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Computer model predicting red blood cell flow holds potential for trauma treatment

A new computer model can predict red blood cell flow and holds potential for improving treatment for trauma injuries, according to research published recently in the journal  Physics of Fluids.

Google Glass: Promising but risky for providers

While Google Glass in the eyes of some healthcare professionals holds promise as an innovative and effective tool in the operating room, to others, its privacy disaster potential looms large.

Algorithm could sort out the most pressing individual health recommendations

Primary care physicians soon may be able to use a mathematical algorithm to help them quickly prioritize their recommendations for individual patients. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has...

Obama: VA disability claims backlog down 20%

The overwhelming backlog of disability claims by veterans has been reduced by 20 percent since March, President Obama said in a speech at the Disabled American Veterans Convention in Orlando over the weekend.

Hospitals: Big data use is a 'significant challenge'

While most hospitals and healthcare organization representatives responding to a recent survey from the eHealth Initiative and the College of Health Information Management Executives see big data as important to their strategic plans, far fewer believe their facilities are implementing it appropriately.

3 recommendations for smoothing ICD-10 transition wrinkles

Cheryl Davidson, network manager for compliant documentation management for St. Luke's University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa., made several suggestions for smoothing out ICD-10 implementation wrinkles that can apply to almost any facility in an exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT.

Telemedicine-enabled abortion restrictions spreading

Attempts to restrict abortions aided by telemedicine consults are spreading across the United States. The practice is now prohibited in 11 states, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights.

Will health insurance exchange launches be the 'next Y2K'?

Will the servers crash on Oct. 1 as more than 30 million new users become eligible for health insurance through exchange systems developed for the Affordable Care Act? Some experts are likening the...

HIMSS CEO Stephen Lieber: Interoperability of health data requires a culture change

The acceleration of interoperability of electronic health data hinges less on changes to technology and more on payment and cultural changes in the industry, according to HIMSS President and CEO H. Stephen Lieber.

New technology spots malware through power consumption

New technology developed by researchers collaborating from several universities can detect malware on medical devices by noting their power usage, as outlined in research that will be presented at the USENIX Workshop on Health Information Technologies in Washington, D.C., next week.