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Patients are becoming increasingly significant drivers in the evolution of healthcare delivery thanks to easy access to a wealth of online information about the quality and performance of healthcare providers. As healthcare consumers, patients have choices. They look to...
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As of January 2018, Freestanding Ambulatory and Outpatient Hospital surgical centers (OAS) are now participating in reimbursements based on patient satisfaction scores OAS CAHPS (The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory...
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In mammography, skin tears happen. Some are avoidable, while others are not. If a patient pulls away from the receptor plate too fast after the compression paddle has been released, the breast can stick to the plate and a tear can occur before the technologist can say,...
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People working in the healthcare field hope to provide better care to the patient population by delivering better outcomes, offering a better experience, and potentially to help save a life. Whether working in ED, the surgical suite, or even in mammography –...
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As a response to the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic, the Joint Commission announced new regulations that address pain management will go into effect on January 1, 2018 for accredited hospitals.   First, hospitals will be required to facilitate practitioner and...
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The first day of Fall is tagged as Falls Prevention Awareness Day by the National Council of Aging.   Almost every long-term care resident is at the risk of falling. The risk factor of the individual may include their physical limitations, polypharmacy, mental health,...
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Breast Biopsies can be very stressful for patients. Although it is a minor procedure, it is a major event to the patient. Many patients are mothers or grandmothers and worry about their family’s fate if a cancer is detected.  In their April 10, 2017 issue, Worldviews on...
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MQSA’s Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP) initiative prepares breast imaging facilities to address image quality on a continual basis and hold the lead interpreting physician and/or interpreting physician as the person ultimately responsible for the...
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One of the most common nightmares people have is falling. According to dreamdictionary.com, this dream of falling usually translates into the fact we are losing control over a situation. As people age, the nightmare of falling becomes a reality  Sometimes the fear of...