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Whether they’ve come from a neighboring New England state or halfway across the globe, The Dartmouth Institute’s new residential class of Master of Public Health (MPH) and MS in Healthcare Research students has one thing in common: They know the truth about health care. They know that it could be much better. They know that it could be delivered much more effectively and with far…

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With a focus on improving patient care, the toolkit will be designed to integrate with electronic medical record systems to monitor and measure risk of hospital readmission An estimated 95% of hospitals in the United States use electronic medical records (EMR) to manage and report on patient medical history, including diagnoses and treatment. However, despite the widespread adoption of EMRs,…

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Better management of such high-risk drugs may help reduce the incidence of secondary fragility fractures in vulnerable, elderly population Fragility fractures — those that occur at standing height — are a significant source of sickness and death among the elderly population in the United States. They are also associated with annual direct costs of over $16 billion. As the U.S.…

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Our founding class of online Master of Public Health students just arrived in Hanover for the first of six week-long residential periods required in the two-year-long program. This group of accomplished working professionals has come here from almost every region in the country because they want to be part of The Dartmouth Institute’s tight-knit community of health care…

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A research team at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has received a $2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a research project that is likely to change the way women and their doctors make decisions about breast cancer surgery. Led by Assistant Professor Marie-Anne Durand, PhD, the project will compare care…

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This week is the start of the 2016-2017 academic year here at The Dartmouth Institute, and this year classes for our education programs will be held on campus in Hanover! Over the next few weeks, our education programs as well as the research administration and finance teams, will be moving from their Lebanon location to new spaces on the Dartmouth campus in Vail 7 and 37 Dewey Field Road.…

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Physicians and families of stroke victims often have to make quick decisions about whether to treat patients locally or refer them to a more distant Primary Stroke Center (PSC). Until now, there has been little information to help guide them. However, a new study by researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice found that receiving treatment in PSCs led to…

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At The Dartmouth Institute, Assistant Professor Paul Barr, MSc, PhD, is working on developing scalable solutions to increase patient and family engagement in decision making and care management. A recipient of the Patient and Family Engagement Early-Career Investigator Award by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Barr and colleagues are developing a platform to allow for routine audio…

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Anyone who’s watched TV, or leafed through a magazine, in the past few years has more than likely seen an ad for a cancer center featuring someone with a life-threatening, often late-stage cancer who has “beaten” it and is now living a full life — enjoying time with loved ones, gardening, or even competing in triathlons. But in an article recently published in JAMA IM,…

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A new study by researchers from The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice and UCLA School of Law found state laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse have had no measurable effect on opioid use by a vulnerable population with high rates of use. Responding to a fourfold rise in death rates between 2006 and 2012, states collectively enacted 81 laws restricting…

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