Tag: "electronic" at medical news
Majority of state Medicaid programs have or plan to have 'pay-for-performance' programs
... programs, providers are given incentives to adopt electronic
health records and electronic
prescribing, often in conjunction with the collaborative efforts described above. Access to care i...
NIST's stretching exercises shed new light on nanotubes
...tter and absorb polarized light, a key optical and electronic
property. SWNTs have excited materials scientists with the promise of novel materials that have exceptional mechanical, electronic, and optical properties. One fundamental issue is how light interacts with SWNTs. Is there, for example, a way to use...
Computerized reminders boost mammography screening rates
... could mean the test didn't get done. With our new electronic
tool and our related practice changes, one appointment secretary can now schedule mammography for over 10,000 women. When women get the reminder notice, it means they are preapproved, so the mammography can be scheduled with the first phone call with...
Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B
...provement tools like standardized data collection, electronic
claims and medical records, and rewarding providers for providing high quality care to be implemented systematically will go the furthest to improve quality, according to the analysis. To create the analysis, researchers, assessed the economic and ...
Fiber-based light source promises improvements in food inspection
...nes scan documents on a line-by-line basis. Rapid electronic
processors then detect whether there are any problems with the items and instruct mechanical actuators (such as air jets) to separate out unsatisfactory items. The problem is current line-scan cameras lack ideal light sources to image objects properl...
Making sense of the world through a cochlear implant
... rely on cochlear implants, a surgically-implanted electronic
device that can help provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or who has severe hearing problems. Using MRI scans of the brain, the researchers, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, identified the import...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007
...my to zoology. To access the ACS News Services new electronic
press center for the Chicago meeting, with media registration and housing, go to: http://www.acspresscenter.org . Special Event: Chicago News Media Tour/Briefing/Reception News media are invited to a special event at the Art Institute of Chicago...
Residents in disaster areas face medication adherence dilemmas
...ity. From there, Ochsner doctors could access all electronic
medical records, which helped patients identify prescriptions, get them filled and aided continuity of care. "We were lucky in our location, and within a couple of weeks we were at full operation with regards to our clinic and hospital facilities," ...
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology relaunched
... Exciting new features that take full advantage of electronic
media include a Journal Club discussion of a research article in the same issue, with the full discussion online and a recap in print; Images in Obstetrics alternating with Images in Gynecology; and Surgeons Corner, featuring a video clip online. A...
Referral management schemes damage patients' interests
... into clinics directly through the Choose and Book electronic
booking service can be seen within two to three weeks, no matter what their complaint. The schemes also remove any vestige of "patient choice," another government mantra, he adds. In the case of dermatology, about 15% of GPs' consultations in Bri...
Better review of new technology is needed to reduce health costs
...hnology assessment and lacks a widespread clinical electronic
medical record database--which hinders data gathering for technology assessment. A wide range of participants in the health care industry--from medical institutions and insurance companies to Medicare and other administrative agencies--agree on the...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 3, 2007
...a molecular device that mimics the operation of an electronic
keypad, a common security circuit used for numerous applications in which access to an object or data is to be restricted to a limited number of persons," the researchers state. "The development of a molecular-scale keypad lock is a particularly attr...
New journal on the study of the liver to augment medical program
...etary General of the APASL, commented, "Springer's electronic
platform and the Online First TM option will ensu...publish Hepatology International in both print and electronic
formats, serving the needs of librarians and readers worldwide. The online version, available on Sp...
Importance of personal health records draws support of American College of Physicians
...e and utilize their personal, private and portable electronic
health records. Representing primary care medici...me (PC-MH) that will bring patient health records, electronic
medical records and other technologies into the office to support an ongoing patient-physician relat...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for December 5, 2006
...res (Improving Patient Care, p. 826). IMGs used electronic
medical records and quality improvement strategies more often than IPAs, but this use did not explain differences in quality of care. An editorial writer says that the study actually shows that large IMGs perform better on the selected measures (si...
Binghamton University researchers ready nanotechnology innovations for market
...r of mechanical engineering, has worked to perfect electronic
inks, infused with nanomaterials, that could find ...icient, cost-effective processes for manufacturing electronic
inks made of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles suspended in liquid. The inks serve as conductors...
Noise-immune stethoscope helps medics hear vital signs in loud environments
...types of stethoscopes are rendered useless. Modern electronic
stethoscopes have raised the maximum tolerable noise level to 90 decibels to 95 decibels by replacing the ear pieces with loudspeaker inserts that provide a better seal with the ear canal and replacing the tubing with electrical cables that do not pi...
Springer and the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland enter into publishing partnership
...ng their mission. Through global distribution and electronic
publishing on SpringerLink, IJMS will continue to ...blish the Irish Journal of Medical Science in both electronic
and print formats to serve the needs of librarians and readers around the world. The journal will b...
Leading healthcare authorities to address safety and effectiveness
...s associated with the widespread implementation of electronic
health records (EHR). "Electronic health record... individual healthcare institutions can do to make electronic
health records as safe and effective as possible." Walker said, "Widespread use of EHR systems in ...
New alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trial
...ase in a Phase II clinical trial in the November 1 electronic
version of Neurology. "Everyone wants to figure out how to create an Alzheimer's treatment that attacks the amyloid peptide, which is considered to be the molecular cause of the disease," said Aisen. "This is the most advanced anti-amyloid treatmen...
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