Rapid whole-genome sequencing helped a hospital isolate a MRSA outbreak and track new infections to a single staff member--the first time DNA sequencing had been used to help end an infectious disease outbreak.
The urgency to modernize the U.S. healthcare system and the pace of change that can be absorbed by both providers and IT vendors is a delicate balance, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, M.D., said at a Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., this morning.
As the Central Indiana Beacon Community's pilot program, which uses remote video conferencing between nurses and discharged hospital patients in an effort to reduce readmissions, closes in on its one-year anniversary, the organization is reporting impressive results.
Implementing an electronic health record system provides a good return on investment for hospitals in low-income areas, according to a case study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Information Association.
"Lung-on-a-chip" technology can mimic the life-threatening condition pulmonary edema and holds the potential to become an alternative to animal testing for drug toxicity, according to a new study in Science Translation Medicine.
About 450 Pittsburgh-area students are wearing electronic sensors this week in a quest to find out how they interact and how influenza spreads among children.
Use of an electronic health record clinical decision support system to prescribe antibiotics for patients suffering from acute respiratory infections helps to ensure the appropriateness of those prescriptions, a study recently published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine concludes.
Depression is the biggest driver of health spending, according to a new study in Health Affairs.
Computational models are increasingly helping healthcare researchers to understand how to both identify and treat complex diseases, according to Johns Hopkins professors.
Hospitals nationwide are turning to informatics to streamline care processes, improving both the efficiency and safety of patient care. One facility that appears to be ahead of the curve, however, is Children's Hospital Boston, which, according to CIO Dan Nigrin saves roughly $1.4 million annually by using informatics in its medication delivery system.