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  • Fall prevention in the elderly

Fall Prevention in the Elderly and Other Vulnerable Populations

June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Without gravity there would be no falls. Falls are a major cause of accidental trauma throughout one's life. Often falls are multifactorial. Prevention [...]

  • signs-head-injury

Warning Signs Head Injury

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Warning Signs Head Injury What did Henry the Eighth and Howard Hughes have in common? Both Henry the Eighth and Howard Hughes were [...]

  • early-warning-signs-stroke

Early Warning Signs Stroke

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

According to the Internet Stroke Center each year, 15 million strokes occur around the world, with almost 800,000 in the United States. This [...]

  • healthcare-information-overload

Coping with Healthcare Information Overload

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

What did you do the last time you were stopped at a railroad crossing? Did you even look at the train cars going [...]

  • are-cruises-safe

Are Cruises Safe? Safety Checks for Holiday Cruising

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Winter and the holidays are a time of year when many people living in cold climates dream of taking a cruise. This can [...]

  • holiday-stress-management

Holiday Stress Management and Medical Issues – Thanksgiving, Christmas

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for many Americans, with an abundance of family, friends, food and football. However, for some people it can [...]

  • Workplace risk factors

Workplace Risk Factors for Violence in Healthcare

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

As we recently saw in Las Vegas, there are violent people in the world who are willing to kill and injure others for [...]

  • worker safety and health

Worker Safety and Health During Disaster Recovery

September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

As people try to rebuild their lives after disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, Irma or Martha and the recent earthquakes in Mexico, repair, [...]

  • health_it_interoperability

Health IT Interoperability and Our Veterans

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

When I was younger all of my health data was in a folder in my family doctor's office. If I had to go [...]

  • health safety regulations

Health Safety Regulations: OSHA’s Role in Healthcare

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has historically shown a low profile in most healthcare institutions. Employee bulletin boards carry required health [...]

  • Chronic alcohol abuse

The Many Facets of Chronic Alcohol Abuse

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Alcohol use is prevalent in many parts of the world and for some people alcohol misuse and chronic alcohol abuse is a serious [...]

  • pharmacogenetics testing

Pharmacogenetics Testing and Drug Effectiveness

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Your patient is a middle-aged male from the inner city who is receiving oxycodone for severe, chronic pain. He says that the pain [...]

  • tattoo infections

Much To Do About Tattoos: Tattoo Infections & Other Risks

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Last month the FDA updated its Consumer Report "Think Before You Ink" which outlines some of the adverse effects of tattoos. Many people [...]

  • medical-automation

Medical Automation…Everything But the Squeal

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Farmers tend to be frugal. When they slaughter an animal there is very little that goes to waste. Gustavus Swift said that his [...]

  • Morbid-obesity-treatment

Morbid Obesity Treatment – Bariatric Surgery?

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Obesity affects many people around the world. According to the World Health Organization, obesity is the fifth leading cause of death globally, with [...]

  • healthcare_fears

Fear of Healthcare – 5 Health Phobias that Affect Outcomes

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

A busy clinician may sometimes forget just how scared a patient can be and may not even know why. There are many reasons [...]

  • Marijuana Health Risks

Got 420? Marijuana Health Risks

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

More states have legalized marijuana, thereby creating a potentially confusing situation. Local, state and federal laws may differ for medical, recreational and commercial [...]

  • yellow-fever-transmission

Tools to Identify and Prevent Yellow Fever Transmission

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Yellow fever is one of those scary diseases that most of us have never seen before. Many of us have read about the [...]

  • OSHA_safety_regulations

OSHA? Oh Shi#! OSHA Health Safety Compliance in Hospitals

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Hospital administrators rarely say nice things when faced with an OSHA health safety inspection. OSHA's (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, mission is [...]

  • Medical Insurance Claims Process

How to Improve the Medical Insurance Claims Process

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The insurance industry has many facets. In health care its roles range from health care coverage to disability and workman's compensation to liability. [...]

  • tools reduce hospital readmissions

Tools Reduce Hospital Readmissions – Medical Calculators

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Life is full of things that cause negative feelings. These feelings need to be discharged, and unfortunately some of us do so in [...]

  • Common skiing and snowboarding injuries

Medical Calculators for Common Skiing Snowboarding Injuries

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Every winter, millions of people travel to the mountains to ski, snowboard, and just relax amid the beautiful scenery. With the nearly 10 [...]

  • new year resolutions ideas

12 Medical Calculators to Help Achieve Your New Year Resolutions Ideas

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

It is the New Year and once again it’s time to consider a resolution to clean up your act. The choice of which [...]

  • Santa Claus is coming to town -- or the ER!

Saint Claus is Coming to Town (…or the ER)

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Santa Claus is coming to town! If you're like me and still believe in Santa Claus, then this is a special time of [...]

  • exotic animal bites

5 Medical Calculators for Exotic Animal Bites and Risk Assessment

December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Some people are drawn to the exotic or esoteric, including their choice of pets. Exotic pets have become widespread in the United States [...]

  • medical-assessment-tools

5 Medical Assessment Tools for Urgent Care

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Cold and flu season is upon us and with the increase in the number of common colds, flu-like illnesses, and actual influenza infections [...]

  • aids-and-stigma

Disease, Infections, Aids and Stigma

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Stigma occurs in most societies, although its triggers and severity may vary based on culture, religion and history. Even in our society--which prides [...]

  • celiac-disease-diagnosis

7 Medical Calculators for Celiac Disease Diagnosis

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

This case study is presented to highlight how medical calculators can be useful clinical decision making tools for celiac disease diagnosis. Throughout the [...]

  • CDC influenza information

The Flu: Decision Tools & CDC Influenza Information

October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

With the turn of the leaves and cooler weather on the horizon, one of the illnesses that comes to the front lines of [...]

  • medication-non-compliance

15 Calculators to Help with Medication Non Compliance

October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Medication non compliance (nonadherence) with a physician's therapeutic plan is a major problem in healthcare. It can lead to readmissions, increased healthcare costs [...]

  • health-symptom-checker

Doctor vs. Machine: Health Symptom Checker Apps

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

We have been comparing man to machine since, well… man made machines. In the past several years, with the advancements in medical technologies, [...]

  • charlson-comorbidity-score

21 Scores for Comorbid Medical Conditions: Charlson Comorbidity Score & More

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Comorbidity (also referred to as polypathology) refers to the number and type of health problems that a patient has. As one would expect, [...]

  • health-insurance-prior-authorization

How to Obtain Health Insurance Prior Authorization in 3 Minutes or Less

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, or office administrator, it’s likely you have dealt with the time-consuming hassle of obtaining a prior authorization for [...]

  • CDC Antibiotic Resistance

Reduce Readmissions with Analytics & CDC Antibiotic Resistance Program

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

This case study discusses hospital readmissions and provides healthcare professionals with recommended medical algorithms in the form of scores, models, and calculators that [...]

  • Hospital readmission statistics

A Hospital with No Beds? Strategy to Improve Hospital Readmission Statistics

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

It seems counterintuitive at first, a hospital with no beds. However, this is the in which direction healthcare is now heading.  In the [...]

  • blood-transfusion-reaction

Protecting our Blood Supply: How to Prevent a Blood Transfusion Reaction

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

As Zika virus spreads in North America, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates the blood supply, has proposed that steps be [...]

  • ACGME Duty Hours

ACGME Duty Hours – Do Restrictions Affect Training?

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

There is a common discussion almost yearly that is heard around the country in academic hospitals. Older generations of physicians will often make [...]

  • polluted-water-diseases

Polluted Water Diseases – An Olympic Challenge

August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

One concern during the Rio Olympics was the level of water pollution. It was uncertain if the waters were safe enough to be [...]

  • community_acquired_infection

The Many Faces of Sepsis (5): Progression from a Community Acquired Infection

August 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Community acquired infection is an important cause of sepsis. While most infections do not result in sepsis, the sheer number of infections patients [...]

  • medical-calculators-online

Medical Calculators Online for Sports-Related Conditions

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Olympic medals, elite athletes, and non-stop television coverage. You can’t turn on the TV, read an article, or scroll through your Facebook news [...]

  • back-to-school-health

Medical Algorithms for Back To School Health

August 4th, 2016|0 Comments

With the turn of the calendar to August and department stores putting out the back to school sales, it is important to review [...]

  • Rose Thorn Infection

Case Study: Cancer, Sarcoid, or Rose Thorn Infection?

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

This case study highlights medical calculators and analytics which can be instrumental in a physician’s clinical decision making process, especially when the diagnosis [...]

  • sepsis-criteria

Many Faces of Sepsis (4): Sepsis Criteria for Vulnerable Patients

July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Some patients may be more prone to sepsis than others, often because of a defect in their host defenses. It is important to [...]

  • online medical calculators

Online Medical Calculators and Pokemon Go… A Perfect Catch

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Depending on your age, you may or may not remember the original Pokemon craze in the United States many years ago. Now, fast-forward [...]

  • Depression screening questions

Use of Depression Screening Questions to Help with Diagnosis

July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s no surprise that patients will often defer or deflect from certain topics while talking with their primary care physician. This is usually [...]

  • causes-sepsis-infection

Many Faces of Sepsis (3): Obscure Causes Sepsis Infection

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Our third article in the series on sepsis, centers on obscure causes that sometimes make sepsis difficult to diagnose. Throughout the discussion, we suggest relevant [...]

  • medical-resident

July Phenomenon: Overcoming Medical Resident Anxiety

June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The July phenomenon is something that is discussed every year in teaching hospitals in the United States. With the calendar turning to July [...]

  • neonatal-sepsis-algorithms

Many Faces of Sepsis (2): Pediatric and Neonatal Sepsis Algorithms

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

This second article in our series on sepsis, centers on this complex clinical problem in infants and children. Throughout the discussion, we suggest [...]

  • hot tub itch

Summertime Ailments: Patients with Hot Tub Itch, Sunburns & Bites

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Preparing for Summer: Using our Medical Algorithms platform to review common situations Summer is approaching. With the warm weather comes the opening of community swimming [...]

  • management-febrile-neutropenia

Many Faces of Sepsis (1): Cancer Therapy and Management Febrile Neutropenia

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The purpose of this case study is to highlight ways in which medical algorithms can be integrated into the clinical decision making process. [...]

  • Listeria-monocytogenes-symptoms

How to Identify Listeria Monocytogenes Symptoms, Sources, Risk Factors

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Recently, a nationwide recall of frozen food items was instituted as a result of potential bacterial contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. The food items [...]

  • Surgical-risk-calculator-bundle

Improve Outcomes with Surgical Risk Calculator Bundle

May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

At a recent Infection Control meeting, a case was brought up for discussion. It involved a revision (“redo”) orthopedic procedure that was very [...]

  • high-school-sports-concussions

Case Study: High School Sports Concussions

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

High School Sports Concussions Lucy, a 15-year-old female is competing in a karate tournament a few hours from her home. She is a [...]

  • Non-Alcoholic-Steatohepatitis-NASH

Case Study: Liver Trouble & Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis NASH

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

This case study introduces a patient with non alcoholic steatohepatitis and related conditions, along with suggested medical calculators which can help healthcare professionals [...]

  • Internet of Things Healthcare

Internet of Things Healthcare

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Internet of Things - Healthcare Division You may have heard the term, Internet of Things, mentioned in various articles, blogs, or newscasts. For [...]

  • End of Life Issues

How Medical Algorithms Can Help with End of Life Issues

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new CPT codes (99497, 99498) to encourage advance care planning (ACP) discussions with patients [...]

  • treatment-for-allergic-rhinitis

Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis & Spring Allergies With Health Analytics

March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Spring is here and with a turn of the calendar, warmer temperatures, and outdoor activities, comes the symptoms of sneezing, sniffling, stuffy nose, watery [...]

  • Hereditary-Hemolytic-Anemia

Case Study: 81-Year-Old Woman with a History of Hereditary Hemolytic Anemia

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how medical algorithms can be integrated into the clinical decision making process when a [...]

  • insurance-prior-authorization

How to Reduce Paperwork & Time Needed for Insurance Prior Authorizations

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Using Medical Algorithms to Increase Likelihood for Prescription Coverage with Insurance Prior Authorization We present two cases demonstrating how algorithms available online have helped to [...]

  • clinical-algorithm

10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Keeping an Eye on the Prize: 10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development While at the HIMSS16 conference last week in Las Vegas, we were [...]

  • signs-liver-problems

Case Study: A Teacher With Signs Liver Problems

February 28th, 2016|0 Comments

We present this case study to provide guidance on how best to utilize medical calculators to assist with diagnosis and treatment for this [...]

  • medical-calculators

5 Medical Calculators to Assist Students on Neurology Rotations

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

For many medical students, learning about neurology and incorporating textbook information into clinical practice can be difficult. Use of medical calculators can help [...]

  • Cold-Agglutinin-Disease

Case Study: Cold Agglutinin Disease

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

In this case study, we provide background and discussion on cold agglutinin disease. Throughout the case, we recommend medical algorithms from our knowledge [...]

  • zika-virus-infection

Aedes Mosquitoes & Zika Virus Infection: What You Need To Know

February 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Recently, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, known as Zika, has had its first known case diagnosed in the United States. Health officials in [...]

  • Telemedicine-liability

Can Medical Algorithms Help to Reduce Telemedicine Liability?

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Telemedicine has come a long way over the past 20 years. Modern technology has made it accessible to an extent undreamt of a [...]

  • juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis-symptoms

Case Study: Young Male with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Jeff is a 23-year-old male with a history of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Because of their progression and a clinical diagnosis, he was placed on [...]

Utilizing Medical Calculators to Think Like A Doctor

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Summary and response to the New York Times Well article: Think Like A Doctor: Thinner We present a succinct overview of the case [...]

  • shortness-of-breath-symptoms

Case Study:  Female Smoker with Shortness of Breath Symptoms

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Case:  48 year old female with shortness of breath symptoms Throughout this case study, we reference relevant medical algorithms that can help physicians [...]

  • Algorithms-in-Medicine

The Ubiquity of Algorithms in Medicine

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

As algorithms in medicine become more widely accepted--as they now are in other disciplines--they will eventually become ubiquitous. The need for increased efficiency, [...]

Poisonous Holiday Plants & Other Dangers Case Study

December 17th, 2015|0 Comments

The purpose of this case study is to highlight how medical algorithms can be used by physicians to evaluate risk and obtain information [...]

  • Medical Algorithms scurvy

Utilizing Medical Algorithms to Think Like A Doctor: Scurvy Case

December 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Summary and response to the New York Times Well article: Think Like A Doctor: Limping Along We present a succinct overview of the [...]

  • clinical-trial-design

How Medical Algorithms Are Used in Clinical Trial Design

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Clinical trials play an important role in evidence-based medicine. It is necessary to know how a therapy performs under controlled conditions in order [...]

  • e-Coli-Food-Poisoning

Case Study: e Coli Food Poisoning – Taken Out by a Toxic Taco

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This case study focuses on the outbreaks of e coli food poisoning similar to those at the Chipotle Mexican Grill which have been [...]

  • Using Medical Algorithms to Think Like a Doctor

Utilizing Medical Algorithms to Think Like A Doctor

November 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Summary and response to The New York Times - Well article: "Think Like A Doctor: The Quarterback’s Headache." We present a succinct overview of [...]

  • Abdominal Ascites Symptoms

Case Study: 45-Year-Old Male with Abdominal Ascites Symptoms

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

This case study is interpersed with medical algorithms to illustrate how they can be utilized in clinical practice to help physicians obtain quick, [...]

  • Embracing Disruptive Information Technologies in Healthcare

Embracing Disruptive Information Technologies in Healthcare

November 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Some aspects of medicine have not changed very much over the centuries. As new decision support systems become available some of these vestiges [...]

  • Medical Case Study: Foodborne Illness Outbreak

Case Study: An Unlucky Potluck Dinner – Foodborne Illness Outbreak

October 30th, 2015|0 Comments

This case study illustrates how medical algorithms can be successfully integrated into the clinical decision making process to achieve quicker and more accurate [...]

  • Geriatric-nutritional-assessment

Improving Geriatric Nutritional Assessment with Medical Algorithms

October 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Malnutrition is a known risk factor for early hospital readmission amongst geriatric patients. Identifying and improving the nutritional status of an admitted patient [...]

How Medical Algorithms Can Help Detect a Lyme Disease Tick Bite

October 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Steven, a 17-year-old male, visited his primary care physician with a complaint of facial droop. He first noticed the droop earlier that day [...]

  • How Analytics Help With Early Leptosprirosis Diagnosis

Case Study: How Analytics Aid in Making an Early Leptospirosis Diagnosis

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Throughout this case, health analytics are referenced that help physicians make an early leptospirosis diagnosis.  Other analytics referenced aid in diagnosis, assessment, and [...]

  • diagnosis-in-healthcare

Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare with Automated Medical Algorithms

October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

In September, 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. This report is a follow up [...]

  • Adenocarcinomas & Their Often Misleading Symptoms

Case Study: Adenocarcinomas and Their Often Misleading Symptoms

September 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Medical History Jane is a 40-year-old, married mother of two teenage boys.  She teaches at the local elementary school and has been in [...]

  • Using Algorithms with Medical CME Courses

Using Algorithms with Medical CME Courses

September 18th, 2015|0 Comments

While spending a recent weekend at a medical conference, listening to lecturers, looking at the research posters, and earning Continuing Medical Education (CME) [...]

  • Why MedalPacks? Role of Automated Medical Calculator Collections

Why MedalPacks? Automated Medical Calculator Collections

September 11th, 2015|0 Comments

A medical algorithm (medical calculator) that is used by itself can solve a specific problem. However, medical algorithms must be used in concert [...]

  • subcapital-hip-fracture

Case Study: Subcapital Hip Fracture and DVT

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Medical History Norma is a 60-year-old obese female with a relatively uncomplicated medical history.  She has a great family life, spends plenty of [...]

  • Five Gastroenterology Calculators for Diagnosis, Prognosis, & Research

Five Gastroenterology Calculators for Diagnosis, Prognosis, & Research

August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek medical evaluation. With over 7 million visits per year, primary [...]

  • 5 Ways to Use Cardiology Algorithms for Monitoring & Research

5 Ways to Use Cardiology Algorithms for Monitoring & Research

August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

There have been numerous stories over the past several years highlighting how mobile health apps and devices have assisted in the diagnosis and [...]

  • Getting a Handle on Big Data with Medical Algorithms

Getting a Handle on Big Data with Medical Algorithms

August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Big data is a hot topic now, as massive amounts of data are being collected on everyone. People are asking each other, “Now [...]

  • Surgical Site Infection: A Case Study

Case Study: Surgical Site Infection: Methods of Prevention & Tools for Predicting Risk

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Medical History A 55-year-old white male has degenerative arthritis of the knees. 10 months ago, the patient underwent total knee replacement on the [...]

  • apple-researchkit-apps

7 Medical Algorithms to Use with Apple ResearchKit Apps

July 31st, 2015|0 Comments

“In March, 2015, Apple released an open source software framework designed for medical and health research, helping doctors and scientists gather data more [...]

  • When traveling, it’s best to take precautions to stay safe. Travel health medicine utilizes algorithms to provide guidelines for avoiding danger.

9 Algorithms for Travel Health Medicine

July 24th, 2015|0 Comments

This time of year finds many of us traveling to far-off destinations. We usually will plan the trip using algorithms such as web-based [...]

  • Diagnosing Rare Diseases Disorders with Medical Algorithms

Diagnosing Rare Diseases Disorders with Medical Algorithms

July 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Primary care physicians often have the unique task of deciding whether a patient who presents with an uncommon constellation of symptoms warrants a [...]

  • Making Patients Safer with Automated Medical Algorithms

How Automated Medical Algorithms Can Improve Patient Safety

July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

GA Miller studied the limits of human cognition. He found that the number of discrete items that a person can handle at any [...]

  • Using Medical Algorithms As Clinical Prediction Tools

Using Medical Algorithms as Clinical Prediction Tools

June 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Advances in medicine bring new imaging, technologies, medications, and the desire to have better prediction models for clinical outcomes. Physicians, researchers, and other [...]

  • Congestive Chart Failure & Electronic Health Record Systems

Congestive Chart Failure and Electronic Health Record Systems

June 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Years ago you could find patient charts on the oncology or transplant service that were a foot thick or more. Clerks placed everything [...]

  • Algorithms Can Assist in Medical Research Studies

Using Algorithms to Assist With Medical Research Studies

June 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Medical research is one of the main reasons why the medical profession as a whole is able to continually refine and advance medical [...]

  • How to Use Medical Algorithms During Global Disease Outbreaks

How to Use Medical Algorithms During Global Disease Outbreaks

June 5th, 2015|0 Comments

One of the most fearful events in medicine and population health is an infectious disease outbreak. From the recent measles outbreak beginning at [...]

  • How Medical Algorithms Help with Medical Patient Education

Can Algorithms Help with Medical Patient Education?

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

We’re entering a new world of patient-centric healthcare, one in which patients can be better informed, collect endless data related to their condition, [...]

  • How Algorithms Can Help with ICD-10 Code Lookup

How Algorithms Can Help with ICD 10 Code Lookup

May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

You’ve seen it advertised through medical association emails, heard about it in the doctor’s lounge, and maybe even had some nightmares about it. [...]

  • Clinical Decision Support Systems to Increase Prescription Reimbursements

How to Use Clinical Decision Support Systems for Prescription Reimbursement

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The  Affordable Care Act has led to an increase in the number of people with access to the US healthcare system, which in [...]

  • 9 Factors That Can Cause Clinical Algorithm Failure

9 Factors That Can Cause Clinical Algorithm Failure

May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Although an entomologist can see a certain beauty in the most annoying insect, there is nothing attractive about a computer “bug”. These failures [...]

  • How to Practice Evidence Based Healthcare in Clinical Settings

How to Practice Evidence Based Healthcare in Clinical Settings

May 1st, 2015|0 Comments

As physicians, we recognize the importance of evidence based healthcare.  Having  evidence to back up our decisions strengthens our assessments and can give us [...]

  • Risks to Patient Safety: Calculating Algorithms by Hand

Risks to Patient Safety: Calculating Algorithms by Hand

April 24th, 2015|0 Comments

While medical algorithms can be valuable decision support tools, calculating them by hand can bite you. With hand calculations, the clinician could be [...]

  • Wearable Technology Gadgets, Medical Algorithms, Your Doc

Wearable Technology Gadgets, Medical Algorithms, & Your Doctor

April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

You probably have seen the commercials, online ads, and numerous tweets, blogs, and posts about the just released Apple watch. This smart watch [...]

  • Can We Really Trust Accountable Care Organization Models (ACOs)?

Can We Really Trust Accountable Care Organization Models (ACOs)?

April 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Accountable Care Organization models (ACO) are mandated to reform healthcare and to change the way it is delivered. To achieve its goals an [...]

  • Medical-Tools-and-how-to-Eliminate-Unnecessary-Tests

Medical Tools: How to Eliminate Unnecessary Tests

April 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Nearly every physician who has worked in an emergency department will concur with the fact that MRI or CT scans are often ordered [...]

  • How to Use Decision Support Tools in Medical School

How to Use Decision Support Tools in Medical School

March 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Many changes are taking place in medical school curriculums to reflect shifts in the practice of medicine and evolving student learning habits. With [...]

  • Population Health Strategies

Population Health Strategies, Medical Algorithms, and You

March 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Is population health the future of healthcare? Physicians are told population health strategies will solve many of our current problems, providing better care [...]

  • How Physicians Can Expand Their Clinical Knowledge Base

How Physicians Can Expand Their Clinical Knowledge Base

March 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Starting in medical school, students must learn how to quickly and successfully search through thousands of easily accessible research studies to find which [...]

  • Medical calculators will play an integral role in the future of healthcare, allowing for greater efficiency and accuracy for in-office visits and telemedicine.

The Future of Healthcare: Telemedicine, Digital Health, and Medical Calculators

March 6th, 2015|0 Comments

With an estimated 1,000,000 telemedicine consults performed in 2014, the floodgates have opened as digital health startups, established providers, and health insurers move [...]

  • This article explores the medical algorithm definition. What it means in healthcare, how it is used, and the various forms it may take on.

What is a Medical Algorithm? Medical Algorithm Definition

March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

"Algorithm" is a term that has a long and rich history in mathematics. However, it is a term that may have different meanings [...]

  • Why Don't Physicians Use Healthcare Algorithms?

Why Don’t Physicians Use Healthcare Algorithms?

February 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Algorithms are used in many fields, such as finance, engineering, and aviation. They are used in healthcare, but the usage is only a [...]

  • Precision Medicine Initiative & Medical Algorithms

Precision Medicine Initiative & Medical Algorithms: Looking to the Future

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

First receiving mention a few years ago, precision medicine, has entered the spotlight with a request for $215 million from President Obama to [...]

  • Just in Time Medical Knowledge in a Disposable Society

Just in Time Medical Knowledge in a Disposable Society

February 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Historically, medical knowledge has been hard to come by, taking years of study. While this knowledge may be available from many sources it [...]

  • How medical algorithms can improve doctor patient communication

How Medical Algorithms Can Improve Doctor Patient Communication

February 6th, 2015|0 Comments

I saw it every day while in medical school and residency; attending physicians cowered behind a computer screen, attempting to feverishly click or [...]

  • How medical treatment algorithms are shaping modern

Your Knowledge, the Right Tool, a Better Outcome…How Medical Treatment Algorithms are Shaping Modern Physicians

January 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Remember back in the prehistoric days before the Internet? Before Facebook, before Google, before smartphones? When you needed to find medical information, you [...]

  • How can automated medical algorithms help physicians?

How Can Automated Medical Algorithms Help Physicians?

January 16th, 2015|0 Comments

When faced with a new technology the first thing that many clinicians ask is how it is going to help (or hurt) them. [...]

  • John Svirbely, MD explains how medical algorithms improve doctor patient relationships

Do Computers Have to Interfere with Doctor Patient Relationships?

January 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Do Computers Have to Interfere with Doctor Patient Relationships? The relationship between the doctor and patient is at the heart of medicine. Yet [...]