Videos

July 18, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
study on overall population health in U.S.
In a major study that includes data on the status of population health from 34 countries from 1990-2010, overall population health improved in the United States during this period, including an increase in life expectancy; however, illness and chronic disability now account for nearly half of the health burden. Improvements in the U.S. have not kept pace with advances in population health in other wealthy nations, according to the study published online by JAMA.
July 09, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Intervention helps improve and maintain better blood pressure control
An intervention that consisted of home blood pressure telemonitoring with pharmacist management resulted in improvements in BP control and decreases in BP during 12 months, compared with usual care, and improvement in BP that was maintained for 6 months following the intervention, according to a study in the July 3 issue of JAMA.
June 27, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
MRI screening
Magnetic resonance imaging at the site of injection of a contaminated lot of a steroid drug to treat symptoms such as back pain resulted in earlier identification of patients with probable or confirmed fungal spinal or paraspinal infection, allowing early initiation of medical and surgical treatment, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA.
June 18, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
An intervention consisting of clinician education coupled with personalized audit and feedback about antibiotic prescribing improved adherence to prescribing guidelines for common pediatric bacterial acute respiratory tract infections, although the intervention did not affect antibiotic prescribing for viral infections, according to a study in the June 12 issue of JAMA.
May 20, 2013 | Eric Bailey - Events Producer
Hugo Diaz
Hugo Diaz, chief interaction officer of Vital Interaction, stresses the importance of installing an automated patient communication system and its impact on patient satisfaction and practice efficiencies.
May 08, 2013 | Journal of the American Medical Association
HPV vaccine
With the number of doses and cost of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines a barrier to global implementation, researchers have found that girls who received two doses of HPV vaccine had immune responses to HPV-16 and HPV-18 infection that were noninferior to (not worse than) the responses for young women who received three doses, according to a study in the May 1 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child health. The authors note that more data on the duration of protection are needed before reduced-dose schedules can be recommended.
April 29, 2013 | Healthcare IT News Staff
John Stanton of RemitDATA at HIMSS13
John Stanton, Vice President of Consulting at RemitDATA, discusses new advances in health IT as they apply to claims processing and revenue cycle management, touching upon topics such as RAC audits, big data, cloud computing and the role of comparative analytics in billing.
March 28, 2013 | Eric Bailey - Events Producer
In this video interview recorded for PhysBizTech at HIMSS13, Anand Shroff, chief technology officer of big data company Health Fidelity, explains the most fundamental misconception about cloud computing in regard to data security and privacy. He also addresses how data-driven healthcare can improve care coordination.
March 26, 2013 | Eric Bailey - Events Producer
Dan Riskin, MD, co-founder and CEO of big data company Health Fidelity, explains that 80 percent of healthcare information remains unstructured and unused. Big data can be utilized to meet regulatory requirements, he says, but it has to be part of an overall strategy to improve care within a health system. Click through to play the full video.
March 07, 2013 | Healthcare IT News Staff
Erin McCann catches up with Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to discuss the state of healthcare IT at HIMSS13.

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