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Montefiore explores texting for diabetic teens, pre-op care

Montefiore Medical Center is exploring deploying text messaging services and wearable monitoring devices to help teens with diabetes and using text services for enhancing pre-op patient care.

Toshiba sees health tech for seniors as a $10 billion opportunity

Toshiba sees healthcare technology for seniors as a $10 billion opportunity, according to an article in  Senior Housing News. The company is using LED televisions and imaging displays to launch its latest series of mobile tech solutions available for older adults, clinicians and other healthcare providers via a subsidiary.

Docs, nurses learn to get along in simulation game

A new simulation game aims to teach doctors and nurses how to work more collaboratively and avoid conflicts in order to prevent dangerous or sometimes fatal miscommunications.

Use of poison centers can cut hospital costs

A surprising non-clinical resource could help cut down on hospital costs: poison control centers. That's the conclusion of a new study by public health researchers at the University of Illinois, according to a study announcement.

Clinical registry sampling inaccurate for measuring hospital efficiency

The use of clinical data registries to measure hospital performance is inaccurate, particularly because in most cases, such tools determine efficiency via sampling rather than looking at 100 percent...

HIE use results in fewer hospitalizations, cost savings

Using a health information exchange system may reduce hospitalizations from the emergency department and save money, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College published this week in  Applied Clinical Informatics.

Legislators urge CMS, ONC to tweak MU Stage 3 to reduce health disparities

Twenty-four members of the House of Representatives have asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to leverage the development of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program to reduce and potentially eliminate health disparities.

23andMe founder: Health industry incentivizes illness

The founder of controversial personal genomics company 23andMe admitted recently that when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered her company to stop genetic testing last November, it "significantly slowed up" new customers.

Mobile video pilot aims to reduce ambulance, hospital admission costs

A Michigan healthcare services provider is prepping a mobile video-based health assessment program involving advanced paramedic care in a quest to reduce patient emergency room visits and hospital admissions while also saving on ambulance response costs.

Army deploying EHR upgrade

The U.S. Army has started fielding the major update of its electronic health record system to improve medical treatment for soldiers.