Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Schools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Great BritainPolicy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Health Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Prepaid Health Plans: Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Health Planning Councils: Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Health Transition: Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)Occupational Health Nursing: The practice of nursing in the work environment.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Education, Public Health Professional: Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Universal Coverage: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Social Determinants of Health: The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics ( Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Holistic Health: Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Dental Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.National Health Insurance, United StatesEmployment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Financing, Organized: All organized methods of funding.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.EnglandHealth Education, Dental: Education which increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of dental health on a personal or community basis.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Personal Health Services: Health care provided to individuals.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Health Facility Administration: Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.BrazilMedical Informatics: The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Public Health Dentistry: A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Local Government: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Minority Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Vulnerable Populations: Groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to COERCION in their DECISION MAKING, or who may be compromised in their ability to give INFORMED CONSENT.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Financing, Personal: Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Employer Health Costs: That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.IndiaMaternal Welfare: Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the mother.Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
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  • Researchers say many breast cancer patients skip follow-up treatments, potentially limiting the efficacy of their entire course of treatment and increasing risk for cancer recurrence by about 40 percent. (
  • TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 -- Many breast cancer patients skip recommended treatment after surgery because they lack faith in the health care system, a new study indicates. (
  • In an effort to sustain the high number of patient arrivals, the company has found ways to deliver healthcare effectively at significantly lower costs - while improving access and increasing quality. (
  • Quality Allies and New Health Partnerships (the former face-to-face and the latter virtual). (
  • Evaluators at White Mountain Research Associates in Danbury, N.H., found that the New Health Partnerships and Quality Allies learning communities had a clear and positive impact on adoption of change processes to facilitate supportive self-management at the organizational level. (
  • Open access has many benefits, but the variable quality of internet health information-ranging from evidence based to outright false-raises ethical concerns. (
  • According to Hieb, "Pharmaceutical manufacturers, CDOs care delivery organizations, payer organizations (payers), regulatory agencies, quality assurance overseers and other organizations in the healthcare ecosystem must now include patient safety as one of the top priorities of their IT departments. (
  • Using data from the Veterans Health Administration (VA), previous researchers had found that geriatric patients who had to wait a month or more had a significant probability of being hospitalized for something that could have been prevented with high quality outpatient care. (
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems that track the distribution of patient-specific educational resources for unique patients can use the UpToDate topics to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 quality measures. (
  • Hospital leaders know that patient safety and quality are important, but they have trouble knowing where to start or how to proceed beyond hitting benchmarks. (
  • Now, nine years after the launch, the IPC Program continues to provide training and technical assistance, supporting Indian health facilities to achieve success in improving patient access to care, implementing clinical quality enhancements and promoting patient satisfaction. (
  • Dr. Mark Jarrett, chief quality control officer at Northwell Health, supported the state's decision to post the list. (
  • Likewise, payers are insisting on lower reimbursements with no consideration of the impact on the quality of care. (
  • We need to be savvy consumers and do our own research into the cost and quality of healthcare, much the same way we would if we were shopping for a new car. (
  • The Empath recliner seating offers the quality, versatility, safety and variety of features needed for the evolving needs of healthcare environments. (
  • Empath recliner seating offers the quality, versatility and variety of features needed for the evolving needs of healthcare environments. (
  • Its user-friendly features help create a safer, higher-quality healthcare experience. (
  • We don't need complex and lavish physical facilities to do quality health care," he said. (
  • Though a variety of tools exist to assess quality of life, patients' lived experiences have not been well integrated into assessment practice. (
  • The study, published in The Milbank Quarterly , analysed over 1,000 complaints from patients across the UK and found they highlighted quality and safety issues difficult to capture through staff reports, surveys and hospital inspections. (
  • The report cited several disturbing cases including one case where a male patient was secluded "90% of the time with no quality of life" and no other service willing to take him. (
  • Lord Patel of Bradford, chair of the commission, called for safeguards for patients detained under the Mental Health Act to be strengthened and for improvements in the quality of hospital care. (
  • He said it was "critical" that the work of the commission would be allowed to continue when it becomes part of super-inspectorate the Care Quality Commission. (
  • as leaders in patient care physicians must be the loudest voice in discussions about health care access, cost and quality. (
  • Providing patients with chronic heart failure access to remote monitoring, for example by telephone or telemonitoring using wireless technology, reduces deaths and hospitalisations and may provide benefits on health care costs and quality of life, an international team of researchers has found. (
  • Some studies also showed patients' quality of life improved and that health care costs had been reduced. (
  • A progressively financed, single standard of high quality care for all would be an amazing improvement and would put an end to many of patient abuses we endure today. (
  • With Philips Patient Monitoring solution, you can confidently deliver quality care everywhere it matters. (
  • it's about leveraging resources to provide consistent, high-quality care. (
  • They share insights that will help you identify COPD patients early-before their condition, its costs, and the quality of their lives spiral out of control. (
  • It promises to lower medical costs, increase quality, and reduce the time and travel cost of patient care. (
  • Beyond telemedicine, Carleton said he expects to see an increase in demand for technology that gives consumers greater control over their quality of care. (
  • Whether it is your revenue cycle, digital transformation or patient engagement efforts, work toward moving to the cloud or even machine learning and artificial intelligence, HIMSS Media has you covered on March 5 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. (
  • Ceresti utilizes digital solutions to enhance personalized patient engagement, tailored specifically to enable seniors to effectively manage their health and live the fullest life possible. (
  • In order for patient engagement to work fully, physicians have to become more comfortable with the idea of engaged patients -- and they need more time to work with them, Edgman-Levitan, who is also executive director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation , told MedPage Today . (
  • Patients can learn about treatments, get a free quote, and connect with exclusive doctors. (
  • Patients are matched with devoted multilingual patient facilitators and provided tangible connections to doctors worldwide. (
  • While the security situation in Haiti has improved during the last two years, the public health system remains in disarray, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders. (
  • HRT is when doctors prescribe medications, most commonly testosterone or estrogen, to transgender patients to affirm their gender. (
  • The doctors do medical examinations and provide care, including labs, for individuals to consider, start or continue hormone replacement therapy. (
  • Heshoutang, a reputable Chinese health care provider of therapeutic Traditional Chinese remedies announced the virtual hospital is helping more people in need, offering 24/7 virtual access to diagnosis, treatment and doctors who see patients that don't require emergency care through its website , and sending herbal remedies worldwide. (
  • I wanted a way to present all those cases to traditional Chinese doctors to create a global community of alternative healthcare users. (
  • Online health treatment, evaluation and support therapy provides users of the service with a real benefit that grows with a trustworthy participation from companies like Heshoutang, with real doctors and professionals with years of experience and positive results. (
  • Virtual visits also hold the potential of lowering costs by lessening unnecessary visits to doctors' offices, urgent care clinics and emergency departments. (
  • Once you understand that it's yours and you have agency [i.e., power], as you consult with doctors, you're able to be a more effective advocate" for your health, he said. (
  • At public universities, officials and workers say some doctors and dentists, particularly those outside an insurance plan's provider network, increasingly asked patients to pick up the state's tab during the impasse. (
  • The physician-patient relationship has broken down so much that doctors have been murdered by angry patient families. (
  • protesters heard from a number of speakers, including two Maryland-based doctors from Physicians For a National Health Program. (
  • Some people have skipped care because of finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. (
  • Doctors understand the most important trait in a health emergency is the ability to remain calm. (
  • Doctors at the Sint Maartenskliniek Gait Expertise Center in the Netherlands can remotely track patient progress as they recover. (
  • In this episode, Lygeia Ricciardi, chief transformation officer at Carium, and recent recipient of HIMSS' Most Influential Women in Health IT, discusses the changing relationship between doctors, patients and consumers. (
  • This influx of patients may increase already overburdened doctors' offices. (
  • Those numbers could be cut in half, he said, if doctors spent full working days seeing patients. (
  • In some wards, detained patients were found sleeping on mattresses on floors in doctors' offices and in rooms due to high levels of occupancy, commissioners found in the six months leading up to November 2007. (
  • Some of us remember the days when that was what doctors did for their patients routinely. (
  • Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: "The study demonstrates the immense power of collecting 'real world' clinical data from doctors and their patients. (
  • The person responsible for manually entering data into your EHR can easily misinterpret what the patient wrote-after all, doctors aren't the only people out there with messy handwriting! (
  • If she couldn't give the doctors the information they needed, they would be unable to provide her with the care that she needed. (
  • Yet as we entered 2020, it was illegal (by act of Congress) for Medicare doctors to consult with their patients by phone or email, except in rare circumstances. (
  • The take-up by doctors and patients has been nothing short of breathtaking. (
  • Jeffrey Vargas, a nursing home consultant, and Dr. Stacey Bayan, a neuropsychologist at Executive Mental Health, demonstrate the telehealth technology. (
  • Los Angeles-based Executive Mental Health has not laid off a single provider or staff member since its shift to virtual care. (
  • The survey also found that NHS staff who worked in patients in emergency wards, with mental health issues or learning disabilities experienced more abuse and violence than workers at other NHS locations. (
  • Things like the patient's mental health, any sort of cognitive impairment will also be taken into account," said the spokesman. (
  • On October 10, observed internationally as World Mental Health Day, Bishop Richard Moth of. (
  • To help in choosing an inpatient or residential treatment facility, if you have a choice of available facilities in your area, it can be helpful to talk with your psychiatrist or therapist, contact our local Mental Health America affiliate , and speak with members of area support groups for recommendations. (
  • To this end, community nodes such as Seniors Activity Centres and grassroots organisations play an important role in helping residents with mental health conditions. (
  • Dr Khor added that mobile teams of mental health professionals will also provide early on-site response for potential crisis situations where intervention or closer assessment is needed. (
  • Dr Khor said: "In parallel, we will continue with our mental health education and promotion efforts. (
  • HPB has a workplace mental health promotion grant to build resilience and wellbeing of employees and facilitate early detection and support. (
  • From April this year, the maximum quantum of the grant will be raised from S$2,000 to S$5,000 to sustain and augment companies' mental health promotion programmes. (
  • Mental health patients at the St. Louis facility experience 25-day waits for initial doctor visits and 30-day waits for follow-up appointments, Mathews said. (
  • The report looked at the experiences of more than 6,000 patients detained under the Mental Health Act in England and Wales between 2005 and 2007. (
  • The teams will initially focus on helping frail or elderly people, as well as those with mental health issues and addictions, said Simone Thibault, executive director of the Centretown Community Health Centre. (
  • This 7-year-old online patient support group for those with mental illness is available free to almost one-fourth of the population in the U.K. Members can measure their mental health via questionnaires, participate in guided support programs, get therapy via Skype, and track their progress. (
  • Over the past decade, health care leaders have faced a plethora of challenges vying for their attention - competing regulatory priorities, overburdened health care executives, and emerging care and reimbursement models, to name a few. (
  • Waiting a year or two for reimbursement for medical and dental expenses is simply inexcusable,' said Thomas Harnisch, director of state relations and policy analysis for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. 'This is a great way to shed talent at the state universities, and it's creating an insurmountable barrier for many lower-income employees and their families seeking care. (
  • The timing is right for such a research direction-given the changes in health care, reimbursement, reform, meaningful use of electronic health care data, and patient-centered outcome mandate. (
  • Working through the RPM implementation process with our healthcare provider partners and customers has given us insight into developing a successful program that leverages the full reimbursement opportunities,' said Chris A. Otto , Senior Vice President of MobileHelp Healthcare. (
  • Cost and privacy issues have slowed the healthcare industry's adoption of telemedicine, but improvements in mobile technology and reimbursement programs have enhanced its safety and utility. (
  • World Health Organization. (
  • Other than common preventive measures such as washing hands regularly, the World Health Organization has also recommended keeping cats. (
  • The World Health Organization developed a checklist of danger signs that mothers should watch for in themselves and in their babies during the first week after their baby's birth. (
  • The analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco, Stanford University and UC Berkeley found that discrimination reported by black patients declined significantly over the six-year study period, reducing the difference between blacks and whites from 8.2 percent to 2.5 percent. (
  • Still, once researchers have this information, it will be important to figure out how to get it to patients quickly, "to empower them so they can be in charge of their own health," Obama said. (
  • Sometime this summer, researchers funded by a new center at the National Institutes of Health will begin trying to construct a new tool to test whether drugs are likely to be safe in humans. (
  • The researchers found complaints were particularly valuable in identifying problems before admission to hospital - such as cancelled medical appointments - or after discharge, such as a lack of follow up care. (
  • To address this, the researchers developed the Healthcare Complaints Analysis Tool (HCAT) to analyse and systemise complaints. (
  • The researchers used estimates from the logistic regression to compute sex ratios (male/female) of patient visits with respect to distance from the hospital and age. (
  • Patients who opted out of follow-up treatment were 40 percent more likely to have a cancer recurrence during the two-year study period than those who followed their doctor's recommendations, the researchers found. (
  • Researchers then examined the association between those advance-care-planning activities and the treatment patients received at the end of life. (
  • To properly address patients' needs and concerns, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, and colleagues, conducted a meta-synthesis of qualitative research, looking at 17 studies from five different countries addressing five common types of HAIs, focusing on patient experiences of both colonization and infection from bacteria that commonly cause HAIs. (
  • WASHINGTON -- Getting patients more actively involved in their healthcare not only improves their health but is also cost-effective, researchers said. (
  • By streamlining the way you handle patient communications and medical records, you can empower your staff to operate efficiently and at a high level of patient care. (
  • As part of its goal to leverage strategic partnerships to empower physicians and communities, AMA is collaborating with West Side United (WSU) in addressing health inequity in 10 neighborhoods on Chicago's west side. (
  • Patients perceive this as the reluctance of the physician community to effectively 'police their own. (
  • A new federal regulation will interfere with the patient-physician relationship by regulating the content of their communication. (
  • The medical tourism trend can upend patient expectations and physician responsibilities. (
  • In a recent report , Gartner's Barry Hieb , a research director and physician with 32 years of experience in medical informatics, said that IT applications are evolving to support many facets of the clinical care process, which means that healthcare CIOs need to worry more than ever about the effects that the applications they manage will have on patient safety. (
  • And I felt more inspired to do better as a physician and as a healthcare problem-solver. (
  • Reduced physician workload and better coordination of care were among the benefits described in the article published in Population Health Management , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (
  • All patient education topics are written by professional medical writers, edited to adhere to readability standards, and reviewed by our in-house physician editors for clinical accuracy. (
  • I also worry about effects of rebranding on the physician-patient relationship. (
  • Dr. Jerzak, a family medicine physician, made his remarks in a recent presentation, "Restoring Joy in Practice through Team-Based Care," at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). (
  • Although this is not sufficient for acutely ill patients, many patients do not require an in-person evaluation by their physician. (
  • TMA's LGBTQ Health Workgroup seeks to raise awareness among physician colleagues to ensure these patients receive the care they need. (
  • Kelly Bennett, MD, a Lubbock family practice physician who focuses on helping Texas' LGBTQ population, says many of their health problems are worsened by hostility. (
  • If I walk in the room and say something that brings up that previous [negative] experience, they may be shut down to me, and it takes me months of visits, if they're willing to keep coming in, to reopen those doors," said Emily Briggs, MD, a family physician in New Braunfels and a member of the LGBTQ Health Workgroup. (
  • Samuel Church M.D., M.P.H., left, a family physician in Hiawassee, Ga., makes the most of face time with patients like Margaret Hedden, shown here in 2015 with (then) medical student James Eames. (
  • The survey touched on four key areas: the physician-patient relationship, the cost of health care, social determinants of health and lifestyle issues. (
  • Report co-author Gary Price, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn., is a board member of The Physicians Foundation and chairs its Strategic Planning Committee and Physician and Patient Perception Task Force. (
  • In fact, a whopping 95 percent of patients were somewhat or very satisfied with their overall relationship with their physician, and 80 percent said they had thought very little or not at all about changing physicians. (
  • It has taken a back seat to a number of forces in the health care debate, and patients quite accurately perceive that there are forces greater than the physician who just examined them -- and that those are dictating patient care,' said Price. (
  • Patient safety continues to be a major priority within the healthcare industry, specifically for physician and nurse leaders. (
  • In an effort to understand the industry's top concerns with patient safety, Philips commissioned a survey which looks at what physician and nurse leaders in the U.S. consider their top concerns and threats in patient safety. (
  • Landmark's community-based, physician-led medical teams are specialized in house calls and deliver medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to individuals with multiple chronic conditions, wherever they reside. (
  • At same time, we do not do a good job in any of our health professional education -- whether nurse, doctor, [physician assistant], you name it -- in teaching them how to motivate people to be healthy. (
  • Well, I went, I saw, and I even briefly presented (in a workshop on using patient-generated data ). (
  • We're trying to promote the notion that this data belongs to you, the patient, as opposed to the institution that is treating you," Obama said, speaking on a panel about health information. (
  • An important step will be to make it easier for health systems to share an individual's health data , Obama said. (
  • The problem is that it's not acquiring the right data to solve some of the most egregious cost increases in the history of health care industry. (
  • Optimized to handle the industry's unique and fast-paced needs, Salesforce for Life Sciences helps medical device and pharmaceutical companies collaborate across entire ecosystems, get new products into market faster, turn valuable data into actionable insights, and revolutionize patient care. (
  • We analyze care logistics to detect bottlenecks quickly, so patients get the care they need, when they need it," said Rik Eding, Data Specialist and Information Analyst for ZGV. (
  • With the visual insights from big data, they can better prepare for improving the logistics processes surrounding patient care and identify areas for improvement. (
  • Patients wear smart sensors that capture movement, balance and other vital signs data, which are uploaded to the cloud. (
  • Unlike traditional approaches, the clinic can monitor patients 24/7 regardless of where they are and can even track patients while they exercise - providing a wealth of valuable diagnostic data. (
  • How closely are you seeing an intersection between big data and the need for analytics in healthcare? (
  • One statistic that sticks in my mind is that in 2012 what was estimated was approximately 500 petabytes of digital healthcare data across the globe. (
  • So, that's a 50-times increase in the amount of digital healthcare data that we expect to be retaining. (
  • The other, of course, is how we better manage healthcare data. (
  • Patrick Kelly, tell us a little bit about what you see as the driving need technically to get a handle on this vast ocean of healthcare data and the huge potential for making good use of it. (
  • Faced with unsustainable costs and enormous amounts of under-utilized data, health care needs more efficient practices, research, and tools to harness the full benefits of personal health and healthcare-related data. (
  • We used data on clinical appointments from 2,377,028 outpatients to analyse the likelihood of a male patient visit compared with a female patient visit to the hospital and its variation with respect to distance from the hospital and the age of the patient. (
  • UMass Memorial Health Care's behavior health service in Worcester sent letters to 4,598 patients notifying them of an April 18 data breach, according to the Worcester Business Journal . (
  • Community Healthlink is not aware if any personal health information was viewed as a result of the data breach. (
  • In structured telephone support, patients provide vital data, such as heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and weight, over the phone, whereas telemonitoring usually involves digital, wireless or Bluetooth transmission of data to a heart specialist. (
  • Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data Pamela Peele knows that people who subscribe to cooking magazines have a much higher risk of going to the emergency room. (
  • This comprehensive solution fits securely into your hospital's IT environment to capture timely patient data and feed it securely to your EMR. (
  • So you have virtually gap-free patient data to make informed clinical decisions. (
  • This data maps to displays formatted for at-a-glance viewing of clinically relevant information that healthcare teams can readily analyze. (
  • Spelling out treatment preferences is only useful in context, says Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care. (
  • It's a significant step in the right direction," says Jonathan Keyserling , senior vice president for health policy at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. (
  • The solution to the misdiagnosis problem is complex and has yet to arrive at the clinician-patient interface . (
  • UpToDate provides more than 1,500 patient education topics, plus more than 1,000 translated into universal Spanish, that facilitate clinician-patient communication. (
  • BMI Healthcare treats international patients from embassies and international insurers as well as patients choosing to pay for their own treatment in the UK. (
  • A patient survey found those who reported a general distrust of medical institutions and insurers were more likely to forgo follow-up breast cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation. (
  • Health insurers are required to submit justifications for "unreasonable" premium increases to the Secretary of the DHHS and the state before the implementation of the increase. (
  • The Empath recliner is a crucial step forward in the health process - one developed entirely from real-world insights based on thousands of hours of observation and analysis. (
  • Reimagining healthcare spaces begins with insights about what people want and need. (
  • And it's for that very reason we put so much emphasis on turning patient insights into everyday innovations. (
  • Analytics gives us deeper insights into patient admission times and treatment procedures. (
  • Both noted that the whitepaper is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of the field of lighting for human health and wellbeing--rather, a comprehensive introduction of insights shaping the field for participants attending the upcoming IES "Light + Human Health Symposium" that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 8-10. (
  • The stream of patients arriving at the free clinic run by international aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres is virtually uninterrupted. (
  • I just wanted someone to take a look at it," she said, "but didn't feel that I needed to go to the urgent care clinic or emergency department. (
  • Eventually Kinsey went to an urgent care clinic, got an X-ray and a diagnosis of severe bronchitis - not COVID-19. (
  • The clinic relies heavily on gait analysis, which tells them how effectively patients' muscles work together as they move. (
  • The studies highlight patient reports of exclusion from rehabilitation classes, requirements to wait until the end of clinic appointments to be seen, or restrictions on attending clinics. (
  • Often those are the people who end up in emergency that could have been better cared for in the community,' said Thibault, whose organization is one of the team's initial partners. (
  • Research like this moves the population health ball down the field. (
  • So far there doesn't seem to be an issue according to Barnett's research, but he cautions that continued willingness to work with Ebola patients here is not assured. (
  • Our research also suggests that familiarizing health responders with laws and policies designed to protect their wellbeing in an emergent infectious disease event is important for bolstering response willingness," Barnett adds. (
  • To date, there's essentially been no research or 'environmental scan' on the extent to which such trainings actually encompass behaviors and practices outside of the health care workplace. (
  • Health and safety hazards encountered by custodians, palm tree workers, day laborers, nurses, and bakery workers are just some of the dozens of different occupations examined in research presented at this year's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). (
  • CHQI also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs and underwrites research to raise awareness of patient safety issues and promote best practices. (
  • U niversity of Leeds research has revealed that heart attack patients have a 46% increased chance of death within a month of discharge if they miss any one of nine types of care. (
  • This research shows the importance of ensuring all elements of care for heart attack patients are optimally delivered. (
  • The research has been published in European Heart Journal Acute Cardiovascular Care. (
  • A copy of the research paper, "Mortality and missed opportunities along the pathway of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a national cohort study" by Simms et al is available from the Press Office. (
  • But more research is required to provide the evidence necessary for new, modern standards for lighting systems in health-care and eldercare markets. (
  • There's been tremendous growth in the adoption of EHRs, so now the focus is moving toward telemedicine and connected health," said Linda Dimitropoulos, director of the Center for the Advancement of Health IT at RTI International , a research institute based in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. (
  • Running in parallel but in the opposite direction, the privacy side argues that current policies are endangering patients and that the current rush to electronic records and health information exchange can make things worse. (
  • The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , analyzed biannual responses from 13,897 participants in the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study who were 54 or older and had at least one of the following chronic conditions: hypertension, diabetes, cancer, lung disease, heart disease or stroke. (
  • Self-care is already a challenge for dementia patients, and is often made dramatically more complex by the presence of additional chronic conditions. (
  • According to a recent report in CHEST Journal's Online First, ICU telemedicine is the key to improving patient care at a lower cost. (
  • We are excited to partner with Ceresti on a caregiver-centric approach to improving patient care for those who have difficulty managing their conditions due to Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias,' said Dr. Christopher Dennis , Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Landmark. (
  • Respondents also appear to be coordinating with their health care professionals, with more than nine in ten reporting being either extremely or very honest with their doctor about their health history, a similar percentage saying they are extremely or very comfortable in asking their doctor questions about medications and treatment options, and more than three-quarter noting that they follow their doctor's advice extremely or very closely. (
  • A large majority of patients who postponed elective treatment expect to reschedule within six months. (
  • However, patients are experts in the individual specific value of a treatment because a treatment's value may vary patient to patient. (
  • Many patients, therefore, take the common sense approach of using a treatment, assessing its value while on it, and discontinuing it if it is not valuable. (
  • Each curve represents the percentage of patients who are adherent to a treatment class over time from treatment initiation. (
  • This is consistent with the notion that patients learn about a treatment's value, discontinue it as they learn the treatment is ineffective or remain on it if they learn it is valuable. (
  • Fundamentally, when learning drives adherence, good patient-treatment matches last, and bad ones don't. (
  • Request in writing that restrictions be placed on how your health information is used or shared for treatment or other purposes. (
  • Request an accounting of when your identifiable health information is shared outside of Intermountain for a purpose other than treatment or payment. (
  • Britain's National Health Service has clarified a new policy that will allow patients found to be homophoic, racist, and sexist to be denied non-emergency treatment. (
  • Now, most proposed drugs are tested first in animals and then in humans, a lengthy process that can take years while patients wait to see whether a potential cure will be safe and effective enough to win Food and Drug Administration approval and result in a useful treatment. (
  • This understanding allows the rehabilitation team both to identify the underlying cause of any problem and to monitor how patients are progressing during treatment. (
  • But for an even greater number of patients, an unsupervised home exercise therapy program is the best initial treatment. (
  • While it is surprising in general that nearly one-third of patients are not following up with recommended adjuvant treatment, some earlier, more localized studies have reported even higher discordance rates, and it's possible that our own figures would have been higher if we had followed patients for more than two years," Dean said in a university news release. (
  • At the same time, the proportion of patients who were reported to have received "all care possible" at the end of their lives increased substantially over the study period, from 7 percent to 58 percent, even though such intensive treatment may have been counter to their stated wishes. (
  • But some experts say treatment-focused specificity may not serve patients' best interests. (
  • There is a clear relationship between the ability to provide comprehensive and timely care, and treatment and improved chance of heart attack survival. (
  • Additionally, those cases which missed a course of treatment within the first few hours of the onset of symptoms - such as an electrocardiogram - were at much greater risk of missing other types of care later on. (
  • ABUJA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian health authorities have said the country will soon launch a healthcare fund to cater for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa fever and ensure that money does not become a hindrance in accessing treatment. (
  • We are making plans through the Basic Primary Healthcare Provision Fund, the new funding instituted by the federal government, to cover the cost of treatment of confirmed cases of Lassa fever patients," said the statement by Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the NCDC. (
  • The aim is to make sure that ability to pay is not a barrier to accessing the treatment for public health diseases such as Lassa fever," the disease control chief said. (
  • Pending the take-off of the healthcare fund, the Nigerian government is working to reduce the burden of Lassa fever treatment on patients, he said. (
  • Concerns about interaction with HCP or restriction to healthcare treatment were particularly prominent among patients with infections caused by resistant organisms, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Extended-Spectrum Beta-lactamases (ESBL). (
  • The group's mission is to provide urgent care to crisis-hit areas, he says, not cope with everyday trauma. (
  • Each of the above numbers will connect existing patients to the after-hours answering service for urgent medical issues after regular business hours. (
  • The female residents I work with do not anticipate hostility from men in the profession and they expect male patients to give them a fair shake. (
  • Political forces trying to shape and reshape American healthcare without hearing the voice of patients provided the rationale for this work. (
  • Easy Read guide about the spiritual healthcare work of our chaplaincy team (PDF 3Mb). (
  • This doesn't-and shouldn't-work for healthcare. (
  • The company informed Ms. Negron that her home care was immediately being cut to 25 hours a week from 50, and her aide, the mother of a 7-year-old, was rescheduled to work from Thursday through the weekend, not Monday to Friday. (
  • Daniel Barnett, of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has looked into health workers' unwillingness to report to work when there is a potential for infectious-disease transmission to themselves and their family members. (
  • Preparedness and response trainings on emergent infectious diseases need to cover not only work-related protocols," he told me, "but also address behavioral elements outside of the healthcare setting in the interest of public health. (
  • Instead, roughly half the staff at the facility - including psychiatrists and psychologists - do not put in full work days with their patients, resulting in poor care and an artificial backlog in patient appointments, he said. (
  • Assigned to work under the supervision of a RN/LPN/LVN who delegates tasks based upon patient needs and PCT/PCA skills and abilities. (
  • They also provide letters of support, which are necessary to pursue gender-affirming surgery, and connect patients to resources for behavioral health and social support in their local community. (
  • Dr Khor said: "Caring for someone with a mental condition calls for tremendous family and social support. (
  • A Navy reservist who worked as a medical support assistant at a VA hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., last year, Lisa Lee says she resisted orders to manipulate patient appointment records, complained to her superiors - and was transferred and later placed on administrative leave. (
  • That's the level of lack of support that some of our patients have. (
  • In this instance, the lack of home support might have helped the patient, who upon arrival refused to discuss the incident. (
  • However, no significant benefit was seen with structured telephone support on mortality for patients in these trials (112 per 1000 vs. 127 per 1000 in the control group). (
  • Both structured telephone support and telemonitoring significantly reduced the number of patients who were admitted to hospital due to worsening of heart failure. (
  • There are benefits of structured telephone support and telemonitoring for patients with chronic heart failure," said lead researcher Dr Sally Inglis of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia. (
  • Decision support applications can aid in early detection of patients at risk of deterioration and foster prompt intervention. (
  • Get the latest Patient Care Technician (Healthcare Support) jobs in Detroit, MI delivered directly to your inbox. (
  • Patients completed a two-part questionnaire without the aid of other people or the use of smartphones. (
  • Perhaps unintentionally, Keller's supposition that Adams is a "comfort" to other patients compared with the analysis he provides from "cancer experts" marginalizes what people like Adams bring to others affected by cancer. (
  • Seventeen health care facilities on Long Island have treated people with Candida auris, a deadly, drug-resistant fungus, according to state health officials. (
  • Through Oct. 23, the New York State Health Department has tracked 415 cases in which individuals were ill and had C. auris detected, and another 594 cases in which people were not ill but C. auris was detected through a public health investigation. (
  • CDC officials said based on a limited number of patients, 30% to 60% of people with C. auris infections have died, but they point out many of those patients were also seriously ill and had a higher risk of death. (
  • However, this study found that many patients continue to view it as a death sentence,' said lead author Andrea Norberg, executive director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center at Rutgers School of Nursing, which provides care for people with HIV, infectious diseases and immunologic disorders. (
  • We know that people who are knowledgeable about HIV, who are engaged in care and taking antiretroviral therapy medications remain relatively healthy. (
  • Our challenge is to reach those people diagnosed with HIV and who are not retained or engaged in ongoing care. (
  • Several of the speakers before me made the point eloquently as to why: "patient" has the connotation of passivity, and people need to be active to take charge of their health. (
  • We had people come in with heart attacks after having chest pain for three or four days, or stroke patients who had significant loss of function for several days, if not a week. (
  • The health workers I know tend to run into burning buildings or jump into frozen lakes and such to rescue people, so I can't see that happening. (
  • Healthcare, at its heart, historically has been a relationship-based profession driven by a passion for serving people. (
  • The watchdog raised "serious concern" about the safety of some of the most vulnerable patients detained in hospital for psychiatric care, particularly women and young people in mixed-sex adult wards. (
  • What Do TG People Need from Health Care? (
  • Transgender people need and deserve the same standard of excellence in health care that other people require. (
  • Nearly 27% of transgender people report having been denied health care and a large percent (nearly half) report delaying seeking health care when they need it for fear of discrimination. (
  • In addition to basic health care, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) states that there are three components of care that should be available for people who are TG: psychotherapy, hormone therapy, and surgery. (
  • A small minority of people can afford to pay for care outright with cash or credit. (
  • eICU has revolutionized the way we take care of people in the intensive care unit. (
  • But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished, a study published in July found. (
  • What people will notice, when the health team is fully up and running, is that they're having more connected, integrated care [so] that those issues with respect to transitions, will be dealt with,' she said. (
  • They need to communicate a clear plan and timeline for rescheduling care and should assure patients that testing protocols and procedures for care-as well as the safety of facilities and staff-meet or exceed expectations. (
  • Not long ago, the idea of patient safety falling under the umbrella of responsibility of the healthcare IT department seemed inconceivable. (
  • Hospital leaders can employ four key communications strategies for moving the needle in patient safety. (
  • Creating a culture of patient safety can get lost among concerns about financial solvency, consolidation, and a reduction in workforce and resources. (
  • These conditions make it difficult to focus on patient safety improvements. (
  • Creating a culture of patient safety is a major undertaking. (
  • In an Allina study published in the Journal of Patient Safety , the average reduction in pain scores was 1.9 points, the average pain reduction was approximately 55 percent and roughly 33 percent reported complete pain relief. (
  • I wasn't surprised to see lots of patients at Medicine X, because I knew that the conference has an e-patient scholars program, and that many patients would be presenting. (
  • Experian Health is pleased to announce that its Patient Estimates solution has joined the athenahealth® Marketplace , also known as the More Disruption Please (MDP ) program. (
  • T+ Medical offers more targeted products, such as a diabetes management program that runs on a cell phone and helps patients track and report blood glucose levels. (
  • CVS Health will begin its expansion into kidney care with a program that helps identify chronic kidney disease early. (
  • Since the launch of the IPC Program, health facilities have increased screenings for hypertension and depression, established outreach for victims of domestic/intimate partner violence and developed measures to track patient satisfaction. (
  • Patients choose to enter the program or are referred by the physicians and residents. (
  • Acupuncture, which is delivered by licensed acupuncturists through the acupuncture fellowship program, also is supported by private grants and provided without charge to patients. (
  • The Urban Zen Yoga Program supports yoga trainees in providing integrative medical yoga stress-reduction to patients. (
  • For example, in the US, the Veterans Administration has a voluntary program that's using blood sample and health information from various military veterans. (
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the largest employer trade association in the state, and the Massachusetts Health care Purchaser Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of health care, are aiding Patient Choice in the development of its network for this program, the press release stated. (