NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

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NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

July 23, 2014 4:30 am by | 0 Comments

It’s not unusual for hospitals to have innovation centers these days, but the folks at New York Presbyterian Hospital have chosen an interesting satellite office for theirs: in the offices…


S. Carolina hospital with bacterial infection problem reports 4th patient death since March

S. Carolina hospital with bacterial infection problem reports 4th patient death since March

July 23, 2014 12:46 pm by | 0 Comments

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the…


Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

July 23, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is working with DreamIt Ventures through its Open Canvas@CHOP program to identify enterprise software applications and commercially viable companies. It recently selected two companies from the…



Surprise! Physicians find glitches trying to register for Sunshine Act database

Surprise! Physicians find glitches trying to register for Sunshine Act database

July 22, 2014 4:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Yesterday, ProPublica released a story, “Error: You Have No Payments from Pharma,” shining a light on some of the problems physicians are facing while trying to register with the online…


Will Apple pick Watson’s brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM?

Will Apple pick Watson’s brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM?

July 21, 2014 4:04 pm by | 0 Comments

The Apple-IBM partnership deal raises some interesting questions for the healthcare sector, as mobihealthnews pointed out. This is what interests me: What will it mean for healthcare applications of Watson’s…


Researchers say HIV diagnosis rate has dropped by 30% since 2002

Researchers say HIV diagnosis rate has dropped by 30% since 2002

July 20, 2014 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday.
Fewer people in all U.S. groups tested positive for human immunodefi…


Musicians On Call planning to expand to hospitals and hospices nationwide

Musicians On Call planning to expand to hospitals and hospices nationwide

July 19, 2014 4:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Musicians On Call, a nonprofit providing live music to the seriously ill, hopes to aggressively expand to other major cities across the U.S. next year.


Standing hospital bed has patients on their feet, both in and out of bed

Standing hospital bed has patients on their feet, both in and out of bed

July 19, 2014 1:00 pm by | 4 Comments

myfoxcarolinas.com When you think “bed-rest,” you most likely imagine lying in bed all day watching Netflix marathons. Universal Hospital Services, however, has a different vision. UHS is currently piloting the Total…



Three people diagnosed with rare pneumonic plague in Colorado all had mild symptoms

Three people diagnosed with rare pneumonic plague in Colorado all had mild symptoms

July 19, 2014 9:33 am by | 0 Comments

DENVER (Reuters) – Three more people in Colorado have been diagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with an infected dog whose owner contracted a life-threatening form of the…


Busier neonatal units are better for preemies: study

Busier neonatal units are better for preemies: study

July 18, 2014 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Babies born very early stand a better chance of surviving if they are treated in neonatal hospital units that see a large number of premature…


Gentiva gets $634M buyout offer — but it’s not from Kindred

Gentiva gets $634M buyout offer — but it’s not from Kindred

July 18, 2014 2:26 pm by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Gentiva Health Services Inc rejected Kindred Healthcare Inc’s offer to buy a stake in the home healthcare services provider in favor of a $634.2 million buyout offer from…


Heart patients with low health literacy may be more prone to medication errors after discharge

Heart patients with low health literacy may be more prone to medication errors after discharge

July 18, 2014 12:36 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than half of heart patients in a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications or misunderstood instructions given to them after being discharged…


How will hospital command centers make healthcare more efficient?

How will hospital command centers make healthcare more efficient?

July 17, 2014 10:13 am by | 2 Comments

Some of the speakers at CONVERGE offered a few different takes on what healthcare would look like in the future. Medtronic’s director of IT Innovation, Paul Thompson, talked about the…


University of Utah crunches patient survey results and reality-based cost data to measure success

University of Utah crunches patient survey results and reality-based cost data to measure success

July 16, 2014 6:20 pm by | 0 Comments

Hospitals and health systems can use patient satisfaction data and carefully calculated outcome-focused metrics to both improve the patient experience and achieve the best possible health results, according to Vivian…


Andrea Ippolito: MIT Hacking Medicine wants to develop a hack-in-a-box

Andrea Ippolito: MIT Hacking Medicine wants to develop a hack-in-a-box

July 15, 2014 6:24 pm by | 0 Comments

MIT Hacking Medicine is much in demand as hospitals look for new ways to solve long-standing problems with a diverse group of brainstormers keen to share ideas. A few weeks…


Avoiding dead in bed: Why hospitals need better patient monitoring tech

Avoiding dead in bed: Why hospitals need better patient monitoring tech

July 15, 2014 1:54 pm by | 0 Comments

Update below A discussion about wearable technology highlighted the need for hospitals to develop more effective ways of patient monitoring to avoid the grim reality of finding patients dead in…