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A short film with Professor Mike Pearson, head of clinical evaluation, and Ward Priestman, director of informatics, both from Aintree University Hospital NHS… Video Rating: 0 / 5 This was the master video that Launch Healthcare Solutions produced for MD Physician Services (division of the CMA). We later provided the client with 4 smal…

A recent Saint Louis University study revealed that Medicaid-insured children with eczema, an inflammatory skin condition that affects 20 percent children in the United States, do not have easy access to dermatologists.

A partnership designed to improve care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries in southeast Michigan, while making the best use of Medicare dollars, has expanded. A partnership designed to improve care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries in southeast Michigan, while making the best use of Medicare dollars, has expanded. Two new medical practices have joined the 1,700 doctors of the University of Michigan Health System’s Faculty Group Practice, and the 310 providers in the IHA physician group, in one of the nation’s first accountable care organizations (ACOs). read more

Raising the age of eligibility and reforming some Medicare practices can go a long way to making it sustainable, according to three Arizona State University healthcare policy experts.

Just like everybody else, doctors spend too much time behind computers–and not enough time at patients’ bedsides–according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published this week in the  Journal of General Internal Medicine .

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology program announced today that the online bachelor’s degree is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

An interactive decision dashboard format developed by researchers with the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine & Dentistry can be adapted to create a clinically realistic prototype patient decision aid, according to an article published this week in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making . Such findings, the researchers say, represent the potential of interactive decision dashboards for fostering informed decision making.  read more

Top News Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says his office has taken direct control of the DoD-VA EHR integration project as he acknowledges to a House subcommittee that “we’re way behind.” Hagel told the committee that he has personally blocked the DoD’s EHR request for proposal because “I didn’t think we knew what the hell we were doing.” He added, “Until I get some understanding of this and get some control over it, we’re not going to spend any money on it.” Hagel, whose experience includes tours as an infantry squad leader in Vietnam and serving as a VA deputy administrator as its VistA system was being developed, says the DoD will have its marching orders within a month. Reader Comments From Mr.

Achieving widespread reductions in preventable hospital readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries may take longer than many health care professionals originally anticipated, according to researchers at Penn State, the Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania.

Stanford University researchers touted success in using analysis of free-text notes in electronic health records for surveillance of drug interactions in near real time. read more

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