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Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

...hours nurse triage telephone service, accessing an electronic tool, and providing a registry to manage patient populations, which in turn will increase the ability to provide timely clinical interventions. The additional payment and support are meant to help participating practices maintain and expand their P...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...e by simultaneously reducing power consumption and electronic interference. The researchers also calculated how well the signals are transmitted through tissue. "We looked at the equivalent of the amount of skin that you have on your scalp, which is about 2 or 3 millimeters," Irazoqui said. "We have demonstra...

Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals

...the information is used to tailor timing of brief, electronic pulses through the electrodes implanted near the three branches of the vestibular nerve that respond to changes in head rotation. These branches normally carry signals from the inner ears three semicircular canals. In the chinchilla tests, pulse...

Monitoring influenza impact

...rain-specific and conclude that surveillance using electronic data can provide timely and representative information about the epidemiology of circulating influenza viruses....

University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank

... awards for its FirstGateways Physician Portal, an electronic data bank for UH clinicians system-wide, which acts as a one-stop haven for patient data. UH was one of only three health systems nationally to receive the 2007 Most Wired Innovator Award for innovation in information technology. Most Wired is a q...

U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system

... a major threat to patient safety and has endorsed electronic prescribing of medication as an effective method in correcting the problem. Medication errors are a central aspect of improving hospital safety. CPOE can help that process, says Robert Kane, M.D., review co-author. Hospitals would be short-sighted n...

After epilepsy surgery, quality of life related more to seizures than memory

... effectively, such as by making lists and using an electronic organizer, than they can compensate for the restrictions that seizures can cause, such as not being able to drive." Langfitt also noted that seizures are probably less socially accepted than these kinds of memory problems, which he says patients so...

May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...S NOT GUARANTEE HIGHER QUALITY CARE The use of an electronic medical record (EMR) in primary care practices is insufficient for insuring high-quality diabetes care finds this study of 927 diabetic patients in 50 primary care practices. Furthermore, EMR usage was associated with poor adherence to the diabetes ...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...or severe tremor disorders and epilepsies. But the electronic device has the advantage of being adjustable or reversible. The researchers' report appears in a special June 2007 issue of the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, edited in part by Grill. The study was condu...

Dr. Eli Peli of Schepens Eye Research Institute elected SPIE fellow

...e related macular degeneration or AMD. His work on electronic and optical devices for impaired vision has led to several products on the market as well as many novel approaches for testing the effects of vision enhancement and image quality. Peli's service to the optics community is impressive. He has suppor...

Elsevier partners with European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

...nline database, ScienceDirect, the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information....

Electronic nose may help diagnose asthma

...University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The electronic nose is a newer version of a sensor that has been ...out explosives or toxic chemicals in the air. An electronic nose responds to a given odor by generating a pattern, or "smell print," which is analyzed and compa...

Elsevier launches the Clinics on ScienceDirect

...prestigious titles from The Clinics to its premier electronic platform, ScienceDirect ( www.sciencedirect.com ). The Clinics span a variety of subjects within the health sciences, ranging from pediatrics to surgery. Among the 56 titles to be launched are: Medical Clinics of North America; Pediatric Clinics of N...

Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant

...ommend a cochlear implant, a surgically- implanted electronic device that bypasses the hair cells and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. Prof. Attias stresses that a cochlear implant is an excellent treatment for children with congenital deafness whose hearing does not improve over time. However, it appear...

New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures

...4 office practice information functions, including electronic records, electronic prescribing, computerized safety alerts, and patient reminders systems and registries (19% compared ...

Greenberg Prize awarded to Dr. Joseph G. Hayes

...tal role in implementing one of the nation's first electronic medical systems, helping to improve quality and sa...ed the team that installed Eclipsys, the inpatient electronic medical record system that links clinical data from disparate areas such as from the laboratory, rad...

Study puts us one step closer to understanding the function of sleep

... equal amount of sleep without TMS. Although an electronic power-napper sounds like a product whose time has come, Tononi is chasing a larger quarry: learning why sleep is necessary in the first place. If all animals sleep, he says, it must play a critical role in survival, but that role remains elusive. ...

UD receives $1.9 million for new spintronics center

...rate while using much less energy than present-day electronic devices, according to Xiao. "Our new center will... harmful viruses in antiterrorism programs." The electronic sensor device will be built in collaboration with scientists at the Center for Nanoscale Materials a...

ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology

...alth Affairs magazine, the acquisition cost for an electronic health records (EHR) system averaged $44,000 per p...systems include interoperable applications such as electronic health records, electronic prescribing systems, evidence based-clinical decision support software, a...

Scent prediction

...e results thus unambiguously prove that it is this electronic surface structure of a molecule that determines the interaction between a scent molecule and its olfactory receptorsand thus defines its fragrance."...

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