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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found patients admitted to the hospital are less likely to be readmitted in 30 days if they report higher levels of satisfaction in care and communication with providers, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Utilizing normothermic machine perfusion technology could increase the number of available donor kidneys, according to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.

Researchers from Stanford University have developed an algorithm capable of predicting patients’ three to 12-month mortality rate, according to a study published in arXiv.

Allowing patients to write or add notes to their medical health records could keep patients more engaged in their care while also improving relationships with their physicians and reducing physician workload, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found digital pills could monitor opioid use after surgery, according to a study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

 

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Ingenix looks to buy A-Life Medical
Ingenix, UnitedHealth Groups health IT subsidiary, will acquire A-Life Medical, a San Diego-based provider of computer-assisted coding products and services for the healthcare industry, for an undisclosed amount.
Accenture assists in Stanford's efforts to go paperless Accenture has landed a seven-year contract with Stanford Hospital & Clinics, part of the Stanford University Medical Clinic in Stanford, Calif., for a connected health technology initiative.
Caspio releases chart, dashboard apps Caspio has made available new chart applications to create visual web-based charts and dashboards for any database and assist users' understanding of large data sets.
KLAS: Enterprise resource planning vendors don't have a leg to stand on No enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor overwhelmingly satisfies clients more than the others, but with so few optionsand none performing wellmigrating to a new vendor may not be worth the cost, according to a report published Aug. 11 by market research firm KLAS.
HIMSS: Business intelligence may be key to success in the ED To make a muddled emergency department system more transparent and better report on patient satisfaction and performance indicators, staff at the Hospital of Central Connecticut implemented a business intelligence model to simplify workflow and increase doctor to patient time, said Jeff A. Finkelstein, MD, chief of emergency medicine during a presentation at the HIMSS virtual conference expo June 9.
New editor-in-chief to take reins at JAMIA The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) board of directors has selected Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, as the new editor-in-chief of Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).
Siemens deploys Soarian AIM Siemens Healthcare will begin deploying its new Soarian AIM [Agile Implementation Methodology], at all future Soarian Health Information System installations.
KLAS: Better business intelligence requires models from outside healthcare Unlike most segments of health IT, which are dominated by a handful of healthcare-focused vendors, the enterprise business intelligence technologies deployed at hospitals are more likely to come from general software companies like SAP and IBM, according to a report from healthcare research firm KLAS.
JAMIA: Business intelligence leverages patient safety, financial efficacy Targeted deployment of health analytics, or business intelligence applications, could improve patient outcomes, increase safety, enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs of healthcare, according to an article in the April edition of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
HIMSS: Buying an EMR system? Ask the tough questions up front ATLANTA--The EMR vendor had the sharpest booth at a HIMSS show several years ago, with the nicest signage and the best demonstration. The vendor was also facing a lawsuit from customers who said it didn't deliver as promised.

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