Diagnostic errors pose a significant threat to patient safety and can erode trust in providers, which may damage organizational reputations and hurt revenue. Medical practices and healthcare systems can prevent a leading cause of diagnostic errors — follow-up system failures — by adopting a team approach to the diagnostic process and optimizing workflows.
University of Minnesota Health multidisciplinary team of specialists and subspecialists works collaboratively to identify, prevent and address complications related to adult congenital heart disease.
A 30-year-old-man presents with a three-plus year history of painful, draining papules and nodules on his neck and chin that seem to get worse with shaving.
Driven by the shared vision of two new leaders with ambitious goals, longtime partners Fairview Health Services, the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians have created M Health Fairview, a united care delivery system that combines the best of academic and community medicine throughout the state and supports the work of researchers aiming to shape the future.
Organizations may experience physician burnout without being able to see it, which can threaten their success and patient safety.
What happened to this 50-year-old woman’s face?
The orthopedic team at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare collaborates with specialists and primary care providers to ensure children have access to the latest treatments and technologies for orthopedic conditions stemming from injuries, neuromuscular disorders and more.
Gender transition is a difficult journey with goals that are different for each patient. University of Minnesota Health providers offer transgender and nonbinary patients the resources they need, including counseling, surgical care and adolescent services.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of communication to clinical outcomes, patient safety, and organizational finances and reputation, but for many healthcare organizations, it is an Achilles heel. What can be done to prevent communication gaps?
It is not a matter of if, but when — the date you find out your clinic, hospital or healthcare system will join forces with a partner.
A 39-year-old woman presents with itchy, scaling maculopapules on her palms and very faint, similar lesions on her soles of 10 days duration. There are no papules on her face or in her mouth. She reports mild flu-like symptoms for the past week or so and is otherwise healthy, taking only a multivitamin and oral contraceptives.
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) Pain Care utilizes conservative pain management techniques and advanced technologies to move treatment of neck, spine, muscle and joint pain beyond the duality of opioids and surgery — while providing patients appropriate access to medications and surgical referrals when indicated.
Accurate diagnosis, specialized treatment plans and multidisciplinary collaboration at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare foster excellent outcomes for children with complex conditions, such as cerebral palsy and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
Even when initial diagnostic assessments are accurate and test results are processed correctly, errors in follow-up and coordination often prove costly for healthcare providers. By analyzing and enhancing outpatient diagnostic process systems, healthcare providers can save both lives and money, according to medical professional liability insurer MMIC.
A 28-year-old woman presents with strange bumps on her stomach that have been present as long as she can remember.
National Dizzy and Balance Center (NDBC) specializes in diagnosis and rehabilitative treatments and an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to addressing dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders.
University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care locations now offer access to two recently approved autologous immunotherapies for patients with refractory or recurring acute lymphoblastic leukemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
At Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) Vascular Care, outpatient interventional procedures, such as embolization, offer convenient, innovative alternatives to conventional pelvic congestion syndrome and uterine fibroid treatments, providing symptom relief without invasive surgery.
With the opening of the Harman Center for Child & Family Wellbeing, more early intervention and treatment services are now available to vulnerable, underserved children and families in the heart of the Twin Cities.
A 28-year-old woman presented with mildly dry lips. Upon examination, her teeth, incidentally, were noted to have rust-brown colored stains.