Health Groups Emphasize Interoperability To Enhance Patient Care

interSeveral health care organizations have sent letters to Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) highlighting the importance of health care data transparency and interoperability, EHR Intelligence reports (Bresnick, EHR Intelligence, 8/19). Continue reading

Study: Meaningful Use Measures Reduce Adverse Drug Events

pills2Florida hospitals that in 2010 adopted all five core measures for medication management under the meaningful use program reported the lowest rates of adverse drug events in the state, according to a new study published in the journal Healthcare, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports (Walsh, Clinical Innovation & Technology, 8/18).

Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, Continue reading

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

brain_aging_preventAlzheimer’s disease affects about 5.3 million Americans. It’s the leading cause of dementia and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.  And it’s growing at an alarming rate.  Already 13% of people over 65 have been diagnosed with the disease.  An astounding 43% of those over the age of 85 are victims.[i]

Alzheimer’s has been called the defining disease of the boomer generation.  Its victims are expected to triple by the year 2050.    Continue reading