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8 Startups Fighting America's Opioid Epidemic

(Source: www.inc.com)

From 2001 to 2015, the number of Americans who died from overdosing on opioids–the addictive painkilling narcotics made from opium or its chemical analogs–more than quadrupled, to 22,589, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 816 more words

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How Hospitals Are Using Patient-Reported Outcomes to Improve Care

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Increasingly, physicians’ every action is measured and reported. The data-gathering process can be frustrating, and many clinicians are growing skeptical of its clinical value. 1,526 more words

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Case Study: Are Our Customer Liaisons Helping or Hurting?

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In this fictional case, the leadership team at one of the largest multi-specialty hospitals in Noida, India, has established a new liaison position called the patient care executive. 2,303 more words

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What Patients Want In Their Doctor's Bedside Manner

How you treat your patients is just as vital to your success as a doctor as your medical training is. Some patients will come to you for basic checkups, but others will come to you for more serious health complications, which means that patients may feel very vulnerable. 341 more words

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What You Should Know When Transferring Doctors

As the minutes spent sitting in waiting rooms continues to increase, we often find ourselves becoming frustrated with our doctor’s office.

For some, this is enough to make them reconsider their doctor’s office. 284 more words

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Amid the exploding opioid epidemic, a new device could change how doctors treat chronic pain

(Source: www.businessinsider.com)

  • Chronic pain is a condition that affects millions of Americans. 
  • The standard way to treat it is by using opioid painkillers. But in recent years, especially as the opioid epidemic continues to hit the US, doctors and patients are looking for alternatives.
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Volunteers give patients a helping hand

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

At Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), volunteers have been taking some of the load off healthcare staff amid a manpower crunch.

From April to June, seven volunteers helped out at the hospital’s eye clinic, giving patients pointers for their visual field tests, recording their glaucoma eye-drop schedule and demonstrating the correct way to apply eye drops. 440 more words

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