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Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats
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Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuropathy

Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuropathy | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
In an effort to help some patients regain their balance after cancer treatment, researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center are teaching them to dance. The Argentine tango, to be exact.
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Tumor-derived circulating endothelial cell clusters in colorectal cancer

Tumor-derived circulating endothelial cell clusters in colorectal cancer | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
Setting out to isolate circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients, Cima et al . instead noticed that clusters, rather than single cells, were present in their sorting device. However, these clusters were not like others reported previously: The cells did not express the cell marker epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM), and they did not have the same mutations seen in the primary tumor—two features that are typical of CTCs. Instead, these clusters matched the expression profile and phenotype of endothelial cells, which are the cells lining the blood vessels. The authors first confirmed that these endothelial cells were shed by the tumor, through a series of experiments using patient-derived samples and in vivo studies in mice, and then demonstrated that the clusters did not form by coagulation after being shed; it was the tumor that was shedding intact clusters. Moving back to patients, Cima and colleagues also found that the presence of endothelial cell clusters correlated with early-stage disease, suggesting that these groups of cells might be a unique indicator of cancer, before treatment starts.
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Developing a Framework for Evaluating the Patient Engagement, Quality, and Safety of Mobile Health Applications

Developing a Framework for Evaluating the Patient Engagement, Quality, and Safety of Mobile Health Applications | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

This issue brief describes criteria for evaluating mobile apps for high-need, high-cost populations based on their potential to improve patient engagement and on their quality and safety, as well as results of their efforts to test and refine those...

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The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
The country has experienced nursing shortages for decades, but an aging population means the problem is about to get much worse.
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Listen to this doctor's advice to medical students

It’s been six years since I graduated from internal medicine residency. Enough time to give me some perspective, but short enough to still remember the highs and lows vividly. I recently had the opportunity to talk with a bright and energetic group of medical students. (Really, though, is there any other kind?)

 

The conversation turned to any advice that I had or maybe I felt obligated to give some as part of the natural discourse between the novice and the survivor. These students were smart, so they already knew to work hard, get good grades, get into a good residency.

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Study supports open and patient-centered visitation guidelines in critical care settings

Watching the clock is becoming an outdated part of visiting a patient in intensive care, as more hospitals ease restrictions and develop more flexible policies focused on the preferences and needs of each patient.
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Planetree Polls Explore What Matters Most to Patients - Planetree Planetalk E-News

Planetree Polls Explore What Matters Most to Patients - Planetree Planetalk E-News | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
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Precision Medicine: Patient Engagement Extends Beyond Drug, Device Development | Life Sciences Connect

Precision Medicine: Patient Engagement Extends Beyond Drug, Device Development | Life Sciences Connect | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

It’s not news that patient engagement is more than just a passing fad. But that engagement, and the expectations and attitudes that drive it, could be course changers all across the health care map.

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Patient-Reported Outcomes: The Impact on Research and Engagement

Patient-reported outcomes, as defined by the National Quality Forum, are "any report of the status of a patient's health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient's response by a clinician or anyone else."

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Where Health Care Is Better and Cheaper: Answers to 10 Questions

Where Health Care Is Better and Cheaper: Answers to 10 Questions | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
A recent article about the disparity between health care costs for Medicare vs. private insurance raised many reader questions. Here, we answer some.
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49% of Consumers Prefer Doctors to Use Their Health Apps Data 

49% of Consumers Prefer Doctors to Use Their Health Apps Data  | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

49% of consumers now want their doctors to use data from their fitness tracker and/or from health apps as part of their care.

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4 Consumer Groups Most Interested in Digital Health Tools - New Nielsen Survey Results

4 Consumer Groups Most Interested in Digital Health Tools - New Nielsen Survey Results | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

Majority of Americans are unaware of or don’t have access to the digital health tools they could use to communicate with their doctors for healthcare.

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Connected Healthcare: Internet of Things Examples in Health Care - DZone IoT

Connected Healthcare: Internet of Things Examples in Health Care - DZone IoT | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
Potential impact of the IoT in the healthcare industry, range from the ability to home monitor patients to enhanced drug management, and beyond. .
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How High-Need Patients Experience the Health Care System in Nine Countries

How High-Need Patients Experience the Health Care System in Nine Countries | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

This analysis uses data from the Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults to investigate health care use, quality, and experiences among high-need patients in nine countries compared with other older adults.

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Survey: Care Coordination Biggest Challenge to Achieve Population Health Management

Survey: Care Coordination Biggest Challenge to Achieve Population Health Management | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
Care coordination is the biggest challenge for health systems to achieve population health management followed by financial investment and data management,
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University of California San Francisco sees social networks as future of chronic disease care

University of California San Francisco sees social networks as future of chronic disease care | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

The Young Adult and Family Center at the University of California at San Francisco’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics is using social networking technology to deliver mental health services to adolescents, young adults and...

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Music Therapy in Hospice: A Natural Vehicle for Patient-Centered Care @Planetree

Music Therapy in Hospice: A Natural Vehicle for Patient-Centered Care @Planetree | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

Music Therapy in Hospice: A Natural Vehicle for Patient-Centered Care By Laura Kanofsky, Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Patients on hospice service, their loved ones and the professionals who work with them...

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A great closing thought - “Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.” Oliver Sacks, Musicolphilia.

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New study finds interruption of radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence

Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine's ...

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Designing Loneliness out of the Patient Experience | Planetree Planetalk E-News

Designing Loneliness out of the Patient Experience | Planetree Planetalk E-News | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

For many patients and seniors, loneliness is a significant feature of a healthcare experience that is exacerbated by exposure to the unfamiliar and which contributes to a heightened sense of vulnerability. Factors include the aseptic environment and technical language of healthcare professionals, processes and routines often far removed from daily life.  The quantity and quality of social interaction are also often reduced with an impact on the quality of life of patients, older adults, families, carers and workers.

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Implications of Personalized Medicine

Implications of Personalized Medicine | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

From cancer to colds, how providers' attention to the patient experience is impacting healthcare delivery.

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How to Improve Patient Experience - The Critical List - NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

How to Improve Patient Experience - The Critical List - NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

One of the main findings of the patient experience research has been that there is no “one size fits all” approach to improving experience and that what works really well in might not work so well in another. There are however, some key factors and themes that are important to consider, such as the need for an experience program to be embraced by
leaders throughout your health system, the role of staff experience, the power of stories and the need to make the experience strategy central to your core organizational vision strategy, quality reporting and service improvement work.

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Report - Consumer engagement: 'more rhetoric than reality'

Report - Consumer engagement: 'more rhetoric than reality' | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

Health IT is moving toward a consumer engagement focus to fuel population health. But despite a growing patient demand for electronic access to personal health records, technical and political barriers often limit the amount, value and accessibility of data, a recent EDM Forum report finds.

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OpenNotes Pulls In $10M to Support Access to Clinical Notes for 50M Patients

OpenNotes Pulls In $10M to Support Access to Clinical Notes for 50M Patients | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it

4 foundations  jointly fund the three-year, $10M expansion of the OpenNotes movement to accelerate access to clinical notes to 50 million patients. 

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Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and ... - Kaiser Family Foundation

Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and ... - Kaiser Family Foundation | Health and Patient Experience | Scoop.it
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