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Reducing hospital readmissions through Transitional Care: an interview with Rani Khetarpal

Reducing hospital readmissions through Transitional Care: an interview with Rani Khetarpal

Services provided to a patient whose medical and/or psychosocial problems require moderate or high-complexity medical decision making during transitions in care from an inpatient setting, partial hospital, observation status in a hospital, or skilled nursing facility to the patient’s community setting. [More]
Inpatient palliative care visits associated with improved quality of life for patients with heart failure

Inpatient palliative care visits associated with improved quality of life for patients with heart failure

A recent randomized trial conducted by researchers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, found that inpatient palliative care (PC) visits were associated with improved quality of life and symptom burden for patients with heart failure (HF). [More]

Jopari, One Call partner to accelerate workers' compensation workflows for medical practices

Jopari Solutions, Inc. and One Call Care Management have launched a partnership designed to streamline and expedite workers' compensation workflows for busy medical practices. [More]
Caring for young children with eczema

Caring for young children with eczema

The excitement of a newborn baby turned to worry when a few weeks after Lorenzo Torres-Ramirez was born his parents started to notice red spots on his face. [More]
Loyola doctor provides tips to alleviate back-to-school anxiety in children

Loyola doctor provides tips to alleviate back-to-school anxiety in children

As the number of days of summer vacation decrease, children and adolescent anxiety levels often increase. In addition to getting school supplies, registration completed and vaccinations up to date, it's important for parents to talk to their kids and understand how they feel about heading back to school. [More]
Parents need to enforce traffic-safety rules for kids heading back to school

Parents need to enforce traffic-safety rules for kids heading back to school

Part of heading back to school is actually getting your kids back to school safely. According to the Centers for Disease Control, on average, there is one pedestrian death every two hours and a pedestrian injury every eight minutes in the United States. Vehicles and kids can be a very scary combination whether the child is walking, biking, riding or driving. [More]
BioScrip revenue increases 6.2% to $262.4 million in second quarter 2015

BioScrip revenue increases 6.2% to $262.4 million in second quarter 2015

BioScrip, Inc. today announced 2015 second quarter financial results. Second quarter revenue from continuing operations was $262.4 million and the net loss from continuing operations was $243.2 million, or $3.60 loss per diluted share, which includes a $238.0 million pre-tax goodwill impairment charge resulting from a decline in the Company's common stock price and related market capitalization, as well as an $8.6 million incremental pre-tax bad debt charge predominately attributable to aged accounts receivable balances over 365 days old. [More]
Hill-Rom Holdings' revenue increases 19% to $475 million in third quarter 2015

Hill-Rom Holdings' revenue increases 19% to $475 million in third quarter 2015

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. announced financial results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2015 and updated its 2015 financial outlook. Adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.62 increased 5 percent from $0.59 in the prior year, while reported earnings per diluted share of $0.33 decreased from $0.45. Adjustments to reported earnings are detailed in the reconciliation schedules provided. [More]
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]
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