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DO THE DRILL–CHECK MOM’S PILLS: reducing use of nonessential Rx drugs in the elderly

In a society where we’re told to CALL OUR DOCTOR for the latest drug to relieve any symptom, let’s use the same sales pitch to save lives from overmedication! This coordinated project prevents overmedication in the elderly and reduces their use of nonessential Rx drugs by 25% in 5 years (37% of adults >60 take 5 or more prescriptions daily), the Univ AZ Center for Integrative Medicine will: 1) develop/implement a nat’l ...more »

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The Patient Support Corps

When we fall ill, our coping skills are often compromised. We are then at risk for being under-treated or over-treated relative to our needs and goals. This results in unnecessary suffering and wasted resources. The vision of the Patient Support Corps is that all patients have the support they need to be active partners in their care. Engaged patients have better outcomes and use resources more appropriately than passive ...more »

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GetLearn(ed): A Global Classroom for Medical Professionals to Thrive in the Future of Health Care

Imagine yourself in 2018. Half what you knew about your profession five years ago is now obsolete. Worse yet, you don't know which half. People's lives depend upon your having the right information. The practice of medicine is shifting at warp speed, rendering the information needed to succeed as clinical experts inadequate. Twenty years ago, concepts like self-marketing, electronic records, and telehealth were non-existent ...more »

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Improving Healthcare by Improving How Doctors are Taught to Think and Reason with Complex Evidence

Patients are stymied by the complexity of the health choices they face. Furthermore, most doctors are neither taught how to reason with complex evidence nor how to involve patients in clinical decisions. We propose to target how doctors think by developing and testing a new medical school curricula and ultra-brief health IT tools designed to improve clinical reasoning. We propose novel teaching methods: the 'decision ...more »

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Medical Knowledge

The process by which medical knowledge becomes accepted in mainstream clinical decision making is antiquated. There are thousands of incredible physicians who've been pioneering treatments and therapies in private practice and community hospitals for years, but their knowledge and know-how is not being captured and assimilated. A web-based tool that helps providers capture and record their experiences and "in the trenches" ...more »

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Prevent Physician Burnout at its Source - Modular Video Training for Med Schools and Residencies

A functioning healthcare delivery system can only be built on a foundation of healthy, happy doctors. Research consistently shows an average of 1 in 3 physicians suffering from symptomatic burnout on any given office day. Burnout decreases care quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Burned out doctors will not innovate and cannot adapt quickly to a changing healthcare environment. The four major causes of burnout ...more »

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