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National Health IT Week is upon us once again as the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) invites industry stakeholders to discuss the most pressing more »

The largest donation in Harvard’s long and storied history will bolster the endowment of one of the University’s smaller schools and will place a focus more »

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an at-home colorectal cancer screening tool that is up to 90% accurate in detecting the common cancer, more »

Patients at the highest risk of very frequent 30-day readmissions may not be the most likely suspects, according to a study published in the American more »

The average US hospital loses $1.7 million a year due to poor coordination and communication among members of staff, according to a new report from more »

Over the next fifteen years, the Partnership for Community Health is planning to dole out $90 million in grants to Massachusetts hospitals in order to more »

After taking similar actions in Rhode Island and Connecticut late last year, national insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to eliminate about 700 Massachusetts physicians from its Medicare more »

Members of the American Medical Association (AMA) have voted to approve a measure outlining the definition of team-based health care and providing physicians with a more »

Patients who opt for chemotherapy treatments earlier in their battle against prostate cancer may live for a median of 14 months longer than those who more »

Patient receiving telemedicine screenings for eye conditions may avoid a trip to their primary care physician, but ophthalmologists need to be prepared to handle the more »

Providers may be encouraged to prescribe more statins for the care of hypertension in vulnerable populations, but the widely-used class of drugs has no significant more »

Kansas is taking control of its population’s mental health issues with a $9.5 million investment in behavioral health services and a focus on community care more »

Walgreens drugstores and CHE Trinity Health, an 80-hospital health system in Illinois, have entered into a coordinated care agreement that will help to further Walgreens’ more »

Healthcare organizations may be investing in clinical analytics, business intelligence solutions, revenue cycle management tools, and robust quality improvement programs, but all the technology in more »

Physicians who played an educational game online were able to bring the blood pressure of hypertensive patients under control more quickly than those who didn’t more »

Reducing the number of unnecessary hospital readmissions may be as easy as just paying attention, says research from the Mayo Clinic published in JAMA this more »

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is teaming up with connectivity vendor CECity and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to try to increase the rate of vaccinations more »

The FDA has released a statement counseling patients and providers to reconsider the use of aspirin as an aid for general cardiovascular health.  The over-the-counter more »

Population health management begins with ensuring that the maximum number of patients have access to the best possible care, a difficult and politically contentious process more »

A three decade old tool used by nurses to predict patients at risk of pressure ulcers in the ICU may be significantly inaccurate, says a more »

A database designed to personalize pain treatment may be effective in reducing costs while providing better care to patients with difficult conditions, said Sean Mackey, more »

Alzheimer’s Disease may be having a bigger impact on population health than previously estimated, says a new report from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), more »

A concerning new study from the EHR data banks of the Kaiser Permanente system links oral contraceptive use with a significantly increased chance of developing more »

Despite the ongoing stereotype of teenagers as too lazy to do anything but snooze right around the clock, a large majority of adolescents taking part more »

Patients with a high body mass index (BMI) who present with chest pain may have higher care costs and spend a longer time in the more »

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