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July 17, 2012 / Issue 34

In This Issue

Coordinating care across networks

What women say they want in their healthcare

Protein found in venom could treat muscular dystrophy

How the Supreme Court's healthcare reform ruling affects surgery centers

Invention claims to make iPads waterproof

Got a smart medical idea? Carolinas HealthCare wants to help you cash in

Some doctors cash in by being their own pharmacist

FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

No health risk when Jehovah's Witnesses refuse blood

The unknown hazards of grilling season

Most popular last issue: What really makes us fat

Hot Clips: Decision Support


White Paper

Clinical System Adoption in the Community Hospital: Ten Training Keys for Success

The challenges associated with clinical system adoption can be met with the right training and engagement of clinical staff before, during and after implementation. View 10 training keys we've observed among hospitals achieving successful adoption.

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Featured Article: Integration

Coordinating care across networks

Risk-bearing provider organizations turn to advanced care management tools to close the gap between EHRs and HIEs.

By David Murphy, Health Access Solutions

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Personal Health

What women say they want in their healthcare

In the struggle for the political high ground in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare, both the Obama and Romney camps have spent the bulk of their ammunition arguing over whether the individual mandate is a “tax” or a “penalty.” But when it comes to messaging specifically to women, both camps are missing the point

Read The Hill article. >

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Research

Protein found in venom could treat muscular dystrophy

When Jeff Harvey discovered that his grandson, JB (pictured here), had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the grandfather started a company with UB researchers to develop a treatment.

Read the University at Buffalo article. >

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Health Law

How the Supreme Court's healthcare reform ruling affects surgery centers

The ruling leaves in place several provisions that affect ASCs directly.

Read the ASC Review article. >

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Mobile Devices

Invention claims to make iPads waterproof

Seal Shield has introduced what it is calling the world's first iPhone and iPad waterproofing solution with antimicrobial product protection. SEAL SHIELDS are form-fitting, polyurethane covers that make iPhones and iPads 100% waterproof, washable and disinfectable.

Read the MacNews article. >

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Innovation

Got a smart medical idea? Carolinas HealthCare wants to help you cash in

Along with a well-known product-development partner, Carolinas HealthCare System wants to turn the innovative ideas of its physicians, nurses and patients into healthcare improvements with a nationwide impact. Other people can submit a concept, too. If an idea is commercialized, the inventor will get a percentage of the sales.

Read the Charlotte Business Journal article. >

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Rx

Some doctors cash in by being their own pharmacist

Doctors operating their own in-office pharmacies are raising the costs for insurance companies, employers and taxpayers.

Read the NYT article. >

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Rx

FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

Read the AP article. >

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Surgical Care

No health risk when Jehovah's Witnesses refuse blood

Jehovah's Witnesses routinely refuse blood transfusions, and new research suggests the religious custom has some benefits, at least when it comes to heart surgery.

Read the HealthDay article. >

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Food

The unknown hazards of grilling season

Most people know that dangerous compounds – heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – are formed when meat is grilled at high temperatures. But the risks of other grilling techniques are less clear.

Read the WSJ article. >

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Personal Health

Most popular last issue: What really makes us fat

A CALORIE is a calorie. This truism has been the foundation of nutritional wisdom and our beliefs about obesity since the 1960s. But not everyone buys it.

Read the NYT article. >

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: Decision Support

Click on the highlighted links below to read the top HMT archival properties concerning decision support, a topic that is at the forefront of healthcare discussions.

  1. A critical choice for optimum patient care
    Clinical decision-support technology deployed in critical-care environments is a crucial element to enhanced care delivery.
  2. Solution helps shorten referral wait times
    University Health System uses referral-automation and decision-support software to reduce wait times for specialty care.
  3. Collaboration strategies for CDS success
    Evidence-based CDS has the potential to lower costs and improve outcomes by standardizing care.

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