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Findings Reveal Health Information Exchange Decreases Repeat Imaging

The use of health information exchange systems to share reports on imaging tests, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging scans, can help reduce the number of times patients undergo the precisely same test. A new study suggests that HIE technology that gives healthcare providers immediate, electronic access to a patient’s medical history may optimize the quality of care while slashing excessive costs.   More...
28 Jan 2015

Computer Model Predicts Public Response to Disease Outbreaks

A new computer model could help public health officials anticipate public reactions to disease outbreaks, based on a combination of data collected from hospitals, social media, and other sources.   More...
26 Jan 2015
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New Patient-Centered Tool Devised to Record Side Effects of Radiotherapy

Researchers have investigated a patient-centered approach to evaluating the side effects of radiotherapy and have shown that it may be able to optimize the detection and management of treatment-related toxicity.  More...
22 Jan 2015

Remote System Helps Rehabilitate Heart Pathologies

A new distance rehabilitation system for people affected by heart pathologies uses guided exercise routines to help them adopt a healthy lifestyle.  More...
14 Jan 2015
Image: Study authors Mike Kolber, Christina Korownyck, and Mike Allan (Photo courtesy of the University of Alberta).

Viewers Cautioned on Televised Medical Talk Show Recommendations

A new study warns that the public should be skeptical of recommendations made on mainstream television medical talk shows, as they often lack adequate evidence or are contradicted by the best available evidence.   More...
06 Jan 2015
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Patient-Reported Outcomes Available at Point-of-Care

A new partnership enables oncology providers to easily gather and view patient reported outcome data at the point of care.   More...
30 Dec 2014

Printed Implant Helps Regenerate the Meniscus

A personalized three dimensional (3-D)-printed scaffold infused with human growth factors can prompt the body to regenerate the meniscus.   More...
23 Dec 2014

The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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