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.
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.
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.