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Does copying and pasting into EHRs impact the level of care?

Do healthcare workers copy and paste into electronic health records? You bet. Apparently, it's a fairly widespread practice. However, providers might be increasing the risk to patients by simply entering repetitive and inaccurate EHR clinical data into physician notes,...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. said on July 20 its potential blockbuster drug for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) not controlled by current medicines significantly reduced heartburn severity and regurgitation frequency, meeting the main goals of a midstage trial. In...

source: Reuters

A laser treatment can reduce spots in people's vision known as "floaters," a new study finds. "Floaters often arise as the vitreous — a gel-like substance that fills the eye — contracts and pulls away from the back of the eye," explained ophthalmologist Naomi...

source: HealthDay News

The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said on July 20. In its latest global report...

source: Reuters

An existing Alzheimer's medication slashes inflammation and insulin resistance in patients with metabolic syndrome, a potential therapeutic intervention for a highly dangerous condition affecting 30 percent of adults in the...

source: Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research via Medical Xpress

Both peripheral blood stem cells and unstimulated bone marrow appropriate for haploidentical transplantation when paired with posttransplant cyclophosphamide, study data showed. The researchers' outcomes of transplantation with...

source: Journal of Clinical Oncology via Healio

Proton beam radiotherapy with concurrent chemoradiotherapy appeared safe and effective among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to results of a phase 2 prospective study. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the standard...

source: HemOnc Today


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