South Central Public Health District Idaho

South Central Public Health District Idaho

South Central Public Health District, Idaho will be providing online public health clinic scheduling service via eMedischedule.com


Health department will be using the web based online appointment scheduling service as well as the automated phone based eMedischedule Virtual Call Center…

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Story from the Field – Delaware General Health District

Story from the Field – Delaware General Health District

Our agency conducted the first mass H1N1 Immunization Clinic in Central Ohio which served children, pregnant women and healthcare workers on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. We were the first area clinic that served all children up to age 18 rather than limiting based on ages or chronic diseases. An overwhelming turnout caused a major traffic jam. Some clients ended up waiting five hours or more. Many expressed great frustration and anger, particularly because they were trapped in line and didn’t know what was going on. To overcome the issues observed during this clinic it was decided to a process in place to provide our clients with more real time information. We were featured on CNN & The Today Show. Other intended sites were cancelled or delayed because of the concerns expressed by local law enforcement. Therefore plans were made with the goal of preventing traffic and parking problems as well as getting large groups of individuals vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Putting New Medical Guidelines Into Practice Often Difficult

Putting New Medical Guidelines Into Practice Often Difficult

But face-to-face education spurred many docs to prescribe recommended treatments, study found
FRIDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) — After taking part in a face-to-face program designed to review current research and guidelines, doctors made small improvements in the way they prescribed medicine for patients with high blood pressure, a new study reports.
“Ensuring that important clinical trial findings are reflected in the practices of community physicians remains a substantial challenge,” the authors of the study wrote. Research indicates that many recommendations “diffuse into widespread community use only slowly and then incompletely. This failure to put scientific findings into practice not only compromises societal return on clinical trial investment but also weakens the scientific basis of clinical care.”

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