New Study Shows Improvements in STEMI Treatment Time With Care Coordination

By Hannah Ostrem   |   September 15, 2016
We've said it before, and we will say it again: inefficient communication is costing our patients -- big time. A  recent study revealed that changing the way EMS and...

How the Sugar Industry May Be Responsible For Increased Heart Disease and the Obesity Epidemic

By Hannah Ostrem   |   September 13, 2016

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine yesterday, reports that the sugar industry, in particular the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF), sponsored and groomed major...

From Swim Races to Emergency Cases: How to Shatter Times and Set New Records

By Cynthia Bradford Lencioni   |   August 30, 2016
The author competes in a high school 200 meter freestyle race.

800 m freestyle 8:04.79 (World Record) Katie Ledecky August 12, 2016

400 m freestyle 3:56.46...

The Sobering Cost of Inefficient Communication in Healthcare

By James Woodson, MD   |   August 17, 2016
QUESTION:  How much time (and thereby, myocardium) is lost secondary to inefficient communication? In a recent article  about why we struggle with treating heart attack...

The Broken Radio Report and What We Can Learn from "Emergency!"

By Shane Elmore, RN   |   August 9, 2016

Just for grins and giggles, I signed in to Netflix recently and watched a few episodes of the medical drama from the 70's, "Emergency!" I'm a little young to remember the...

7 Themes the Most Successful STEMI Teams Have in Common

By James Woodson, MD   |   July 26, 2016
 
 
Some principles never change. In particular, the well-known 2006 Circulation study, " Achieving Rapid Door-to-Balloon Times," presents findings and take-aways...

Geographic Information Systems in Healthcare: A Crucial Intersection

By Hannah Ostrem   |   July 19, 2016

Geographic Information System (GIS) software has long been employed by public health agencies to assess the health of populations in various locations. But now, healthcare...

How to Solve Care Management Problems at Your Hospital (No, It's Not By Hiring More People).

By Shane Elmore, RN   |   July 14, 2016

How do you solve care management problems at your hospital?

I think that's a fair question. I was talking with a nurse from reputable a STEMI receiving center just a few...

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