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Analysis Shows Lack of Evidence That Wearable Biosensors Improve Patient Outcomes

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Wearable biosensors have grown increasingly popular as many people use them in wristbands or watches to count steps or track sleep. But there is not enough proof that these devices are improving patient outcomes such as weight or blood pressure, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai investigators published in the new Nature Partner Journal, npj Digital Medicine.

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Medical, Simulation, Education, Patient Safety, Clinical Decision Making, Healthcare, Patient Experience

EMS SimulationIQ and Simulaids ALEX Integration Debuting at IMSH

EMS announces strategic partnership with Simulaids, and integration with their new Patient Communication Simulator, ALEX. Designed to see, listen and talk, ALEX is built for the age of artificial intelligence. Combined with SIMULATIONiQ, the powerful learning management system from EMS, the partners bring an unmatched ability to analyze and evaluate medical clinical decision making performance.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Linda Aiken, University of Southampton, nurse staffing levels, Patient Satisfaction

Nurse Staffing Levels Linked to Patient Satisfaction

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Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open.

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Patient Education Brochure Provides Low-Cost Solution to Avoid Diversion of Unused Opioids after Surgery

A new patient education brochure that describes safe disposal practices of unused pain pills can be a low-cost and effective way of getting patients to properly dispose of their leftover medications.

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Patient Engagement, Healthcare Research

ISPOR Establishes New Patient Council

ISPOR announced the establishment of a new advisory council devoted to patient engagement. The formation of the Patient Council reflects the Society’s long-standing commitment to engagement of patient representatives in healthcare research and decision making worldwide.

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Free WCG Foundation Webinars Offer Insights on Speeding Access to Experimental Drugs for Intermediate-Size Patient Populations

WCG Foundation will host free webinars Jan. 25 and Feb. 5 on how to streamline the application process for experimental medications for intermediate-size populations of desperately ill patients.

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Media Advisory: Register for STS Annual Meeting and Press Conference

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Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 54th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, which will include late-breaking scientific research, thought-provoking lectures, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative cardiothoracic surgery products.

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Alarm fatigue, ECG Monitoring, ICU, Hospital, American Heart Association, Arrythmia, Patient Safety, Yale University, Nursing, Future of Nursing Scholars, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Most ICU Monitoring Alarms Are Not Clinically Relevant, Even as Technology Becomes More Accurate

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A review of research studies that assessed alarm accuracy and/or clinical relevance in hospitalized patients published over a 30-year period found low proportions of clinically relevant patient alarms.

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Hospital, Emergency, Emergency Department (ED), Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine, Chicago, Thomas Spiegel

UChicago Medicine Opens New Adult Emergency Department

The University of Chicago Medicine began treating patients in its new, state-of-the-art adult emergency department (ED) on Friday, Dec. 27.

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Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality of Care

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Rush University Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center each have received five stars, the highest possible rating, for hospital quality from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS, as the centers are known, published the latest overall ratings for hospitals nationwide on their Hospital Compare website today.







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