Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP webinar to help physicians get ready for ICD-10

4/17/2014

  • AAFP News

The switch to ICD-10 may have been delayed, but family physicians should still keep preparing for the change, says certified family practice coder Cynthia Hughes, who will host an AAFP webinar, "ICD-1… Read More

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

News for physicians caring for the seriously ill

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Get ready for your HMDCB exam

4/16/2014

Prepare for your Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) Exam with HMDC PREPTM. This 75-item multiple choice online practice test is based on the HMDCB Blueprint. It is available in study… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

8M Americans gain coverage via ACA

4/17/2014

  • Hill, The
  • Politico (Washington, D.C.)
  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the initial open-enrollment period that closed on March 31. "Th… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Calif. tightens rules governing coverage for autism treatment

4/16/2014

  • Reuters

California has tightened its regulations for providing autism coverage to prevent insurance companies from denying or delaying necessary treatment for children with autism. The rules state that covera… Read More

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Quality care news for cardiologists and other medical professionals

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Published in partnership with: American College of Cardiology

Hospital groups want action to risk-adjust quality measures

4/17/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

The American Hospital Association this week sent a letter to the CMS and the National Quality Forum urging quick action on an NQF report that recommends using risk adjustment for quality reporting me… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Ohio hospital awarded for nursing excellence

4/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of ANA, awarded Mercy Health's Fairfield Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, with its Magnet certification for meeting a high level of nursing standard… Read More

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

News for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics profession

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

Surgeon creates low-cost prostheses from recycled materials

4/17/2014

  • New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Orthopedic surgeon Therdchai Jivacate, founder and secretary general of the Prostheses Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand, developed a way to make prostheses from recycled materials, including yogurt … Read More

ASDS Skin Source SmartBrief

News for and about dermatologic surgeons

ASDS Skin Source SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

1,440-nm fractional laser reduces signs of photoaging in study

4/15/2014

  • DoctorsLounge.com

Treatment with a low-energy, low-density 1,440-nm fractional laser improved skin texture and reduced pigmentation and wrinkling in Chinese patients, researchers report in the journal Lasers in Surgery… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

ACA's effects on the uninsured rate won't be clear for some time

4/16/2014

  • National Public Radio
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Whether and by how much the Affordable Care Act lowered the number of Americans without health insurance will not be clear until insurers release data on how many people paid premiums and the Census B… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Pet prosthetic devices becoming more common

4/16/2014

  • ABC News

Increasingly, pets are being outfitted with wheelchairs, prosthetic devices or other tools to help them regain mobility, and they often become symbols of encouragement and hope for people, especially … Read More

AWHONN SmartBrief

News on the health of women and newborns

AWHONN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Women's Health, OBG and Neonatal Nurses

The American Nurse: Birth, Poverty, War & Aging Through Nurses' Eyes

4/18/2014

  • Nurse.com

Johns Hopkins Hospital labor and delivery nurse Naomi Cross is one of five nurses featured in the new documentary "The American Nurse," which premieres May 7-8 during National Nurses Week. Acclaimed p… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Report backs efficacy of peer support in diabetes care

4/18/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A report by the Peers for Progress and the National Council of La Raza revealed peer support programs helped cut mean A1C rates from 8.63% at pre-intervention to 7.77% at post-intervention in people w… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Chronic hypertension may increase risk of pregnancy complications

4/16/2014

  • DailyRx.com

An analysis of data from 55 studies involving more than 795,000 pregnant women showed those with chronic hypertension had a greater risk of suffering pregnancy complications such as preterm birth, pre… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

FDA OKs GSK's diabetes drug Tanzeum

4/16/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The FDA approved GlaxoSmithKline's albiglutide or Tanzeum as a weekly injectable treatment, by itself or with other medications, for type 2 diabetes. It was not indicated for patients whose diabetes c… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Firefighters honor L.A. burn center founder

4/15/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Los Angeles Fire Department held a public memorial for plastic and reconstructive surgeon A. Richard Grossman, who established what is now the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, Calif. "He care… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

CMS opens Medicare reimbursement data to public

4/14/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • CardiovascularBusiness.com
  • Forbes
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Cardiologists ranked third behind ophthalmologists and hematologists/oncologists among medical specialists paid the most under Medicare in 2012, according to a report released last week by the CMS. Me… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

NICU sees effects of prescribing opioids to pregnant women

4/15/2014

  • Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), The

Crouse Hospital neonatologist Michelle Bode said study data showing 20% of pregnant women in the Medicaid program get opioid drug prescriptions is not surprising because she sees many newborns in the … Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Calgary Scientific's imaging tool gains Chinese certification

4/18/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Chinese regulators have certified Calgary Scientific to offer its ResolutionMD system to medical practitioners in China. The certification is for mobile and online diagnosis for all types of imaging s… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Study ties sleep apnea to higher osteoporosis risk

4/16/2014

  • HealthDay News
  • Healio (free registration)

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed people with obstructive sleep apnea had nearly three times the risk of developing osteoporosis as those who didn't have t… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Misericordia leader sees growing need for advanced practice nurses

4/6/2014

  • Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) (tiered subscription model), The

The Affordable Care Act will increase the number of patients needing access to advanced practice nurses, said Brenda Hage, director of graduate nursing at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. The … Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Study: Shoulder tendonitis may respond to shock wave treatment

4/16/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Treating chronic calcific shoulder tendonitis with extracorporeal shock wave therapy may reduce pain and improve function, according to a data analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Tu… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Technologist barred from profession after marking reports normal without doc review

4/16/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A former radiologic technologist at a Georgia hospital faces five months in jail for marking close to 1,300 mammograms negative although they had not been evaluated by a radiologist. A review of the s… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

House lawmakers seek more funding for geriatrics workforce

4/14/2014

  • McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A bipartisan group of U.S. House members has called on the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to commit $200 million to address a pending shortage of health care workers in geriatrics, incl… Read More