Hospital-acquired infections are a wasteful but preventable expense. Technologies that could help are available, and the U.S. government should incentivize cash-strapped hospitals to adopt them much they way it has with EHRs.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will disburse $4.5 million in grants to three centers focused on improving clinical preventive services and practices such as screening, counseling and use of preventive medications for patients.
Women are the fastest growing group among the Veteran population. The Women Veterans Health Program addresses the health care needs of women Veterans and works to ensure timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide, said Shenekia Williams-Johnson, Women¹s Veterans Program Manager.
When the Ford Motor Company announced plans in mid-May to partner with at least three companies to develop healthcare apps for the company's car-based platform, telemedicine experts around the country offered a hesitant smile. Could this be the big break they've been waiting for?