Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

MedPAC says more time is needed to evaluate ACO performance

9/19/2014

  • AAFP News

Early data on accountable care organization savings show modest average savings of 0.3%, but Medicare Payment Advisory Commission officials said it could take a couple of years of additional data to d… 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

What's your level of knowledge of hospice and palliative medicine?

9/19/2014

Test it with HPM PASS, an online practice test designed to help you assess your understanding of hospice and palliative medicine. It includes 150 test questions to evaluate your knowledge and uncover … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study ties sedentary behavior to higher depression risk

9/19/2014

  • Reuters

An analysis of data from 24 studies involving nearly 200,000 people showed sedentary lifestyle was associated with a higher risk of depression, and the level of risk varied depending on the type of in… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Mentoring improves young people's chances of "intrinsic" job rewards

9/18/2014

  • HealthDay News

The chances of having a job with more authority, independence and responsibility were greater among teens and young adults who had a mentor than those who did not, according to a study in the American… 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

Narrow networks reduce cost, quantity of medical care, study says

9/18/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

Narrower health care practitioner networks reduce costs and the quantity of some services, such as emergency department and specialty visits, but do not lead to a shift toward lower-quality hospitals,… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Health IT extension centers partnered with more than 150,000 providers

9/19/2014

  • Health Data Management

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has said that regional extension centers surpassed their goal of helping more than 100,000 underserved and primary care providers meet the requirem… 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

Hawaiian company developing device to improve comfort of prostheses

9/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The National Science Foundation awarded Hawaiian startup Koa Technologies $215,000 to develop a product to improve the interface between a prosthesis and the residual limb. The device uses suction-bas… 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

Editorial urges new melanoma screening guidelines in U.S.

9/16/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The U.S. should implement a skin cancer screening program for high-risk patients 35 or older, according to an editorial in JAMA Dermatology. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in 2009 that e… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Imaging team uses 3D printing to create model of teen's heart

9/17/2014

  • 3DPrint.com

The Heart Institute's Dr. Michael Taylor, director of advanced imaging, led an effort to use CT data to develop a 3D-printed model of a teen's heart, which helped clinicians determine the safest route… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

The perks of pet insurance

9/18/2014

  • KSL-TV (Salt Lake City)

Ken Passarella is glad he purchased pet insurance because it came in handy when his 14-year-old dog Aggie was diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma. The first round of chemotherapy cost more than $4,300 … 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

How do you close the gap?

9/19/2014

How do you close the gap between research findings and application? Is it realistic for bedside nurses to add research and the implementation of evidence-based practice to their duties? The lack of ti… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Dulaglutide gains FDA approval for type 2 diabetes

9/19/2014

  • Healio (free registration)
  • Medscape (free registration)

Eli Lilly and Co. received FDA approval for its once-weekly dulaglutide injection to boost glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. The drug will be marketed as Trulicity and is to be used as an … Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Fewer children worldwide are dying before age 5

9/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The mortality rate among children younger than age 5 across the world fell by almost 50% between 1990 and 2013, the United Nations said Tuesday. The decline was attributed in part to better prenatal c… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Stricter labels for testosterone drugs backed by FDA panel

9/18/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An FDA advisory panel called for the agency to exclude normal problems related to aging from the indications for testosterone drugs, a move that could limit insurers' coverage of the hormone therapy. … Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Physicians are the CEO of their practice

9/19/2014

Few practicing physicians have the time to obtain an MBA. The Physician CEO™ is a new program that has been developed so busy physicians can learn key business skills in a format that works around t… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Absorb II finds less angina with dissolving stent

9/15/2014

  • Reuters

The Absorb dissolving stent from Abbott performed as well as the company's Xience drug-eluting stent at the one-year mark and resulted in significantly less angina, according to a study presented at t… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

M Technique has benefits for NICU infants, study says

9/19/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A sequence of structured movements designed to comfort NICU babies, known as the M Technique, can have physiologic and behavioral benefits for infants, according to a study presented at the National A… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Nexstim pushes toward IPO, advances brain technologies

9/22/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

Nexstim plans an initial public offering with First North Sweden and First North Finland. The Finland-based company will put the proceeds toward a U.S. trial assessing its Navigated Brain Therapy tech… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Metabolic syndrome and diastolic dysfunction

9/17/2014

  • American Journal of Cardiology, The

This study suggests that metabolic syndrome can lead to the development of diastolic dysfunction via mechanisms independent of hypertrophy. Differences in diastolic function were more pronounced at y… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Children's hospital uses traffic-light monitoring system

9/5/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

Hurley Children's Hospital in Flint, Mich., uses a traffic-light system to help nurses monitor patients based on the risk that their condition will deteriorate. Pediatrics and NICU nurse Stephanie All… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Apply for the 2015 Clinical Centers of Excellence Award Program

9/17/2014

The American Pain Society's Clinical Centers of Excellence award program is intended to honor programs or services that exemplify the provision of outstanding clinical care regardless of size. Any U.S… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Digital adapter turns analog stethoscopes into electronic ones

9/17/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

Startup company Eko Devices has created an adapter for analog stethoscopes to convert them to electronic ones and help the listener zero in on heart sound abnormalities, reduce missed or inaccurate di… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Nursing grads find jobs through innovative residency program

9/15/2014

  • Nurse.com

Providence Health & Services in Southern California hired new nursing school graduates as technicians to teach staff nurses how to use a new EHR system. In exchange, the grads were guaranteed jobs aft… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Wellness care triggers the body's own healing process

9/19/2014

  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Most health problems result from a failure of the healing process, writes Michael Noonan, DC, yet the healing function is one of the least studied and understood aspects of health care. Wellness care,… Read More