Duplicate Test Orders: C-reactive protein (CRP) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

The AAMC Laboratory Utilization Committee has identified an approximately 70% duplicate test order rate for CRP and ESR.  This is clearly too high.  While there are certain clinical indications for ordering both tests, in most instances the CRP is the … learn more

AAMC practice guideline for universal screening of new colorectal cancer patients with molecular testing for Lynch Syndrome (LS)

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

The AAMC Laboratory Utilization Committee, after consultation with representatives from gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, colorectal surgery, and our genetic counselor, endorses a policy of universal molecular tumor testing for Lynch Syndrome in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients under 70 years of age.  … learn more

Lab Test Ordering: Choosing Wisely

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

As we increasingly focus on ways to provide safer, higher-quality care to patients, we are finding ways to reduce waste in healthcare resources. A Laboratory Utilization Committee has been gathering since February 2014 and is tasked with providing our clinicians … learn more

MDICS Selected as a 2014 Washington Post Top Workplace

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

MDICS (Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Washington Post Top Workplaces in 2014.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted … learn more

Brian Kahan, DO, authors article in “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America”

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Click here to read the article, “Cancer Pain and Current Theory for Pain Control.”… learn more

Welcome New Medical Staff Members

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Please welcome the following new medical staff members:

  • Bryan Ambro, MD – Annapolis Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Associates
  • Clifford Andrew, MD – Private Practice, Neurology
  • Susan Berger, MD – Joining Annapolis Rheumatology
  • Madelaine Binner, CRNP – Joining Anne Arundel
  • learn more

Healthcare personnel attire in non-operating room settings

by jmiller on July 29, 2014

“Although the optimal choice of HCP attire for inpatient care remains undefined, we provide recommendations on the use of white coats, neckties, footwear, the bare-below-the-elbows strategy, and laundering.  Institutions considering these optional measures should introduct them with a well-organized communications … learn more

Imaging recommendations for acute stroke and transient ischemic attack patients: A joint statment by the Am Soc of Neuroradiology, the Am Coll of Radiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery)

by jmiller on July 29, 2014

This practice guideline (J Am Coll Radiol) proposes a simple, pragmatic approach that will allows for the development of an optimal imaging algorithm for stroke patients at their institution.  It addresses imaging of patients with intracranial hemorrhage; imaging patients with … learn more

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