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ABSTRACT: Practice improvement, part II: update on patient communication technologies

Patient portals (ie, secure web-based services for patient health record access) and secure messaging to health care professionals are gaining popularity slowly. Advantages of web portals include timely communication and instruction, access to appointments and other services, and high patient satisfaction. Limitations include inappropriate use, security considerations, organizational costs, and

ABSTRACT: Connectedness, Sense of Community, and Academic Satisfaction in a Novel Community Campus Medical Education Model.

PURPOSE: Developing a sense of community and establishing connectivity are important in enhancing learners' success and preventing their sense of isolation. The A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) has implemented a novel approach to medical education in which, beginning in the second year, students are geographically dispersed

ABSTRACT: How Do You Deliver a Good Obstetrician? Outcome-Based Evaluation of Medical Education

he goal of medical education is the production of a workforce capable of improving the health and health care of patients and populations, but it is hard to use a goal that lofty, that broad, and that distant as a standard against which to judge the success of schools or

MANUSCRIPT: Limitations of poster presentations reporting educational innovations at a major international medical education conference.

Background: In most areas of medical research, the label of 'quality' is associated with well-accepted standards. Whilst its interpretation in the field of medical education is contentious, there is agreement on the key elements required when reporting novel teaching strategies. We set out to assess if these features had been

ABSTRACT: Team Players and Collective Performance: How Agreeableness Affects Team Performance Over Time

Previous research on teams has found that agreeableness is one of the strongest personality predictors of team performance, yet one of the weakest personality predictors of individual-level job performance. In this study, we examined why teams with more agreeable members perform better. Data were collected across 4 months at 5

ABSTRACT: Closing the Patient-Oncologist Communication Gap: A Review of Historic and Current Efforts

Effective communication is essential in developing any relationship-this is particularly true between oncologists and their patients. The patient-oncologist relationship is one of the most delicate in medicine, and given the strong emotions associated with cancer, successful communication plays a paramount role in the wellbeing of patients and oncologists. Significant advances

MANUSCRIPT: Experiences and barriers to implementation of clinical practice guideline for depression in Korea

BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines can improve health-care delivery, but there are a number of challenges in adopting and implementing the current practice guidelines for depression. The aim of this study was to determine clinical experiences and perceived barriers to the implementation of these guidelines in psychiatric care. METHODS: A web-based survey was conducted with

MANUSCRIPT: Teaching, Learning, Complexity and Health Professions Education

The purpose of this paper is to disturb the way we think about teaching and learning and to offer a view of health professions education from the perspective of complexity thinking. To discuss complexity and the profound shift it makes with current thinking it is helpful to recall that prior to the 16th century it

ABSTRACT: Sex differences among obstetrician-gynecologists: a review of survey studies.

Whether practice differences exist between the sexes is a question of clinical and educational significance. The obstetrician-gynecologist ob-gyn workforce has been shifting to majority women. An examination of sex differences in ob-gyn practice contributes to the discussion about how the changing workforce may impact womens healthcare. We sought to review

ABSTRACT: Pediatric collaborative improvement networks: background and overview.

Multiple gaps exist in health care quality and outcomes for children, who receive <50% of recommended care. The American Board of Pediatrics has worked to develop an improvement network model for pediatric subspecialties as the optimal means to improve child health outcomes and to allow subspecialists to meet the performance