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Researchers developing new EMR toolkit to predict risk of hospital readmission in real-time

Researchers developing new EMR toolkit to predict risk of hospital readmission in real-time

An estimated 95% of hospitals in the United States use electronic medical records (EMR) to manage and report on patient medical history, including diagnoses and treatment. [More]
Customizing weight management program for individual personalities may increase success rates

Customizing weight management program for individual personalities may increase success rates

Adapting a weight management program to the client's personality may help improve success rates, according to South Dakota State University health and nutritional sciences researcher Lacey McCormack. [More]
Study points to deep disruptions caused by Ebola epidemic to pregnancy services

Study points to deep disruptions caused by Ebola epidemic to pregnancy services

The first known household survey examining the collateral harm to pregnancy services in areas affected by the West African Ebola epidemic suggests a significant slide backwards in child and maternal health. [More]
Researchers identify how precise control of inflammation could lead to bone repair

Researchers identify how precise control of inflammation could lead to bone repair

In their mission to design new biomaterials that promote tissue regeneration, Drexel University researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone repair. [More]
Waterloo researchers unveil new screening tool and data at 2016 AAIC

Waterloo researchers unveil new screening tool and data at 2016 AAIC

Two studies involving University of Waterloo researchers presented this week at the 2016 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto highlight a new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer's disease long before the onset of symptoms as well as the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in Ontario. [More]
Genetic profiling offers new avenues for treatment of cancer, study finds

Genetic profiling offers new avenues for treatment of cancer, study finds

Genetic profiling of cancer tumors provides new avenues for treatment of the disease, according to a study conducted by Sanford Health and recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Study finds no significant decline in indoor tanning use among school children after under-17 ban

Study finds no significant decline in indoor tanning use among school children after under-17 ban

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows no significant decline in indoor tanning rates among children under age 17 following a ban on such use in New Jersey enacted in 2013. [More]
Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordan

Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordan

Self-care can be broadly defined to include measures taken by an individual in the pursuit of obtaining or maintaining good health. It ranges from healthy eating and exercise to good hygiene practices to appropriate use of products such as dietary supplements and over-the-counter medicines to accessing health promoting services. [More]
Antipsychotic drug could help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

Antipsychotic drug could help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

A drug that blocks neurotransmitters could reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, research co-authored by a Sanford Health physician and published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds. [More]
Bad diet can affect immune system prior to weight gain, new research shows

Bad diet can affect immune system prior to weight gain, new research shows

Australian researchers have discovered that a bad diet has consequences on your immune system even before you notice an increase in body weight. [More]
NorthShore launches first clinical trial to examine GRS test for cancer risk assessment

NorthShore launches first clinical trial to examine GRS test for cancer risk assessment

Researchers at NorthShore University HealthSystem have launched the first clinical trial to investigate a genetic risk score (GRS) test to predict the risk of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer in the primary care setting. [More]
Mass incarceration of drug users leads to high levels of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis among prisoners

Mass incarceration of drug users leads to high levels of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis among prisoners

The War on Drugs, mass incarceration of drug users, and the failure to provide proven harm reduction and treatment strategies has led to high levels of HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis B and C infection among prisoners—far higher than in the general population. [More]
New streamlined approach to genetic testing benefits women with ovarian cancer

New streamlined approach to genetic testing benefits women with ovarian cancer

A new streamlined approach to genetic testing for women with ovarian cancer provides testing rapidly and affordably, allowing many more patients to benefit from personalised cancer management and their relatives to benefit from cancer prevention strategies. [More]
Riverview Medical Center receives Lifeline Silver Achievement Award for dedication in cardiac care

Riverview Medical Center receives Lifeline Silver Achievement Award for dedication in cardiac care

Riverview Medical Center, part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, has received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. [More]
Bayshore Community Hospital earns achievement award for appropriate treatment of STEMI patients

Bayshore Community Hospital earns achievement award for appropriate treatment of STEMI patients

Bayshore Community Hospital, part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. [More]
UVA receives grant to combat opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia

UVA receives grant to combat opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia

A federal grant to the University of Virginia Health System will help battle the opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia by expanding access to specialized care through telehealth. [More]
Ocean Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award

Ocean Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award

Ocean Medical Center, part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. [More]
Study estimates global trends in diabetes prevalence

Study estimates global trends in diabetes prevalence

A female researcher from UPM is involved in a study that estimates the global prevalence of diabetes and anticipates future trends. [More]
Loyola among first health systems to offer absorbable stent to heart patients

Loyola among first health systems to offer absorbable stent to heart patients

Loyola Medicine will be among the first health systems in the country to offer heart patients a new stent that is absorbed by the body once it has served its purpose. [More]

Measuring the contribution of innovative financial models in hospitals

COCIR has released its new report “Managed Services – Innovative Business and Financial Models. Key Performance Indicators targeting EU healthcare sustainability goals”. This sets out a series of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) offering the potential to measure the performance and impact of Managed Services. [More]
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