Telemedicine Redefines House Calls

2014-08-07T09:00:13+00:00August 7th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

According to CNN.com and the American Academy of Family Physicians, traditional house calls by doctors declined from 40% in the 1930s to 1% in more recent times. Costs played a key role in this change. Given this decline, the desire to avoid long waits in physician offices and the concerns about health costs, what are [...]

Patient Injuries from Falls Reduced by 62%

2014-05-01T09:00:35+00:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Preventing Falls with Injury project has provided some substantial results. According to the Center approximately, 11,000 fatal patient falls occur in U.S. hospitals every year. While this is an alarming number, it can be decreased with appropriate action. When hospitals participated in the Center’s Preventing Falls with Injury [...]