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  1. "Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity"

    ... from Stanford said that the economic downturn has left clinical implications on medical practice, particularly by preventing new ... the lack of reimbursement, but once payment is expanded, it could help increase CAS procedural adoption for this patient population. ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Mar 10, 2011

  2. FDA removes boxed warning on PAH drug

    ... pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Citing data from clinical trials and post-market reports, the agency said that the drug poses ... continue to order liver enzyme tests when they consider it clinically indicated.” Letairis was approved with a Risk Minimization ...

    Justine Varieur Cadet - Mar 09, 2011

  3. Blumenthal feature: Health IT improves outcomes, patient satisfaction is next

    ... overall positive conclusions in articles gauging health IT’s effect on outcomes, including quality, efficiency and provider ... computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and 44 assessed clinical decision support (CDS) systems. Categories were not mutually ... to the authors’ assessments, the hospital faced a lack of clinical leadership, staff skepticism, leadership turnover, an unrealistic ...

    Mary Stevens - Mar 08, 2011

  4. Saskatchewanians to receive PET/CT by 2012

    ... On March 7, the Government of Canada announced that it would invest $7 million CAD ($7.2 million USD), with the Government of ... of the necessary $6 million CAD ($6.2 million USD) for the clinical PET/CT program. Saskatoon Health Region’s Royal University Hospital ...

    Trimed Staff - Mar 08, 2011

  5. SNM, NCCN launch oncology clinical trials collaboration

    ... upcoming research projects utilizing molecular imaging in clinical trials. NCCN, through its Oncology Research Program (ORP), ... imaging technologies. "We know that historically it has been difficult to use molecular imaging agents in multicenter clinical ...

    Justine Varieur Cadet - Mar 08, 2011

  6. Commentary: UKs P4P initiative has had ambiguous impact on care

    ... of HbA1c and high blood pressure in people with diabetes). It has helped consolidate evidence-based methods for improving care by ... of nurse roles (e.g., sub-specializing in different clinical areas)," he reported. "Indeed, the transition to a nurse-led primary ...

    Mary Stevens - Mar 08, 2011

  7. CRT: Erectile dysfunction may present stenting option for CAD prevention

    ... disease by three to five years. Therefore, he said it could become an “important screening tool in our cardiovascular ... cardiovascular death, MI, stroke and heart failure; and it is at least as predictive as smoking history or family history for premature ... patient selection, PPI is associated with promising early clinical success,” he concluded. Primary Image Size:  ...

    Justine Varieur Cadet - Mar 08, 2011

  8. Feature: New HF risk marker may gauge autonomic nervous system

    ... The current paradigm for determining risk is to use standard clinical parameters such as vital signs, as well as history and medication use, but it is subjective for the most part, Weiss said. He and colleagues are ...

    Chris P. Kaiser - Mar 07, 2011

  9. HIMSS: Thomson Reuters debuts dashboard for pharmacists

    ... Thomson Reuters introduced Pharmacy Xpert, part of the Clinical Xpert suite, which is a clinical intelligence dashboard that combines ... aggregates clinical data from multiple sources and delivers it to the pharmacist on one screen—so all critical patient information is at ...

    Trimed Staff - Mar 07, 2011

  10. HIMSS: Lawson touts IHE demonstration

    ... professionals and industry to improve the way health IT systems share information. In the run-up to the Interoperability ... Adaptor provided for the standards-based transfer of clinical documents across multiple IT systems, especially those with external ...

    Trimed Staff - Mar 06, 2011

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