Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Final meaningful use rule gives family physicians more flexibility

9/18/2014

  • AAFP News

A final rule that changes the timeline for attesting to EHR meaningful use and modifies how certified EHR technology is defined gives family physicians more flexibility, said Steven Waldren, M.D., dir… 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

Best of 2014 Annual Assembly Recordings

9/16/2014

We've made it easy for you to hear one or more of the best sessions from the 2014 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly. Learn about adolescent palliative care, how to talk about difficult emotional topics and… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study links midlife migraines to higher Parkinson's disease risk later

9/18/2014

  • HealthDay News

Individuals who suffered migraines in middle age had a higher likelihood of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life, according to a study of more than 5,600 people in … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Children's swings recalled over injury risk

9/17/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Approximately 2,000 of Ikea's Gunggung fabric swings were removed from the U.S. market, while another 300 units were recalled in Canada, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Four children have… 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

Bill pushes flexibility in attesting to MU stage 2

9/18/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A bill to give providers more flexibility in meeting stage 2 meaningful use requirements was introduced by Reps. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah. In addition to shortening the attestat… 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

New material that resists MRSA colonization inspired by shark skin

9/18/2014

  • LiveScience.com

Scientists created a new material that mimics shark skin in texture to help combat the proliferation of superbugs in hospitals. The material has tiny ridges to repel bacterial and fungal growth. In tr… 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

Group proposes early maternal warning criteria

9/16/2014

Data show that up to half of maternal deaths during childbirth in the U.S., France and the U.K. are preventable, stemming from a delay in recognizing conditions such as hemorrhage, hypertensive crisis… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Review ties DPN to ED, urinary symptoms in men with type 1 diabetes

9/18/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

An analysis showed erectile dysfunction and lower-urinary-tract symptoms were about four times more common among male type 1 diabetes patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy than those without DP… 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

Focus mild hypertension therapy on lifestyle changes, report says

9/17/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Lifestyle changes should be recommended for patients with mild hypertension instead of medication, researchers wrote in the British Medical Journal. The report calls for clinicians to talk with patien… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Plastic surgeon and raccoon attack victim featured on TV news show

9/16/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

The syndicated news show "Inside Edition" on Friday featured pediatric plastic surgeon Kongkrit Chaiyasate and 12-year-old patient Charlotte Ponce, who has been undergoing plastic surgery to repair da… 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

Hospital gets satellite back-up for emergency communications

9/16/2014

  • KESQ-TV (Palm Desert, Calif.)

Desert Regional Medical Center in California uses a satellite-based back-up system to ensure in-hospital communications and its ability to receive emergency calls during a disaster. "If you needed to … Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

4 keys to embracing online provider ratings

9/18/2014

  • Health Data Management

A Press Ganey report that looked at three health systems with their own online provider rating sites identifies keys to success and concludes that the move toward greater transparency results in bette… 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

Transcranial Doppler ultrasound shows promise for treatment planning

9/17/2014

  • HealthImaging.com

Transcranial Doppler ultrasound cerebrovascular reserve measurements offer a cost-effective approach to assessment of stroke risk and treatment planning for asymptomatic patients, according to a study… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Tech company recruiter says nurses can fill many jobs

9/15/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

EHR provider Meditech has hired nurses to work in roles such as sales and product development, including some who still practice, says Shannon Laingen, a recruiting and staff development executive at … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

How to build transferable equity in your practice

9/17/2014

  • ACA News

DCs can maximize the sale price of their practices when they leave by creating transferable practice equity. An effective plan starts with building a brand, including using a transferable name for you… Read More