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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch for This Year

February 10, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Although there are certainly incredible technologies being honed right now that have the power to change the healthcare industry as we know it, sometimes the most impactful technologies are the ones that seem the simplest.[read more]

4 Models for Alarm Vigilance

February 10, 2016 by Tim Gee

The method of arranging medical devices and those that recognize and respond to alarms is fundamental to alarm safety. The following are the 4 models or methods for alarm vigilance and notification in use today. These models are: line of sight,out of sight, monitoring techs, and automated notification. Let’s look at each one in turn.[read more]

TBI: Some Surprising Statistics

February 9, 2016 by Bernadette Coleman

A traumatic brain injury(TBI) is a blow to the head that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all hits to the head result in a TBI. Injuries can be mild to fatal, it just depends on how hard the head was hit and the speed of the treatment that was given after the injury. Here are some surprising statistics regarding TBI.[read more]

Marketing Your Medical Device to Millennials? Here's Why Mobile Matters Most

February 9, 2016 by Dan Stempel

Millennials are more plugged-in than any other generation, but that doesn’t mean that just any old digital offering is going to grab their attention — to do that, you need to market to mobile.[read more]

Time for a patient-driven health information economy? – A response

February 9, 2016 by Robert Rowley

The recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Time for a Patient-Driven Health Information Economy?” presents a good overview of the need for, and hurdles in achieving, a unified patient-centered data platform that can be accessed from everyone taking care of the patient. But here's my response.[read more]

Kindred Healthcare Inc. To Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claims

February 9, 2016 by Katie Brant

Kindred Healthcare Inc. (Kindred), the largest skilled therapy provider in the nation, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA). Kindred is accused of billing Medicare for therapy services that were unnecessary or never occurred, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced January 12, 2016.[read more]