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Remote patient monitoring can help address the maternal mortality crisis

In 2017, about 810 women around the world died every day from pregnancy-related causes. The United States’ maternal mortality rate is an abysmal one, particularly for Black women and Native women – whose risk is three to four times higher than that of white women. “I am so done with the numbers,” said Fran Ayalasomayajula,… Read More »

New contact center model helped Dana-Farber improve the patient experience

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, recently underwent a change to its contact center to improve how it connects with patients. “One of our goals was to figure out a way to improve the patient experience so that we could really contain and capture all of these different points of contact… Read More »

Lupus patient on hydroxychloroquine contracts coronavirus, report says

A Wisconsin woman who for 19 years has been taking hydroxychloroquine — the same drug President Trump announced he has been taking in order to preventatively ward off the novel coronavirus – claims she has contracted COVID-19. The woman, whose last name was not revealed by WISN.com, said she was prescribed the anti-malarial drug for… Read More »

Treatments for leading cause of blindness generate $0.9 to $3 billion in patient, economic benefit

Wet age-related macular degeneration, or wAMD, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price tag and treatment burden for the patient, but a new study suggests their benefits to patient health and society would top billions of dollars, or more, if adherence could be improved.… Read More »

Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

HHS announces interoperability innovation awardees for FHIR scalability, patient engagement

Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information IT. WHY IT MATTERSThe LEAP in Health IT awardees will get address fast emerging and future challenges to advance… Read More »

New med school curriculum to emphasize patient safety

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is creating a curriculum for persons going into medical school, as well as other healthcare professionals, to teach patient safety across the education process from freshman year through residency. The goal is to reduce preventable patient deaths, and multiple schools already have committed to the curriculum. They include Chapman University… Read More »