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New EHR vendors and technology needed for continued innovation

In the span of the last five years, use and implementation of electronic health records in the U.S. has dramatically accelerated because of federal mandates and financial incentives directly related the meaningful use program. Because...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to provide all cancer screenings for free, with no charge to the patient. If this is the case, why are a majority of women still not getting screened for cervical cancer? The American Cancer...

source: By Jessica Taylor

The purpose of this statement is to update recommendations for routine use of seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends...

source: American Academy of Pediatrics

A 25-year-old woman presented to the ED with progressively worsening left eye pain and swelling for two days. She also complained of tearing and redness of the left eye as well as painful extraocular movements. She denied vision changes, although she had trouble opening...

source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Better continuity of care could mean lower risk of cardiovascular mortality and events as well as reduced healthcare costs, according to a South Korean study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Researchers conducted a cohort...

source: FierceHealthcare

Patients frequently miss appointments and tests that their healthcare providers schedule. No-show rates range from 5 to 55 percent. In some instances, like when a patient skips a cardiac stress test, for example, then has a heart attack, the hospital might classify what...

source: The New York Times

Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to be born prematurely and have a lower birth weight than are those born to mothers without the condition, according to a Danish nationwide cohort study. The reduction in...

source: Family Practice News

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