Tag: "cards" at medical news

Competition in health care may not result in better quality

...ble," Scanlon says. "Therefore, health plan report cards should list those plans that don't make public disclosures." For-profit plans performed similarly with not-for-profit plans as well, the study says. The researchers were looking at the relationship between HMO quality and HMO competition at a point i...

Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests

...at each dose was to be taken. Blister packages are cards in which individual pills are put in small plastic bubbles, and then backed with foil. A person pushes on the bubble, forcing the pill through the foil to retrieve it. The card also has more room to print important information about the proper use of...

Nutritional info helps teens make better choices

...ound that point-of-selection nutrition information cards can spur students to pick the right foods. "Nutrition information is already used in most school districts to meet the Healthy School Meals Initiative," says Dr. Martha T. Conklin, associate professor of hospitality management. "This same informatio...

Hospital 'report cards' found not effective for quality improvement

...ement at these hospitals. Ideally, hospital report cards provide clinicians with an accurate picture of the...itals or recommended target rates. Hospital report cards are increasingly being implemented in the United States and some parts of Canada as a strategy for q...

UT Southwestern professor supports development of report cards on hospital infection rates

...aboratively with consumer groups to develop report cards on hospital infection rates, a UT Southwestern Med...'s a growing appetite for infection-control report cards that the public could use in selecting hospitals and that hospitals could use to lower infection rat...

Patients receiving radioisotope scans could trigger false security alarms at airports

...t for verification if necessaryPatient information cards could lessen the impact of such false alarms and avoid unnecessary interrogations by airport security personnel."...

New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners

...patients with booklets that have referral tear-out cards for distribution to sex partners. The new method, known as patient-delivered partner treatment, gives the patient an antibiotic to offer to his partner. To compare the efficacy of patient-delivered partner treatment with standard and booklet-enhanced...

Cars, computer chips and heart attacks?

..., checklists, stickers, standard orders, reference cards and educational materials that helped doctors, nurses and patients follow ACC's guidelines. The new data come from a random sample of half the heart attack patients treated at each hospital before the GAP project was implemented there, and a random s...

New insights into cost-effectiveness of implanted heart device

...earchers added. ICDs are about the size of deck of cards and are surgically implanted under the skin of the chest, with wires attached to the heart. If the device senses a life-threatening irregularity of the heart rhythm, it delivers an appropriate electric impulse to bring the heart back into proper rhyt...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 18, 2005

...om pharmaceutical programs, Medicare drug discount cards (providing transitional assistance) and the new Medicare prescription benefit, which will take effect in 2006. They then figured out-of-pocket expenses for the patients' prescribed drugs. For these low-income people, the pharmaceutical programs offe...

Study shows that prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause visual problems in infants

...cuity Cards (TAC) Test, which is comprised of gray cards with a concentration of vertical black and white stripes on the left or the right side. An examiner looked through a peephole in the center of the card to determine where the infant was looking. Poor visual acuity was indicated when the infant was ...

Wide racial disparities found in heart device implantation

...efibrillators (ICD), devices the size of a deck of cards that are surgically implanted under the skin of the chest, with wires attached to the heart. Whenever the ICD senses that the heart is either beating too fast or too slow, it delivers an appropriate electric impulse to bring the heart back into prope...

Effective government/industry collaboration bolsters flu vaccine supply

...following vaccination and provided them with diary cards to record any reactions that occurred during the three subsequent days following immunization. According to the study findings, the vaccine was well-tolerated with redness and mild-to-moderate pain at the injection site as the most common reported ad...

Many new immigrants to US change diet -- and not for the better

...which followed immigrants who received their green cards in 1996 for one year. The RAND Corp. conducted the pilot study. For her examination of dietary change, Akresh used the full New Immigrant Survey, conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The first cohort of the ...

'Can you hear me now?'

... managers scheduled appointments, sent information cards to each patient to help communications efforts with their physician on their next visit, and provided directions to screening facilities. "Since sixty percent of the patients were Spanish speaking and several are recent immigrants the to U.S., the a...

Individuals with a family history of alcoholism: Will they too become alcoholics?

...task involves four decks of cards, each containing cards with both a gain and a loss. Participants are able to eventually gauge which two decks are risky with bigger gains and bigger losses and which two decks have fewer gains and losses. This allows us to examine their gambling strategy, safe or risky...

2006 European eHealth Conference and Exhibition unveils in Malaga, Spain

...cuss subjects such as individual electronic health cards containing complete medical records, the electronic prescription, interoperability of non-compatible technology, highly sophisticated portable/implantable devices, and new health-related mobile information platforms. Expert speakers from the United ...

Hypnotherapy improves quality of life for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

...onnaires before and after treatment and kept diary cards during the study "The patients involved in this study were typical of people seen routinely in gastroenterology clinics, where up to 50 per cent of the referrals are for IBS" says Dr Smith. "There's no universal agreement about what causes IBS and tr...

Heart transplant program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrates anniversary

...new that a heart transplant was potentially in the cards for me, I was still shocked when, at 41 years old, I was told that a heart transplant was now my only option," said Mr. Razo. "Although the experience of the heart transplant was challenging, the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute's heart transplant team...

Where the brain organizes actions

...tegorization tasks, like sorting a deck of playing cards first by color, then by suit, then by rank." While they performed the tasks, the subjects were scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging. This scanning technique involves using harmless magnetic fields and radio waves to measure blood flow...

1 2

(Date:11/21/2014)... Wash. , Nov. 20, 2014 C-Labs ... for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the ... of chief operating officer. Previously a strategic advisor to ... finance, and operations. Mr. Traynor is based out of ... . He reports to Chris Muench , Chief ...
(Date:11/18/2014)...   EyeLock Inc. , a market leader ... USA (Safran), a leading U.S. provider of ... partnership to offer comprehensive biometric identity solutions and ... screening and financial services markets. As ... through a nationwide network of 1,100 IdentoGO® Centers.  ...
(Date:11/7/2014)... Auguste, associate professor, biomedical engineering, in the Grove ... New York, have identified a molecule that could ... most aggressive forms of breast cancer. , Triple ... rate owing to aggressive proliferation and metastasis and ... Auguste,s team, discovered the overexpression of intercellular adhesion ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):C-Labs Names Former Microsoft and Bsquare Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 2EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 3
Other Tags
camerasfeaturebiophysicistsadhereseedsfourcloudylionstailoringteacherscouncildairyeczemacircleparliamentcapital