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Overcoming communication challenges of EHRs

The transition to electronic health records can bring some concerns for healthcare providers, including workflow, training, privacy and security. But one of the most important issues is communication, and many clinicians are concerned that using a computer with a patient...

source: By Jessica Taylor
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Ghostly shadows whisper behind circular, concentric lines. The interminable grays and blacks are a language to Dr. Bret Spier, who reads them on printed tape about four inches wide. The layperson could probably identify the printout as an ultrasound, but to Spier, it’s...

source: Great Falls Tribune

Hospitals are testing new procedures to help patients with a devastating lung disease breathe easier without major surgery. More than 15 million people have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

source: The Wall Street Journal

If you're jumping out of a plane, a parachute is a life-saving device. It turns out the same may be true if your heart is failing. Zachary Gertz, M.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University's Pauley Heart Center is leading a new...

source: Medical Xpress

More than 20 years ago, gynecologists had a problem. Doctors in other fields were quickly introducing minimally invasive surgery — “laparoscopic” procedures done through tiny incisions — to remove organs like gallbladders and kidneys. But a uterus...

source: The Wall Street Journal (opinion)

3-D printing is the process of manufacturing objects by building them up layer by layer. As this new technology develops, it is finding an ever-greater range of applications in a variety of fields. One area where 3-D printing could truly change lives is in the manufacturing...

source: By Hannah Whiteoak

Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. Mehraneh Jafari of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine examined data on more than 1...

source: HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

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