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Technology Tackles the Pressure Ulcer

Scott Mace

The number of hospitalizations for pressure ulcers is on the rise, but simple sensor technology has been demonstrated to reduce potential tissue damage to pressure points on torsos and heels between 56 and 63 percent. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AMA Raises Reimbursement Concerns Over EHR Workarounds

Arguing that documenting a full clinical encounter in an electronic health record "can be pure torment," an American Medical Association official describes three time-saving methods physicians have turned to, each of which has the potential for abuse leading to the denial of CMS payments, he says. >>>

Hospitals Ramp Up Capital Spending on IT

More money is being invested in healthcare IT infrastructure and less in brick and mortar assets than ever before. If you doubt the data, listen to what one CFO at a New York health system is saying about his capital spending plans. >>>

Hands-On Robotic Surgery Promo Connects with Shoppers

A New Jersey hospital demystifies the da Vinci robotic surgical system by letting patients interact with the robots and the surgeons who operate them at a mall with a high-income demographic. >>>

In Rush to Promote High-Tech Treatments, What About Patients?

Competitive hospitals have a knack for promoting unproven high-tech therapies and surgical procedures in order to win market share. They must also foster a culture of caring for patients as people. How do marketing leaders' responsibilities align? >>>

Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known about the "alarming increase" in frequency of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in healthcare settings. >>>

Providers Grade Health Plans. Guess Who Still Stinks.

An annual survey of hospital leaders' opinions of large health plans shows WellPoint and UnitedHealthcare fighting for last place among their peers—Cigna, Aetna, Coventry, Humana, and the independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. >>>



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News Headlines

Meaningful Use stage 2 needs more time, CHIME says

InformationWeek, May 7, 2013

'Virtual healthcare' gaining ground

Asbury Park Press, May 6, 2013

ATA explores business of telemedicine

Healthcare IT News, May 6, 2013

Botched brain surgery prompts extensive review at SSM Health Care

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 6, 2013

CMS to delete data on life-threatening mistakes from website

Bloomberg, May 3, 2013

Carolinas HealthCare adds virtual component to intensive care

Charlotte Business Journal, May 3, 2013

Physical by smartphone becoming real possibility

Boston.com / Associated Press, May 3, 2013

FL lawmakers provide no money for drug-abuse database

Orlando Sentinel, May 2, 2013

Expert: Don't be too hands-off with medical apps

Politico, May 1, 2013

Baptist Hospital Miami launches $90M expansion

The Miami Herald, May 1, 2013



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