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Big Data in Health Care: Speaking with Nursing Leader Dr. Bonnie Westra

As part of our ongoing series on big data in health care, we spoke with Bonnie Westra, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Informatics, at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Dr. Westra is also a member of the Institute for Health Informatics and … (read full article)

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New Series: Big Data in Health Care

Welcome to 2016! The staff and sponsors of Real World Health Care wish you all a Happy & Healthy New Year. We look forward to another year of sharing ideas and insights from researchers on the forefront of real-world medical breakthroughs. Next week, we’ll be kicking off a new blog … (read full article)

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Health Care Innovation is a Game That Everyone Can Play

Why?  Because everyone has been a patient, experienced a pain point, identified an unmet need, or had an idea to improve the health care experience.  However, one of the really challenging parts of health care innovation is that, while there are a lot of respectable ideas out there, the vast … (read full article)

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The Current Perspectives of Palliative Care

Last Monday, Dr. Linda Sutton gave a speech on palliative care at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Summit on Patient Advocacy.  A subset of healthcare commonly misunderstood, palliative care is no longer just end-of-life care. What is palliative care? How is it different from hospice?  Dr. Sutton: There are many … (read full article)

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Patient of the Month: Alex Defio Shares His Story for Men’s Health/Cancer Awareness Month

Alex Defio did not feel sick on the day he was told he was going to die. A construction worker and amateur poker player, he considered himself a generally healthy individual. On this day, however, Alex was being dealt a hand that no one should ever have to play; he … (read full article)