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2014-06-30 23:20:46

AllMed webinar provides insight into why leadership and culture matter in peer review as well as ways hospitals can use that information to create environments for effective peer review. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Peer review has long been regarded as an essential component of safe and effective patient care, but the process often suffers due to conflicts of interest, lack of internal expertise and resources, and unclear or inconsistent standards. During a recent AllMed webinar,...

2014-06-25 23:14:27

AllMed webinar provides in-depth review of the latest in standard of care for the genetic testing of breast and ovarian cancer. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Advances in genetic testing technology have improved detection rates for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in individuals who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but some mutations are missed with standard genetic testing. During a recent AllMed webinar, Dr. Della Howell, board-certified hematologist-oncologist,...

2014-05-01 23:03:44

Most health plans consider insulin pump therapy medically necessary when patients meet very specific criteria. Despite the increased use of insulin pump therapy based on recommendations made by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Diabetes Association, there is no official guideline for the initiation of insulin pump use. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Technological advances continue to increase the appeal of insulin...

2014-02-17 23:24:46

Recent webinar discussed common spinal surgeries and their potential complications, including the measures that can be taken to identify and address the potential overutilization of spinal surgeries in order to minimize these complications. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Although many conditions of the spine benefit from spinal surgery, some procedures are associated with inconsistent outcomes and significant potential risks and complications, ranging from postoperative pain to...

2014-02-14 23:23:27

Molecular diagnostic testing, which analyzes thyroid nodule FNA biopsy specimens, is rapidly emerging as a useful tool for evaluation of cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules that otherwise would require diagnostic surgery. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Molecular diagnostic testing, which analyzes thyroid nodule FNA biopsy specimens, is rapidly emerging as a useful tool for evaluation of cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules that otherwise would require diagnostic...

2013-11-26 23:32:05

AllMed webinar provides in-depth review of the latest in the standard of care for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 As the treatment of HCV continues to evolve, new and increasingly complex protocols present additional challenges in providing optimal care while meeting the unique needs of individual patients with HCV. During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Anca Pop, board-certified gastroenterologist and...

2013-11-25 23:29:14

Effective peer review programs identify strengths and weaknesses in existing hospital frameworks and make visible changes needed to ensure that practitioners are providing the highest standard of care. Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Effective peer review programs identify strengths and weaknesses in existing hospital frameworks and make visible changes needed to ensure that practitioners are providing the highest standard of care. During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed...

2013-10-08 23:32:48

Readmissions, which can be costly and potentially harmful, are often avoidable. Identifying and reducing avoidable readmissions can improve patient safety, enhance quality of care, and lower healthcare spending. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Under the HRRP, effective for discharges beginning on or after October 1, 2012, Medicare will penalize hospitals for higher-than-expected rates of readmissions. The CMS hospital quality-of-care measures include hospital 30-day...

2013-10-07 23:28:14

As studies continue to reveal new data and clinical applications of IVIG, many questions and controversies regarding optimal therapeutic use remain unaddressed. It is critical for health plans to monitor ongoing and future studies, which may lead to new approved indications and more widespread acceptance of IVIG therapy. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 In recent years, the clinical use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy has expanded beyond its traditional place in the...

2013-09-24 23:37:07

The marked increase in the number of spinal surgeries and the use of IOM has led to inconsistencies in the use of the procedures because the medical community has not reached a consensus about which procedures are most effective. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 There are numerous potential complications associated with spinal surgery, ranging from postoperative pain to paralysis, and even death. The number of spinal surgeries performed each year continues to increase, along with...


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