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The Importance of Quick-Reference Guidelines: Summaries of Related Studies

We’re starting a new blog series to update you on recent FDA drug approvals, new indications, and other changes! You can find the recap or notable FDA drug changes for August 2019 below. If we are missing information or you’d like more information about one of the noted changes, feel free to contact us. Product Read More...
The Importance of Quick-Reference Guidelines: Summaries of Related Studies

FDA Updates from August 2019

We’re starting a new blog series to update you on recent FDA drug approvals, new indications, and other changes! You can find the recap or notable FDA drug changes for August 2019 below. If we are missing information or you’d like more information about one of the noted changes, feel free to contact us. Product Read More

What Do You Know About the 2011 NAM Standards?

The organization previously known as Institute of Medicine (IOM), now known as The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), released standards for systematic reviews in March of 2011. Since its release, these 2011 IOM Standards (now 2011 NAM Standards) have been the bar in which many organizations and guideline developers operate by when creating guidelines. While Read More

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The Future of Clinical Guidelines – Looking Ahead 5-10 Years Into the Future

Clinical practice guidelines have been a staple in the medical community for the past three decades and there are thousands of current guidelines available for various topics in the United States alone. The process for developing, disseminating and implementing guidelines has evolved substantially since the first guideline was published over 30 years ago. How will Read More

Quarterly Recap – New Clinical Practice Guidelines Published in Q2 2019

ILet’s run down what clinical practice guidelines updated or published in Q2 2019 and which ones are slated to release in the third quarter. While we strive for completeness, it’s possible we may miss a few guidelines. If your organization has an “upcoming” guideline not on this list please contact us so that we can Read More

Quarterly Recap – New Clinical Practice Guidelines Published in Q1 2019

It’s been a busy start of the year! Let’s run down what clinical practice guidelines updated or published in Q1 2019 and which ones are slated to release in the second quarter. While we strive for completeness, it’s possible we may miss a few guidelines. If your organization has an “upcoming” guideline not on this Read More

Quarterly Recap – New Clinical Practice Guidelines Published in Q4 2018

This is the first edition of our new quarterly Guidelines Recap! In each Guidelines Recap blog post, we will be running down the new and updated clinical practice guidelines published each quarter. We will also be looking ahead at what guidelines are scheduled to publish in the next quarter (Q1 2019). While we strive for Read More

Appraising and Scoring Clinical Practice Guidelines for Trust and Quality – The Good, The Bad and The Confusing

Increased pressure to provide high-quality, evidence-based care has driven the rapid proliferation of clinical practice guidelines and thousands of new and updated medical guidelines from hundreds of medical societies and government organizations are published each year. This dramatic increase in the number of published guidelines gives  healthcare providers more evidence to consider when managing their Read More

Where Are The Guidelines Now? Three Months After the Closure of AHRQ’s NGC

It’s been roughly three months since the closure of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) on July 16, 2018. The defunding and closure of NGC left a significant gap in the healthcare community that yet remains to be filled. AHRQ stated that approximately 2.4 million healthcare professionals visited the NGC Read More

An Introduction to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Students

An Introduction to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Students – Whether you are an aspiring physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other allied healthcare professional, at some point you will need to familiarize yourself with clinical practice guidelines. This article will take a look at exactly what clinical guidelines are, why they are created, and most importantly, why Read More

Update on the Pending NGC Shut Down – NGC’s Guideline Summaries Will NOT Be Lost for Good

There has been much talk over the last few weeks about AHRQ‘s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), and its unfortunate demise. Politics and potential motives aside, one of the most commonly echoed fears is that the 1,500+ clinical guideline summaries currently available on the NGC website will disappear forever. While that indeed would be terrible for Read More

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