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Half of Americans don't get a second opinion

Half of Americans don't get a second opinion | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Getting another doctor's view can dramatically change a treatment plan and even a diagnosis — research finds it happens in as many as 30 percent of cases.

Via Best Doctors, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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Second opinion ... What's your inclination?

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eMedToday's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:45 PM

Shocking

 

"As we discovered, getting another doctor's view can dramatically change a treatment plan and even a diagnosis — research finds it happens in as many as 30% of cases. In one particularly dramatic finding recently published in the journal Cancer, the recommendations for surgery changed for more than half of breast cancer patients who received a second opinion. In some cases, previously undiagnosed second tumors"


Think about the power of a hospial have a mobile app. A patients on their smartphone looks up another doctor in 2 seconds and makes schedules a visit. And the patients looks up their medical condition one of the top medical reference books like the Mayo Clinic.


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Consumer Reports becomes a resource for doctor-shopping | Health Populi

Consumer Reports becomes a resource for doctor-shopping | Health Populi | patient engaged | Scoop.it

There’s a long-held belief among us long-time health industry analysts that Americans spend more time shopping around for cars and washing machines than for health plans and doctors. Consumer Reports is betting that’s going to change, now that Consumers Union has decided to lend its valuable, trusted brand to developing report cards on physicians, having already rated hospitals and heart surgeons.

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How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic.

How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic. | patient engaged | Scoop.it
How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic.

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Technology makes smarter patients.

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Data Shows Large Rise in List Prices at Hospitals

Data Shows Large Rise in List Prices at Hospitals | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services include payments and services connected with the 100 most common Medicare hospital stays.
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Not surprised ... are you?

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Hacking Vulnerable Medical Equipment Puts Millions at Risk - InformationWeek

Hacking Vulnerable Medical Equipment Puts Millions at Risk - InformationWeek | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Hospitals and medical device manufacturers need to start doing more to detect and thwart incoming attacks on networks and devices.
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What? Infusion Pumps and Implantable Defibrillators can be hacked? Read more ... #IMD #patientsafety

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A Vision for Using Digital Health Technologies to Empower Consumers and Transform the U.S. Health Care System

A Vision for Using Digital Health Technologies to Empower Consumers and Transform the U.S. Health Care System | patient engaged | Scoop.it
This report describes early efforts to use digital technologies—ranging from remote monitoring devices and teleconferencing devices for virtual office visits to data mining tools—to redesign care models around the common needs of discrete patient populations.

Via Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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Digital's potential to transform patient care:

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Physician Compare

Physician Compare | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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PhysicianCompare: What's the Issue?? via@HealthAffairs #hcsm #hcldr #epatient

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Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients | patient engaged | Scoop.it
NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower-income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the law.
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Dilemma or Debacle?

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Malpractice Changes In Massachusetts Offer Injured Patients New Options

Malpractice Changes In Massachusetts Offer Injured Patients New Options | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Hospitals in the state are among the leaders in developing alternatives to medical liability litigation. A recently enacted law helps consumers who want to challenge hospitals and doctors.
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A novel approach ...

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A Checkup On One Of America’s Most Expensive Patients

A Checkup On One Of America’s Most Expensive Patients | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Meet Sue Beder: One of America's most expensive patients. Can one agency try to reduce the cost of her medical care without compromising quality?
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One patients journey and the effort of her providers to keep her at home and out of a facility.

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Scientific Literature Review Shows Health Care Delivered with Kindness and Compassion Leads to Faster Healing, Reduced Pain | Business Wire

Scientific Literature Review Shows Health Care Delivered with Kindness and Compassion Leads to Faster Healing, Reduced Pain | Business Wire | patient engaged | Scoop.it

Research presented today by neurosurgeon Dr. James R. Doty, M.D., at the inaugural Compassion and Healthcare Conference at Fort Mason shows that health care delivered with kindness not only reduces the duration and severity of the common cold1, but can also lead to improved patient outcomes, including faster healing of wounds2, and a reduction in pain3 and anxiety4...

 

 

In some instances, the statistical significance of kindness-oriented care on improved outcomes was “larger than the effect of aspirin on reducing [a heart attack] or smoking on male mortality.”

 

The research found that kinder care and better information sharing as a result of compassionate practices can lead to a range of improved health outcomes, including:

Faster healing of wounds,reduced pain,reduced anxiety,reduced blood pressure,shorter hospital stays, andeven shorter duration and severity of the common cold.
Via Edwin Rutsch
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The science of kindness:

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Aimee Devlin's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:28 AM

Surprise surprise! Of course healthcare given with compassion and love helps us heal quicker!

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What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest?

What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest? | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.
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This sounds great for patients!

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What do patients and carers want from health apps? Summary of outcomes of global survey by PatientView

What do patients and carers want from health apps? Summary of outcomes of global survey by PatientView | patient engaged | Scoop.it

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"What patients want" ... listen .....

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rob halkes's curator insight, November 21, 2014 8:29 AM

Great Insights from patients' themselves baout their experiences as unmet needs in usoing their health apps!

Michael Seres's curator insight, November 22, 2014 8:14 AM

some fascinating patient insights here.

 

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What happens when patients can accurately make their own diagnosis? | e-Patients.net

What happens when patients can accurately make their own diagnosis? | e-Patients.net | patient engaged | Scoop.it
A physician friend once shared his belief that the main product of a physician’s productivity is the diagnosis. Setting aside feelings about the notion of
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Everyone Wants Health Tips From Their Phone, And The Market Is Booming

Everyone Wants Health Tips From Their Phone, And The Market Is Booming | patient engaged | Scoop.it
A new projection puts the mobile heath market at $49 billion by 2020.

Via JP DOUMENG
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But do we have an 80/20 rule in full force? I heard we're heading for a mobile health app bubble?

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How Patients Use Digital Healthcare [Infographic]

How Patients Use Digital Healthcare [Infographic] | patient engaged | Scoop.it

If you’re a healthcare provider, it’s important to pay attention to how people are using online resources to research and choose their caregivers. It may surprise you to know what a big role social media plays in their decision-making.

What U.S. adults consider when searching for healthcare online:

WebsitesSocial MediaHealth infoDoctor and Hospital recommendationsReviews and Ratings

Digital Healthcare Check-Up from National Research Corporation:


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Patients also seek out each other and engage in online discussions and relationships around healthcar3 issues and chronic/acute and rare medical conditions.

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EmmanuelGrunenberger's curator insight, April 29, 2015 2:24 PM

I was expecting higher ratios although already 34% asked for medical advice. Shoudl increase with services like Boddy, health advisor

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How to protect your aging brain and ward off cognitive decline

How to protect your aging brain and ward off cognitive decline | patient engaged | Scoop.it
New report highlights steps you can take to help ward off age-related cognitive decline
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Good Read: New report from IOM on how to protect your aging brain. #health #aging
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What is Cardiovascular Disease?

What is Cardiovascular Disease? | patient engaged | Scoop.it
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Do you understand what cardiovascular disease is? Heart.org explains it so patients can understand.

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Unsure You Need a Measles Shot? Get Vaccinated

Unsure You Need a Measles Shot? Get Vaccinated | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Unsure whether you have had measles, or the vaccine for it? A blood test might help, but it is cheaper, simpler and faster to just get the shot.
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M-M-R ... Do it.

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Hospitals' Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties

Hospitals' Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Medicare is giving hospitals financial incentives to provide better care. But so far about half of the hospitals that got incentive payments found them canceled out by other quality programs.
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Fewer than 800 of the 1,700 hospitals that earned bonuses from this one program will actually receive extra money?

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At 107, oldest Facebook user finds a brave new world

At 107, oldest Facebook user finds a brave new world | patient engaged | Scoop.it
At 107, Edythe Kirchmaier’s list of accolades is formidable.
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Just love Edith!

"Her advice to stay positive, not worry about things that can’t be changed, and give back to help people who need it is a powerful reminder and sure seems to work."

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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It? | patient engaged | Scoop.it
People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.
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Time will tell ...

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Midnight Friends: How Wired Patients Are Transforming Chronic Illness

Midnight Friends: How Wired Patients Are Transforming Chronic Illness | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Over the years, Deborah Haber, plagued by a rare and painful medical condition, has discovered a lifeline that's lifted her outlook and improved her health. It combines the best qualities of a mother, best friend, therapist and trusted doctor to help her cope: it's social media.
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A story that highlights the power that the internet and social media has to help patients help themselves. #epatient #hcsm

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Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."
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Makes sense!

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Medical Blockbuster Book of the Year: The Patient Will See You Now

Medical Blockbuster Book of the Year: The Patient Will See You Now | patient engaged | Scoop.it
Dr. Eric Topol wrote what I believe will be the medical book of 2015 -- The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands. Dr. Topol is a leading thinker in healthcare’s age of enlightenment. He does a terrific job of laying out the immense potential of [...]
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The use of search engines in health - PMLiVE

The use of search engines in health - PMLiVE | patient engaged | Scoop.it
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Know your sources because not all are created equal and there is a great deal of mis-information and advertisement online that distracts you from your search for quality health and healthcare information.

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Video visits, telemedicine today are like retail clinics were in the 1990s | mobihealthnews

Video visits, telemedicine today are like retail clinics were in the 1990s | mobihealthnews | patient engaged | Scoop.it
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The doctor will see you now ... on your computer screen.

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