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Physicians Practicing in Hometowns May Deliver Better Patient Care
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 30, 2013

Researchers on a recent Indiana State Department of Health study speculate that physicians who chose to return to practice in their hometowns after medical school can better relate to patients and subsequently provide better care.

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EHR Helped Victims of Oklahoma Tornado Make Successful Hospital Transfers
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 28, 2013

According to an article from Kaiser Health News, electronic health records (HER) were seamlessly transferred to partner hospitals of Norman Regional Health Systems when patients of Moore Medical Center were forced to leave due to the destruction caused by last week’s tornado in Oklahoma.

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Mobile Apps Help Manage Health and Cut Costs of Underserved Populations
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 23, 2013

According to an article from Venture Beat, the company Asthmapolis plans to release a mobile health app designed to reach patients with limited access to medical care.

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Medical Homes Aim to Improve Patient Care and Healthcare Reduce Costs
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 15, 2013

An article from Kaiser Health News reported that physicians are transforming their traditional medical practices into medical homes with the goal of providing more coordinated patient care.

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Hospital Mystery Shoppers May Glean Better Insights into Patient Experience
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 13, 2013

According to an article from Becker’s Hospital Review, the data from patient experience surveys does not adequately divulge the reasoning behind high or low scores that is needed to determine and address issues.

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Study Finds APRNs Just as Capable as Physicians in Delivering Patient Care
by Ron Wince Published May 10, 2013 10:10 AM

Due to state and federal practice restrictions, many Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) are not practicing to the extent of their training and education.

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Digital Networks of Communication and Research May Improve Patient Care
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 9, 2013

An article from Medscape reported that a digital network that compares patient records with medical research could help doctors deliver more targeted care.

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Hand Hygiene Education Could Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infection
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 7, 2013

According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), every year, hundreds of medical patients across the globe contract healthcare-associated infections due to poor hand hygiene from providers.

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Clinic for Disabled Adults Strives for Accessibility & Coordinated Care
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 3, 2013

A new clinic at Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC) is reportedly using a system of coordinated and patient-centered care to provide accessible care to disabled patients with complex medical conditions.

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Aesthetically Pleasing Patient EHR Portal May Improve Health Literacy
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published May 1, 2013

As EHR integration becomes more widespread and consumers gain online accessibility to their health records, several health IT companies are making the case that data needs to be visually engaging for patients.

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