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VA creates new Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs established a new Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, which will be led by Genevieve Morris, Department of Health and Human Services principal deputy national coordinator. Morris and the OEHRM will work closely with the agency’s Under Secretary of Health and CIO to manage the massive transition from the […]

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Gut bacteria and heart health: Is there a link?

If the latest medical research has taught us anything, it’s that our gut bacteria hold the key to our health. The trillions of micro-organisms that live in our gut seem to control every aspect of our well-being, from the size of our belly to the risk of chronic disease and even that of mental health […]

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Chocolate milk boosts exercise recovery MORE THAN sports drinks

Chocolate milk boosts exercise recovery MORE THAN sports drinks, study finds Allows athletes to exercise for six minutes longer than sports drink without tiring Also improves exercisers’ heart rates and lactic-acid levels, which causes cramp Chocolate milk contains carbohydrates, proteins, fats and electrolytes Researcher says it is a ‘low-cost, delicious and palatable option for recovery’ […]

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Mystery of the Basel papyrus solved

Since the 16th century, Basel has been home to a mysterious papyrus. With mirror writing on both sides, it has puzzled generations of researchers. A research team from the University of Basel has now discovered that it is an unknown medical document from late antiquity. The text was likely written by the famous Roman physician […]

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Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 — A patient experience officer is an increasingly important new role in physician practices, according to an article recently published in Physicians Practice. This new role involves a designated employee responsible for making sure the entire experience is in line with patients’ expectations, including the experience they have from scheduling the […]

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HHS to deep-six twenty years of evidence-based medical guidelines

The federal government is just days away from eliminating nearly 20 years of medical guidelines accumulated and curated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ web pages for the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse currently feature announcements stating they will go dark on July 16, 2018. “It is not […]

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Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly supports their safety. Yet many Americans refuse or delay the vaccination of their children out of fear that […]