Despite, or because of, mind-boggling advances in medical technology, many people at the end of life are suffering harder, more painful deaths. How do we balance the hope of a cure against the reality of death?
Robot medical techs could be the latest trend in Emergency Department management, if a proposal by Vanderbilt University Medical Center gains any traction.
It’s not uncommon for patients to be too scared or confused to fully understand the information their doctors are giving them regarding a planned procedure. Health care providers have new tools that help both parties.
Nearly everyone has at least dipped a toe into the social media waters. But as useful as the tools are, they have real dangers for physicians and health care organizations.
Lots of businesses are using social media sites to promote themselves and provide information to clients. How well does that strategy translate to health care?
Only 7% of physicians regularly use e-mail to interact with patients. Why don’t more busy docs use this time-saving tool?
Using electronic health records can make visits more efficient for both patients and health care providers. But overuse of certain kinds of shortcuts turns that benefit into a potential problem.
Hospitals and practices that are hiring, be advised: 70% of current med students say the availabilty of EHRs will be a deciding factor in where they choose to practice.
The latest treatment for a variety of mental illnesses may be as close as a patient’s phone.
Docs using e-mail to connect with patients may seem like nothing but good news for patients, but new research reveals some groups benefit much more than others.