Technology

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...

Research: Mobile App Can Help Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A mobile health (mHealth) app can help clinicians detect early signs of glaucoma, according to new research.

Washington Debrief: ONC Receives Praise and Criticism for Interoperability Roadmap

October 20, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) introduced a new set of details regarding their interoperability roadmap last week, garnering both praise and criticism during a joint meeting of the Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees...

Amid a Building Crisis, Could Clinical Decision Support Tools Make a Difference in Managing the Ebola Outbreak?

October 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As developments move forward rapidly in the growing Ebola crisis in the U.S., could the leveraging of strong clinical decision support tools make a difference in patient care organizations?

Penn Medicine Develops Automated Tool for Sepsis

October 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis.
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