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Electronic messaging key to state's control of disease outbreak

Electronic messaging and media attention allowed the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to increase testing of  Cyclospora, a parasite disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week.

Virtual training helps surgical residents with patient management

Three-dimensional simulation technology via Second Life could be the basis for a new tool to help surgical residents fine tune their patient management skills, according to research published in the August edition of the  Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

HRSA gives community health IT efforts a shot in the arm

Six community health center networks will receive a total of $3 million in grants to boost information technology use, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced this week.

Remote monitoring drives global telemedicine growth

Remote patient telemonitoring is the biggest driver of the global telemedicine market, according to a new report from Research and Markets.

Testing for all ACA-related IT to run through September

Testing for all exchange systems developed for the Affordable Care Act--including the controversial data hub and all other IT systems created by states, health insurers and federal agencies--will begin this month and continue through September, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said on Thursday.

Algorithm to identify diabetic patients in real time holds promise

In an attempt to identify and treat patients with diabetes earlier, researchers have developed an algorithm that can spot the disease in EHRs almost as effectively as a physician in close to real time, according to research published in  BioMedCentral.

7 steps for developing an effective eHealth strategy

Very few health organizations or geographic regions have a proper strategy for the implementation of eHealth, despite evidence that technology's role in healthcare continues to grow, according to research published this week in the  Journal of Internet Medical Research. To that end, a pair of researchers from South Africa and Canada outlined seven steps necessary to the development of an effective eHealth strategy.

EHR risk stratification can reduce readmissions

Real-time, electronic health record-based risk stratification can reduce hospital readmissions, according to a new study published online in  BMJ Quality & Safety.

In healthcare, technology, business growth synergistic

As the healthcare industry evolves over the next decade, manufacturers are going to play a big role in that growth, according to Scott Blanchette, CIO at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems, which boasts 14 hospitals across five states.

Physician profile data hub planned

A centralized data hub of physician profiles is in the works through an information-sharing company called Data Commons, a joint venture of leading organizations in medical education, licensure and...