Technology

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Patient Portal

October 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Investigators at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System have launched an online portal allowing patients to enter their data from clinical genetics tests for analysis by the Clinical Genome Resource.

Improving the Health of Communities in Haiti

October 23, 2014     Mark Hagland
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A healthcare IT vendor-sponsored non-profit organization is helping to facilitate improved, health record-facilitated healthcare delivery in rural Haiti

HHS Announces $840 Million Initiative for Value-Based Medical Reform

October 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the agency is making a $840 million investment into value-based coordinated care initiatives in an effort to further healthcare reform.

Survey: Hand Hygiene at Hospitals Progressing Towards Electronic Monitoring

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly 80 percent of infection preventionists, nurses, and other healthcare leaders from U.S. hospitals believe electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring is a more accurate option than direct observation, yet most facilities are still relying more on manual...

Study Finds Use of Pricing Transparency Tools Associated with Lower Health Costs

October 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The use of health pricing comparison tools was associated with lower payments for clinical services such as advanced imaging and laboratory tests, according to a new research study.

IBM’s Real-Time Analytics to Provide Docs with ‘Critical Health Insights’

October 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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IBM and the San Antonio, Tx.-based mobility solutions vendor AirStrip are teaming up to develop a mobile monitoring solution to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients.

In Manhattan, One Radiology Group Pushes Ahead on Meaningful Use

October 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As the meaningful use process evolves forward, many radiology group leaders continue to face questions around MU in the radiological context. But East River Medical Imaging in Manhattan is pushing ahead anyway.

California Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Data Breach Lawsuit Ruling

October 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The year 2014 continues to be a kind year to healthcare provider organizations in California that have been sued for a data breach.

Medication Preparation Improved with a Web-Based Tool

October 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In pediatric emergencies, medication doses must be prepared accurately and quickly. A recent University of Kentucky study has shown that a web-based medication reference tool has helped with both preciseness and speed compared to traditional methods.

Report: Growth in Health Wearables Could be Stunted by Cost, Privacy Concerns

October 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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While the adoption of wearable devices is expected to rise, health consumers are still concerned over privacy and cost issues, according to a report.

Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

October 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

Medical Device Industry Needs to Prepare for Disruptive Changes: Report

October 20, 2014     John DeGaspari
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A report released by A.T. Kearney says that disruptive changes taking place in healthcare will change the competitive landscape of the medical device industry, and that device manufacturers will need to look at new segments and end-to-end solutions that are...
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