For the study, researchers interviewed 29 physicians, nurses, patient advocates and computer experts about the potential benefits and pitfalls of letting patients directly contribute to doctors’ notes. The interviews focused on OurNotes, a platform that lets patients co-produce medical notes with clinicians.
Access to Doctors' Notes Aids Patients' Treatment Access to Doctors' Notes Aids Patients' Treatment
Patients who have access to doctor's notes in their medical records are more likely to understand their health issues, according to a new study.
'I was ready to die': B.C.'s uneven coverage for rare disease drugs leaves patients in limbo When University of Victoria student Lilia Zaharieva's cystic fibrosis escalated in her late twenties, she lost half her lung function, making everyday tasks like walking between classes next to impossible. Zaharieva received coverage for a drug called Orkambi through her UVic student health plan. The drug, which costs $250,000 per year, treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, rather than suppressing its symptoms. There have now been two high-profile cases involving B.C. university students with rare diseases, whose lives depend on e
Students urged to contribute to society School notes
'Nobody wants to talk about death:' Patients' stories inspire play about palliative care In a small dark room in North End Halifax, an audience sits in a circle, their chairs facing inward as four actors move around them reciting lines. Sabo has spent her life counselling people at the end of their lives, researching and teaching palliative care. But she became frustrated when her students weren't connecting with the material through lectures and other traditional teaching methods.
'How is this acceptable?' MLA blasts Yukon gov't for moving patients between hospitals Opposition MLA Kate White took the Yukon government to task on Thursday, accusing it of moving Whitehorse patients to rural hospitals without consent. The health department said this week that it's been regularly moving patients from Whitehorse General Hospital — which is often lacking beds — to hospitals in Watson Lake or Dawson City, both hours away. "The fact that, in 2017, we're forcing patients to be transferred without their consent, hours away from family, is a true shame," the NDP MLA said.
Tech tool rates applicants on 'kindness' - not just credit score
N.L.'s antibiotics addiction highlights need to 'start looking over the shoulders' of doctors, specialist says Health professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador are leading the country in prescribing antibiotics, and an infectious disease specialist at Memorial University says this has to change. Inaction, says Dr. Peter Daley, could lead to deadly consequences. Daley points to statistics that show per-capita antibiotic prescriptions are 33 per cent higher in Newfoundland and Labrador than they are in Saskatchewan, the province with the second highest prescription numbers.
New tool to save patients in a jiffy
New Low-Cost Surgical Tool Could Help Patients in Third World How an iPhone Flashlight Led to a Low-Cost Surgical Tool
A cheap device could make surgery more available in poorer countries.
Slite looks to build a new smarter notes tool for internal teams If you’ve ever tried to collaborate on a document (or any kind of note, really) with coworkers or anyone else, you’re probably using something along the lines of Dropbox Paper or Google Docs — but they don’t quite have the same team-focused simplicity as, say, Slack, if you ask Christophe Pasquier. That’s where Slite, a new notes tool that’s specifically…
New Training Tool for Doctors New Training Tool for Doctors
Manikins that have a pulse, undergo anesthesia or deliver babies are increasingly being used in simulations to help hospital staff practice for emergency procedures.
'Tonight Show' Writers Pen Touching Thank You Notes To Hillary Clinton
All the right notes: 2 St. John's schools nab wins in CBC's national music contest Newfoundland and Labrador is making its musical mark — two schools in St. John's have won two out of the six categories for this year's Canadian Music Class Challenge. St. Bonaventure's College came out on top in the category High School Instrumental for the submission of the CBC Olympic Theme. Bella Cantante choir is a 11-member vocal ensemble at Holy Heart High School.
Doctor wants to stop 'sticker shock' for patients picking up prescriptions A Toronto family doctor thinks she has a prescription for the nasty surprise many patients experience when they go to the pharmacy and learn just how much their medications will cost. Dr. Iris Gorfinkel says drug prices should be easily searchable in existing electronic records systems so doctors — most of whom don't know the prices off the top of their head — can discuss cost with patients and check if there are cheaper alternatives. It's a problem Sharon Dennis knows all too well.
2 assaults by patients at HSC in less than 1 hour show 'something has to be done': nurses union A corrections officer and a police officer were attacked by patients in two separate incidents less than an hour apart on Friday at one of Manitoba's most secure psychiatric care units. Less than an hour later, a Winnipeg police officer responding to that incident was attacked by another patient at the facility. The police officer was treated and released from the hospital.
IVF patients 'facing postcode lottery' after NHS budgets slashed NHS fertility services have suffered their biggest cuts since national standards for IVF were introduced in 2004, a report has indicated. Campaign group Fertility Fairness heavily criticised the “postcode lottery” facing patients, saying cash-strapped CCGs are increasingly stipulating “entirely arbitrary” criteria to limit access to services. This is in contrast to patients in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where IVF access is nationally standardised.
New notes for patients
'Transformative' treatment by Calgary researchers gives patients with rare disease new lease on life When Miaya Killips was diagnosed with scleroderma her first instinct was to Google the rare disease. Killips, 31, is one of six patients that received a pioneering treatment at the University of Calgary as part of an international clinical trial that doctors say can slow or even halt the disease's progress, giving patients a new lease on life. Scleroderma is a rare and deadly autoimmune disease that hardens tissues and organs — approximately 20 in one million people are diagnosed with it each year.
'Working with one arm tied behind our back': Hospitals are ill-equipped to treat obese patients, experts say As a man living with obesity, 50-year-old Marty Enokson has dealt with his share of public humiliation. When he told the attending nurse he needed to go to the toilet, he says she told him he couldn't. "I was told that I could not use the bathroom because I was too fat for their toilet.
Ford won't contribute to MSNBC until resolving allegations Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will not be a contributor on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved. "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski announced Friday that Ford and MSNBC agreed the frequent contributor would not appear until resolving recent accusations. The announcement comes a day after Ford was fired by Morgan Stanley amid a report by HuffPost that a woman alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her several years ago, engaging in harassment and intimidation.
Ontario launches new online wait times tool; patients can compare hospitals TORONTO - Ontarians can now use a new online tool to see wait times for certain surgeries and compare them at hospitals across the province.Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced today that it was developed with Health Quality Ontario and can be found on that website.
Google Glass, a useful education tool for doctors
'Mission: Impossible,' 'Jurassic World,' 'Avengers,' 'Cloverfield,' 'Solo' — which movie won the Super Bowl? Heading into Super Bowl LII, Hollywood's mission — if it chose to accept it — was to excite moviegoers about 2018's biggest blockbusters.
Yale alumni contribute to star athlete's sex-expulsion case Yale University alumni are helping pay the legal costs of a former basketball star who is fighting his expulsion for sexual misconduct. Jack Montague told attorneys in a court deposition that $25,000 to $30,000 had been raised from alumni to help him pay costs associated with his lawsuit that asserts he was wrongly expelled in 2016 for sexually assaulting another Yale student. None of the alumni are identified nor does Montague say how many have contributed.
What do you call a building, or rooms within it, where doctors see their patients?
My understanding is as follows. Is this universally agreed?
The OED sense 2a of surgery explains its use to describe the room where a doctor sees his patients. The OED gives no indication that this ...
Doctors and Handwriting: is it so bad that it inadvertently kills patients?
According to a lot of people, doctors have awful handwriting. First, is this true - is there a statistically significant proportion of doctors who have handwriting which control groups would find hard ...
looking for corpus of dialogue recording in appointment between doctors and patients
Do doctors outside of US routinely shake hands with their patients and staff? [closed]
Researching whether fist-bumps indeed would transmit less bacteria than a handshake, I found that, apparently, shaking hands with your doctor is a thing in the US, and, apparently, is expected by both ...
looking for NLP corpus of dialogue recording in appointment between doctors and patients or similar kind
Why is it acceptable in the Star Trek universe for doctors to instantly sedate patients?
It seems like any time a patient becomes unruely in Star Trek, the on call doctor immediately hyposprays him with something to knock him out.
How can it be ethically acceptable for doctors to just ...