|Keeping Track of Trauma|
The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) contains more than two million records from trauma centers across the United States and Puerto Rico.
"It's the largest aggregation of trauma data in the world," stated Dr. Richard Fantus, FACS, a member of the Committee on Trauma (COT) for the American College of Surgeons. Click Here for More ...
|Innovations in Imaging Technologies Reduce Radiation Doses|
Despite all the advances in medical imaging, some patients — and also still some physicians — harbor a niggling doubt: Are the medical imaging technologies that emit radiation an acceptable risk? According to the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, the answer is "yes," of course, but the organization recently released impressive statistics touting the industry's reduction of radiation dose for many imaging procedures. Click Here for More ...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|Can Saying "I'm Sorry" Actually Make a Difference?|
With medical malpractice insurance rates soaring, and medical malpractice lawsuits at an all-time high, some healthcare attorneys are recommending taking an alternative route to curbing lawsuits by simply saying, "I'm sorry."
But does an old-fashioned apology truly make a difference? Click Here for More ...
|Are Doctors Under-Dosing Cancer Patients?|
In a significant number of cancer cases, women who are obese or who have low incomes or educational levels are being given less chemotherapy than the recommended dosages. And that gap in care may account for their higher risk of death from cancer, according to a researcher who's been studying the issue. Click Here for More ...
|Hospitals Hone Procedures with Pilot Precision|
Wouldn't it be nice if a hospital could operate as if on autopilot, with all its processes so sharp that errors would be reduced to a bare minimum?
That's the objective of LifeWings® Partners, a company founded by pilots to give hospitals and other healthcare provider organizations a flight plan for success.
Based in Memphis, Tenn., LifeWings boasts clients such as... Click Here for More ...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|IWEST Builds Business Locally and Abroad|
The West Clinic has come a long way since 1979 when Dr. William West opened a small two-room cancer clinic in Memphis.
Over the years, it has grown from the three-physician group to a nationally renowned community oncology clinic responsible for cutting-edge cancer research, participation in more than 40 clinical trials for new drugs, and its assistance in bringing 12 new cancer therapies into the standards of care. Click Here for More ...
GLORIA BUTLER BALDWIN
|OFF CALL: More Medical Doctors, Decision-Makers Learning To Fly|
Medical doctors and healthcare decision-makers tired of hassling with airline security, delays, and the astronomical costs of last-minute flights are taking action.
A record number of business folks are logging hours in the sky to earn a private pilot's license, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is helping them. Click Here for More ...