Quality

April 21, 2010

Outcomes of patients dismissed from the hospital with non-cardiac chest pain

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The growing number of Americans with cardiovascular disease has caused a heightened sensitivity in the evaluation of chest pain. In a study published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings researchers reported that patients dismissed from the hospital with noncardiac chest pain continue to experience cardiac events, which may highlight a need for more […]

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Tags: chest pain, Dr. Michael Leise


April 20, 2010

Mayo Clinic plans 500 solar panels for downtown

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Mayo Clinic announced Monday morning that it plans to undertake “the largest solar energy project in southeast Minnesota.”Beginning this summer, about 500 solar panels will be installed on the roof of Mayo Clinic’s Damon Patient/Visitor Parking Ramp in downtown Rochester, the clinic said…   “As we evaluate possibilities for renewable energy sources at Mayo Clinic, […]

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Tags: Donald DeCramer, solar panels


March 29, 2010

100 Top Hospitals – Thomson Reuters Top Hospitals

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The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks is an annual, quantitative study that identifies the best hospitals, overall, as measured on the 100 Top Hospitals Balanced Scorecard. Hospitals are evaluated against similar hospitals, in terms of size and teaching status.   This year’s best hospitals are setting new standards compared to similar hospitals. If […]

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Tags: top hospitals


March 23, 2010

Patient Billed for Phony Liposuction as Medical ID Theft Rises

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Sierra Morgan was billed $12,000 on her health-care credit card in November for liposuction, a procedure she never requested or had…   The Mayo Clinic uses electronic medical records and started adding patients’ photographs to them in the past year for safety and security, said Greg Warner, director of the Office for Compliance for the […]

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Tags: Greg Warner, liposuction, medical ID theft


March 19, 2010

New hospital consent forms pioneered at St. Luke’s Hospital go nationwide

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So you didn’t actually read that informed consent form you signed when you checked into the hospital?   Don’t feel bad. John Spertus understands. The St. Luke’s Hospital researcher has designed a new high-tech consent form for heart patients that’s not only a lot easier to read than the standard-issue document, but actually gives patients […]

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Tags: hospital consent forms


March 18, 2010

Patient photos part of plan to prevent medical errors

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Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to strike a pose the next time you stop at Mayo Clinic for an appointment.   Mayo Clinic has started an effort to photograph every patient, in hopes that attaching the photo to your medical record will prevent errors. “Mayo has felt this is one more piece of data […]

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Tags: medical record, patient photos


February 25, 2010

GE / Intel / Mayo Clinic Monitoring Technology Coverage

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

GE Healthcare, Intel and Mayo Clinic Explore New Models of Health Care Delivery GE Healthcare, Intel Corporation and Mayo Clinic are investigating a new model of health care delivery for patients at increased risk of rehospitalization that is designed to meet patients’ needs where they are, including in their homes.   Mayo Clinic will conduct […]

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Tags: GE, home monitoring, Intel


February 25, 2010

Can GE, Intel and Mayo bring good things to home monitoring?

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Three major consumer and health industry brand names are coming together to launch a telehealth home monitoring project: GE, Intel and the Mayo Clinic. Each organization has a deep bench and history in the health vertical, covering different segments of the market. With this project, 3 industry leaders partner to learn about home health monitoring’s […]

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Tags: GE, home monitoring, Intel


February 9, 2010

The Doctor Will Never See You Again

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

When is it appropriate for doctors to “fire” patients? Patients can and often do leave doctors they don’t see eye to eye with, find inconvenient or can’t afford. But doctors must follow strict ethical rules when they want to dismiss a patient…   Michael Bannon, a general surgeon and chairman of the ethics subcommittee at […]

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Tags: "fire" patients, Ethics


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