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Welcome to the Best Doctors newsletter!

Welcome to the Best Doctors newsletter! | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it

Best Doctors enables physicians to work together in an innovative way to ensure that patients receive the right diagnosis and treatment. We provide expert medical reports which empower patients facing difficult diagnoses and enable physicians and patients to commnicate openly on their case.
 

This newsletter offers the latest on how physicians, in partnership with patients, are working together to build a culture of accurate diagnoses supported by shared decision making. 

 

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Global Grand Rounds: Paraproteinemic Neuropathy presented by Saša Živković, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Saša Živkovic, Associate Professor of Neurology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center presents on Paraproteinemic Neuropathy.
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eCurbsides to Tumor Boards: Real Patients and Real Benefits of Online Medical Communities

A physician panel demonstrates how they use online tools to improve participation in curbside consultations and tumor boards. They'll share how you can: - Ho...
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Old Ways, New Ways, and Patient Safety

Some younger doctors are developing new approaches regarding appropriate utilization and patient safety.
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Less ER image testing saves money, improves patient safety

Less ER image testing saves money, improves patient safety | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient safety, some hospitals and physicians want to use less high-tech imaging in emergency rooms, and look for simpler, lower-risk diagnostic techniques, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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The High Cost of Medical Errors

When we feel unwell, or have an injury, or are battling a serious condition, we turn to doctors and hospitals to take care of us and return us to health. But what if these professionals are actually adding to the harm? 

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Hospital innovation efforts focus on cost reduction

Hospital innovation efforts focus on cost reduction | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
Cost reduction is the focal point of innovation initiatives among hospitals and ambulatory care centers responding to the 2013 Healthcare Provider Innovation Survey from HIMSS and innovation...
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What Doctors Can Learn From Airline Pilots

What Doctors Can Learn From Airline Pilots | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it

I wrote on the Brilliant Blog yesterday about how the use of computers during medical exams may get in the way of doctor-patient communication. A new study that’s just come to my attention suggests that doctors—and the rest of us—could learn something about the effective use of computers from airplane pilots.


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Database of Medical Errors Could Improve Patient Safety

Database of Medical Errors Could Improve Patient Safety | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
Recently, a report published in the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that 440,000 patient deaths occur each year in America due to hospital errors.
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MUSIC: A Concerted Effort to Improve Urology Care in Michigan

MUSIC: A Concerted Effort to Improve Urology Care in Michigan | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it

Several years ago, after becoming board certified in urology, I applied to become a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. I prepared a list of my surgical cases and complications and arrived for the required interview and interrogation. Being somewhat appropriately nervous during the interview, I can’t recall many of the questions that I was asked. 

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Involving the Entire Care Team in the Medical Home

Involve your entire clinical and office staff in your transformation to a patient-centered medical home, and gain a practice team that is happy, engaged and eff
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Revisiting the patient experience balancing act: 3 considerations

Revisiting the patient experience balancing act: 3 considerations | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
what will it take for hospitals to be the best run organizations on the face of the planet?
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5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
A deeper look at five technologies that are currently advancing exponentially and radically reshaping healthcare. In other words, for the long suffering, there is plenty of hope to go around.
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Two-Way Communication: The Key to Superior Patient Care

Two-Way Communication: The Key to Superior Patient Care | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
Reza Michael Mozayeni, M.D.
Ophthalmologist
Selected Best Doctors in America® (2007-2014)
Providence Eye & Laser Specialists
Providence Eye | @Providenceeye
When you buy a house, they say location,...
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Test overuse: Why does it happen and what can we do about it?

Test overuse: Why does it happen and what can we do about it? | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
The time you order a test make sure you take time to understand how the exam is going to impact your course of treatment
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7 Findings on Medical Errors

Articles on medical errors from the last month of Becker's Hospital Review quality coverage.

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5 steps to create a culture of patient safety

5 steps to create a culture of patient safety | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
Although hospitals have put in place patient safety programs aimed to reduce hospital-acquired infections, further steps are necessary to prevent avoidable patient deaths, a leading patient safety advocate urged in an opinion piece in U-T San Diego.
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Creating Better Physician Communication Within The Hospital

Creating Better Physician Communication Within The Hospital - 02/10/2014

In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, many hospitals have channeled the majority of their marketing efforts on consumers. Building brand presence with consumers is an important aspect of ensuring a patient chooses your hospital versus another with similar services and treatment options. However, don’t rule out the physicians’ role in driving consumers to your hospital. Physician referrals greatly influence a patient’s decision to choose one hospital over another. Physician outreach should be a key part of a hospital’s communication strategy.

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Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation: From Axon to Zumba - YouTube

Dr. Richard D. Zorowitz, Associate Professor of PM&R and Chair of the Department of PM&R at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, presents some of the advanc...
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After a medical mistake: Honesty is the best policy

After a medical mistake: Honesty is the best policy | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it

Elton John had it right: “It’s sad, so sad.  Why can’t we talk it over. Oh, it seems to me that sorry seems to be the hardest word.”  Mistakes are all to common in medicine, but can we say the “hardest word” when we’re involved

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Understanding Medical Errors

Understanding Medical Errors | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
Medical errors are part of the medical world as they often happen due to human error. However, there are solutions that can prevent the most common mistakes.
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Hospitals rank alarm fatigue as top patient safety concern

Hospitals rank alarm fatigue as top patient safety concern | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
Nineteen out of 20 hospitals surveyed rank alarm fatigue as a top patient safety concern, according to the results of a national survey presented last week at the annual meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia
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December Expert of the Month

December Expert of the Month | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it

Larger hospital systems may have more funding or greater pull when hiring staff, but it doesn’t mean you can’t find a Best Doctor at a small local practice. Dr. Danny Newman, Our Expert of the Month for December, embodies the small-town doctor who is dedicated to his patients and their health. 

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What do compassionate doctors say?

What do compassionate doctors say? | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
Researchers recorded and analyzed doctor-patient conversations to determine what compassion sounds like. The findings may lead to better medical training.
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How should a physician apologize after a medical error?

How should a physician apologize after a medical error? | DxAccuracy | Scoop.it
I had thought that apologizing was a straightforward act, but I now realize that it is a nuanced art form.
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