Tag: "innovate" at medical news
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...e; efficiency; equity; and the systems capacity to innovate
and improve. Health Policy R&D provided detailed side-by-side comparative analysis of the legislative bills. A prior report, Congressional Health Care Bills, 2005-2007: Part I, Insurance Coverage, analyzed the likely effect on health system perform...
Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care
... people have innovative family lives, they have to innovate
about end-of-life issues, as well, because they can't just knee-jerk go to a spouse or a child," says Carr. With nontraditional families on the rise, she adds, "It's important for practitioners to think about family in an expansive way." In the fut...
Dedicated R&D lab established to spur RFID industry in Canada
...f Canada is going to reap the benefits it needs to innovate
at home and attract talent here," said Mamdouh Shoukri, Vice President, Research & International Affairs, McMaster University. "This lab provides the opportunity to conduct much needed forefront research and to support an emergent technology and its...
Ear infection expert from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh leads interactive demo on diagnosis
...of the most common infections of childhood through innovate
training methods. Middle ear infection, also known as acute otitis media (AOM), is the pediatric illness for which antibiotics are most often prescribed. Three out of four children will experience an ear infection by age 3. However, diagnosis remai...
Commonwealth Fund commission says the US health care system needs thorough transformation
...ity and safety, efficiency, and system capacity to innovate
and improve. The Commission plans to release an annual national scorecard to monitor how the U.S. is performing on key health indicators. The scorecard, to be released this fall, will be the first to provide scores on all key dimensions of health car...
National study finds off-label prescribing common, often not backed by data
...label prescribing allows physicians the freedom to innovate
in clinical practice, but also raises questions regarding patient safety and health care costs, since off-label uses do not receive the same level of scientific scrutiny as approved uses. David C. Radley, M.P.H., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N....