Whether your team or organization is just beginning to implement quality improvement projects or you’ve been engaged in such work for years, the Health Care Quality Conference on May 4 at DHMC promises to offer tools and techniques that can be beneficial no matter where you are in your journey to improve quality. Continuing medical education credits are available. Dartmouth employees receive a discounted registration.
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – A list of the best sleep doctors in every state includes Michael Sateia, active emeritus professor of psychiatry.
Read article – An article about a new program that allows communities to set up “mobile Safe Stations” mentions research by Lisa Marsch, the Andrew G. Wallace Professor and professor of psychiatry and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, who contributed to a study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. According to Marsch, deaths resulting from fentanyl-related overdoses increased by 1,629 percent from 2010 to 2015, people in New Hampshire are producing fentanyl in their homes using standard kitchen blenders, and people are having difficulty accessing Narcan.
Read article – An article about how Saeed Hassanpour, assistant professor of biomedical data science and of epidemiology, led a research team that found a machine learning method to predict the likelihood that a high-risk atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) breast lesion is cancerous.
Read article – An article about the different factors that play into gout quotes William Rigby, professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology. “To get inflammation in the joint, we usually work from the construct that there are many factors,” says Rigby. “No joint inflammation arises spontaneously.”
Read article – An obituary for John Gunderson, MED ’65, whose studies of people with suicidal urges, fears of abandonment, and squalls of emotion helped establish borderline personality disorder as a stand-alone diagnosis, providing a foundation for research and the first effective treatments.
Read article – Quotes Saeed Hassanpour, assistant professor of biomedical data science and assistant professor of epidemiology, who worked with colleagues at Dartmouth and found a machine learning method to help avoid unnecessary breast surgery.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about President Donald Trump’s proposal that drug ads on television disclose prices. Trump’s proposal gives “the illusion of doing good,” says Woloshin. Most people don’t pay the list price for a drug, he said, “so the list price is an abstraction.” Beyond that: “It could make things worse because some people assume more expensive drugs are more effective.”
Read article – An opinion piece by Paul Manganiello, active emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in which he discusses how the National Rifle Association’s obstruction of funding for gun violence research hampers a public health approach to addressing preventable deaths and injuries caused by the epidemic of gun violence.
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Alan Budney, professor of psychiatry, about how he remains skeptical about medical marijuana and CBD products and concerned the regulation of cannabis is too loose.