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Polypharmacy: What Providers Need to Know

In the U.S., instances of polypharmacy—or taking five or more medications—have increased 70% among individuals over the age of 65 in the last 12 years. With chronic conditions on the rise, and the average life expectancy growing, managing multiple medications…

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Tackling Readmissions: The Role of Hospital Administrators in Reducing Readmissions

This is the fourth and final post in our series on reducing hospital readmissions. With high readmission rates causing concerns—and steep financial penalties—for hospitals all over the country, medical professionals are seeking ways to reduce and prevent the number of…

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Weekend Surgeries: 5 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes

A recent study published in the journal Annals of Surgery examined what hospitals can do to improve the outcomes of weekend surgeries. Statistically, patients who undergo weekend surgeries tend to experience longer hospital stays, higher readmissions and increased mortality rates….

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News Corner: Health IT Expectations in 2016

This past year continued the momentum for healthcare IT technology innovation that started more than a decade ago. 2015 was filled with “FHIR-drills” around ICD-10, the rocky transition from Meaningful Use Stage 2 to Stage 3, and an ongoing push…

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Could House Calls Reduce Hospital Admissions?

Receiving home healthcare these days can be as easy as ordering a pizza, notes Melinda Beck in a Wall Street Journal article. Entrepreneurial startups such as Heal in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County, and Pager, which delivers healthcare…

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News Corner: Is “The Internet of Me” Upon Us?

As the field of health information technology (health IT) continues to grow, attendees at the Information Week Conference noticed an increased push towards personalized medicine. According to speaker Adriana Karaboutis, Vice President of Technology at Biogen, health IT has evolved…

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