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What This Nurse is Thankful For

November 18, 2015 by Michael Jones

Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to reflect on all of the many things for which we are grateful, even when we are at work.Here are a few of my favorite things, as a nurse.[read more]

Radiology as an Enterprise Model for Collaboration

November 17, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Collaboration has become a key component of today’s healthcare system. Department silos are breaking down and fading away, and from the rubble is born multidisciplinary teams with a focus on interoperability across departments.Meaningful Use (MU) has served as a great incentive to make patient information universally available to...[read more]


The Healthcare Costs Associated with Alcohol Addiction

November 16, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

For most people, alcohol is a social drug – used in moderation. There are even studies that show that light alcohol consumption can have health benefits for certain populations. However, there are those for whom alcohol is an addiction. And it's costly.[read more]

COPD in the United States: The Shocking Truth [Infographic]

November 12, 2015 by Kenneth Thorpe

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease also known as the Silent Killer. Read more to increase your awareness on this disease, and share the infographic with family and friends.[read more]


The Future of Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Is Now — Through These 4 Strategies

November 11, 2015 by Judy Wolf

Significant improvements to the way ovarian cancer is screened, diagnosed, and treated are at our fingertips. These four strategies, however, will put them in our palms.[read more]

Choosing Your Medical Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

November 10, 2015 by Michael Jones

Obstetrics and Gynecology allows me the opportunity to see women of all ages, each decade with its own set of potential problems. I not only diagnose conditions in my patients, but I medically or surgically treat them and continue to see them throughout their lifetimes.[read more]

The Emotional Side of Cancer

November 3, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

An inspiring letter from a two-time survivor of pancreatic cancer. "In my cancer fight, I made a deliberate, difficult decision to stay upbeat."[read more]

Use The Force: 4 Ways to Improve Orthopedic Service Lines

November 3, 2015 by James Dias

While you may have a hard time getting patients to camp out weeks in advance to be first in line for your orthopedic services, there are still lessons that can be learned from the Star Wars franchise. Use these four tips to stay away from the “dark side” and champion an orthopedic service line that will improve both program value and patient outcomes.[read more]

Relationship Between Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) & Radiology Must Evolve

October 26, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Clinical decision support system (CDSS), an early entrant to healthcare IT, can reduce mistakes in medication administration, encourage practice standardization, and reduce duplication or unnecessary performance of diagnostic tests.  When neatly integrated into an electronic health record platform, CDSS can facilitate evidence-based...[read more]

When Is External Peer Review The Right Choice For Hospitals?

October 20, 2015 by Josh Nelson

The term "peer review" makes people think about picking up a chart, opening it, looking at the documentation, asking questions, and assessing it. However, peer review is much more. It is a truly professional review by a peer or body of peers that monitors both physician competence and professional conduct in order to promote the highest...[read more]

Technology advances in spine surgery

September 15, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Manufacturers, clinicians and others focusing on technology advancement in spine surgery are not developing radical innovations, but are making enough incremental improvements in a number of ways that result in growth in the industry.  Most improvements fall into a number of categories:New materials technologies: Historically,...[read more]


World’s First Approved Malaria Vaccine Shows a Ray of Hope but Also Leaves Much Scope for an Improved Solution

August 20, 2015 by Varsha Jain

Malaria control tools currently available to the world have allowed the elimination of this deadly condition in many regions across the globe. While it is entirely preventable and treatable, it is also a major killer in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the WHO, almost 90% of all malaria deaths across the globe (an estimated 627,000) in...[read more]