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Superbugs, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae , Epidemiology, whole-genome analysis, Bioinfomatics, Systems Biology, Klebsiella

New Approach to Tracking How Deadly 'Superbugs’ Travel Could Slow Their Spread


Using a real-world outbreak as a test case, a team combined patient transfer data and whole-genome sequencing to identify hotspots for transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Firearm, firearm safety, firearms safety, Firearms

Comprehensive Study Examines Gun-Related Deaths and How to Prevent Them


A new study suggests complex solutions to gun-related deaths and goals to decrease rates based on the type of death.



Seven Frank, Blood Transfusion, anestesiology, Critical Care, Patient Safety

Blueprint to Reduce Wasteful Blood Transfusions


By analyzing data from randomized clinical trials comparing blood transfusion approaches, Johns Hopkins experts, along with colleagues at Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Medical Center, endorse recommendations for blood transfusions that reduce blood use to improve patient safety and outcomes. Publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, the report also provides a how-to guide for launching a patient blood management program.



Oncology, Ventures, Venture Capital, Health, Healthcare, Cancer, Europe, Private Equity, Investment, Investment fund, Therapeutic, digital health, Diagnositcs, Patient, Start-ups, Startups

ALCEA ADVISORS, the Reference Partner for Oncology Startups in Europe, Welcomes Dr. Henri Chaoul as a Member of Its Investment Committee

ALCEA ADVISORS, the reference partner for oncology startups in Europe, welcomes Dr. Henri Chaoul as a Member of its Investment Committee



AMP, Bioinformatics, NGS, Best Practices, CaP, AMIA

AMP Issues Consensus Clinical Validation Guideline Recommendations for Next-Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipelines

The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published 17 consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better patient care.



Nurse Practitioner, Scope of practice, ICU, Critical Care

AACN Updates Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has published a new edition of “AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice” to reflect the specialty’s evolving role and an ever-changing critical care landscape.



Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

Physician Specialty Characteristics Associated with Higher Patient Complexity

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses physician specialty and radiologist characteristics associated with higher patient complexity in the Medicare population. The research is published online in Academic Radiology.



Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical Record, EMR, EHR, Health It, Health Technology, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Collaboration, academic medical centers

Epic Sharing within UC Health


In an unprecedented move, UC San Diego Health and UCI Health have formed a strategic partnership to increase operational efficiencies and decrease patient care costs by sharing a single electronic medical records (EMR) platform.



doctor-patient communication, doctor-patient relationship, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine

Doctors and Patients Make More Decisions Together

In a shift away from the more patriarchal/matriarchal relationship between doctor and patient, patients report an increased partnership with their physicians in making medical decisions, reports a new study. Shared decision-making between patients and clinicians increased 14 percent from 2002 to 2014. Patients felt their doctors asked them to help make medical decisions, listened carefully to them, showed respect for what they said, explained things well and spent enough time with them.



Cholesterol, Statins, Statin Drugs, Heart Attack, Stroke, Heart Disease, Cardiology, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, American Heart Association, Research, Heart Attack Prevention

Heart Attack, Stroke Patients Prescribed Statin Medication Upon Discharge Have Better Long-Term Outcomes


Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they’re discharged from the hospital, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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