How automating charity care eligibility improves the patient financial experience

There’s a phenomenon in online product reviews where the customer seems to love their purchase, yet gives it only one or two stars. Why do they do this? Poor customer service: the item was delivered late, questions went unanswered, or payment processing was disorganized. When the consumer experience falls below expectations, the brand suffers – …

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Celebrating National Nurses Week: Reflections on Health Information Technology

As we celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and National Nurses Week comes to a close, the nurses at ONC would like to acknowledge the tremendous work being done on the front lines by our colleagues fighting this pandemic. We are extremely proud to be a part of such a noble profession and we …

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Thank You, Nurses

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Today is International Nurses Day, a day to celebrate nurses and the huge impact they have on the lives of their patients.  At Cisco, we recognize that nurses have one …

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What Meat and Eggs Do to Our Microbiome

As I’ve explored before, whether young or old, male or female, smoker or non-smoker, with high blood pressure or low blood pressure, high cholesterol or low, having high levels of a toxic compound called TMAO—trimethylamine oxide—in the bloodstream is associated with a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or dying over a …

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Myth Busters: Dietary Supplements and COVID-19

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Volume 54, Issue 8, Page 820-826, August 2020. News and social media platforms have implicated dietary supplements in the treatment and prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). During this pandemic when information quickly evolves in the presence of contradicting messages and misinformation, the role of the pharmacist is essential. Here, we review …

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Announcing the Spring Issue of THE EVIDENCE FORUM: A Focus on Digital Technologies

Access the issue now https://bit.ly/evidera052020 Evidera’s biannual publication focused on the scientific, strategic, and operational challenges of today’s healthcare environment. This issue highlights a variety of topics to address our industry’s most pressing issues, such as working in the era of COVID-19, continuing to engage patients and their preferences in drug development, and understanding the latest …

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Want to start a business in the ePharmacy industry?

The growth of the Global ePharmacy market valued approximately USD 42.32 billion in 2019, and it is anticipated to grow USD 107.53 by 2024. Let us understand this ePharmacy industry a little more…. https://medium.com/@kodyTechnolab/how-to-start-online-medicine-delivery-business-ideal-5f5ec7eba354 submitted by /u/KodyTechnolab [link] [comments]

Emergency Authorization of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for Treatment of COVID-19

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Volume 54, Issue 8, Page 827-831, August 2020. The world is suffering a respiratory pandemic disease caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), commonly known as COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as experimental treatments for COVID-19 leading to a shortage of …

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ESENER 2019 reveals biggest concerns for European workplaces – musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risks

08/05/2020 – 01:45 ESENER 2019 reveals biggest concerns for European workplaces – musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risks The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) launches the results of its 2019 European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER) on the eve of Europe Day. The findings provide a picture of …

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Using Green Tea to Help Prevent Cancer and Treat Cancer

Tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and premature death in general, with each additional cup of green tea a day associated with a 4-percent lower mortality risk. So, perhaps “drinking several cups of tea daily can keep the doctor away,” as well as the mortician—but what about cancer? As …

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Research Headlines – Faster, more affordable vaccine purification

Generating safe antigens to induce immunity is one of several key steps in vaccine production. Purification is another, and it is typically a complex process. EU-funded researchers have designed a way to simplify the process, boost yields, limit waste and reduce costs, in a bid to help make more doses available more affordably.

Research Headlines – Faster, more affordable vaccine purification

Generating safe antigens to induce immunity is one of several key steps in vaccine production. Purification is another, and it is typically a complex process. EU-funded researchers have designed a way to simplify the process, boost yields, limit waste and reduce costs, in a bid to help make more doses available more affordably.

Research Headlines – Faster, more affordable vaccine purification

Generating safe antigens to induce immunity is one of several key steps in vaccine production. Purification is another, and it is typically a complex process. EU-funded researchers have designed a way to simplify the process, boost yields, limit waste and reduce costs, in a bid to help make more doses available more affordably.

Research Headlines – Faster, more affordable vaccine purification

Generating safe antigens to induce immunity is one of several key steps in vaccine production. Purification is another, and it is typically a complex process. EU-funded researchers have designed a way to simplify the process, boost yields, limit waste and reduce costs, in a bid to help make more doses available more affordably.

When Virtual Care Becomes the New Normal

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of telehealth. To keep providers and patients safe, hospitals are shedding their initial hesitation to adopt …

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Does Aspartame Cause Lymphoma?

The approval of aspartame has a controversial history. The Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that “there is a reasonable certainty that human consumption of aspartame: (1) …will not pose a risk of brain damage resulting in mental retardation, endocrine [hormonal] dysfunction, or both; and (2) will not cause brain tumors.” …

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NURSES’ PERCEPTION OF MOTIVATION AND JOB SATISFACTION IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF THE KORLE-BU TEACHING HOSPITAL IN ACCRA

AUTHORS :1Charles Owusu-Aduomi Botchwey*, 2Yaa Kusi-Ameyaa, 1Isaac Adom-Konadu,  1Ebenezer Dzinpa Effisah1 University of Cape Coast2 University of Professional Studies-Accra [email protected]* ABSTRACT Healthcare provision aims at ensuring that clients who visit a healthcare facility are provided with affordable and quality healthcare aimed at promoting the well-being of the people in the catchment areas of the healthcare …

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Healthcare Success hires new senior executive to lead creative development and execution

The Healthcare-Focused Marketing Firm Welcomes Executive Creative Director Dana Callow IRVINE, Calif., April 24, 2020 – Adding to the recent expansion of its leadership team, full-service healthcare marketing and advertising agency Healthcare Success is proud to announce the hiring of Executive Creative Director Dana Callow. Dana Callow, Healthcare Success:Executive Creative Director A seasoned marketing professional, …

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REVIEW ON COVID -19(CORONA VIRUS DISEASE)

AUTHORS :*Tinku Kumar Singh1, Satish Kumar1, Purna Tiwari21 Indchemie health Specialities Pvt. Ltd2 Alkem health science Ltd [email protected]   ABSTRACT : The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic. In January 2020, a previously unknown new virus was identified subsequently named the 2019 novel corona virus, and samples …

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Addiction Treatment Center Marketing Webinar: How to Adjust Now and After COVID

 We have never seen an addiction treatment marketing landscape as the one that continues to evolve due to COVID-19. Stewart Gandolf, CEO, Healthcare Success Kathy Gaughran, Senior Healthcare Marketing Strategist, Healthcare Success While some substance abuse and behavioral health centers are withdrawing from marketing, others are increasing their budgets to take advantage of the …

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Innovative Solutions to Overcome eSource Challenges

eSource (defined as data initially recorded in an electronic format) formats have provided excellent opportunities to not only streamline clinical research securely, but to increase data quality and trustworthiness. As these methods are continually reviewed for newer and better processes to be leveraged, challenges arise. In effect, many cutting-edge technologies have been developed as the …

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Enabling Virtual Consultations for Doctors in Atlanta

Around the world, health systems are rapidly deploying new care delivery methods. Balancing the increased volume of patient care with the need to minimize physical contact between clinicians and patients, many hospitals and clinics are turning to telehealth. With telehealth, healthcare providers can scale virtual consultations and remote work from home, allowing doctors to see …

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ACL Supports Family Caregiving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Even under the best of circumstances, caregiving can be challenging. For many family caregivers, the routine tasks they perform on behalf of their loved ones are more complex because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only must family caregivers take extra steps to ensure their own health and wellbeing, but there are now additional protective considerations. …

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Managing COVID-19 in a perfect world

How far could we have been in managing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic if we used the tools available to us such as data sharing, genomics, apps, and pandemic warning systems, instead of waiting to implement them on a rainy day? Bogi Eliasen, director of health at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and HIMSS Future50 leader asks why we …

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Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Vitamin C Supplements

Mainstream medicine has long had a healthy skepticism of dietary supplements, extending to the present day with commentaries like “Enough is enough.” In an essay entitled “Battling quackery,” however, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, it’s argued that we may have gone too far in our supplement bashing, as evidenced by our “uncritical acceptance” …

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Opioid Prescribing After Discharge in a Previously Mechanically Ventilated, Opioid-Naïve Cohort

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Ahead of Print. Background: Opioids are utilized for pain management during and after mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU). Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the percentage of potentially unnecessary opioid prescriptions on discharge in previously opioid-naïve patients. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included mechanically ventilated, opioid-naïve …

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Opioid Prescribing After Discharge in a Previously Mechanically Ventilated, Opioid-Naïve Cohort

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Ahead of Print. Background: Opioids are utilized for pain management during and after mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU). Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the percentage of potentially unnecessary opioid prescriptions on discharge in previously opioid-naïve patients. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included mechanically ventilated, opioid-naïve …

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Opioid Prescribing After Discharge in a Previously Mechanically Ventilated, Opioid-Naïve Cohort

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Ahead of Print. Background: Opioids are utilized for pain management during and after mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU). Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the percentage of potentially unnecessary opioid prescriptions on discharge in previously opioid-naïve patients. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included mechanically ventilated, opioid-naïve …

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Medication Regimen Complexity Index Prediction of Adverse Drug Reaction–Related Hospital Admissions

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Volume 54, Issue 10, Page 996-1000, October 2020. Background:The relationship between the medication regimen complexity index (MRCI) and adverse drug reaction (ADR)-related hospital admissions has not yet specifically been investigated.Objective:To evaluate the MRCI and compare with medication count for prediction of ADR-related hospital admissions in older patients.Methods:This was a retrospective analysis of …

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Medication Regimen Complexity Index Prediction of Adverse Drug Reaction–Related Hospital Admissions

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Ahead of Print. Background: The relationship between the medication regimen complexity index (MRCI) and adverse drug reaction (ADR)-related hospital admissions has not yet specifically been investigated. Objective: To evaluate the MRCI and compare with medication count for prediction of ADR-related hospital admissions in older patients. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of …

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Medication Regimen Complexity Index Prediction of Adverse Drug Reaction–Related Hospital Admissions

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Ahead of Print. Background: The relationship between the medication regimen complexity index (MRCI) and adverse drug reaction (ADR)-related hospital admissions has not yet specifically been investigated. Objective: To evaluate the MRCI and compare with medication count for prediction of ADR-related hospital admissions in older patients. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of …

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Webinar: How to Rebuild Your Medical Practice Now and After COVID-19

The following webinar was sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association and took place Thursday, May 7. Almost every osteopathic practice has experienced financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are reeling. Fortunately, there are many marketing and communications strategies you and your team can implement to help protect your practice now and prepare …

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Scaling Virtual Consultations

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare landscape is quickly changing and we’re entering a new era of patient-centered care delivery – one that is not bound by location. Healthcare providers have …

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Drugs Past Their Expiration Date

Date:  July 27, 2020 Issue #:  1603 Summary:  Healthcare providers are often asked if drugs can be used past their expiration date. Because of legal restrictions and liability concerns, manufacturers do not sanction such use and usually do not comment on the safety or effectiveness of their products beyond the date on the label. Since …

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The Benefits of Slow Breathing

There are all manner of purported hiccup “cures,” which include everything from chewing on a lemon, inhaling pepper, or, our dog’s favorite, eating a spoonful of peanut butter. In my video How to Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection, I talk about the technique I’m excited to try the next time I get hiccups: “supra-supramaximal inspiration,” where …

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COVID-19 Q & A with Animal-Borne Disease Detective Daniel Streicker

TEDMED Speaker Daniel Streicker provided some great insights about bats and pandemics in his 2018 Talk “What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics” and TEDMED blog post. Learn about this Animal-Borne Disease Detective’s perspective on COVID-19 in our Q & A below. TEDMED: What do we know about the origin of COVID-19? Which …

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FLU-PRO©: InFLUenza Patient-Reported Outcome

Access the on-demand webinar now https://bit.ly/FLU-PRO The FLU-PRO is a self-administered patient-reported outcome measure (PRO) to quantify symptom severity in influenza and influenza-like illness. The instrument was developed by a team of academic investigators spanning multiple sites across many countries under the direction of Dr. John H. Powers of George Washington University and the University …

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Disparities in the Use of Guideline-Based Pharmacotherapy Exist for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure Patients Who Have Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in a Commercially Insured Database

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Volume 54, Issue 10, Page 958-966, October 2020. Background:Patients who have intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDDs) develop atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or heart failure (HF) at rates similar to or higher than the general population. They also face disparities accessing and using health care services.Objective:To determine if disparities exist in the use of guideline-based …

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Disparities in the Use of Guideline-Based Pharmacotherapy Exist for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure Patients Who Have Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in a Commercially Insured Database

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Ahead of Print. Background: Patients who have intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDDs) develop atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or heart failure (HF) at rates similar to or higher than the general population. They also face disparities accessing and using health care services. Objective: To determine if disparities exist in the use of guideline-based pharmacotherapy (GBP) …

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Disparities in the Use of Guideline-Based Pharmacotherapy Exist for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure Patients Who Have Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in a Commercially Insured Database

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Ahead of Print. Background: Patients who have intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDDs) develop atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or heart failure (HF) at rates similar to or higher than the general population. They also face disparities accessing and using health care services. Objective: To determine if disparities exist in the use of guideline-based pharmacotherapy (GBP) …

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