SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country's civil war. Miguel Fortin Magana, director of the country's Legal Medicine Institute, said Friday that June's total surpassed May's total of 641 murders. Show More Summary
BOSTON - Hospitals have made significant strides to reduce or eliminate physical harm to patients since the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine Report "To Err is Human." In a new paper published in BMJ, patient care leaders at Beth Israel...Show More Summary
Erin Schumaker, Huffington Post: More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report showing that minority patients were less likely to receive the same quality health care as white patients, racial and ethnic disparities continue to plague the U.S. Show More Summary
In response to a new Institute of Medicine report on improving cardiac arrest survival rates, the Red Cross is taking a key first step in convening those who can make a significant difference in strengthening the entire system of response to cardiac arrest. Show More Summary
The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to introduce heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the...Show More Summary
Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans. More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report showing that minority patients were less likely to receive the same quality health care as white patients, racial and ethnic disparities continue to plague the U.S. Show More Summary
Lambert Strether: Ancien regime levels of corruption wherever you look. By Roy Poses, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University, and the President of FIRM – the Foundation for Integrity and Responsibility in Medicine. Cross posted from the Health Care Renewal website As we recently discussed (here, here, here and here), in May, […]
As we recently discussed (here, here, here and here), in May, 2015, the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably the world's foremost medical journal, published an editorial and a three-part commentary arguing that current concerns about the effects of financial conflicts of interest (COI) on health care are overblown(1-4). Show More Summary
The dramatic resurgence of whooping cough is due, in large part, to vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms, suggests a new study by two Santa Fe Institute researchers in BMC Medicine. The study suggests...Show More Summary
Medical devices and information technologies have flooded the airwaves with health-related data, but the underlying question of whether the onslaught of digital-health products has made people healthier remains. Now the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is aiming to help answer that question.
Arizonans will receive benefit from recently FDA-approved precision medicine clinical trial to fight a deadly form of melanoma PHOENIX, Ariz. — Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study leverages advances […]
Last year June, we announced the launch of The Rosenman Institute, a medical technology partnership between California Institute of Qualitative Bioscience (QB3), the UCSF Department of Surgery, the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), and Friends of Dan Rosenman. Show More Summary
Fate can work in mysterious ways. A couple of months ago I was invited to participate in a symposium conducted by the National Cancer Policy Board at the Institute of Medicine in Washington DC. The topic was cancer in dogs, and how we...Show More Summary
In a finding important for preventing the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and 22 other institutions have determined that the duration of antibiotic treatment for complicated abdominal infections can be cut by half and remain equally effective. read more
That is the subtitle to a new book, The Censor’s Hand, by Carl Schneider, a Professor of Law and Medicine at University of Michigan. It’s an assault against the state of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) that supervise research on human … Continue reading ? The post “The Misregulation of Human-Subject Research” appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Officials of the National Cancer Institute joined cancer scientists on Monday to announce the launch of three ambitious clinical trials designed to bolster research undergirding President Obama's precision medicine initiative.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a $10.5 million, 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their Diabetes Research Center (DRC), which has been newly named the Einstein-Mount Sinai DRC. Show More Summary
The war on medical error was officially launched in 1999, when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published its landmark report To Err is Human, alleging that up to 98,000 yearly deaths in US hospitals were due to human missteps. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: […]
Renowned global health expert Prabhjot Singh, PhD, MD, has been named director of the Arnhold Global Health Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Sync Project, a PureTech startup working towards scientifically measuring and harnessing music to improve health, has announced a collaborative partnership with Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE). The partnership involves joint original research, course development and an internship program. Show More Summary