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Michigan Medicine Receives Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Designation

Michigan Medicine is among the first recipients to receive the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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Research Could Pave the Way for Pre-Hospital Treatment for Seriously Injured Patients

Scientists hope to have paved the way for the development of potentially new life-saving treatments to be administered to seriously injured patients in the critical first hour of injury.

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Emojis Promising Tool for Tracking Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life

In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients’ physical, emotional and overall quality of life. Researchers found that using iPhones and Apple Watches were favored by patients, and the technology helped collect study data accurately and efficiently.

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Trauma Quality Improvement Program Annual Meeting Brings Bleeding Control Message to Chicago

The ACS TQIP annual meeting featured bleeding control training and a keynote speech outlining the progress to date of bleeding control efforts.

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Enhancing Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Using Novel Communication Technology

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The Valley Hospital, an acute care, not-for-profit hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey is enhancing pre-hospital emergency care with the use of Twiage, a mobile app that lets first responders instantly communicate with the emergency room. After an initial pilot phase, Valley has expanded the use of Twiage to 12 local EMS services in Bergen County, NJ, and Rockland County, NY.

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When the Doctor's Away

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Substitute, for-hire physicians commonly care for hospitalized patients when doctors are sick or away. Information about outcomes is largely lacking, but a new study brings some much-needed insight. Results show no differences in 30-day mortality rates among patients treated by temporary physicians.

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American College of Radiology Names Gold Medalists, Honorary Fellows and Distinguished Achievement Awardee

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors (BOC) selected three innovators as 2018 Gold Medalists for their extraordinary service to the College or radiology. Honors will be bestowed during the ACR 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held May 19–23, 2018, in Washington, DC.

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Medication Errors for Admitted Patients Drop When Pharmacy Staff Take Drug Histories in ER

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When pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai.

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Meridian Health Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala Raises $2.7 Million

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Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary Gala raised a record-breaking $2.7 million for the organization. The event took place on Saturday, November 18 at New Jersey’s iconic historical venue, Ellis Island, where Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. was honored for his dedication to supporting health care, and many other wonderful causes, for the community. This signature fundraising event benefits Hackensack Meridian Health’s southern regional not-for-profit hospitals and community health programs.

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Medical Note System Could Boost Patients’ Engagement in Their Health Care

In research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors at UCLA Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes, called “OurNotes,” with their doctors, rather than merely reading them.







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