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This year’s HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium in Orlando FL on Sunday, February 23, 2014, is set to deliver some of the best content and speakers on the hard topic of ICD-10 compliance.
A new study being presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia from April 26 to May 3, 2014 provides even more evidence that stress really does lead to more headaches.
Organizations Share Common Goal of Education About Diagnostic Error Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The National
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.
Webcast series on diagnostic error begins during Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Diagnostic error
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
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
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.
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 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....
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...