a narrative review and clinical experience, we explore the unique and inherent complexities of rehabilitation management and education provision for patients following mild stroke and TIA...
March 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285488/graduate-medical-education-in-tactical-medicine-and-the-impact-of-acgme-accreditation-of-ems-fellowships
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Nelson Tang, Matthew J Levy, Asa M Margolis, Nathan Woltman
Physician interest in tactical medicine as an area of professional practice has grown significantly over the past decade. The prevalence of physician involvement in terms of medical oversight and operational support of civilian tactical medicine has experienced tremendous growth during this timeframe. Factors contributing to this trend are multifactorial and include enhanced law enforcement agency understanding of the role of the tactical physician, support for the engagement of qualified medical oversight, increasing numbers of physicians formally trained in tactical medicine, and the ongoing escalation of intentional mass-casualty incidents worldwide...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282677/-physician-assisted-suicide-survey-on-%C3%A2-217-stgb-in-germany
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Julia Zenz, Ruth Rissing-van Saan, Michael Zenz
Background In late 2015, Germany passed a law (§ 217 StGB) prohibiting persons from aiding others in committing suicide on a regular, repetitive basis. Despite intensive societal debate and surveys about assisted dying, the present study was the first to examine attitudes towards the new legal regulation among professionals. Methods In early 2016, all participants of a congress on palliative care received a one-page anonymous questionnaire to complete until the end of the conference. The questionnaire consisted of questions regarding assisted suicide and the new law...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282335/results-knowledge-and-attitudes-regarding-an-incentive-compensation-plan-in-a-hospital-based-academic-employed-physician-multispecialty-group
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Robert W Dolan, Richard Nesto, Stacey Ellender, Christopher Luccessi
Hospitals and healthcare systems are introducing incentive metrics into compensation plans that align with value-based payment methodologies. These incentive measures should be considered a practical application of the transition from volume to value and will likely replace traditional productivity-based compensation in the future. During the transition, there will be provider resistance and implementation challenges. This article examines a large multispecialty group's experience with a newly implemented incentive compensation plan including the structure of the plan, formulas for calculation of the payments, the mix of quality and productivity metrics, and metric threshold achievement...
March 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278335/experience-of-us-patients-who-self-identify-as-having-an-overdiagnosed-thyroid-cancer-a-qualitative-analysis
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Louise Davies, Chase D Hendrickson, Gregory S Hanson
Importance: Overdiagnosis of cancer-the identification of cancers that are unlikely to progress-is a source of discomfort and challenge for patients, physicians, and health care systems. A major cause of this discomfort is the inability to know prospectively with certainty which cancers are overdiagnosed. In thyroid cancer, as patients have begun to understand this concept, some individuals are independently deciding not to intervene, despite this practice not yet being widely accepted...
March 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275996/the-effects-of-race-and-racial-concordance-on-patient-physician-communication-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Megan Johnson Shen, Emily B Peterson, Rosario Costas-Muñiz, Migda Hunter Hernandez, Sarah T Jewell, Konstantina Matsoukas, Carma L Bylund
OBJECTIVE: Racial disparities exist in health care, even when controlling for relevant sociodemographic variables. Recent data suggest disparities in patient-physician communication may also contribute to racial disparities in health care. This study aimed to systematically review studies examining the effect of black race and racial concordance on patient-physician communication. METHODS: A comprehensive search using the PRISMA guidelines was conducted across seven online databases between 1995 and 2016...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271423/a-quasi-experiment-to-assess-the-impact-of-a-scalable-community-based-weight-loss-program-combining-reach-effectiveness-and-cost
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Paul A Estabrooks, Kathryn E Wilson, Todd J McGuire, Samantha M Harden, NithyaPriya Ramalingam, Lia Schoepke, Fabio A Almeida, Amy L Bayer
BACKGROUND: Primary care addresses obesity through physician oversight of intensive lifestyle interventions or referral to external programs with demonstrated efficacy. However, limited information exists on community program reach, effectiveness, and costs across different groups of participants. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a scalable, community weight loss program using reach, effectiveness, and cost metrics. DESIGN: Longitudinal pre-post quasi-experiment without control...
March 7, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271392/labelling-of-mental-illness-in-a%C3%A2-paediatric-emergency-department-and-its-implications-for-stigma-reduction-education
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Javeed Sukhera, Kristina Miller, Alexandra Milne, Christina Scerbo, Rodrick Lim, Alicia Cooper, Chris Watling
INTRODUCTION: Stigmatizing attitudes and behaviours towards patients with mental illness have negative consequences on their health. Despite research regarding educational and social contact-based interventions to reduce stigma, there are limitations to the success of these interventions for individuals with deeply held stigmatizing beliefs. Our study sought to better understand the process of implicit mental illness stigma in the setting of a paediatric emergency department to inform the design of future educational interventions...
March 7, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271389/talking-about-your-prostate-perspectives-from-providers-and-community-members
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Seul Ki Choi, Jessica S Seel, Susan E Steck, Johnny Payne, Douglas McCormick, Courtney S Schrock, Daniela B Friedman
Prostate cancer (PrCA) screening is controversial, especially for African-American (AA) men who have higher PrCA incidence and mortality than other racial/ethnic groups. Patient-provider communication is important for the PrCA screening decision process. The study purpose was to better understand the current dialogue between primary care providers (PCPs-physicians and nurse practitioners) and AA men about PrCA prevention and screening. An online survey with 46 PCPs, education sessions (including pre/post surveys) with 56 AA men, and a forum with 5 panelists and 38 AA men for open dialogue were held to examine both provider and community perspectives on PrCA communication needs and practices...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271017/improved-delivery-of-cardiovascular-care-idocc-findings-from-narrative-reports-by-practice-facilitators
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Clare Liddy, Margo Rowan, Sophie-Claire Valiquette-Tessier, Paul Drosinis, Lois Crowe, William Hogg
Practice facilitation can help family physicians adopt evidence-based guidelines. However, many practices struggle to effectively implement practice changes that result in meaningful improvement. Building on our previous research, we examined the barriers to and enablers of implementation perceived by practice facilitators (PF) in helping practices to adopt the Improved Delivery of Cardiovascular Care (IDOCC) program, which took place at 84 primary care practices in Ottawa, Canada between April 2008 and March 2012...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
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