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Care Team Connect Is Now a Part of The Advisory Board Company

The Advisory Board announces that it has acquired Evanston, IL.-based Care Team Connect, a population health vendor that provides web-based SaaS to help care teams utilize population risk stratification while coordinating care across care settings.

Registry-based clinical trial puts heart treatment to the test

Researchers in Sweden are validating a new post-market clinical trial approach that uses analytics tools to pour through EHR data to substantiate outcomes are matching expectations established in pre-market trials. During their research, they discovered that the use of thrombus aspiration, a common procedure for certain types of heart attack patients, resulted in no difference in 30-day all-cause mortality rates for patients who received the treatment vs. patients who did not. The findings are the subject of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

New technology helps smaller hospitals identify signs of a stroke

Five remote hospitals across Ohio are using a new telehealth system to connect with stroke specialists at Toledo Hospital. Two more hospitals are expected to join the network by the end of the year.

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