New CMS rule challenges hospitals, but not vendors, to make EHRs safer
September 14, 2021
When hospitals and health care systems start to assess their systems, many will be surprised at what they are not doing or not doing right, one expert says.
Medical education must takes broader view of disabilities
September 9, 2021
Strategies for disability education can help health care providers reduce disparities in care for the disabled.
New tool predicts pain relief after gallbladder surgery
August 25, 2021
“Until now, we did not know which patient with which symptoms would benefit most from this operation.”
Urologic surgery tied to persistent opioid usage, particularly with tramadol
August 23, 2021
“For me, the take-home message is that tramadol should not necessarily be considered less habit forming than other opioids, although further research is needed to substantiate this,” Dr. Sarah Faris said.
An ethics challenge in hospital medicine
August 19, 2021
It is important not to force a premature resolution of the situation through unilateral or coercive decisions.
Mental health after ICU: It’s complicated
August 18, 2021
A prospective study in Brazil finds a range of factors that influence susceptibility to anxiety, depression, and PTSD following ICU stays.
Open notes in health care: The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Cures Act
August 17, 2021
While many physicians and other providers have anticipated open notes with dread, most outcomes so far have been positive.
Patients with diabetes more likely to be hospitalized, especially with foot infection
August 9, 2021
Participants with diabetes faced a 67% increased risk of infection-related hospitalization, compared with those without diabetes.
Microlearning during the pandemic
August 9, 2021
Microlearning occurs when clinicians turn to their smartphones or tablets in order to discover something, answer a question, or complete a task.
Hospitalists and medical malpractice
August 4, 2021
Contrary to the trends for nearly all other physician specialties, the malpractice claims rates of hospitalists are not downtrending.