Modest increases in physician productivity can offset the cost of medical scribes

Requirements for electronic health records are greater now than ever, and that burden is exacerbating the problem of physician burnout. However, there might be a solution: the medical scribe. New research led by Neda Laiteerapong MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University Chicago Medicine, indicates the real value of adding this healthcare professional to…

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Weill Cornell Medicine receives third consecutive HEED award for diversity and inclusion

For the third year in a row, Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, in recognition of its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. INSIGHT Into Diversity, the largest and oldest diversity-focused publication in higher education, plans to highlight the winners…

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CODA appendicitis trial shows risks and benefits of treating appendicitis with antibiotics

Antibiotics may be a good choice for some, but not all, patients with appendicitis, according to results from the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) Trial reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings indicated that antibiotics were not worse than surgery when measuring overall health status, allowing most people…

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‘Like a fishing net,’ nanonet collapses to trap drug molecules

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University researchers are casting a net for nanoparticles. The team has discovered a new, rapid method for fabricating nanoparticles from a simple, self-assembling polymer. The novel method presents new possibilities for diverse applications, including water purification, diagnostics and rapidly generating vaccine formulations, which typically require many different types of molecules to…

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