Real-time physician electronic alerts reduce unnecessary blood testing in elderly patients
An electronic message sent to physicians the moment they ordered a blood test for elderly patients reduced unnecessary use of the test that is often false-positive for the elderly, according to a paper published in the November ...
Improving health care in the Internet age
Faster and more widely available internet access has improved our lives in many ways but healthcare is lagging behind, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.
Reducing blood transfusions improves patient safety and cuts costs
A Loyola University Hospital study has demonstrated how the hospital has improved patient safety and cut costs by reducing the number of blood transfusions.
The more frequently you log on, the more weight you can keep off
The more people used an interactive weight management website, the more weight loss they maintained, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study published online today in the open access Journal of Me ...
Use of mail-order pharmacies use could improve patients' medication adherence
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers found that 85 percent of patients who received their medications by mail stuck to their drug regimen, compared with 77 percent of those who used traditional pharmacies.
Being straight with your boss cuts stress: study
Telling your boss what you really think of them is good for your health -- and helps managers improve, according to research published Wednesday.
Managing doctors' practices made easier with new software
(PhysOrg.com) -- A McMaster University-led research team has developed an innovative software tool that gives family doctors up-to-date information on their patients in two seconds or less.
Smart solution: Researchers use smartphones to improve health of elderly diabetics in China
Cellular phones - once a luxury used strictly for talking - have taken on many new roles in recent years. Now researchers at Saint Louis University and Old Dominion University in Virginia say smartphones can ...
Diabetes is significant economic burden for US health-care system
Excess medical expenses and reduced productivity due to diabetes costs the U.S. economy more than $174 billion annually, a figure that could be reduced by lifestyle modifications and preventive care and by pay-for-performance ...
Sad or Angry Teens Have Less Success With Diabetes Control
(PhysOrg.com) -- Not only do teens with type 1 diabetes have the normal adolescent concerns of school, work and social activities, but they are responsible for taking insulin, monitoring blood glucose (blood sugar) levels ...
Growing danger from post-birth bleeding
Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) immediately after giving birth is the largest threat to new mothers in high-income countries. An Australian study, featured in the open access journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, shows that a ...
End-of-life care at hospitals varies for children with cancer
Though treatment of pain and attention to end-of-life care for pediatric cancer patients has improved over the last few decades, there is still work to be done. Additionally, opioid prescriptions for pediatric cancer patients ...