With the help of a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, three researchers from the University of Southern California are setting out on a joint research project to develop a wireless, multisensory system for the early detection of shunt malfunctions in people with excessive brain fluid, according to an announcement from the university.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has renewed the contract for the ECRI Institute to maintain two databases of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and healthcare quality measures.
Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn., has used telemedicine to remotely monitor congestive heart failure patients since 1998, helping provide the company the "competence and confidence to move forward as an accountable care organization," John Smylie, the company's chief operations officer, told Kaiser Health News.
With heavy pressure to reduce readmissions and improve patient outcomes, hospitals increasingly are relying on the medication reconciliation technology in their electronic health record systems to administer the right medication to the right patient at the right time, and to coordinate new drugs with those that a patient may already be taking.
Home self-monitoring with the support of a remote care nurse is effective in empowering patients with chronic illness in their own healthcare, according to a new study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
Entrepreneurs are stepping in to offer technological solutions as penalties increase Oct. 1 for excess hospital readmissions, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The healthcare industry's intense focus on delivering better care at lower costs has started a national conversation about how payment reform, new delivery models and health IT can help achieve those shared goals. And healthcare leaders have a lot to say. The editors at FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthFinance and FierceHealthIT combed through our exclusive interviews and industry conference coverage to round up 7 of the most thought-provoking and memorable quotes from healthcare thought leaders.
A new report from IDC Health Insights provides a framework of stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions required for healthcare organizations to "effectively advance along the successive...
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.
Population health management will offer a huge opportunity for health information management professionals who gain expertise in the new specialty, according to an article published in the Journal of...