Digital Dilemma For Medicine: How To Share Records

Technology entrepreneur Jonathan Bush says he was recently watching a patient move from a hospital to a nursing home. The patient’s information was in an electronic medical record, or EMR. And getting that record from the hospital to the nursing home, Bush says, wasn’t exactly drag and drop. … [Read More...]

Flu shot deemed only 18% effective

What’s new with flu? As of Feb. 21, from the state Department of Public Health: 3,900 people in Connecticut have tested positive for the flu this season. 1,111 people have been hospitalized from the illness. [Read More...]

NMBI to discuss increase in board member fees – RTE.ie

RTE.ieNMBI to discuss increase in board member feesRTE.ieThe Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland says that nearly half of the country's nurses and midwives have paid the increased fee of €150 to remain registered with the board. The board is to meet today to discuss the controversy … [Read More...]

Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

After shoveling for days, breaking up ice dams, and now shivering in this week’s frigid temperatures, I wouldn’t mind sitting in a sauna for a bit. A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine makes this pastime even more appealing: regularly spending time in a sauna may help keep … [Read More...]

Internists Get A Break From Controversial Efforts To Bolster Performance

When choosing a doctor, patients have long relied on the idea of board certification. It’s a stamp of approval meant to assure them their provider knows current medical practices. But a rebellion among doctors over recertification requirements has put that stamp in flux, potentially complicating what patients can expect to … [Read More...]