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2014-02-19 23:21:35

Organizations Share Common Goal of Education About Diagnostic Error Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to recognize CRICO, a leader in evidence-based health care risk management, as a new supporter of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Both NPSF and CRICO promote professional education exploring the underlying causes of diagnostic errors and how such errors might be...

2014-02-14 04:22:53

MIT's H@cking Medicine Program Will Deliver Technology Platform for Global Genes(TM) to Provide Novel Tools to Help Physicians Speed Diagnosis of Rare Disease Patients CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnosis is one of the most challenging problems faced by rare disease patients and caregivers. The Shire Rare Disease Impact Report found that it takes an average of 7.6 years for rare disease patients in the US to receive a proper diagnosis, with 2-3 misdiagnoses...

2014-02-13 23:20:34

Webcast series on diagnostic error begins during Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…Safely, highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process, whether they are visiting the doctor for a...

2014-02-10 23:04:36

Major changes are coming for dentists who are billing medical insurance for their patients: The mandatory changes include a new claim form to be used as of April 1, 2014, and a new diagnostic coding set on October 1, 2014. Tequesta, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Nierman Practice Management is in the process of getting dentists ready for 2014 billing changes with their popular DentalWriter™ and CrossCode™ software systems. Many procedures performed in a dental office may be considered...

2014-02-05 23:26:33

Despite the numerous studies proving the effectiveness of medical checklists and protocols, many physicians and staff still resist using them calling them, “lame,” or “insulting,” After her newborn baby was mistakenly given to another mom for breast-feeding, there is one mom in Texas that wishes her hospital had used a checklist to double-check their work. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 In Richmond, Texas, Jessica Escobedo gave birth to a baby girl. The new mother...

2014-02-04 16:29:39

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of ACLA -- a not-for-profit association representing the nation's leading national and regional clinical laboratories on key issues of common concern, including federal and state government reimbursement and regulatory policies - ACLA President Alan Mertz issued the following statement: The ACLA today expressed its support for a new regulation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to be released in...

2014-02-04 11:16:21

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, know as "FITs", also finds that the tests will correctly identify about 94...

2014-01-29 23:31:27

Interactive healthcare library and symptom checker are added to telemedicine website Garden City, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 WebDoc247.com has added a symptom checker and health library to the WebDoc247.com telemedicine platform for chronic and common conditions. “The new interactive health information service will provide WebDoc247.com members with an extensive library of detailed health symptoms, conditions, treatments, medications and other useful tools. This new service provides...

2014-01-27 23:00:57

TruDenta therapy provides new hope for chronic headache, migraine and TMJ sufferers. Denver residents seeking migraine relief and headache treatment in the New Year can now look to the Denver Headache Center, a division of Barotz Dental, and the use of the TruDenta treatment system. Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 At last, there is finally an answer for people suffering from headaches, migraines, jaw pain, TMJ, vertigo and other similar ailments. Many patients are exhausted from...

2014-01-25 23:01:37

HealthCrave Now Offers Migraine Treatment to all at their Migraine Center. A state-of-the art facility with caring and understanding doctors who will listen to each patient and correctly analyze their migraine symptoms in order to help maintain and alleviate each patients migraine issue. (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound....


Latest Medical diagnosis Reference Libraries

Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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