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Women who undergo total joint replacement surgery less likely to have complications compared to men

Women who undergo total joint replacement surgery less likely to have complications compared to men

While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]

IBM selected by Department of Health in England to manage NHS Electronic Staff Record system

IBM today announced a contract with the Department of Health in England to manage and continue transforming the National Health Service Electronic Staff Record system (ESR), the UK's most important workforce management tool serving 1.4 million employees. IBM will help modernise the system by providing increased mobile access and new self-service capabilities making the system more efficient and accessible. [More]
Zimmer debuts new Gel-One Patient App for people experiencing knee pain

Zimmer debuts new Gel-One Patient App for people experiencing knee pain

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announced today the debut of a new mobile app designed to serve as a feature-rich resource for patients of its Gel-One Hyaluronate product. [More]
Autoimmune disease forum to be held in Tampa on March 28, 2015

Autoimmune disease forum to be held in Tampa on March 28, 2015

The "What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease" public forum arrives in Tampa on Saturday, March 28th. The program will begin at 9:30am and end at 3:30pm. [More]
Study compares carbon footprint of Mediterranean diet with UK and US menus

Study compares carbon footprint of Mediterranean diet with UK and US menus

The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-known. As well as being healthier, a recent article concludes that the menu traditionally eaten in Spain leaves less of a carbon footprint than that of the US or the United Kingdom. [More]
New, streamlined solution for the E-health sector

New, streamlined solution for the E-health sector

Today, hospitals and clinics face a dilemma. On the one hand, they are under increasing efficiency pressure, while on the other hand, demands on patient comfort are on the rise. [More]
Top scientists to attend 3rd annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

Top scientists to attend 3rd annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

As a unique scientific panel it brings together top scientists as well as promising young researchers from different disciplines in a personal and selected ambience. [More]
Study finds gaps in information-sharing strategies between hospitalists and PCPs

Study finds gaps in information-sharing strategies between hospitalists and PCPs

Coordinating patient care between hospital clinicians and primary-care physicians is a significant challenge due to poor communication and gaps in information-sharing strategies, according to a study led by physicians at the School of Medicine of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. [More]

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership to host conference to discuss on health, legal problems

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, part of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, will host its tenth annual conference on April 9-10, 2015, in McLean, Virginia to discuss how to better address the social and legal problems negatively impacting the health of 50 million low-income Americans. [More]
Bioquell QUBE to be showcased at EAHP 2015

Bioquell QUBE to be showcased at EAHP 2015

The latest generation isolator, the Bioquell QUBE, will be showcased on stand 117 at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists 20th annual conference in Hamburg, 25th to 27th March 2015. [More]
ASH welcomes new anti-illicit tobacco strategy launched by Government

ASH welcomes new anti-illicit tobacco strategy launched by Government

ASH welcomed the Government’s refreshed anti-illicit tobacco strategy launched today. The new strategy had been pre-announced in the Budget, which noted that it would not only protect public finances but also “help meet public health objectives by driving down smoking prevalence.” [More]
AdverseEvents launches RxCost to determine economic impact of prescribing particular drugs

AdverseEvents launches RxCost to determine economic impact of prescribing particular drugs

AdverseEvents Inc., a leading healthcare informatics company, today launched RxCost, the first methodology to identify the total costs of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with FDA-approved drugs. [More]

Eight students to continue medical education in St. Luke’s Graduate Medical Education programs

Friday, March 20 was the end of a long process for medical students, said Dr. Joel Rosenfeld, MD, M.Ed, FACS, Chief Academic Officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “National Match Day is truly a milestone for every medical student across the country. This is the day when medical residency programs match with their highest-ranked medical students, and medical students learn where they will continue their medical training as residents.” [More]
New Quest Diagnostics study analyses impact of ACA in promoting earlier diagnosis of diabetes

New Quest Diagnostics study analyses impact of ACA in promoting earlier diagnosis of diabetes

People in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are far more likely to be newly identified with diabetes than in states that elected not to expand the public health care program, finds a new study by researchers at Quest Diagnostics. [More]

POCP launches ePrescribing State Law Capsule in U.S.

Point-of-Care Partners, a leading health information technology (HIT) strategy and management consulting firm, has launched the ePrescribing State Law Capsule -- a recurring reference publication to simplify tracking of ePrescribing regulatory requirements in all 50 states and DC. [More]
APM, HIV/AIDS Resource Center merge to strengthen response to HIV in Southeast Michigan

APM, HIV/AIDS Resource Center merge to strengthen response to HIV in Southeast Michigan

In order to strengthen the response to HIV in Southeast Michigan, AIDS Partnership Michigan and HIV/AIDS Resource Center have merged their organizations. Building on a history of collaboration and excellence, the merger of APM and HARC will ensure the sustainability of comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and care in their now 10-county area where 63% of people living with HIV reside. [More]
Qualcomm Life, AMC Health to accelerate transformation of health care delivery for at-risk patients

Qualcomm Life, AMC Health to accelerate transformation of health care delivery for at-risk patients

Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and AMC Health, a privately held provider of 'real-time' patient management solutions, today announced a collaborative effort to accelerate the transformation of chronic care and population health management by significantly enhancing connectivity and care coordination for at-risk patients, specifically those with heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or COPD, in a cost-effective manner. [More]

New KPMG International report provides roadmap to create value-based health systems

According to a report published today by KPMG International, What works: Creating value-based healthcare organizations, health systems that have a clear vision of value can achieve significant improvements in patient care at lower cost. [More]
DCR representatives to present health-related quality posters at NKF's 2015 Spring Clinical Meeting

DCR representatives to present health-related quality posters at NKF's 2015 Spring Clinical Meeting

DaVita Clinical Research, a specialty contract research organization with services spanning the full spectrum of drug and device development and subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., today announced that company representatives will present health-related quality posters at National Kidney Foundation's 2015 Spring Clinical Meeting, which takes place March 25-29, 2015 in Dallas. [More]
New AGA guideline changes clinical practice for patients with asymptomatic pancreatic cysts

New AGA guideline changes clinical practice for patients with asymptomatic pancreatic cysts

A new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association changes clinical practice by recommending longer surveillance periods for patients with asymptomatic pancreatic cysts and new criteria that limits surgery to those who will receive the most benefit. [More]
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