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Hospitals are looking for ways to reduce opioid use with their patients to decrease the risk of addiction.  Pain management clinics, pain conferences, and pain committees within the hospital are becoming more and more common to address this crisis. According to the...
Putting Patients First
  I found your site after acquiring a skin tear during my mammogram today. First, I want to say that I did not pull away! There was a lot of emphasis on that in my reading. I soon will be 60 and have had mammograms beginning in my early 20's. The masses were always...
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Many Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are continually looking for ways to improve person-centered care initiatives, while at the same time focusing to decrease anti-psychotic medications. In 2016, The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, a CMS...
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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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Pictured (L-R) Robert G. Berkenblit, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Judy Yee, MD, Professor and University Chair Department of Radiology, Montefiore Health System & Albert Einstein College of Medicine; EMPOWER...
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The quest for higher patient satisfaction scores seems to be the holy grail of healthcare these days. Or is it more a catch 22?  Enacted in 2012, the Affordable Care Act implemented a policy that withholds a certain percentage of Medicare reimbursement to providers and...
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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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Happy customers often turn into repeat customers. More importantly, they tell their friends about their positive experience. This is true for any business, including medical imaging. James Lipcamon, imaging services manager for East Cooper Medical Center in Charleston...