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Minorities Are Underrepresented in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

While clinical trials are currently underway to find treatment and vaccines for COVID-19, a new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that these trials lack sufficient representation of Black and indigenous people and people of color despite higher rates of coronavirus infection, COVID-19 hospitalization and death among these individuals, reports the… Read More »

Technology optimization: refining clinical decision support

Physicians on the front lines of healthcare delivery welcome the assistance of clinical decision support technology – as long as it works well, gives proper suggestions and does not get in their way. Perhaps more than other healthcare information technologies, clinical decision support systems really require CIOs, CMIOs and other health IT and clinical leaders… Read More »

Clinical Update 2019: Tamoxifen and Antidepressants

Women receiving tamoxifen for the treatment or prevention of breast cancer should be aware of possible drug-drug interactions between tamoxifen and specific antidepressant medications.  Antidepressants are used widely to treat depression and anxiety disorders in midlife women. In addition, multiple studies have shown that SSRI and SNRI antidepressants are an effective non-hormonal treatment for hot… Read More »

Quality standards framework can improve both clinical and financial performance in healthcare

Achieving clinical quality has always an important component of healthcare delivery, but in an age of quality-based reimbursement and a consumer-oriented business culture, it’s more important now than ever. The problem is that, until recently, there hasn’t been a consistent set of standards governing how quality is measured and achieved. That results in a high… Read More »