Stroke survivor inspires others with help of therapy dog

[fa icon='calendar'] October 11, 2017 / by Komo News

SEATTLE--Scott Vande Zande and his dog, Katie, are on their weekly mission, visiting stroke patients at Swedish Medical Center.

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Mobile mammography program brings care to underserved women

[fa icon='calendar'] October 10, 2017 / by King 5

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. As rates begin to decline there is a disparity in who is surviving breast cancer, and it's based on which women have access to the right medical care.

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First Hill Surgery Center adds TJR — 5 insights

[fa icon='calendar'] October 5, 2017 / by Becker’s ASC Review

Seattle-based First Hill Surgery Center began performing total hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement surgeries.

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Healthcare leaders pitch patient-centric quality measurement

[fa icon='calendar'] September 29, 2017 / by Fierce Healthcare

Measuring quality of care remains the keystone of the healthcare industry’s move toward rewarding value over volume. Leaders from Swedish Medical Group, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Providence St. Joseph Health suggest refining quality measurement so that it better reflects the patient’s perspective. 

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Personalized Perfect Care

[fa icon='calendar'] September 28, 2017 / by Catalyst

In his 2015 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum address, Dr. Donald Berwick called for a 50% reduction in the number of quality metrics over the next 3 years. We are over halfway to that 3-year point, and in a post-MACRA world, the number of metrics has actually increased. The National Quality Forum currently has over 640 endorsed metrics and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Quality Payment Program has over 270 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) metrics.

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Doctor, deputies spring into action as man collapses on Seattle-bound flight

[fa icon='calendar'] September 21, 2017 / by Komo News

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane Thursday after an 81-year-old passenger had a medical emergency.

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Minutes mattered the day Pat Ward was brought back to life

[fa icon='calendar'] September 18, 2017 / by HeraldNet

EVERETT — On that Saturday morning, Pat Ward met her friends for breakfast at Jimmy Jacks on Highway 99.

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Palliative care, hospice resources underutilized for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

[fa icon='calendar'] September 16, 2017 / by HemOnc Today

Palliative care and hospice services appeared underused among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to study results presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.

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More support needed to minimize attrition in community-based lung cancer screening programs

[fa icon='calendar'] September 15, 2017 / by HemOnc Today

CHICAGO — More education and follow-up is needed to support high-risk populations undergoing lung cancer screening in community settings to prevent them from being lost to follow-up, according to a study presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.

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Swedish Cancer Institute, GNS Healthcare partner to further precision medicine for breast cancer

[fa icon='calendar'] September 13, 2017 / by Beckers's Hospital Review

Seattle-based Swedish Cancer Institute joined forces with GNS Healthcare, a precision medicine company, to launch a machine learning collaboration aimed at improving the delivery of precision medicine in breast cancer care.

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