Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Study: Antibiotic prescribing similar for telehealth, in-office visits

6/1/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study comparing telehealth and in-person patient visits found antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection to be similar in both settings, but telehealth clinicians were more likely to giv… 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

Need to brush up on your knowledge of medication, palliative wound care and more?

5/28/2015

AAHPM is proud to offer four CME courses online at Relias Academy. The four courses now offered are Our Double-Edged Sword: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Balancing Symptom Control; Palliative Care "… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Removing more tissue tied to better outcomes after breast cancer surgery

6/1/2015

  • DailyRx.com

Breast cancer patients have a lower risk of needing second surgery due to disease recurrence if more tissue is removed around tumors during partial mastectomies, researchers found after following 235 … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Study examines language development in babies

6/1/2015

  • HealthDay News

A Canadian study in the journal Developmental Science found that 6-month-old babies listened an average of 40% longer to infant-like vowel sounds compared with vowel sounds made by an adult woman. Bab… 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

Hospitals create early warning systems to improve patient care

5/28/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Hospitals are using wireless monitors and data from electronic health records to provide early warnings that patient conditions may be deteriorating. One study linked wireless monitors placed under be… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study: Many providers lack plan for IT connectivity

6/1/2015

  • Healthcare IT News

A study by Frost & Sullivan found that over half of providers still don't have a road map for health care IT interoperability and connectivity. "Consequently, even the existing interoperability standa… 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

Japanese firm releases open-source files for prosthetic hand

5/28/2015

  • 3DPrint.com

Japanese company exiii has released design files for its advanced bionic 3D-printed hand, the HACKberry, which is controlled through a smartphone. The HACKberry has a smaller palm and more wrist movem… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Health law expert recommends preparing a response plan for data breaches

5/28/2015

  • Health Data Management

All organizations that work with health care data need breach response plans that include local FBI and police contact information, regular system backups and identity protection services, health lawy… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Topeka Zoo keepers help senior residents stay fit and sharp

5/31/2015

  • WIBW-TV (Topeka, Kan.)

Topeka Zoo animal keepers constantly invent new ways to keep aging animals active, stimulating their minds and bodies. Tiffany, a western lowland gorilla with an arthritic back, has to stretch and cli… 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

Establishing "executive presence" increases leadership opportunities

5/29/2015

How you act, speak and look contribute to executive presence or lack thereof. Rose O. Sherman shares strategies to put yourself in the best position to rise through the ranks and take on greater respo… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Study: Higher risk of atrial fibrillation seen with obesity

5/31/2015

  • Reuters

Researchers looked at nine studies that included more than 157,000 participants and found that every five-point increase in BMI increased the risk of developing atrial fibrillation by 29%, while data … Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Better motor, social skills in childhood tied to delayed cord clamping

5/27/2015

  • Reuters

Researchers looked at 382 Swedish babies and found that those whose umbilical cords were clamped at least three minutes after birth had better social skills and a mature pencil grip on the fine motor … Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Researcher: Metformin's effect on weight may be behind CVD benefit

5/27/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Studies suggest metformin may help reduce the risk of heart attack and heart failure, said Dr. John Miles of the University of Kansas at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' annual m… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Minn. bill exempts some docs from EHR use mandate

5/29/2015

  • EHR Intelligence

The Minnesota House and Senate approved a bill exempting some cash-basis and small-practice health care providers from mandates to use EHRs. Minnesota was the last state without an opt-out provision. Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Study: Additional stroke care intervention may be cost effective

5/29/2015

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

A University of Colorado study published in the journal Stroke suggested it may be cost-effective to add intra-arterial administration of thrombolytics or mechanical clot removal to standard clot-bust… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Paxeramed radiology software connects patients, providers

6/1/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Paxeramed, a developer of PACS and radiology information systems, has released a patient engagement tool known as CarePassport. The software, designed to work on all mobile platforms, allows patients … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Pregnancy-induced vascular remodeling

5/27/2015

  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pregnancy induces vascular remodeling, as evidenced by reduced arterial stiffness and decreased blood pressure that persists postpartum. Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Ind. changes system for licensing midwives

5/31/2015

  • IndianaPublicMedia.org (Indiana University)

Indiana legislation would give physicians and their employers immunity from liability for entering into practice agreements with midwives. A 2013 law requires midwives to have a collaborative agreemen… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Prescription drug abuse getting attention from both parties

5/26/2015

  • The Hill

Republicans and Democrats are calling for more action to address the rising number of deaths from prescription drug abuse. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Reimbursement pressure moves cardiac work-ups to hospital settings

5/27/2015

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

In 2010, the CMS instituted a 16% reimbursement cut for office echocardiograms, while cutting in-hospital exams by 3%. In response, many groups shifted cardiology evaluations to the hospital, accordin… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Texas hospitals recruit veterans for health care jobs

5/25/2015

  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Texas hospitals are recruiting military veterans for nursing and other health care jobs. Linda Aldred at Texas Children's Hospital says veterans have training and experience that are important to the … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Health care data mishaps are the most expensive, study says

6/1/2015

  • Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model)

Health care-related data breaches are the costliest to remediate, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute. Each personal record exposed costs an average of $363 to remedy in health care, versus … Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

CMS issues guidance for coverage of BRCA mutation tests

5/21/2015

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The CMS issued a draft local coverage determination for BRCA gene mutation tests alone and as part of a panel, including a call for coverage for unaffected individuals who meet criteria and a call for… Read More

PSNA SmartBrief

News affecting the Pennsylvania state nursing community

PSNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

Hospital, nursing home groups seek higher Medicaid payments

5/21/2015

  • WESA-FM (Pittsburgh)
  • Pennsylvania Business Daily

Hospital and nursing home groups are asking Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to increase Medicaid funding in his proposed budget. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania said a proposed $1… Read More

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

News affecting the specialty pharmacy industry

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Cancer specialist decries unsustainably high drug prices

6/1/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Drugmakers are pricing their oncology drugs based on what they believe the market will bear, not on the drugs' value, Dr. Leonard Saltz, chief of gastrointestinal oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering … Read More