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Possible link discovered between common medications and falls in older men

Possible link discovered between common medications and falls in older men

Serious falls are more than twice as likely in older men who take medicines with anti-cholinergic properties - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. [More]
UC Davis health economists predict total costs of caring for individuals with ASD in the U.S.

UC Davis health economists predict total costs of caring for individuals with ASD in the U.S.

UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected the total costs of caring for all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S. for the current calendar year and in 10 years if effective interventions and preventive treatments for the condition are not identified and widely available. [More]
First-of-its-kind 'Transitional Care' provider starts treating Medicare patients

First-of-its-kind 'Transitional Care' provider starts treating Medicare patients

A first-of-its-kind provider group has begun treating Medicare patients who have been discharged from hospitals and post-acute care facilities under a newly launched Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designation called ‘Transitional Care.’ [More]
Global efforts help improve quality of nursing home care for racial, ethnic minority residents

Global efforts help improve quality of nursing home care for racial, ethnic minority residents

A new study of nursing homes has found that, while disparities continue to exist, the quality of care in homes with higher concentrations of racial and ethnic minority residents has improved and that this progress appears to be linked to increases in Medicaid payments. [More]
Providence Tarzana, CHLA collaborate to provide enhanced care to children in the San Fernando Valley

Providence Tarzana, CHLA collaborate to provide enhanced care to children in the San Fernando Valley

Children in the San Fernando Valley now have access to an enhanced level of pediatric care, under the terms of an innovative agreement between Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles and its physicians. [More]
EMS Find inks LOI to acquire Page Out

EMS Find inks LOI to acquire Page Out

EMS Find, Inc. today announced that the company has signed a Letter Of Intent ("LOI") to acquire Page Out – interactive platform designed to streamline the emergency response process and provides management with real time status on where and when team members are responding to emergency and dispatch. [More]
WMMC expands use of capnography to monitor patient's breathing to control pain after surgery

WMMC expands use of capnography to monitor patient's breathing to control pain after surgery

White Memorial Medical Center recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. [More]
WellSpan Health, CareFusion announce successful implementation of Alaris System in WellSpan hospitals

WellSpan Health, CareFusion announce successful implementation of Alaris System in WellSpan hospitals

WellSpan Health and CareFusion, a BD company, today announced the successful implementation of the Alaris System across all four WellSpan hospitals, with WellSpan York Hospital becoming the first hospital ever to simultaneously go-live with new infusion devices and bi-directional interoperability between the infusion device and the electronic health record (EHR). [More]
Novel virtual laboratory works to improve population health, prepare future transformational leaders

Novel virtual laboratory works to improve population health, prepare future transformational leaders

A newly published paper describes and evaluates the Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, a novel virtual laboratory employing the tools of implementation science to improve population health, lower costs of its delivery and prepare the future health care transformational leaders. [More]
Paralympic athlete Amy Purdy to deliver opening keynote address at 41st ARN Annual Educational Conference

Paralympic athlete Amy Purdy to deliver opening keynote address at 41st ARN Annual Educational Conference

Registration is open for the 41st Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Annual Educational Conference on September 30-October 3, 2015, in New Orleans, which provides a forum for knowledge sharing and engagement that features the finest educators and thought leaders in the world of rehabilitation nursing. [More]
Community Health Network, University of Indianapolis partner to establish clinical facility on campus

Community Health Network, University of Indianapolis partner to establish clinical facility on campus

Community Health Network and the University of Indianapolis are joining forces to establish a clinical facility on campus where students and faculty will work alongside health and wellness professionals to serve patients and clients, transforming the educational experience and bringing important resources to an underserved part of the city. [More]
PEPRR intervention successfully reduces stress of cancer caregivers

PEPRR intervention successfully reduces stress of cancer caregivers

Stem cell transplant is essential in the care of many blood cancers, but leaves patients requiring in-home care for months after. [More]
Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Reflecting the impact of deep reimbursement cuts that have been implemented in recent years, a new study by Avalere Health finds that even the largest home healthcare providers are facing very low overall margins. [More]

California PACE enrollment continues to rise

Enrollment in the California Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) nearly doubled during the last four-and-a-half years based on the latest numbers reported from 11 programs operating 30 PACE centers in the state. [More]
Experts to discuss impact of telemedicine on care delivery for aging Americans at d.health Summit

Experts to discuss impact of telemedicine on care delivery for aging Americans at d.health Summit

Recent technological, legal, and clinical developments are leading to dramatic changes in the ways medical care is delivered. While this shift has the power to displace many well-established healthcare players, it also presents an opportunity to form new partnerships and business alliances among industry leaders and newcomers to improve and enhance healthcare delivery. [More]
The Valley Hospital receives A grade for patient safety in seven consecutive score reports

The Valley Hospital receives A grade for patient safety in seven consecutive score reports

For the seventh consecutive time, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. [More]

Bayshore HealthCare achieves BPSO designation

Bayshore HealthCare Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has achieved the designation of Best Practice Spotlight Organization presented by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. [More]
New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

The American College of Surgeons today announced a new initiative to improve outcomes for patients requiring complex wound management. ACS will release a new structured teaching and verification program that utilizes engaging media and self-assessment checklists to educate surgical patients and their families about delivering self-care for wound conditions. [More]
Philips launches connected health technology solutions at HIMSS15

Philips launches connected health technology solutions at HIMSS15

Royal Philips today announced its participation in the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS15), taking place April 12-16 in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Frost & Sullivan forecasts growth of global healthcare market

Frost & Sullivan forecasts growth of global healthcare market

The healthcare industry is entangled in a transitory phase in which therapeutics, devices, products and services are sold into traditional care settings that are unable to keep up with the requirements placed upon it by changing demographics and consumer needs. At the same time, opportunities for new services and care, such as ambulatory, mobile, and home care, lack the appropriate level of maturity to provide robust revenue streams despite having the promise to increase healthcare delivery efficiency and reduce long term costs. [More]
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