GDUFA

Acronym of the week would be more accurate, but GDUFA will be used as a word so it might as well be defined as one.  With the passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act on July 9, 2012, GDUFA (‘Generic Drug User...
                          

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Debunking Arthritis Myths – Recognizing National Arthritis Month

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Your family doctor recently told your young nephew he has juvenile arthritis. Your friend in her 20s is living with rheumatoid arthritis. They seem to be unlikely arthritis patients, and this comes as a surprise to you – don’t only older people get arthritis?

Arthritis is a medical term that we hear about often, but most characteristics about the disease that come to mind are simply misconceptions. Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans – one in five adults has the disease where common symptoms include pain, aching, stiffness and swelling in or around the joints. Arthritis can affect people of various backgrounds and its severity can be greater than most may think.  Read full post »

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How Change in Healthcare Impacts Providers and Healthcare Organizations

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Healthcare in the United States and around the globe is going through unprecedented changes that will fundamentally transform how care is delivered to patients. All of this is occurring against a backdrop of:

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While the future of healthcare is still in flux, all major insurers, hospitals, academic medical institutions and industry participants acknowledge that the current model is not sustainable going forward.Read full post »

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Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria is Another Crisis Worth Preventing

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MRSA Antibiotic Resistance in the United States

Although a majority of MRSA cases are still limited to hospitals and intensive care units, it has become apparent that MRSA is expanding out into
communities and has become a larger public 
health crisis.

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National Minority Health Month: Bridging the Divide in Health Equity

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200 In April 1915, Dr. Booker T. Washington sent a call to action, via prominent African American newspapers, calling on local health departments, schools, churches, businesses, professional associations, and the most influential organizations in the African American community to "pull together" and "unite… in one great National Health Movement” to be called "National Negro Health Week." Washington thought health was critical to progress and equity in all other things, stating, "Without health and long life, all else fails." Today, his vision has transformed into National Minority Health Month, celebrated every April.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health and the National Minority Quality Forum partner in April to distribute materials and organize events and activities throughout the U.S.Read full post »

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Health-E Minds Series: Healthcare Providers and Technology - Top Statistics of 2014

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Top 13 Statistics on How Doctors Use Technology

A few weeks ago, I experienced a medical
emergency and saw a nurse 187 practitioner. During our appointment, I was surprised to see her using an iPhone to look up information. With just a few taps on the screen of the same device I use to check my email and listen to music, she made decisions about my medical care.

Seeing my nurse practitioner use her mobile device during my appointment made me curious to how health care providers use technology. After researching the topic, I found out that providers’ use of digital technologies extends far beyond the point of patient care. Tools such as search engines, mobile devices, online video and social media platforms have an enormous impact on healthcare providers learn, share and connect with patients in clinical practices. Read full post »