AHRQ Update: Making Health Care Safer II

The AHRQ has put out an updated Making Health Care Safer report as a sequel to the initial 2001 report.  The influential and controversial 2001 report became the cornerstone of many patient safety practices, but many safety indicators haven't improved as much as was hoped.  As a result, the current report sought to look at … Continue reading AHRQ Update: Making Health Care Safer II

Guidelines International Network Webinars

The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) partners with Kaister Permanente to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, is available on the G-I-N Web site. The above is posted from the AHRQ Weekly Digest bulletin, … Continue reading Guidelines International Network Webinars

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Walking down Huron this weekend, I noticed bright teal ribbons adorning the lightposts. Stepping closer, I saw the ribbons emblazoned with something about ovarian cancer awareness, and at least for me, the Turn the Towns Teal effort certainly resulted in increased awareness! Annarbor.com reported the coming efforts of the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance in August, and … Continue reading September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

With students preparing to head back to schools across the country, August is a good month to host National Immunization Awareness. The guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines major recommendations for vaccines in people up to the age of … Continue reading National Immunization Awareness Month

New Personalized Options for Clinical Guidelines

The option to get a personalized account with the National Guidelines Clearinghouse we mentioned earlier has launched! Sure, it may be one more log-in and password to remember (read: write down somewhere), but by creating a profile with the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, you can access some of the new features to customize your clinical guidelines … Continue reading New Personalized Options for Clinical Guidelines

New RSS Feed URL for PubMed’s Clinical Alerts & Advisories

Since 1991 NLM® has been offering clinical alert and advisories to expedite the release of findings from the NIH-funded clinical trials where such release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality. Clinical alerts and advisories are announced via the following methods: RSS feed - subscribe by pasting this URL into your Reader:     http://www.nlm.nih.gov/rss/auto/ClinicalAlerts.rss If you are … Continue reading New RSS Feed URL for PubMed’s Clinical Alerts & Advisories

From AHRQ: New Guides Compare Benefits and Risks of GERD Treatments

New plain-language publications from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) compare the benefits and risks of treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive condition that affects millions of Americans and can be treated with medications or surgery. The publications are based on an updated … Continue reading From AHRQ: New Guides Compare Benefits and Risks of GERD Treatments