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€‚For the podcast associated with this article, please visit https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/pages/Podcasts.This Focus Issue on heart failure (HF) provides novel clinically relevant information on sodium–glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors which, initially proposed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), have been found to improve the outcome of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) when administered on the top of drugs known to improve the outcome of HF and are recommended in current European Guidelines.1,2Acording to modelling estimates, when compared with no neurohormonal blockade, the use of a broad-based combination of disease-modifying drugs at target doses in patients with HF may reduce the how to get cipro online risk of death by as much as 75%. It is surprising that in spite of this powerful therapeutic armamentarium, <1% of patients with chronic HF are currently receiving recommended drugs at doses that have been shown to prolong life.3 The issue opens with a Current Opinion article entitled ‘Totality of evidence in trials of sodium–glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors in the patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Implications for clinical practice’ by Milton Packer from the Baylor University Medical how to get cipro online Center at Dallas in Texas, USA and colleagues.

The authors provide a perspective on the totality of evidence with SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with HFrEF.4 This paper is the first to issue a call for a major change in clinical practice based on the concordant results of DAPA-HF and EMPEROR-Reduced trials. The analyses and interpretations that are presented in this manuscript will undoubtedly generate considerable discussion and debate for a long time.Concern about hypotension often leads to withholding of beneficial therapy in patients with HFrEF. In a clinical research manuscript entitled ‘Effect of dapagliflozin according to baseline systolic blood pressure in the Dapagliflozin and Prevention of how to get cipro online Adverse Outcomes in Heart Failure trial (DAPA-HF)’ John McMurray from the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, UK and colleagues on behalf of the DAPA-HF Investigators and Committees evaluated the efficacy and safety of dapagliflozin according to baseline systolic blood pressure (SBP) in DAPA-HF trial.5 Key inclusion criteria were.

New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II–IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤40%, elevated N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level, and SBP ≥95 mmHg. The primary outcome was a composite of worsening HF how to get cipro online or cardiovascular death. The efficacy and safety of dapagliflozin was examined using SBP as both a categorical and a continuous variable.

The placebo-corrected reduction in SBP from baseline to 2 weeks with dapagliflozin was –2.54 mmHg. The benefit and safety of dapagliflozin were consistent how to get cipro online across the range of SBP. Study drug discontinuation did not differ between dapagliflozin and placebo across the SBP categories examined.The authors conclude that dapagliflozin had a small effect on SBP in patients with HFrEF and was superior to placebo in improving outcomes, and well tolerated, across the range of SBP included in DAPA-HF.

The manuscript is accompanied by an Editorial by Francesco Cosentino from the University Hospital Solna in Stockholm, Sweden who comments that altogether, the results of the current post-hoc analysis demonstrating efficacy and safety of dapagliflozin regardless of SBP values might significantly contribute to foster the implementation of dapagliflozin use in HF clinical practice by dissipating any potential safety concern linked with its hypotensive effects.6In how to get cipro online a clinical research article entitled ‘A randomized controlled trial of dapagliflozin on left ventricular hypertrophy in people with type two diabetes. The DAPA-LVH trial’, Chim Lang from the University of Dundee in the UK and colleagues tested the hypothesis that dapagliflozin may regress left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in people with T2D.7 The authors randomly assigned 66 patients with T2D, LVH, and controlled blood pressure to receive dapagliflozin 10 mg once daily or placebo for 12 months. The primary endpoint was change in absolute left ventricular mass (LVM), assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

In the intention-to-treat analysis, dapagliflozin significantly reduced LVM compared with placebo, how to get cipro online with an absolute mean change of –2.82 g. Additional sensitivity analysis adjusting for baseline LVM, baseline blood pressure, weight, and SBP change showed the LVM change to remain statistically significant. Dapagliflozin significantly reduced pre-specified secondary endpoints including ambulatory 24-h SBP, how to get cipro online nocturnal SBP, body weight, visceral adipose tissue, subcutaneous adipose tissue, insulin resistance, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.

Figure 1Column bar charts showing the mean regression of left ventricular mass following dapagliflozin treatment compared to placebo (from Brown AJM, Gandy S, McCrimmon R, Houston JG, Struthers AD, Lang CC. A randomized controlled trial of dapagliflozin on left ventricular hypertrophy in people with type two diabetes. The DAPA-LVH how to get cipro online trial.

See pages 3421–3432).Figure 1Column bar charts showing the mean regression of left ventricular mass following dapagliflozin treatment compared to placebo (from Brown AJM, Gandy S, McCrimmon R, Houston JG, Struthers AD, Lang CC. A randomized controlled trial of dapagliflozin on left ventricular hypertrophy in people with type two diabetes. The DAPA-LVH trial how to get cipro online.

See pages 3421–3432).Lang and colleagues conclude that dapagliflozin treatment significantly reduced LVM in patients with T2D and LVH. The regression of LVM how to get cipro online suggests that dapagliflozin can initiate reverse remodelling and changes in left ventricular structure that may partly contribute to cardioprotective effects of dapagliflozin. This manuscript is accompanied by an Editorial by Francesco Paneni from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and colleagues.8 They note that the above-mentioned effects of SGLT2 inhibitors set the ground for a possible beneficial effect of these drugs in patients with HFpEF, where microvascular dysfunction, cardiomyocyte inflammation, and cardiometabolic alterations take centre stage.While several landmark studies have long established that implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy improves survival for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death ,9 risk stratification parameters and methods for this purpose are clinically underused.

In a clinical research article entitled ‘Clinical effectiveness of primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Results of the EU-CERT-ICD controlled multicentre cohort study’ Markus Zabel from the Universitätsmedizin Göttingen in Germany and colleagues from the EU-CERT-ICD Study Investigators assessed the current clinical effectiveness of primary prevention how to get cipro online by ICD therapy in a prospective investigator-initiated, controlled cohort study, conducted in 44 centres and 15 European countries. The study sought to assess current clinical effectiveness of primary prophylactic ICD implantation.10 The authors recruited 2327 patients with ischaemic or dilated cardiomyopathy and guideline indications for prophylactic ICD implantation.

The primary endpoint how to get cipro online was all-cause mortality. Baseline and follow-up data from 2247 patients were analysable. 1516 patients with first ICD implantation (ICD group) and 731 patients without ICD serving as controls.

Multivariable models and propensity how to get cipro online scoring for adjustment were used to compare the two groups for mortality. Adjusted mortality associated with ICD vs. Control was how to get cipro online significantly lower (hazard ratio 0.731).

Subgroup analyses indicated no ICD benefit in diabetics or in those aged ≥75 years. Figure 2Secondary efficacy endpoints comparing cardiosphere-derived cells and placebo at 6 months. Change in (A) how to get cipro online left ventricular end-diastolic volume.

(B) left ventricular end-systolic volume. And (C) N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide levels. At 6 months how to get cipro online.

CDC, cardiosphere-derived cell. LVEDV, left ventricular how to get cipro online end-diastolic volume. LVESV, left ventricular end-systolic volume.

NT-proBNP, N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide (from Makkar RR, Kereiakes DJ, Aguirre F, Kowalchuk G, Chakravarty T, Malliaras K, Francis GS, Povsic TJ, Schatz R, Traverse JH, Pogoda JM, Smith RR, Marbán L, Ascheim DD, Ostovaneh MR, Lima JAC, DeMaria A, Marbán E, Henry TD. Intracoronary ALLogeneic how to get cipro online heart STem cells to Achieve myocardial Regeneration (ALLSTAR). A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial.

See pages 3451--3458).Figure 2Secondary efficacy endpoints comparing cardiosphere-derived cells and how to get cipro online placebo at 6 months. Change in (A) left ventricular end-diastolic volume. (B) left ventricular end-systolic volume.

And (C) N-terminal pro how to get cipro online b-type natriuretic peptide levels. At 6 months. CDC, cardiosphere-derived how to get cipro online cell.

LVEDV, left ventricular end-diastolic volume. LVESV, left ventricular end-systolic volume. NT-proBNP, N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide (from Makkar RR, Kereiakes DJ, Aguirre F, Kowalchuk G, Chakravarty T, Malliaras K, Francis GS, Povsic TJ, Schatz R, how to get cipro online Traverse JH, Pogoda JM, Smith RR, Marbán L, Ascheim DD, Ostovaneh MR, Lima JAC, DeMaria A, Marbán E, Henry TD.

Intracoronary ALLogeneic heart STem cells to Achieve myocardial Regeneration (ALLSTAR). A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial. See pages 3451--3458).The authors conclude that in contemporary ischaemic/dilated cardiomyopathy patients (LVEF ≤35%, narrow QRS), primary prophylactic ICD treatment was associated with a how to get cipro online substantial reduction in mortality, although this improvement was not consistent across the whole population.

The manuscript is accompanied by an Editorial by N.A. Mark Estes how to get cipro online III from the Heart and Vascular Institute UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.11 The authors note that clinicians should be mindful of available risk stratification models and subgroup analyses from the EU-CERT-ICD and other studies. It follows that the process of shared decision-making should include careful consideration of the patient’s wishes and values, with an individualized assessment of potential benefit and risks of primary prevention of sudden death by ICD implantation.Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) are cardiac progenitor cells which exhibit disease-modifying bioactivity in various models of cardiomyopathy and in previous clinical studies of acute myocardial infarction (MI), dilated cardiomyopathy, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.12,13 In a clinical research article entitled ‘Intracoronary ALLogeneic heart STem cells to Achieve myocardial Regeneration (ALLSTAR).

A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial’, Raj Makkar from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, California, USA and colleagues assessed the safety and efficacy of intracoronary administration of allogeneic CDCs in the multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, intracoronary ALLogeneic Heart STem Cells to Achieve Myocardial Regeneration (ALLSTAR) trial.14 The authors enrolled patients 4 weeks to 12 months after MI, with LVEF ≤45% and left ventricular LV scar size ≥15% of LVM by MRI. A pre-specified interim analysis was performed when 6-month MRI how to get cipro online data were available. The trial was subsequently stopped due to the low probability of detecting a significant treatment effect of CDCs based on the primary endpoint.

Patients were randomly allocated in a 2:1 ratio to receive CDCs or placebo in how to get cipro online the infarct-related artery by the stop–flow technique. The primary safety endpoint was the occurrence, during 1-month post-intracoronary infusion, of acute myocarditis attributable to allogeneic CDCs, ventricular tachycardia- or ventricular fibrillation-related death, sudden unexpected death, or a major adverse cardiac event (death or hospitalization for HF or non-fatal MI). The primary efficacy endpoint was the relative percentage change in infarct size at 12 months post-infusion as assessed by contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI.

Makkar and colleagues randomly allocated 90 patients to how to get cipro online the CDC group and 44 to the placebo group. The mean baseline LVEF was 40% and the mean scar size was 22% of the LVM. No primary how to get cipro online safety endpoint events occurred.

There was no difference in the percentage change from baseline in scar size between CDC and placebo groups at 6 months. Compared with placebo, there were significant reductions in LV end-diastolic volume, LV end-systolic volume, and NT-proBNP at 6 months in CDC-treated patients.The authors conclude that intracoronary infusion of allogeneic CDCs in patients with post-MI left ventricular dysfunction was safe but did not reduce scar size relative to placebo at 6 months. The manuscript how to get cipro online is accompanied by an Editorial by Francisco Fernandez-Aviles from the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain and colleagues.15 The authors feel that various points need to be better addressed before proceeding again to clinical trials, if we want to move the field of cardiovascular regenerative and reparative medicine forward, for the sake of the cardiovascular health of millions of patients.Treatment of pathological cardiac remodelling and subsequent HF represents an unmet clinical need.

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as crucial molecular orchestrators of disease processes including that of heart diseases.16,17 In a Basic Science article entitled ‘Targeting muscle-enriched long non-coding RNA H19 reverses pathological cardiac hypertrophy’, Thomas Thum from the Hannover Medical School in Germany, and colleagues report on the powerful therapeutic potential of the conserved lncRNA H19 in the treatment of pathological cardiac hypertrophy.18 Pressure overload-induced left ventricular cardiac remodelling revealed an up-regulation of H19 in the early phase, but a strong sustained repression upon reaching the decompensated phase of HF. The translational potential of H19 was highlighted by its repression in a large animal (pig) model of LVH, in diseased human heart samples, in human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes, and in human engineered heart tissue in response to afterload enhancement. Pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy in H19 how to get cipro online knockout mice was aggravated compared with wild-type mice.

In contrast, vector-based, cardiomyocyte-directed gene therapy using murine but also human H19 strongly attenuated HF even when cardiac hypertrophy was already established. Mechanistically, using how to get cipro online microarray, gene set enrichment analyses, and chromatin immunoprecipitation-DNA sequencing, the authors identified a link between H19 and prohypertrophic nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signalling. H19 physically interacts with the polycomb repressive complex 2 to suppress H3K27 tri-methylation of the antihypertrophic Tescalcin locus which in turn leads to reduced NFAT expression and activity.Thum and colleagues conclude that H19 is highly conserved and down-regulated in failing hearts from mice, pigs, and humans.

H19 gene therapy prevents and reverses experimental pressure overload-induced HF. H19 acts as an antihypertrophic how to get cipro online lncRNA and represents a promising therapeutic target to combat pathological cardiac remodelling. The manuscript is accompanied by an Editorial by Gianluigi Condorelli from the Humanitas University in Rozzano, Italy and colleagues.

The authors note that dysregulation of epigenetic mechanisms leading to aberrant loss of cardiomyocyte homeostasis is a critical point to consider in how to get cipro online understanding the onset of cardiovascular pathologies. Thus exploiting lncRNAs as therapeutic agents in myocardial disease could pave the way for efficaciously combatting one of the greatest healthcare burdens worldwide.19With the advent of omics, an innovative inductive method has provided researchers with possible ways new to monitor health and disease. This approach incorporates data from studies of the genome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome to focus on the assessment of a varied range of biomolecules.20 In a clinical review article entitled ‘Omics phenotyping in heart failure.

The next frontier’ Antoni Bayes-Genis from the Cardiology Service, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona, Spain and colleagues provide a state-of-the-art review aiming to provide an up-to-date look at breakthrough omic technologies that how to get cipro online are helping to unravel HF disease mechanisms and heterogeneity.21 Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in HF are reviewed in depth. In addition, there is a thorough, expert discussion regarding the value of omics in identifying novel disease pathways, advancing understanding of disease mechanisms, differentiating HF phenotypes, yielding biomarkers for diagnosis or prognosis, or identifying new therapeutic targets in HF. The combination of multiple omics technologies may create a more comprehensive picture of how to get cipro online the factors and pathophysiology involved in HF than achieved by either one alone, and provides a rich resource for predictive phenotype modelling.

However, the successful translation of omics tools as solutions to clinical HF requires that the observations are robust and reproducible, and can be validated across multiple independent populations to ensure confidence in clinical decision-making.This issue is also complemented by a Discussion Forum contribution. In a contribution entitled ‘Heart failure development in obesity. Mechanistic pathways’ Kristjan Karason from how to get cipro online the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden and colleagues provide a reply to a recent comment entitled ‘Incident heart failure risk after bariatric surgery.

The role of epicardial fat’.22,23The editors hope that this issue of the European Heart Journal will be of interest to its readers.With thanks to Amelia Meier-Batschelet, Johanna Hugger, and Martin Meyer for help with compilation of this article. References1Docherty KF, Jhund PS, Inzucchi SE, Køber L, Kosiborod MN, Martinez FA, Ponikowski P, DeMets DL, Sabatine MS, Bengtsson O, Sjöstrand M, Langkilde AM, Desai AS, Diez M, Howlett JG, Katova T, Ljungman CEA, O’Meara E, Petrie MC, Schou M, Verma S, Vinh PN, Solomon SD, McMurray JJV. Effects of dapagliflozin in DAPA-HF according to background heart how to get cipro online failure therapy.

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© The Author(s) 2020. For permissions, please email how to get cipro online. Journals.permissions@oup.com.Case presentationA 32-year-old cardiology resident was scheduled to round on the buy antibiotics wards at a large, government teaching hospital in Bahrain.

To cover the increasing workload, the hospital required additional medical personnel to provide care for the numerous buy antibiotics patients that were being seen. Prior to examining buy antibiotics-positive patients, she donned appropriate personal protective how to get cipro online equipment (PPE)—a gown, gloves, N95 mask, and face shield. As part of her physical exam, she was obliged to auscultate her patients with a stethoscope, listening for cardiopulmonary abnormalities that can be comorbid with severe buy antibiotics .

Thus, she was required to unzip her gown and keep her stethoscope either in her ears or around her neck. She used a standard-length Littman Cardiology™ stethoscope, requiring her to be in close proximity to how to get cipro online the patient (i.e. Lean over to the patient’s level).One day after her rounds, she developed a sore throat.

She subsequently was tested positive for buy antibiotics via how to get cipro online polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The resident cardiologist remembered one patient that she had examined where she suspected the transmission occurred. She recalls examining a patient who was buy antibiotics positive.

Prior to the patient’s intubation she applied her own stethoscope directly to the patient’s how to get cipro online chest to perform auscultation. The resident was perspiring and beginning to feel exhausted from her prior rounding and was breathing heavily as she unzipped her gown to place the stethoscope back within. The resident believes that buy antibiotics viral particles which were transmitted to the stethoscope became aerosolized and inhaled as she brought the stethoscope close to her mouth while tucking it how to get cipro online back into her gown.

The resident recovered, re-tested negative for buy antibiotics, and has now returned to her normal duties.The buy antibiotics cipro has called into question the triple-faceted role of the stethoscope. A diagnostic tool, symbol of patient–provider connection, and possible vector for infectious disease (Figure 1). A recent article in the American Journal of Medicine discusses developments in each arm of this triple role with reference to buy antibiotics, arguing that developments in stethoscope diagnostic technology, a need to bolster clinical skills, and developments in stethoscope hygiene methods will perpetuate both its relevance how to get cipro online and safety.

This argument was made in light of those who believe the stethoscope will become obsolete with the development of more advanced technologies, as well as its potential to transmit disease.1 It is clear that a contaminated stethoscope might pose a danger to patients and providers, and can be a potential vector for the transmission of buy antibiotics, as illustrated in the case above. Thus, providers should how to get cipro online seek to educate themselves on stethoscope contamination, assess the current methods of hygiene, and innovate accordingly rather than cast the stethoscope aside. Figure 1The three-faceted role of the stethoscope.

The stethoscope lies at the intersection of three roles in medicine. Diagnostic tool how to get cipro online. Connection between provider and patients.

And a potential vector for infectious disease. As increased control vigilance has how to get cipro online placed the stethoscope in a position of contention. Each facet of the stethoscope must be weighed in consideration of medicines’s cherished symbol.Figure 1The three-faceted role of the stethoscope.

The stethoscope how to get cipro online lies at the intersection of three roles in medicine. Diagnostic tool. Connection between provider and patients.

And a how to get cipro online potential vector for infectious disease. As increased control vigilance has placed the stethoscope in a position of contention. Each facet of the stethoscope must be weighed in consideration of medicines’s cherished symbol.Studies have demonstrated that stethoscopes can harbour similar levels and types of microbes to those on one’s hand.2 Thus, it is no surprise that the stethoscope has been christened as the physician’s ‘third hand’, with reference both to its potential for pathogen transmission how to get cipro online and its integral role in patient–provider connection.

Despite this, no clear guidelines exist for performing stethoscope hygiene. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) classifies the stethoscope as a ‘non-critical’ medical device (i.e. Only in contact with intact skin, not with bodily fluids), and recommends cleaning between as often as after contact with each patient to once weekly using an alcohol or bleach-based disinfectant.3 It has been demonstrated that how to get cipro online ciproes, including buy antibiotics,4 are capable of surviving on skin and other surfaces for an extended period of time.5 Thus, current guidelines may not adequately reflect the risk that stethoscope contamination poses.buy antibiotics has fostered an era of increased control vigilance, and thus the benefits of the stethoscope must be rationally weighed against the risks.

In the vignette posed here, the cardiology resident felt the need to use her stethoscope to assess the buy antibiotics patients on her round. Her likely rationale was the how to get cipro online utility it provides in assessing the variety of cardiopulmonary abnormalities that can manifest during a buy antibiotics . One of the most common manifestations of buy antibiotics is multifocal pneumonia, often occurring prior to acute respiratory distress and need for mechanical ventilation.6 While pneumonia is diagnosed most definitively using imaging modalities (CT and X-ray) and laboratory testing, resource-limited scenarios might necessitate the usage of a stethoscope to listen for pulmonary indications (coarse breath sounds).

Furthermore, there is growing evidence that cardiovascular disease is highly comorbid with buy antibiotics , leading to worse outcomes. The most common cardiovascular comorbidities among hospitalized buy antibiotics patients are hypertension, coronary artery disease, and diabetes mellitus.7,8 In addition, recent reports have implicated buy antibiotics in how to get cipro online causing myocardial injury and left ventricular systolic dysfunction.9 Considering the sequelae of buy antibiotics cardiopulmonary manifestations, auscultation using a stethoscope can be highly warranted. Therefore, emphasis must be placed on ensuring that the stethoscope can be used safely.Assessments of stethoscope hygiene practices have widely demonstrated deficits in adherence and method.

Direct observational studies have demonstrated stethoscope hygiene rates using recommended methods (wiping with alcohol, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, etc.) between 11.3% and 24%, with unconventional practices also being reported such as placing a glove over the stethoscope prior to auscultation or washing it with water/hand towel in a sink.10,11 Such findings imply that while stethoscope hygiene practices are deficient, providers who are cognizant of stethoscope contamination are struggling to find an effective form of hygiene that does not impede workflow—a proverbial ‘cry for help.’ With regard to current methods of stethoscope hygiene, providers cite lack of access to cleaning supplies, forgetfulness, or a lack of time as reasons for not performing stethoscope hygiene.12Healthcare guidelines advise against using personal stethoscopes in contact precaution settings in order to limit the potential for cross-contamination. Rather, single-patient how to get cipro online disposable stethoscopes are often used for such patients. However, the audio quality of single-patient stethoscopes is quite poor,13 and it has been demonstrated that these stethoscopes can be contaminated with pathogens that can potentially be transmitted to providers, who must share this stethoscope.14 Proper cleaning of these stethoscopes between usage may not occur in high-workflow environments, such as the intensive care unit (ICU).

Thus, a more feasible and effective modality of stethoscope hygiene is warranted.A ray of hope for stethoscope hygiene how to get cipro online is technological innovation. Among the solutions presented in recent years have been a UV-LED case for the stethoscope diaphragm,1, stethoscopes made from antimicrobial copper alloys,16 and disposable stethoscope diaphragm covers.17 The challenge imposed by the first two innovations is a lack of complete microbial dis. Given that it is unknown what viral dose threshold corresponds to buy antibiotics pathogenesis, current control standards might necessitate a method that ensures zero transmission.

Stethoscope diaphragm covers alone can provide an aseptic contact surface during auscultation,17 but one is likely to encounter the same impediments stated for conventional stethoscope cleaning.12 A company based in San Diego, USA (AseptiScope Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) has attempted to overcome this issue by developing a touch-free diaphragm barrier dispenser.1 A recent article discussed the role of how to get cipro online stethoscope contamination during buy antibiotics, stating that a specific barrier for the stethoscope is needed to prevent stethoscope contamination and subsequent transmission to patients and providers.18 A touch-free stethoscope diaphragm dispenser might be a feasible solution for this need.In the era of buy antibiotics, the stethoscope carries both profound utility as well as risk to patients if effective hygiene practices are not implemented. Thus, providers need to exercise caution when auscultating patients with buy antibiotics given the risk for cross-contamination. However, rather than casting aside the stethoscope due to how to get cipro online this risk, safety should be bolstered through education, hygiene practice, and consideration of innovative solutions.Conflict of interest.

A.S.M. Is a co-founder and the Chief Clinical Officer for AseptiScope Inc. (San Diego, how to get cipro online CA, USA).

None of the other authors have conflicts to disclose. ReferencesReferences are available as supplementary material how to get cipro online at European Heart Journal online. Published on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology.

All rights reserved. © The how to get cipro online Author(s) 2020. For permissions, please email.

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A fever followed. I woke up Tuesday morning feeling awful. I got tested and it was official — I was one of how to get cipro online the thousands of new buy antibiotics patients that day.advertisementBy Friday, I was having trouble taking deep breaths. My pulse oximeter showed 95%. Not bad, how to get cipro online but not normal for me — that would have been 99% to 100%.

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Helen started her shift by changing my gown and sheets, then helped me take a chlorhexidine towel bath. Those small acts of kindness felt wonderful.Despite having trouble breathing, I sometimes fell asleep. Then my how to get cipro online breathing would slow and my blood oxygen level would drop to unsafe levels. Helen would open the door to my room and yell, “Chris, c’mon. You’ve got how to get cipro online to breathe.

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As I left, all of them were full and many of the occupants were on ventilators. I asked to stop for a moment so I could say a prayer for my brothers and sisters with buy antibiotics.Stephanie and my oldest son were waiting outside the hospital in a carport reserved for buy antibiotics patients. I was overcome how to get cipro online with emotion. We hugged and held each other tight. For the first time since entering the ICU, I realized I would still get to be how to get cipro online a husband, father, brother, and son, and would continue to lead ChenMed.

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He talks to Healthcare IT News about the importance of patient engagement and why we will not go back to pre-buy antibiotics care what to eat when taking cipro and flagyl. On 2 December, he will be speaking at the 'Extending Health and Care beyond Hospital Walls. Real-World Case Studies Best-practices' at the HIMSS & what to eat when taking cipro and flagyl. Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference &.

Exhibition. Mahmud will be discussing how technology is enabling a shift to patient-centred care models of community-based care and sharing learnings from effective cases of digitally-led primary care from the UK and the Middle East. You can register your attendance and find out more here.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.HITN. How has buy antibiotics affected your work as a general practitioner?.

How do you foresee it affecting primary care for years to come?. Mahmud. The impact of buy antibiotics on primary care has been huge, in particular as its role as a catalyst in the use of technology. We carried out a patient survey towards the beginning of the buy antibiotics cipro which had over 2,000 responses in 3 days, and in it we asked how patients wanted to access our services.

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Reduction in visits to clinics has resulted in a decrease in carbon footprint. In our practice we have calculated this as 41,280kg of CO2 per year which is equivalent to 256 trees. We have plans in place to be carbon neutral next year.Clinicians have been able to change the way they workFrom the clinicians’ perspective, the benefits of the current way of working allows for more flexible working which is a huge issue. There is much more opportunity to access training and to attend and contribute to meetings, all at a click of button.

However, the drawbacks of social isolation and enhanced risk perception are palpable.We have seen increased social isolation of both patients and workforce. In addition, health anxiety, risk of delay in seeking medical assistance with sinister symptoms, and a delay in planned surgical procedures have all inflated. For clinicians, there too have been challenges in anxiety around the ability to provide care safely. The risk of contracting buy antibiotics is a cause for concern which has been exacerbated by the challenges of securing adequate PPE.We’ll not go back to pre-buy antibiotics careIt’s unlikely that we will return to the delivery of care that we had pre-buy antibiotics, one where we have standard 10-15minute face to face consultations, providing reactive care.

That model of care will need to deconstructed and rebuilt making more use of technology to change timescales of care, communication methods, along with increased opportunities to check-in and seek guidance. We’ll be using instant messaging more. In our experience, there will always be an overwhelming preference for using the phone, but so far we have seen the use of online messaging gather traction too, with a comparatively small appetite for video conferencing.As demand for healthcare is rising, it’s imperative that primary care supports prevention, this should be initiated by the practice. We need to make small interventions for large numbers of patients to support behavioural change - thinking of ourselves as providers of wellness rather than defenders against illness.

In a study of proactive interventions done at our practice, we found that a reduction in demand happened within a few months.We continue to work on interventions to change patient behaviour, and in this, we collaborate with other healthcare providers. We have also now started to engage with schools and employment services to build a proactive model of wellness throughout the community.HITN. How are you driving patient engagement?. How do you encourage others to do the same?.

Mahmud. We live in a world where Google knows more about our thoughts and behaviour than we do. In healthcare, patient engagement is often mandated, but we ought to engage because we want to, rather than because we have to. It ought to be the cornerstone of forming strategy that we need to have the engagement of as many patients as possible, patients who share their honest opinions and suggestions but who are also challenged - presented with choices, trade offs.Engagement needs to be smartWe have found that patient engagement works by using a combination of methods including surveys, a chatbot service and focus groups.

We also found that using population groups (ie patients with families, patients who are of working age etc), rather than disease-based groups helps us consider the breadth of needs of patients – those with and without specific health needs. The key is understanding patients’ behaviour and the drivers behind it. We have used validated Patient Activation Measures (PAM) which scores patients knowledge, skills and confidence in their health. This allows us to customise the support we provide.

We’ve also built ‘personas’ or fictional characters for each population group which include their social circumstances, their interests and hobbies as well their relationships. This helps us to give a deeper understanding of behaviour when analysing the results.We’ve had some remarkable traction with patient surveys with around 2,000 patient responses to recent surveys, all within a few days. This happens by carefully considering the timing of surveys. For example we look at trigger points – both external and internal.

So if a patient becomes pregnant, or is recently diagnosed with something, that may be a trigger point for communication, as may be an external event in the news.Engagements must be simple, attractive and short. We’ve found giving patients brief simple questions but allowing them also to use free text gives us the most useful data to analyse. Free text allows us to analyse sentiments and identify issues that we may not have thought about. Increasingly we are using AI technology to support us in this analysis which has proved to be quick, reliable which has freed up time to spend on drawing conclusions.

Finally, we have found that engagements work best when there is social element, where patients form relationships with each other when working in focus groups, building on each others’ ideas. Even with online questionnaires, if patients feel their voice is heard, they feel part of a movement.It’s crucial that healthcare providers have a deep understanding of their patients’ behaviour so as to ensure that there is alignment with the needs of patients and limited healthcare resource.HITN. Can you tell us a bit about you interest in game theory and how this can be applied in healthcare?. Mahmud.

Game theory is a theoretical framework for conceiving of social situations among competing players and producing optimal decision-making of independent and competing actors in a strategic setting.I am working on the application of Game Theory to help evaluate patient and clinician behaviour which results in better outcomes for both – using mathematical modelling. This will result in the development of a frame work which allows the delivery of proactive care whilst reducing demand.It’s not cooperativeHealthcare is a US$12 trillion market and the interaction between doctors and patients and their relationship are often discussed (nationally and internationally) in terms of a ‘cooperative’ game. Sadly this is often not the case. Demand has increased due to an increasingly elderly population, increased investigative and treatment options and patients’ raised expectations.At the same time, supply has become more and more limited with long lead times for training, workforce burnout, enhanced regulatory burdens and more frequent litigation.

There is an inherent conflict built into the system. Patients would like to have a personalised care but clinicians generic cipro cost are trained in generic disease ‘buckets’ (for example diabetes, hypertension etc). Patients would like quick treatment, but doctors are overwhelmed by workload and delays are common. Patients want integrated healthcare, but professionals often work in silos, even within the same clinical teams in a hospital or GP practice – where there are clinical risks around handovers.Patients would like to have shared decision making, however, they often don’t have the knowledge and clinicians find it quicker to ‘do’ rather than explain.

In summary, patients are playing a long term or infinite game and clinicians are playing a short term, finite game. Strategy documents make the realisation that clinicians need to focus on prevention, but it’s difficult when they can’t cope with current demand.Prevention is seen by clinicians as a luxury - something they don’t have time for, whilst patients see it as essential. Given that it’s easier to measure short term activity, the incentives for both publicly and privately funded healthcare commissioners are to have a system set up to respond to short term goals. It’s very hard to measure something that hasn’t happened yet – for example prevention of stroke or heart attack, and even harder to attribute an intervention within a complex health and social care system which is responsible for that.Breaking the cycleI work as a general practitioner (primary care physician) in London and we have tried to break the cycle we’ve ended up in.

We’ve done some work around prevention to test if this has resulted in a reduction in acute demand. We’ve created time to work on proactivity by having teams with shared goals working on projects to improve patients’ health confidence and health community involvement. Our initial results have shown that working on proactive care resulted in a reduction in acute demand by 1,700 appointments over a 12 month period. In just a few months, patient confidence improved and behaviour changed positively.We’re now working to develop a chatbot which can help automate some of the administrative burdens of the practice to give our staff more time to be able to support the relationship with patients and support their long term goals using coaching models.

There is a lot of ‘noise’ in the healthcare technology area, but unfortunately limited adoption or patient outcomes. I feel that using game theory models to evaluate healthcare services can also help when looking at what the appropriate use of technology is to try to improve outcomes for both patients and clinicians.When it comes to planning change and getting ‘buy in’, a great deal of effort is made but an equal amount of energy needs to be spent on sustainability, as this aspect is often overlooked. We need to look at healthcare through the lens of game theory models to see if we can help deliver a better healthcare system for us all.HITN. What are your hopes for the uptake/future of technology and innovation in primary care?.

Mahmud. Technology is a key enabler for delivery of healthcare, however, we need to have a clear understanding of patient behaviour and game theory models help mathematically to calculate which areas of technology might bridge the gap between competing drivers for patients and clinicians - resulting in better outcomes for all. Technology is only one aspect however, unless we change the culture, incentives, structures and processes as well as support staff, nothing will change.Thank you for your time. More information about the HIMSS &.

Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference &. Exhibition taking place from 29 November – 2 December 2020 can be found here.A new report released this week predicted that the electronic health record market would grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% over the next five years. The report, from Research and Markets, noted the roles of chronic diseases, government funding and patient engagement as likely contributing factors to the increase."The increasing adoption of software solutions such as data mining, clinical decision support systems and clinical trial management systems will propel the demand for EHR systems," wrote report authors. WHY IT MATTERS Unsurprisingly, the report named EHR heavy-hitters Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks and Epic Systems as the major vendors, specifically noting Epic as amassing a greater share of the U.S.

Hospital market in 2019. That year, noted authors, the hospital segment was the largest end-user segment – and nearly 90% of the country's hospitals using EHR systems in 2018.The report pointed to clinical EHR applications as a major segment of the market, noting that using EHRs as a source of data in clinical investigations could involve additional considerations, planning and management. "The demand for complete, up-to-date, and accurate medical records drives the adoption of EHR in the clinical segment," researchers said. Authors predicted that the cloud-based segment will be particularly viable, noting the lower cost when compared to on-premise products.

(Cloud-based EHRs can also be remotely installed – helpful amid the buy antibiotics cipro.) THE LARGER TREND More than a decade after the HITECH Act – including the meaningful use incentive program, and its more recent overhauls – it's perhaps not especially surprising that the EHR market has exploded.But pitfalls remain. Namely, clinicians perennially cite EHRs' usability (or lack thereof) as a leading cause for burnout, leading to all kinds of proposed solutions. "Too many physicians have experienced the demoralizing effects of cumbersome EHRs that interfere with providing first-rate medical care to patients," said the American Medical Association in 2019 with regard to a Mayo Clinic study on burnout.ON THE RECORD "An increase in the prevalence of acute and chronic diseases, including several heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, [cipros] such as buy antibiotics, [and] high awareness regarding the benefits of electronic healthcare records are likely to fuel the growth of the market in the U.S.," wrote report authors. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter.

@kjercichEmail. Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Medsphere Systems has acquired Micro-Office Systems in a move designed to enhance the value and usability of Medsphere’s health IT solutions and services.WHY IT MATTERSWith more than 30 years of health IT experience, Micro-Office Systems focuses on creating the in-between technology that streamlines the functionality of various platforms and applications to the benefit of administrators, clinicians and patients. HIMSS20 Digital Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and solutions. Get Started >>.

Its product portfolio includes numerous interfaces to improve communication and integration among solutions. System migration tools and strategies to smooth and hasten the transition from one system to another. And the Patient Communications Gateway, a comprehensive, modular system that empowers healthcare organizations to effectively communicate with patients.Medsphere said the breadth of its solution and service portfolio makes clear the value of solutions like those Micro-Office Systems provides. Medsphere’s electronic health records systems serve acute and psychiatric inpatient settings, ambulatory environments, and emergency rooms.The company’s revenue cycle management suite is designed to improve financial performance in all healthcare settings.

And the Phoenix Health consulting and outsourcing division provides services many hospitals need but have trouble obtaining, Medsphere contended.THE LARGER TRENDThe acquisition of Micro-Office Systems is Medsphere’s most recent move to expand company offerings. In recent years, Medsphere has grown steadily, through acquisitions such as ambulatory health IT solutions provider ChartLogic, health IT consulting and outsourcing provider Phoenix Health Systems, revenue cycle management systems developer Stockell Healthcare, and the Wellsoft emergency department information system.Moving forward, Micro-Office Systems will retain its name with the added modifier, “A Division of Medsphere.”ON THE RECORD“The entire healthcare IT industry, with as many products as there are, has evolved to the point where the connective tissue is just about as important as the muscle and bone,” said Medsphere president and CEO Irv Lichtenwald in a statement. €œEven when healthcare IT was in its relative infancy, Micro-Office Systems was improving communication among platforms and making localized systems work better for all users.”“The reality is that some wealthy hospitals and health systems can afford to purchase a mostly complete platform from one vendor, but that’s not necessarily the best acquisition approach, and it certainly isn’t available to all healthcare organizations,” added Micro-Office Systems CEO Norman Efroymson. €œWe believe Medsphere’s approach of effectively linking robust technology to create a platform all providers can afford will win the day, which is why we’re on board.”Twitter.

@SiwickiHealthITEmail the writer. Bsiwicki@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.The Sequoia Project and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association say new research shows promise for expanding an existing person matching framework to payers – boosting the prospects for more seamless interoperability as patient identification efforts gain steam in policy circles and at provider organizations.WHY IT MATTERSThe new study, "Person Matching for Greater Interoperability. A Case Study for Payers," shows extremely high matching accuracy rates, the groups say, and offers perspectives that can help boost patient identification efforts across the health plans – a must-have for more expansive health information exchange and interoperability.The Sequoia Project worked with BCBSA to apply its Framework for Cross-Organizational Patient Identity Management – first developed with Intermountain Healthcare, back in 2016 – to the payer community, expanding opportunities for more accurate person matching. HIMSS20 Digital Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and solutions.

Get Started >>. The cross-organizational framework's first iteration detailed how provider-to-provider matching and exchange could be optimized, describing best practices and offering a maturity model to point the way toward more widespread improvements in nationwide patient matching.Since its publication, a Patient Identity Framework Work Group was convened, and the stakeholder feedback led to a revised version two years ago that has since served as a guide for many providers and HIEs nationwide.The new case study, meant as a supplement to that, homes in on payers, and the case study it offers – an algorithm enabling a 99.5% matching accuracy rate across 36 different organizations – suggests big potential for other healthcare stakeholders going forward."Since our provider-focused framework was published in 2016 and revised in 2018, we've seen tremendous interest in how we apply those principles to raise the floor for interoperability," said Sequoia Project CEO Mariann Yeager in a statement."When the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association agreed to collaborate on the application of these principles to the unique needs of the payer community, we were thrilled for the opportunity to work together to expand our thinking from 'patient matching among providers' to 'person matching in other settings.'"THE LARGER TRENDPatient matching and identification efforts have gained some momentum in recent months, after being a major hindrance to interoperability for years.In July, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn a long-standing hurdle to developing a unique patient identifier – approving the Foster-Kelly Amendment, which removes language that prohibits federal funding for research into a unique patient ID.And so groups such as the Patient ID Now coalition are lobbying policymakers in Washington to push for a national strategy to address patient identification.When it comes to interoperability, "there are just too many fundamental gaps," said Hal Wolf, CEO of HIMSS (parent company of Healthcare IT News), a member of Patient ID Now. "We've done a great job, the United States, of developing components of HIE.

But there's an underlying dependency that we're missing, you know, and that's the individual patient identifier."The buy antibiotics cipro has put a harsh spotlight on the need for better patient matching, as Congressional leaders were reminded this spring by the Pew Charitable Trusts."Congress should work with federal agencies – such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the U.S. Postal Service – to ensure that they are using all the available tools they have so that public health entities can effectively trace contacts and track immunizations," said Ben Moscovitch, Pew's project director for health information technology.He pointed to the fact that phone numbers aren't often exchanged between labs and public health authorities who could do contact tracing. In many cases, even if they are, the numbers are for ordering physicians, not patients."As a result, contact tracers spend indispensable time searching for a phone number or email address to contact an individual," he said, "all while the cipro may be spreading by unknowingly infected individuals that have not been reached via contact tracing mechanisms."ON THE RECORD"The ability to match someone with their health data – regardless if they've changed insurers – is critical to ensuring people receive the care they need and deserve," said Rich Cullen, vice president at BCBSA in a statement."To address this health industry need, we developed a way to safely and securely match a person's health data from one Blue Cross and Blue Shield company to another. We believe this will lay the foundation for larger health data-sharing efforts within the broader health care system.

We thank The Sequoia Project for their expertise and collaborative leadership, which is critical now as we continue to advance industry standards to make meaningful health information easily accessible." Twitter. @MikeMiliardHITNEmail the writer. Mike.miliard@himssmedia.comHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS publication.The buy antibiotics crisis has spurred all kinds of technical innovation, not just virtual visits. For United Methodist Communities in Neptune, New Jersey, the cipro gave them the opportunity, and the necessity, to launch a remote monitoring program, starting with fall detection, that has led to an 80% reduction in falls.On today's episode host Jonah Comstock welcomes Larry Carlson, CEO of UMC, to look back at that experience and look ahead to the future of remote patient monitoring at UMC.This podcast is brought to you by Kajeet.

HIMSS20 Digital Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and solutions. Get Started >>. More about this podcast:United Methodist Communities has early successes with telehealth and RPMA guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendorsHospitals get additional $20 billion infusion of CARES Act fundsHow fall detection is moving beyond the pendant.

The rapid and unprecedented uptake of digital healthcare has been integral how to get cipro online to the strategic drive by many nations to shift care out of hospital care into the ever-expanding community-based setting. A multitude of digital technologies are being deployed to support this transition, including telemedicine, virtual reality, patient-facing apps and portals and electronic medical records. With limited access to hospitals during buy antibiotics, the widespread roll-out of online consultations and virtual clinics has made it possible and easier for patients to be cared for remotely.Dr Talac Mahmud is a senior GP how to get cipro online Partner at Healthy In Your Own Skin (HIYOS) NHS practice in Hounslow, London with nearly 25 years' industry expertise in primary care and the NHS.

Mahmud has a special interest in strategic innovation in primary care with the use of digital solutions and behavioural theories and has been part of a number of projects which address the current challenges faced by primary care in the UK. He talks to Healthcare IT News about the importance how to get cipro online of patient engagement and why we will not go back to pre-buy antibiotics care. On 2 December, he will be speaking at the 'Extending Health and Care beyond Hospital Walls.

Real-World Case Studies Best-practices' how to get cipro online at the HIMSS &. Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference &. Exhibition.

Mahmud will be discussing how technology is enabling a shift to patient-centred care models of community-based care and sharing learnings from effective cases of digitally-led primary care from the UK and the Middle East. You can register your attendance and find out more here.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.HITN. How has buy antibiotics affected your work as a general practitioner?.

How do you foresee it affecting primary care for years to come?. Mahmud. The impact of buy antibiotics on primary care has been huge, in particular as its role as a catalyst in the use of technology.

We carried out a patient survey towards the beginning of the buy antibiotics cipro which had over 2,000 responses in 3 days, and in it we asked how patients wanted to access our services. Patients showed an appetite not only for more online communication regarding their health, but also for online group events in non-health related areas – for example cooking and art. Many wanted to engage via Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter.

When asked what they could do to help during buy antibiotics they showed an overwhelming willingness to help and support others.Easier access via technology has been a game-changerPatients have benefited from easier access to healthcare via the opportunity to use technology in a way consistent with its use in other areas of life. The knock on effect of this is also significant – it has an impact on the environment. Reduction in visits to clinics has resulted in a decrease in carbon footprint.

In our practice we have calculated this as 41,280kg of CO2 per year which is equivalent to 256 trees. We have plans in place to be carbon neutral next year.Clinicians have been able to change the way they workFrom the clinicians’ perspective, the benefits of the current way of working allows for more flexible working which is a huge issue. There is much more opportunity to access training and to attend and contribute to meetings, all at a click of button.

However, the drawbacks of social isolation and enhanced risk perception are palpable.We have seen increased social isolation of both patients and workforce. In addition, health anxiety, risk of delay in seeking medical assistance with sinister symptoms, and a delay in planned surgical procedures have all inflated. For clinicians, there too have been challenges in anxiety around the ability to provide care safely.

The risk of contracting buy antibiotics is a cause for concern which has been exacerbated by the challenges of securing adequate PPE.We’ll not go back to pre-buy antibiotics careIt’s unlikely that we will return to the delivery of care that we had pre-buy antibiotics, one where we have standard 10-15minute face to face consultations, providing reactive care. That model of care will need to deconstructed and rebuilt making more use of technology to change timescales of care, communication methods, along with increased opportunities to check-in and seek guidance. We’ll be using instant messaging more.

In our experience, there will always be an overwhelming preference for using the phone, but so far we have seen the use of online messaging gather traction too, with a comparatively small appetite for video conferencing.As demand for healthcare is rising, it’s imperative that primary care supports prevention, this should be initiated by the practice. We need to make small interventions for large numbers of patients to support behavioural change - thinking of ourselves as providers of wellness rather than defenders against illness. In a study of proactive interventions done at our practice, we found that a reduction in demand happened within a few months.We continue to work on interventions to change patient behaviour, and in this, we collaborate with other healthcare providers.

We have also now started to engage with schools and employment services to build a proactive model of wellness throughout the community.HITN. How are you driving patient engagement?. How do you encourage others to do the same?.

Mahmud. We live in a world where Google knows more about our thoughts and behaviour than we do. In healthcare, patient engagement is often mandated, but we ought to engage because we want to, rather than because we have to.

It ought to be the cornerstone of forming strategy that we need to have the engagement of as many patients as possible, patients who share their honest opinions and suggestions but who are also challenged - presented with choices, trade offs.Engagement needs to be smartWe have found that patient engagement works by using a combination of methods including surveys, a chatbot service and focus groups. We also found that using population groups (ie patients with families, patients who are of working age etc), rather than disease-based groups helps us consider the breadth of needs of patients – those with and without specific health needs. The key is understanding patients’ behaviour and the drivers behind it.

We have used validated Patient Activation Measures (PAM) which scores patients knowledge, skills and confidence in their health. This allows us to customise the support we provide. We’ve also built ‘personas’ or fictional characters for each population group which include their social circumstances, their interests and hobbies as well their relationships.

This helps us to give a deeper understanding of behaviour when analysing the results.We’ve had some remarkable traction with patient surveys with around 2,000 patient responses to recent surveys, all within a few days. This happens by carefully considering the timing of surveys. For example we look at trigger points – both external and internal.

So if a patient becomes pregnant, or is recently diagnosed with something, that may be a trigger point for communication, as may be an external event in the news.Engagements must be simple, attractive and short. We’ve found giving patients brief simple questions but allowing them also to use free text gives us the most useful data to analyse. Free text allows us to analyse sentiments and identify issues that we may not have thought about.

Increasingly we are using AI technology to support us in this analysis which has proved to be quick, reliable which has freed up time to spend on drawing conclusions. Finally, we have found that engagements work best when there is social element, where patients form relationships with each other when working in focus groups, building on each others’ ideas. Even with online questionnaires, if patients feel their voice is heard, they feel part of a movement.It’s crucial that healthcare providers have a deep understanding of their patients’ behaviour so as to ensure that there is alignment with the needs of patients and limited healthcare resource.HITN.

Can you tell us a bit about you interest in game theory and how this can be applied in healthcare?. Mahmud. Game theory is a theoretical framework for conceiving of social situations among competing players and producing optimal decision-making of independent and competing actors in a strategic setting.I am working on the application of Game Theory to help evaluate patient and clinician behaviour which results in better outcomes for both – using mathematical modelling.

This will result in the development of a frame work which allows the delivery of proactive care whilst reducing demand.It’s not cooperativeHealthcare is a US$12 trillion market and the interaction between doctors and patients and their relationship are often discussed (nationally and internationally) in terms of a ‘cooperative’ game. Sadly this is often not the case. Demand has increased due to an increasingly elderly population, increased investigative and treatment options and patients’ raised expectations.At the same time, supply has become more and more limited with long lead times for training, workforce burnout, enhanced regulatory burdens and more frequent litigation.

There is an inherent conflict built into the system. Patients would like to have a personalised care but clinicians are trained in generic disease ‘buckets’ (for example diabetes, hypertension etc). Patients would like quick treatment, but doctors are overwhelmed by workload and delays are common.

Patients want integrated healthcare, but professionals often work in silos, even within the same clinical teams in a hospital or GP practice – where there are clinical risks around handovers.Patients would like to have shared decision making, however, they often don’t have the knowledge and clinicians find it quicker to ‘do’ rather than explain. In summary, patients are playing a long term or infinite game and clinicians are playing a short term, finite game. Strategy documents make the realisation that clinicians need to focus on prevention, but it’s difficult when they can’t cope with current demand.Prevention is seen by clinicians as a luxury - something they don’t have time for, whilst patients see it as essential.

Given that it’s easier to measure short term activity, the incentives for both publicly and privately funded healthcare commissioners are to have a system set up to respond to short term goals. It’s very hard to measure something that hasn’t happened yet – for example prevention of stroke or heart attack, and even harder to attribute an intervention within a complex health and social care system which is responsible for that.Breaking the cycleI work as a general practitioner (primary care physician) in London and we have tried to break the cycle we’ve ended up in. We’ve done some work around prevention to test if this has resulted in a reduction in acute demand.

We’ve created time to work on proactivity by having teams with shared goals working on projects to improve patients’ health confidence and health community involvement. Our initial results have shown that working on proactive care resulted in a reduction in acute demand by 1,700 appointments over a 12 month period. In just a few months, patient confidence improved and behaviour changed positively.We’re now working to develop a chatbot which can help automate some of the administrative burdens of the practice to give our staff more time to be able to support the relationship with patients and support their long term goals using coaching models.

There is a lot of ‘noise’ in the healthcare technology area, but unfortunately limited adoption or patient outcomes. I feel that using game theory models to evaluate healthcare services can also help when looking at what the appropriate use of technology is to try to improve outcomes for both patients and clinicians.When it comes to planning change and getting ‘buy in’, a great deal of effort is made but an equal amount of energy needs to be spent on sustainability, as this aspect is often overlooked. We need to look at healthcare through the lens of game theory models to see if we can help deliver a better healthcare system for us all.HITN.

What are your hopes for the uptake/future of technology and innovation in primary care?. Mahmud. Technology is a key enabler for delivery of healthcare, however, we need to have a clear understanding of patient behaviour and game theory models help mathematically to calculate which areas of technology might bridge the gap between competing drivers for patients and clinicians - resulting in better outcomes for all.

Technology is only one aspect however, unless we change the culture, incentives, structures and processes as well as support staff, nothing will change.Thank you for your time. More information about the HIMSS &. Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference &.

Exhibition taking place from 29 November – 2 December 2020 can be found here.A new report released this week predicted that the electronic health record market would grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% over the next five years. The report, from Research and Markets, noted the roles of chronic diseases, government funding and patient engagement as likely contributing factors to the increase."The increasing adoption of software solutions such as data mining, clinical decision support systems and clinical trial management systems will propel the demand for EHR systems," wrote report authors. WHY IT MATTERS Unsurprisingly, the report named EHR heavy-hitters Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks and Epic Systems as the major vendors, specifically noting Epic as amassing a greater share of the U.S.

Hospital market in 2019. That year, noted authors, the hospital segment was the largest end-user segment – and nearly 90% of the country's hospitals using EHR systems in 2018.The report pointed to clinical EHR applications as a major segment of the market, noting that using EHRs as a source of data in clinical investigations could involve additional considerations, planning and management. "The demand for complete, up-to-date, and accurate medical records drives the adoption of EHR in the clinical segment," researchers said.

Authors predicted that the cloud-based segment will be particularly viable, noting the lower cost when compared to on-premise products. (Cloud-based EHRs can also be remotely installed – helpful amid the buy antibiotics cipro.) THE LARGER TREND More than a decade after the HITECH Act – including the meaningful use incentive program, and its more recent overhauls – it's perhaps not especially surprising that the EHR market has exploded.But pitfalls remain. Namely, clinicians perennially cite EHRs' usability (or lack thereof) as a leading cause for burnout, leading to all kinds of proposed solutions.

"Too many physicians have experienced the demoralizing effects of cumbersome EHRs that interfere with providing first-rate medical care to patients," said the American Medical Association in 2019 with regard to a Mayo Clinic study on burnout.ON THE RECORD "An increase in the prevalence of acute and chronic diseases, including several heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, [cipros] such as buy antibiotics, [and] high awareness regarding the benefits of electronic healthcare records are likely to fuel the growth of the market in the U.S.," wrote report authors. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter. @kjercichEmail.

Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Medsphere Systems has acquired Micro-Office Systems in a move designed to enhance the value and usability of Medsphere’s health IT solutions and services.WHY IT MATTERSWith more than 30 years of health IT experience, Micro-Office Systems focuses on creating the in-between technology that streamlines the functionality of various platforms and applications to the benefit of administrators, clinicians and patients. HIMSS20 Digital Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and solutions. Get Started >>.

Its product portfolio includes numerous interfaces to improve communication and integration among solutions. System migration tools and strategies to smooth and hasten the transition from one system to another. And the Patient Communications Gateway, a comprehensive, modular system that empowers healthcare organizations to effectively communicate with patients.Medsphere said the breadth of its solution and service portfolio makes clear the value of solutions like those Micro-Office Systems provides.

Medsphere’s electronic health records systems serve acute and psychiatric inpatient settings, ambulatory environments, and emergency rooms.The company’s revenue cycle management suite is designed to improve financial performance in all healthcare settings. And the Phoenix Health consulting and outsourcing division provides services many hospitals need but have trouble obtaining, Medsphere contended.THE LARGER TRENDThe acquisition of Micro-Office Systems is Medsphere’s most recent move to expand company offerings. In recent years, Medsphere has grown steadily, through acquisitions such as ambulatory health IT solutions provider ChartLogic, health IT consulting and outsourcing provider Phoenix Health Systems, revenue cycle management systems developer Stockell Healthcare, and the Wellsoft emergency department information system.Moving forward, Micro-Office Systems will retain its name with the added modifier, “A Division of Medsphere.”ON THE RECORD“The entire healthcare IT industry, with as many products as there are, has evolved to the point where the connective tissue is just about as important as the muscle and bone,” said Medsphere president and CEO Irv Lichtenwald in a statement.

€œEven when healthcare IT was in its relative infancy, Micro-Office Systems was improving communication among platforms and making localized systems work better for all users.”“The reality is that some wealthy hospitals and health systems can afford to purchase a mostly complete platform from one vendor, but that’s not necessarily the best acquisition approach, and it certainly isn’t available to all healthcare organizations,” added Micro-Office Systems CEO Norman Efroymson. €œWe believe Medsphere’s approach of effectively linking robust technology to create a platform all providers can afford will win the day, which is why we’re on board.”Twitter. @SiwickiHealthITEmail the writer.

Bsiwicki@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.The Sequoia Project and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association say new research shows promise for expanding an existing person matching framework to payers – boosting the prospects for more seamless interoperability as patient identification efforts gain steam in policy circles and at provider organizations.WHY IT MATTERSThe new study, "Person Matching for Greater Interoperability. A Case Study for Payers," shows extremely high matching accuracy rates, the groups say, and offers perspectives that can help boost patient identification efforts across the health plans – a must-have for more expansive health information exchange and interoperability.The Sequoia Project worked with BCBSA to apply its Framework for Cross-Organizational Patient Identity Management – first developed with Intermountain Healthcare, back in 2016 – to the payer community, expanding opportunities for more accurate person matching. HIMSS20 Digital Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and solutions.

Get Started >>. The cross-organizational framework's first iteration detailed how provider-to-provider matching and exchange could be optimized, describing best practices and offering a maturity model to point the way toward more widespread improvements in nationwide patient matching.Since its publication, a Patient Identity Framework Work Group was convened, and the stakeholder feedback led to a revised version two years ago that has since served as a guide for many providers and HIEs nationwide.The new case study, meant as a supplement to that, homes in on payers, and the case study it offers – an algorithm enabling a 99.5% matching accuracy rate across 36 different organizations – suggests big potential for other healthcare stakeholders going forward."Since our provider-focused framework was published in 2016 and revised in 2018, we've seen tremendous interest in how we apply those principles to raise the floor for interoperability," said Sequoia Project CEO Mariann Yeager in a statement."When the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association agreed to collaborate on the application of these principles to the unique needs of the payer community, we were thrilled for the opportunity to work together to expand our thinking from 'patient matching among providers' to 'person matching in other settings.'"THE LARGER TRENDPatient matching and identification efforts have gained some momentum in recent months, after being a major hindrance to interoperability for years.In July, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn a long-standing hurdle to developing a unique patient identifier – approving the Foster-Kelly Amendment, which removes language that prohibits federal funding for research into a unique patient ID.And so groups such as the Patient ID Now coalition are lobbying policymakers in Washington to push for a national strategy to address patient identification.When it comes to interoperability, "there are just too many fundamental gaps," said Hal Wolf, CEO of HIMSS (parent company of Healthcare IT News), a member of Patient ID Now.

"We've done a great job, the United States, of developing components of HIE. But there's an underlying dependency that we're missing, you know, and that's the individual patient identifier."The buy antibiotics cipro has put a harsh spotlight on the need for better patient matching, as Congressional leaders were reminded this spring by the Pew Charitable Trusts."Congress should work with federal agencies – such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the U.S. Postal Service – to ensure that they are using all the available tools they have so that public health entities can effectively trace contacts and track immunizations," said Ben Moscovitch, Pew's project director for health information technology.He pointed to the fact that phone numbers aren't often exchanged between labs and public health authorities who could do contact tracing.

In many cases, even if they are, the numbers are for ordering physicians, not patients."As a result, contact tracers spend indispensable time searching for a phone number or email address to contact an individual," he said, "all while the cipro may be spreading by unknowingly infected individuals that have not been reached via contact tracing mechanisms."ON THE RECORD"The ability to match someone with their health data – regardless if they've changed insurers – is critical to ensuring people receive the care they need and deserve," said Rich Cullen, vice president at BCBSA in a statement."To address this health industry need, we developed a way to safely and securely match a person's health data from one Blue Cross and Blue Shield company to another. We believe this will lay the foundation for larger health data-sharing efforts within the broader health care system. We thank The Sequoia Project for their expertise and collaborative leadership, which is critical now as we continue to advance industry standards to make meaningful health information easily accessible." Twitter.

@MikeMiliardHITNEmail the writer. Mike.miliard@himssmedia.comHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS publication.The buy antibiotics crisis has spurred all kinds of technical innovation, not just virtual visits. For United Methodist Communities in Neptune, New Jersey, the cipro gave them the opportunity, and the necessity, to launch a remote monitoring program, starting with fall detection, that has led to an 80% reduction in falls.On today's episode host Jonah Comstock welcomes Larry Carlson, CEO of UMC, to look back at that experience and look ahead to the future of remote patient monitoring at UMC.This podcast is brought to you by Kajeet.

HIMSS20 Digital Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and solutions. Get Started >>. More about this podcast:United Methodist Communities has early successes with telehealth and RPMA guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendorsHospitals get additional $20 billion infusion of CARES Act fundsHow fall detection is moving beyond the pendant.

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Tumscitz and colleagues5 report the safety, efficacy and impact of frailty on outcomes after BAV using a minimally invasive radial artery approach (figure 2). The essential frailty toolset (EFT) provides a composite score from 0 to 5 based a chair test, cognition, haemoglobin and albumin. An EFT score of three or higher is associated with increased mortality.Cumulative survival of patients bridged to TAVI stratified according to EFT baseline and 1-month values. EFT, essential frailty how to get cipro online toolset.

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Prior myocardial infarction, how to get cipro online revascularisation or definite coronary artery disease on imaging. Bleeding risk. And ischaemic risk (figure 3).Decision algorithm summarising the approach to determining an optimum regimen of antithrombotic regimen suggested in the ESC 2019 CCS guidelines. APT, antiplatelet how to get cipro online therapy.

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