Patient Care

April 4, 2013

Medical Emergencies at 40,000 Feet

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Over the past seven years, In addition to the goodwill of travelling physicians, all the major carriers in the U.S. have, for at least the past decade, also relied on ground-based physicians and nurses with experience in emergency care and additional training in aviation medicine. Based at centers including MedAire in Phoenix, the University of […]

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Tags: Aerospace Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, aviation medicine, MedAire, medical emergency, sick passenger, The Atlantic


April 3, 2013

Mayo Clinic unveils redesigned website

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Mayo Clinic has launched its redesigned Arabic website, mayoclinic.org/arabic, which offers Arabic speakers easier access to important resources, like details for requesting an appointment, international services and patient testimonies. “The redesigned site will better serve Arabic-speaking patients and their families who may be considering medical care at Mayo Clinic,” said Mikel Prieto, M D, medical […]

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Tags: Arabic website, Dr. Mikel Prieto, international services, mayoclinic.org/arabic, new website, redesign, Trade Arabia


April 2, 2013

Image Sharing Seeks to Reduce Repeat Scans

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Logistics are time-consuming when patients want to share an image with two or more doctors or track down older images so a new doctor can compare them with current results…The Radiological Society of North America, under contract with the National Institute of  Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, is overseeing the Image Share project, with pilot sites […]

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Tags: image share project, image sharing, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering, Radiological Society of North America, repeat scans, Wall Street Journal


March 29, 2013

DrChrono adds Mayo Clinic content to iPad EHR for patient education

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Y-Combinator incubated company DrChrono, the EHR company currently focused exclusively on iPad- and iPhone-toting providers, has added digitized patient education content in an exclusive licensing deal with the Mayo Clinic to help its DrChrono customers fulfill the patient education component of meaningful use. Additional Coverage: DOTmed, mHIMSS   MobiHealthNews by Brian Dolan

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Tags: DrChrono, iPad, iPhone, MobiHealthNews, patient education


March 29, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

  March 29, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Christopher Moir, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. Robert Bazell, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, genes, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Minnesota, MPR, NBC, Ovarian Cancer


March 25, 2013

Fewer blood pressure screens may be more effective

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Blood pressure measurements are often taken without following proper procedure, according to lead study author Dr. Gregory Garrison, so the readings can be widely inaccurate and lead to some people being wrongly diagnosed with hypertension, while others who have the condition are written off as just “more false positives.” “One, it results in unnecessary patient […]

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Tags: blood pressure screens, Dr. Gregory Garrison, Hypertension, proper procedure, Reuters, Reuters Health


March 22, 2013

Intuitive Robosurgery Training Seen Lacking in Lawsuits

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG), the maker of robots used in 367,000 U.S. operations last year, is facing accusations in lawsuits that it put patients at risk by marketing the machinery to doctors without providing adequate training…In gynecology surgery, Mayo Clinic researchers found it takes 90 operations to become proficient on the robot, according to study […]

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Tags: adequate training, Bloomberg, Intuitive Surgical Inc., Obstetrics & Gynecology, robosurgery, robots


March 18, 2013

Superbugs: Should You Be Worried?

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Though the germs are spread by person-to-person contact, it’s very unlikely that they would cause an infection in an otherwise healthy individual…That said, if you happen to go to the hospital, make sure to ask any doctor or nurse who touches you to wash their hands, Herrera says. It sounds like a simple request, but […]

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Tags: catheters, CRE, Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, germs, infection, IVs, Prevention, superbug


February 14, 2013

Mayo Clinic Has A Radical Plan To Expand Its Reach Across The World

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The health care industry, and hospitals in particular, are under incredible pressure to cut costs and increase the quality of care. For many, the response has been to consolidate…”For well over 100 years everything we do every day is continually retooling how we work to provide safer care, better care, more efficient care, for our patients,” […]

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Tags: Affordable care act, Business Insider, Dr. John Noseworthy, Health Care, quality of care


February 11, 2013

Letter: Another Way to Manage Physicians

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Imagine an individual physician’s helplessness when a national for-profit insurance company dictates how much it will pay for care, with no ability to negotiate…There is, however, another option that enhances professionalism and safeguards the profession’s commitment to doing the right thing for patients. This alternative is found right now in high-performing medical groups such as […]

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Tags: care quality, insurance, Mayo Clinic, Permanente Medical Group, physician, Wall Street Journal


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