Category : Rapid Learning Healthcare System

MANUSCRIPT: Mapping physician Twitter networks: describing how they work as a first step in understanding connectivity, information flow, and message diffusion.

BACKGROUND: Twitter is becoming an important tool in medicine, but there is little information on Twitter metrics. In order to recommend best practices for information dissemination and diffusion, it is important to first study and analyze the networks. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the characteristics of four medical networks, analyzes their theoretical dissemination potential,

ABSTRACT: Ebola Outbreak Response: The Role of Information Resources and the National Library of Medicine

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers Internet-based, no-cost resources useful for responding to the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. Resources for health professionals, planners, responders, and researchers include PubMed, Disaster Lit, the Web page "Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources," and the Virus Variation database of sequences for Ebolavirus.

ABSTRACT: Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Conference

The Veterans Healthcare Administration (VA) has embraced patient safety and quality improvement in the quest to improve care for veterans. The New Mexico VA Health Care System introduced a new morbidity and mortality conference, called the Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Conference (IQIC), using patient case presentations to focus on underlying systems

ABSTRACT: The National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative: capitalizing on biomedical big data

Biomedical research has and will continue to generate large amounts of data (termed ‘big data’) in many formats and at all levels. Consequently, there is an increasing need to better understand and mine the data to further knowledge and foster new discovery. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has initiated

REPORT: Physician Leadership Forum – Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource

With input from AHA members, the Physician Leadership Forum examined the value of CME to hospitals as a strategic resource for physician-hospital alignment. “Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource” provides an assessment of the value of CME, recommends ways to improve value, and identifies case examples of hospitals that

Physician Leadership Forum – Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource

With input from AHA members, the Physician Leadership Forum examined the value of CME to hospitals as a strategic resource for physician-hospital alignment. “Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource” provides an assessment of the value of CME, recommends ways to improve value, and identifies case examples of hospitals that

MANUSCRIPT: Impact of physician assistants on the outcomes of patients with acute myelogenous leukemia receiving chemotherapy in an academic medical center.

PURPOSE: Inpatient academic medical center care historically has been delivered by faculty physicians in conjunction with physicians in training (house officers [HOs]). Alternative staffing models have emerged secondary to American Counsel for Graduate Medical Education work-hour restrictions. The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of acute myelogenous leukemia

MANUSCRIPT: Social media guidelines and best practices: recommendations from the council of residency directors social media task force

Social media has become a staple of everyday life among over one billion people worldwide. A social networking presence has become a hallmark of vibrant and transparent communications. It has quickly become the preferred method of communication and information sharing. It offers the ability for various entities, especially residency programs,

ABSTRACT: A mixed-methods study of research dissemination across practice-based research networks

Practice-based research networks may be expanding beyond research into rapid learning systems. This mixed-methods study uses Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality registry data to identify networks currently engaged in dissemination of research findings and to select a sample to participate in qualitative semistructured interviews. An adapted Diffusion of Innovations