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Bioengineers advance computing technique for health care

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Photo: cell samples in a cluster analysis tool [13/08/2015] Rice University scientists have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on health care. Bioengineer Amina Qutub designed an algorithm called "progeny clustering" that is being used in a hospital study to identify which treatments should be given to children with leukemia.Bioengineers advance computing technique for health care - Read more

Best practices in hospital care

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Photo: Nurse doing a survey with a patient [11/08/2015] Based on responses to questionnaires and letters sent to CEOs and medical personnel from a nationwide sample of 53 hospitals, Johns Hopkins investigators have identified a handful of best practices they say are most likely to give patients a positive hospital experience, a sense of satisfaction and the feeling they come first.Best practices in hospital care - Read more

Improving health information exchange in ERs

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Photo: Nurses running with a patient lying in hospital bed [10/08/2015] An emergency physician-led workgroup has published five primary and seven secondary recommendations about how to maximize the value of health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments. Improving health information exchange in ERs - Read more

Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained

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Photo: Empty patient's room [10/08/2015] This year’s German Krankenhaus Rating Report concludes: the probability of insolvency for German hospitals continues to increase. More than ever, the demographic change demands a more efficient health care system. This also includes the closing of several hospitals, particularly in rural areas. The scheduled Hospital Structures Act is soon said to make this decision easier.Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained - Read more

NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants

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Photo: Newborn in an incubator [05/08/2015] Neonatal intensive care units were originally created for newborns who are extremely ill and/or underweight, but a Dartmouth study finds that NICU admission rates are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants.NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants - Read more

 
 

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