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  • How Can Tablets Be Infused into Medical Education?

    How Can Tablets Be Infused into Medical Education?

    Satish Misra MD - www.medpagetoday.com | June 10, 2016


    ​In a recent issue of Medical Teacher, a group of medical educators described eight best practices for using the iPad and other tablets in medical education based on the experiences of seven medical schools. Medical educators from the Medical College of Georgia interviewed faculty and administrators at seven medical institutions that had deployed tablets in their curriculum. That list includes first-on-the-block Stanford, where first-year students received iPads back in 2010, and UC Irvine, where educators have tested a variety of technologies including tablets and Google Glass. Read More
  • Very Profitable Nonprofit Hospitals...But Where Are The Profits Going?

    Very Profitable Nonprofit Hospitals...But Where Are The Profits Going?

    Bruce Y. Lee - http://www.forbes.com/ | May 08, 2016


    A study published in the May issue of Health Affairs revealed that in 2013, seven of the top ten most profitable hospitals in the United States were nonprofit hospitals, with each earning over $163 million in profits from patient care. Read More
  • How Physician EHR Use Can Lead Patients to New Therapies

    How Physician EHR Use Can Lead Patients to New Therapies

    Daniel Barton - https://ehrintelligence.com | May 16, 2016


    Every year, thousands of patients are newly diagnosed with chronic conditions and hundreds of new therapies enter the market. Yet connecting eligible patients to treatment plans with the potential to drive better outcomes is often fraught with challenges that physician EHR use may help resolve. ​In many cases, the challenges start before the therapy even begins. The sobering fact is that primary non-adherence rates — in which patients never even fill their prescriptions — can be as high as 30%. A recent literature review cited multiple reasons for first fill abandonment rate, including patients’ lack of perceived need for the medication, concerns about the medication, affordability, access barriers to pharmacies, and forgetfulness. Read More
  • What single-payer healthcare would mean to doctors

    What single-payer healthcare would mean to doctors

    Liz Seegert - http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/ | May 13, 2016


    ​Health insurance is again in the political spotlight as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promotes his version of single-payer that he calls “Medicare for all.” He says it will improve care, reduce administrative burdens and allow physicians to focus just on practicing medicine. Dissenters say it’s a pipe dream that will only lead to rationed care, lower reimbursement rates and long waiting lists. Read More
  • 3D Printing: Proceed with Caution

    3D Printing: Proceed with Caution

    Ronald Schilling, PhD - http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/ | May 12, 2016


    Many surgeons and imaging specialists have recognized the incredible potential of 3D printing. Using 3D printers, we can turn real patient data into actionable, physical objects. The applications are numerous - from custom size prosthetics to surgical models to sizing implants. Companies and medical professionals are looking at a range of opportunities. Stratasys and Vital Imaging announced a partnership last year to offer a “print on demand” service. And at RSNA last year, you could hardly go 30 minutes without overhearing an excited conversation about 3D printing. Read More