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Outcomes From Health Information Exchange: Systematic Review and Future Research Needs

OHSU researchers systematically review studies on health information exchange outcomes, concluding that the full impact of HIEs on outcomes are inadequately studied. The researchers recommend more rigorous study designs and creation of standards by which to describe the various types of HIEs.

Mount Sinai Hospital Launches Initiative to Improve Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism Patients

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine will receive a $500,000 grant to develop an app for patients recently diagnosed with VTE. The app will support patients as they transition out of the hospital by offering medication adherence support, symptom tracking, and a way of communicating with a dedicated clinical worker that can answer questions.

Bribery probe nets $12M and more than two dozen doctors

Investigators in New Jersey are charging Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services with paying monthly cash bribes to more than two dozen local physicians in exchange for blood work referrals that resulted in more than $100 million in Medicare payments.

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  1. #vte app

    Seems like they have a computer and want to find a use for it. What ever happened to doctors, nurses, and the telephone to facilitate the transition of care? Or are they so busy filling in the required documentation grids on the EHR that they have no time for the patients?

    Additionally, might one of the arms of this outcomes research be simply buying the NOAC or the Coumadin for the patients?







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