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Text Messages Boosted Pediatric Flu Vaccination Rates
Personalized, interactive, educational reminders led parents to bring children for the second shot faster and at a higher rate.
Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act
Administration, industry tout healthcare provisions included in the sweeping legislative package.
Ethics Plays Important Role in Response to Abortion Ruling
As healthcare professionals process the clinical, legal, and even personal implications of the recent Supreme Court decision to allow states to restrict abortion access or ban it entirely, ethicists play an important role.
Ethics Consults During Pandemic Inform Preparation for Future Crises
Lessons learned on ethics consults during the COVID-19 pandemic carry important implications for future disasters.
Updated Guidance Provides Sense of Urgency to Improve Clinical Trial Diversity
Organizations must invest in research infrastructure to support investigators in enrolling and retaining diverse study populations.
Analysis Reveals More About Claims Denials Tied to ACA Marketplace Plans
Meanwhile, evidence mounts indicating access to proper insurance coverage leads to better cancer outcomes.
New SBAR Method Improves Handoffs in Texas HospitalA nursing team at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio developed a new process for handing off patients from the ED to a telemetry unit that improved patient care and decreased the number of rapid responses for recent transfers.
Mnemonics Can Help Organize Handoffs
A simple tool for improving patient safety and care handoffs is to use mnemonics. In case management, these can be a tool for remembering specific actions with patients and care transitions.
Virtual Diabetes Boot Camp Helps Patients Improve
A virtual diabetes boot camp program can help patients improve their health, even when it is difficult to attend in-person appointments.
A Simple, Color-Coded, Illustrated COPD Action Plan Simplifies Symptom CareCase managers working with COPD patients could benefit from sharing a simplified, color-coded action plan. One new plan includes symbols as well as color codes, and explains symptom management, the proper use of rescue inhalers or nebulizer treatment, and relevant comorbidities to consider, including diabetes, heart failure, anxiety, depression, and kidney disease.