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Navigating the Evolving Landscape in Healthcare Value Analysis: Strategies for Success
Evidence-based Decision Making

Navigating the Evolving Landscape in Healthcare Value Analysis: Strategies for Success

The role of Value Analysis in Healthcare is pivotal as the industry faces constant change and transformation. Due to the nature of this complex specialty, it is necessary to illustrate and define a...

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Navigating the Complexities of Dementia Diagnosis: The Path to Diagnostic Excellence
Aging and Ambulatory Care

Navigating the Complexities of Dementia Diagnosis: The Path to Diagnostic Excellence

Understanding the diagnosis of dementia is essential for medical professionals, patients, and caregivers. Unlike many medical conditions that are diagnosed through straightforward testing, diagnosi...

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How American Emergency Departments Are Missing Older Adult Abuse
Aging and Ambulatory Care

How American Emergency Departments Are Missing Older Adult Abuse

A recent report in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society (JAGS) suggests that emergency departments (EDs) have opportunities to improve how they identify cases of older adult abuse and how ...

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Introducing SALUTE: Ensuring Equitable Healthcare for Veterans

Introducing SALUTE: Ensuring Equitable Healthcare for Veterans

Designing a healthcare delivery system that ensures equitable care for all patients is crucial for achieving total systems safety. This includes building partnerships among patients, families, and ...

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What Hospitals Need to Know: Using Water During Processing of Medical Devices
Infection Prevention

What Hospitals Need to Know: Using Water During Processing of Medical Devices

Every day, hospitals’ central sterile processing teams rely on water as they clean and sterilize a variety of medical devices. In this blog, ECRI outlines general considerations to support safe and...

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Using Evidence to Facilitate Physician-Patient Conversations about GLP-1 RAs
Evidence-based Decision Making

Using Evidence to Facilitate Physician-Patient Conversations about GLP-1 RAs

Glucagon-like peptide receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) now available to promote weight loss—Wegovy (semaglutide), Zepbound (tirzepatide), and Saxenda (liraglutide)—could potentially make much needed g...

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ECRI’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2024
Patient Safety

ECRI’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2024

ECRI recently published our Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2024 Special Report—the annual guide that calls attention to pressing patient safety concerns facing the healthcare industry. For thi...

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IWD 2024: How to Continue Progress in Cervical Cancer Screening
Patient Safety

IWD 2024: How to Continue Progress in Cervical Cancer Screening

International Women’s Day is an opportune time to celebrate improvements in women’s health outcomes—and reflect on steps we can take to achieve even more progress. For this blog, we’re focusing on ...

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Monitoring Patients Who Take GLP-1 RAs for Weight Loss – What Prescribers Should Know
Evidence-based Decision Making

Monitoring Patients Who Take GLP-1 RAs for Weight Loss – What Prescribers Should Know

Roughly one year after their introduction, Wegovy (semaglutide) and Zepbound (tirzepatide) continue to shake up the obesity treatment landscape in the United States. Uptake for these two glucagon-l...

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