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'Pay for Performance' Incentives Are Hurting Hospital Finances in Mississippi Delta

Two Medicare "pay for performance" programs have contributed to declining financial performance by hospitals in the Mississippi Delta region, suggests a study in the November issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Rare Cancer Linked with Textured Breast Implants May Be Underreported, Misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Study of Breastfeeding Difficulties Due to Obesity Informs Need for Targeted Interventions for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes

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A study led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition, has found that delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and that excessive gestational weight gain was also associated with a delay in lactogenesis II.

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Palliative, Palliative Care, Heart Failure, Palliative Care Heart Failure, University Of Pittsburgh, UPMC

Research Examines Benefits of Palliative Care in Heart Failure Treatment

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC analyzed existing evidence and found that patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life.

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Former AACI Board Member Assumes Leadership of National Cancer Institute

Dr. Norman "Ned" Sharpless was officially sworn-in October 17 as head of the National Cancer Institute. He served on the board of directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes and was director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, an AACI member.

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Biology of Childhood Brain Tumor Subtypes Offers Clues to Precision Treatments

Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. By shedding light on subtle distinctions in tumor biology, these findings offer clues to designing more effective anticancer treatments to precisely target tumors in individual patients.

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Penn Nursing Professor Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

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Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New members are elected by current active members through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

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Wolters Kluwer Published Text Receives British Medical Association’s ‘Medical Book of the Year 2017’ Honor

Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that “Neinstein’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide, 6th Edition” by Lawrence S Neinstein, Debra K Katzman, S Todd Callahan, Catherine M Gordon, Alain Joffe and Vaughn I Rickert, was named the British Medical Association (BMA) Book of the Year for 2017. Eight Lippincott published titles were also recognized as first-prize winners or highly commended in their categories.

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Health, Lgbt, Electronic Health Record, electronic medical record (EMR), Electronic Medical Record

Getting to Know You

Penn Medicine hospitals in Philadelphia recently made substantial updates to its electronic health records – the first update in 10 years – asking for additional patient demographic information. This includes additional race/ethnicity information, as well as gender identity, and relationship status, among other information. The aim is to improve care, and although we are leaders locally in this area, it follows a trend nationally as more and more health systems find ways to follow national Healthy People 20/20 recommendations as well as the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) National Academies report on what to collect on patients’ background and characteristics.







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