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New paper based on museum collections identifies virus that is devastating sea stars on Pacific Coast

21 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Museum biological collections are the records of life on Earth and as such, they are frequently used to investigate serious environmental issues. When public health officials were concerned about the levels of mercury in fish and birds, for example, scientists studied museum specimens to assess historical changes in mercury contamination. Show More Summary

HIMSS Analytics Honors Rockford Health System With Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

HIMSS Analytics recognized 11 of  Rockford Health System sites with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents Rockford Health’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a […]

With Urban Hospitals in Decline, One Hospital Changes the Rules of the Game

Huge health insurance coverage gains over the last year and recent news of record low uninsured rates are good news for millions of Americans who now can access care. However, as many of the newly insured visit their local emergencyShow More Summary

e-MDs is First EHR to Connect to Kansas Infectious Disease Registry

e-MDs  and Kansas Health Information Network Inc. (KHIN), a health information exchange organization (HIO), today announced that e-MDs’ electronic health records technology is the first to exchange provider data directly with  the newly-created Kansas infectious disease registry. Show More Summary

WHO: Recorded Ebola Deaths Top 7,000

(CONAKRY, Guinea) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. The three countries hit hardest by Ebola…

Local enforcement of federal immigration laws affects immigrant Hispanics' healthcare

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws can have an adverse impact on the use of health care services by immigrant Hispanics, according to a new study, which analyzed both birth records and information collected in focus groups and individual interviews.

Morning 10: Stock jump | Health care jobs | MetLife vs. feds

The Dow Jones industrial average had its best day in three years as other stock indicators also soared. The number of health care jobs in the city now stands at a record 650,900. MetLife is exploring... To view the full story, click the title link.

More Obamacare success: Uninsured Americans near historic low

Great news: New federal government data shows the percentage of Americans without health insurance was at or near historic lows this year following the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and appears certain to fall to record levels next year. [...]Show More Summary

This Seems To Be Pretty Good News For Those Ramping Up Hospital Automation. Some Actual Evidence EHRs Save Lives.

This appeared a little while ago.Are EHRs Life Savers? Maybe So, According to Preliminary ResearchAugust 25, 2014 by Rajiv Leventhal Can the adoption and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) be tied to hospital performance...Show More Summary

Health database Cal Index must address privacy, consumer group says

A prominent consumer group is calling on customers of two leading health insurers to boycott a vast new database of patient medical records until privacy concerns are addressed.

How Open APIs Can Move Healthcare IT Toward Interoperability

Discussion in the healthcare IT world is currently focused on interoperability. The hope is to standardize the exchange of Electronic Health Record (EHR) across systems to enable the instant availability of pertinent health informat...

Outreach program gets cessation help to smokers of low socioeconomic status

A strategy that relied on electronic health records (EHRs) to identify smokers and interactive voice-response telephone calls to reach them may help promote tobacco cessation efforts among smokers of low-socioeconomic status (SES), according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. read more

Downloading Data Through The Display

HIPAA – the US standard for electronic health care documentation – spends a lot of verbiage and bureaucratese on the security of electronic records, making a clear distinction between the use of records by health care worker and the disclosure of records by health care workers. Show More Summary

Annual Transit Savings = $9,569 In US (On Average)

How we move about — to work, to play, for health needs, etc. — contributes to economic well-being as well as personal health (or lack thereof). People in record numbers are now choosing public transit services. Health as a way of life —...Show More Summary

For the record

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Covered California: In the Nov. 24 Business section, a column about patient eligibility for Medi-Cal, the state version of Medicaid, quoted a UCLA Health spokeswoman as saying its primary care physicians do not accept Medi-Cal patients. A senior manager said they do.

Nashville Aero Lodge 735, IAMAW, Endorses HR 676, Single Payer Healthcare

Mike Worrell, Recording Secretary of Aero Lodge 735, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, in Nashville, Tennessee, reports that his union has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers.  HR 676, known as Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, has 63 co-sponsors in the current Congress. “Health [...]

The federal government is trying to clean up its messy health-records databases

The Department of Health and Human Services has laid out its plan for electronic health records and is asking for public comment

Sony Employees' Medical Records Leaked In Hack

In the latest round of cyber attacks against Sony, more than three dozen employees' medical information has been released. The information includes "detailed and identifiable health information on employees, their children or spouses,"...Show More Summary

Why 2014 Was One Of The Worst Years On Record For Children Around The World

Wars, violence, and weak health care infrastructure made it difficult for millions of children to live healthy lives. The post Why 2014 Was One Of The Worst Years On Record For Children Around The World appeared first on ThinkProgre...

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