Outcome Measurement

Michael Porter of Harvard Business School has Joined the Board of Directors of ExThera Medical Corporation | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 9/29/2020

… Professor Porter’s research. In addition, he has founded several non-profit organizations including the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), focused on revitalizing distressed economic urban communities, and the International Consortium for Health Outcome Measurement s (ICHOM), the leader in developing patient centered health outcomes by medical condition, today encompassing 33 conditions affecting a substantial part of the disease burden. “Dr. Porter’s global expertise in the strategic development of commercial …

Identification of quality gaps in healthcare services using the SERVQUAL instrument and importance-performance analysis in medical intensive care: a prospective study at a medical center in Taiwan | 9/29/2020

… the needs perceived by the patients and their families. Peer Review reports Background Measurement of the quality of healthcare is essential for healthcare systems [ 1 , 2 ]. While a variety of common structure, process, and outcome measurement s on the quality of healthcare delivery have been applied [ 1 , 3 ], one emerging focus is the assessment of the service quality of healthcare by determining how well it meets expectations [ 4 , 5 , 6 ]. The …

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AdventHealth adds to long-term tele-ICU partnership with Advanced ICU Care | 9/29/2020

… serve. In FY21, HFHI will expand its U.S. Research and Measurement Team, and this role is a newly-created, critical position reporting to the Associate Director of Outcomes Measurement.This individual will support output and outcome measurement and reporting across the U.S. in a highly collaborative manner, in support of 1,200+ Habitat affiliates. This will include supporting the development and piloting of a new approach to output and outcome measurement ; transitioning …

AdventHealth adds to long-term tele-ICU partnership with Advanced ICU Care | 9/29/2020

… Professor Porter’s research. In addition, he has founded several non-profit organizations including the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), focused on revitalizing distressed economic urban communities, and the International Consortium for Health Outcome Measurement s (ICHOM), the leader in developing patient centered health outcomes by medical condition, today encompassing 33 conditions affecting a substantial part of the disease burden. “Dr. Porter’s global expertise in the strategic development of commercial …

Efficacy of Acupoints Dual-Frequency Low-Level Laser Therapy on Knee Osteoarthritis | 9/24/2020

… continuous radiation for 15 min at the maximum intensity, three times per week for four weeks. The PLT group used laser apparatus of the same model according to similar procedures without laser light emission. Outcome Measurement s including visual analog scale (VAS), pain pressure threshold (PPT), and Lequesne index were used. Results . A total of 30 subjects with two-sided knee OA in both groups completed the experiment. Statistically significant decreases …

Integrated communication support program for oncologists, caregivers and patients with rapidly progressing advanced cancer to promote patient-centered communication: J-SUPPORT 1904 study protocol for a randomised controlled trial | BMJ | 9/23/2020

… be excluded from the intention-to-treat (ITT) cohort of the trial only if they are found to meet any exclusion criteria at baseline after participation. Assessment measures Table 2 shows the schedule for outcome measurement . Primary outcome measure Oncologist’s patient-centered communication behaviours The audio-recorded oncology visits for all participants will be coded for each of the four factors of communication behaviours based on patient preference, referred to …

Predictors of chronic pain and level of physical function in total knee arthroplasty: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis | BMJ | 9/11/2020

… Studies (QUIPS) tool will be used to assess risk of bias in the individual studies. 46 QUIPS tool addresses six domains where bias may occur in prognostic studies: study participation, attrition, prognostic factor measurement, outcome measurement , confounding and statistical analysis and reporting. 36 Two authors (UO and MFL) must agree, otherwise a third reviewer (EM-LD) will adjudicate. Dealing with missing data Study authors will be contacted if there is …

Research Report: Corporate Compliance Training Market (2020-2024) | Demand for Mobile-based Compliance Training to boost the Market Growth | Technavio | Business Wire | 9/9/2020

… some of the major market participants. What are the key market drivers and challenges? Demand for mobile-based compliance training is one of the major factors driving the market. However, the intangible nature of outcome measurement restraints the market growth. How big is the North America market? The North America region will contribute 31% of market growth. The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the …

Internet-Based Supportive Interventions for Family Caregivers of People With Dementia: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | 9/9/2020

… tool. From each included study, we extracted data including the author, publication year, country, sample size, participant’ mean age, internet-based supportive intervention details (eg, methods, content, and duration), data collection time points, and outcome measurement tools. Any disagreements between the 2 independent reviewers were resolved by the third reviewer (ZW). Quality Appraisal The risk of bias in the included studies was assessed using the approach recommended by the Cochrane …

Tech Tidbits From Around NH | 9/4/2020

… record software for the behavioral health industry. has joined Conway-based The Echo Group as chief clinical innovation officer. Stepura previously worked at OmniCare Institute, where she partnered with agencies to incorporate data science, outcome measurement and machine learning techniques to inform decisions. Email remains the top internal communications channel during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from PoliteMail, a Portsmouth-based enterprise email intelligence platform. PoliteMail’s “The …

Efficacy and safety of posaconazole for the prevention of invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised patients: a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis | 9/3/2020

… had high risk of bias. Majority of the trials 12 , 13 , 15 , 16 did not provide information on randomization methods and allocation concealment. Although three trials 14 , 15 , 16 followed an open-label design, outcome measurement was unlikely to be biased since the study endpoints were mostly binary outcomes that involved diagnostic procedures. Primary efficacy outcome: incidence of proven/probable IFIs Posaconazole demonstrated a statistically significant 57% reduction in risk …

AZZLY® Partners with Comstock Computing® to Expand Services Offered at Opioid Treatment Programs | PRWeb | 9/1/2020

… with making sure all information on patients is accurate.” The Integrated Care Pathways™ of AZZLY Rize support the full range of services including intake, scheduling, patient engagement, integrated e-prescribing & PDMP checks, labs, telehealth, outcome measurement tools, analytics and auto-generation of claims for reimbursement and financial reporting. “We are excited to partner with fellow entrepreneurs that are committed to making a difference in addiction treatment,’’ commented Coletta Dorado, CEO …

Grammar and Usage for Better Writing (2004) | 8/29/2020

Free 300 GB with Full DSL-Broadband Speed! Book Description : A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based on the authors’ many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the …

Consultancy : Jordan Scope Final Evaluation -“ RE4R Jordan Independent Evaluator “ . | 8/27/2020

… four areas – renewable energy solutions in displaced settings for Shelter, Youth and Education programmes and Advocacy for renewable energy planning, policy and strategy. An MEL professional, you will have experience in mixed method evaluations, outcome measurement and impact assessment, preferably in energy access or related sectors. You will demonstrate excellent facilitation skills, have knowledge of the humanitarian situation in Jordan and have the ability to communicate in English and Arabic …

Application of Botulinum Toxin at the Yonsei Point for the Treatment of Gummy Smile | 8/26/2020

… underwent standardized measurements by a single examiner, including dynamic and static measurements and a lateral cephalometric radiograph. In addition, facial photos and videos and a questionnaire of self-assessment will be obtained. The primary outcome measurement is the anterior gingival exposure measurements when the subject get an achieve full, unrestricted, spontaneous smiles 2 weeks postinjection. Condition or disease Smiling Botulinum Toxins, Type A Procedure: the injection of onabotulinumtoxinA at diferent …

Reimagining Physician Compensation Models for a Resilient Future | 8/26/2020

… must satisfy baseline conditions of employment, including (1) regular clinical activity and associated productivity consistent with the range associated (on a fair market value basis) with the physician’s base compensation, (2) quality thresholds with outcome measurement s set by the organization and (3) agreed upon citizenship efforts. Physician behavior can be influenced by differentiating funding of each “Core Incentive” based on the organization’s mission, needs, and objectives, thereby incentivizing desirable activity …

The most recent advances in understanding and managing hidradenitis suppurativa [version 1; peer review: 2 approved] | 8/26/2020

… research is essential to fully elucidate the effects of antibiotics in HS patients. Although targeted biologics were recommended by several guidelines, issues with insurance coverage and a lack of consensus in the use of outcome measurement s for HS would make testing and prescribing these treatments difficult. All reviewed guidelines stressed a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of HS patients 44 . Recently, the difficulties in developing unified international guidelines …

Intraseasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Waning: Threading the Needle for Immunity | 8/21/2020

… differ in ways that impact their risk of developing influenza (besides vaccination status), and adjusting for these differences is a key challenge for VE studies. 4 Depending on the population and study design, the outcome measurement s of VE studies may vary, ranging from asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic influenza infection through hospitalization and death due to the disease. Differences in seeking care for influenza are an important consideration in study design …

Is This The Most Advanced Anti-Aging Analysis & Epigenetic Diagnostic Test Of The Future? | 8/20/2020

… to predict a large number of age-related diseases: dementia, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, etc. TruAge Epigenetic Test Kit provided by TruDiagnostic (use code BEN50 to save $50) Big difference is how they’re tied to outcome measurement s, how predictive they are of actual age Telomere testing doesn’t have statistical significance to markers of biological age or life expectancy, can change so fluidly, can jump up or down and no one really …

Changes in mental health and drug use among men who have sex with men using daily and event-driven pre-exposure prophylaxis: Results from a prospective demonstration project in Amsterdam, the Netherlands | 8/18/2020

Sobell M.B. Simco E.R. Psychometric properties of the drug use disorders identification test (DUDIT) with substance abusers in outpatient and residential treatment. ]. Presence of anxiety or depressive mood disorder was defined as an MHI-5 2.4 Secondary outcome measurement s We measured concern about acquiring HIV using a 7-point Likert scale (1=“very concerned” to 7=“not concerned at all”). Substance use in the previous 3 months was recorded, including …

David Mackinnon | 8/16/2020

… Scientist. 39, 884-896. Williams-Avery, R., & MacKinnon, D. P. (1996). Injuries and use of protective equipment among college in-line skaters. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 28, 779-784. Dwyer, J. H., & MacKinnon, D. P. (1997). Outcome measurement issues in drug abuse prevention studies. Substance Use & Misuse, 32 (12 & 13), 1667-1668. Fabricius, W. V., Nagoshi, C., & MacKinnon D. P. (1997). Concepts of drugs: differences in conceptual structure across groups with different levels …

Protocol for the development of a core outcome set for reporting outcomes of management of velopharyngeal dysfunction | BMJ | 8/14/2020

… is international expertise contributed by the study steering group. The COS identified will be broadly applicable to case series, cohort studies, as well as randomised controlled trials. Further study will be required to identify outcome measurement instruments to assess the outcomes selected. Introduction Background The velopharyngeal valve is made up of the soft palate, the palatopharyngeus muscle and the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is critically important during speech because …

TASCI–transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation in patients with acute spinal cord injury to prevent neurogenic detrusor overactivity: protocol for a nationwide, randomised, sham-controlled, double-blind clinical trial | BMJ | 8/14/2020

Table 2 Secondary outcome measurement tools and time of assessment Generally, the outcome assessments are administered at screening and baseline as well as during each of the three follow-up visits ( figure 1 ). One notable exception is the bladder biopsy, which will take place at baseline and the 6-month follow-up visit, and only with additional consent. Moreover, during the intervention period, participants will complete some of the questionnaires …

Sunday Science Lesson: Smoking protects against COVID-19, but most of the related “science” is badly misguided | 8/10/2020

… normal study error. This is absolutely overwhelming evidence. Something would have to be systematically misleading about hundreds of different observations, that use different methods in different populations, and have many variations in exposure and outcome measurement . Not to say that is impossible. If we had 762 studies comparing height to breast cancer risk, they might all show that being taller is strongly protective (because men). But it is hard to …

Effect of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions alone and combined with nutrition on child growth in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis | BMJ | 7/13/2020

bmjopen-2019-034812supp007.pdf] Meta-regression The coefficients of regressed effect measures on the moderators (general domain, risk of bias and items that measure risk of bias) are given in table 3 . The effect measure was increased with baseline outcome measurement s between intervention and control groups (p=0.007) and was inversely associated with baseline characteristics of study participants in both arms (p=0.009). View this table: View popup Table 3 Results …