March 07, 2013 | Healthcare IT News Staff
Erin McCann catches up with Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to discuss the state of healthcare IT at HIMSS13.
February 18, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Among approximately 3 million Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure, heart attack or pneumonia, readmissions were frequent throughout the 30 days following the hospitalization, and resulted from a wide variety of diagnoses that often differed from the cause of the index hospitalization, according to a study appearing in the January 23/30 issue of JAMA.
January 24, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
In a two year randomized trial, patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis who received vitamin D supplementation did not have a significant difference in knee pain or cartilage volume loss compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study appearing in the Jan. 9 issue of JAMA.
January 14, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Among rescue and recovery workers exposed to the dust, debris and fumes following the World Trade Center terrorist attack, there was an increased incidence of prostate and thyroid cancers and multiple myeloma, although it is not clear how big a factor medical screening and non-WTC risk factors contributed to these increases, according to a study in the Dec. 19 issue of JAMA. The authors did not find a statistically significant increased incidence for all cancer sites combined, and note that the findings on the three cancers that did increase should be viewed with caution for several reasons, including that they were based on a small number of cancers, multiple comparisons and a relatively short follow-up time.
December 31, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen has established a $100 million scholarship fund that will cover the entire cost of education for top medical students attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The school was named in his honor after his $200 million unrestricted gift in 2002. With this recent gift, Geffen's total philanthropic support to UCLA exceeds $300 million, making him the largest individual donor to UCLA and to any single UC campus.
December 11, 2012 | Eric Bailey - Events Producer
A study recently released by insurance specialist firm The Hartford reveals that small businesses continue to succeed despite challenging economic conditions. In this video, Ray Sprague, senior vice president for The Hartford's small commercial insurance segment, shares key takeaways from the study and discusses strategies that small medical practices can implement to protect their business.
December 04, 2012 | American College of Physicians
Some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But most patients do not require the procedure unless other serious symptoms are present, according to the American College of Physicians Clinical Guidelines Committee in a new evidence-based clinical policy paper published Dec. 4 in Annals of Internal Medicine.
December 03, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Patients with online access to their medical records and secure e-mail communication with clinicians had increased use of clinical services, including office visits and telephone encounters, compared to patients who did not have online access, according to a study appearing in the November 21 issue of JAMA.
November 26, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
After nearly 10 years of follow-up of study participants who experienced migraines and who had brain lesions indentified via magnetic resonance imaging, women with migraines had a higher prevalence and greater increase of deep white matter hyperintensities (brain lesions) than women without migraines, although the number, frequency, and severity of migraines were not associated with lesion progression, according to a study appearing in the November 14 issue of JAMA. Also, increase in deep white matter hyperintensity volume was not significantly associated with poorer cognitive performance at follow-up.
November 05, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Although some data have suggested a possible inverse association between serum vitamin D levels and the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (colds), participants in a randomized controlled trial who received a monthly dose of 100,000 IUs of vitamin D3 did not have a significantly reduced incidence or severity of colds, according to a study in the October 3 issue of JAMA.