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Health IT 'underdeveloped' to manage complex care patients

When it comes to management of patients with complex, high-cost conditions, health IT and analytics efforts are "underdeveloped," according to researchers from Boston-based Partners HealthCare and the Commonwealth Fund.

Emory Hospital CEO: Moral obligation to treat American Ebola patients

Despite the controversy over whether two Americans who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia should receive treatment in the United States, the CEO of Emory University Hospital told  WSB-TV Atlanta  that there was no question that the facility would accept them.

Maryland hospital's cost savings, admission numbers model for rest of state

A Maryland medical center has made substantial progress cutting costs and readmissions, making it a central hub of the effort to revamp healthcare in the Old Line State, according to Business Insider.

Free-standing emergency medical centers reduce wait times, increase access

Long emergency room wait times continue to plague hospitals across the country, but free-standing emergency medical centers may help solve the problem.

Docs give, but don't take their own stress management advice

When it comes to stress management, many doctors talk the talk, but don't walk the walk when it comes to following their own advice.

Collaborative creates model for reporting to state cancer surveillance registry

Collaboration among stakeholders is key to implementing a disease specific surveillance program through interoperable reporting of data from physician practices to a public health registry, according to a new case study published in the journal  eGEMS.

Geisinger launches patient-centered medical home program

Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System recently launched its ProvenWellness Neighborhood in the Scranton area with the help of more than $600,000 in grant awards,  The Abington Journal  reported.

Hospitals must recruit male nurses to diversify workforce

Recruiting and hiring more male nurses is a good way to diversify the hospital workforce and can ultimately benefit patients, experts from American Sentinel University say.

Most docs support medical marijuana, but need training

As the legalization of medical marijuana expands, most U.S. physicians agree it has clinical benefits, but want more information on the medical science of cannabis and how it may help their patients, according to a survey of 1,544 doctors from  WebMD  and  Medscape.

Med management market to pass $1.6 billion by 2019

In addition to government initiatives driving more accountability in patient care, concerns around lowering medication errors and adverse drug events are steadily increasing the value of the global market for medication management, according to a new report.