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Researchers use artificial intelligence to reimagine healthcare
Computerworld
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are working to use artificial intelligence to cull through electronic health records, diagnostic imaging, prescriptions, genomic profiles, insurance records and even data from wearable devices to create healthcare plans designed not just for a specific disease but for specific types of people. The researchers are putting big data to use to create designer treatments, head off epidemics and find cures to deadly diseases.
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More hospitals turn to video translation services
FierceHealthcare
Hospitals in the Midwest have joined the growing number of medical facilities that turn to video translation services to accommodate patients who speak little or no English, the Journal-News reports. Since November, West Chester Hospital in southeast Ohio has used iPads secured to 3-feet-tall, wheeled stands to access a program that provides certified video translators for patients, according to the Journal-News.
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These are the best US colleges to study health professions
USA Today
A degree in health professions offers students the opportunity to find jobs in numerous medical positions. Graduates have the opportunity to work closely with other medical professionals to help improve patients’ quality of life. The health profession is a large field and offers students the flexibility to find the specialization that suits them best.
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Research: Medicine errors can be avoided with clearer IV bag labels
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Redesigning the labels of intravenous medicine bags can "significantly" reduce the risk of administering the wrong drugs during an operating theater emergency, according to research published in the Journal of Patient Safety. Researchers found the chance of selecting the right drug was more than twice as high with bags that had a redesigned label compared with those that had a traditional label.
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Looking to get published this year?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Simulation Spotlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SSH, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Marine study: Simulations translate to live-fire performance
Defense Systems
Simulation systems used for training have a lot of supporters among military leaders, but they still have some doubters when it comes to training on tactical vehicles and weapons. After all, how could a computer-generated virtual scenario compare to actually working with real equipment on real terrain with real targets? As it turns out, pretty well, according to a study by the Marine Corps Systems Command of M1A1 tank crews working with the simulation-based Advanced Gunnery Training System.
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Medication error reporting not indicative of patient safety
Macquarie University via Medical Xpress
A comparative study at two Australian hospitals suggests that hospitals' incident data have significant shortcomings, especially as the basis for monitoring safety over time and between sites. The study found no relationship between the number of reported medication incidents and the "actual" rate of prescribing and medication administration errors observed.
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Telehealth's true success starts behind the scenes
Karen R. Thomas
For the last few years, telehealth has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the healthcare industry. With recent predictions indicating that the number of patients using telehealth will hit 7 million by the year 2018, businesses are scrambling to create devices that can keep up with the high demand.
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Virtual reality key to overcoming disorders
HealthCanal.com
As a graduate student at Binghamton in the early 1980s, Dr. Albert Rizzo lived in a tiny apartment above the Valet Shop on Front Street, often watching limos come and go from the Binghamton Club across the street, thinking, "Someday, I'll get to see what's inside that building." He finally got his chance at a March 17 breakfast, when he spoke at the Binghamton Club to the Binghamton University Forum about how virtual reality technology is being used to treat and assess individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress and other disorders.
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Affordable Care Act faces more hurdles in coming months
Rosemary Sparacio
The Affordable Care Act has survived one repeal attempt in the Supreme Court, as well as more than 50 repeal attempts by the House of Representatives and the Senate. However, President Barack Obama's signature legislation faces yet another significant challenge to its existence. In the current case before the Supreme Court (King v. Burwell), a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs this June would essentially cut off the healthcare law's tax credits/subsidies in roughly two-thirds of the states. That would mean that most of the people now buying insurance through the federal government online marketplace — HealthCare.gov — would be unable to afford it.
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9 industries using virtual reality (TechRepublic)

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