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Health information exchange associated with improved emergency department care through faster accessing of patient information from outside organization

A JAMIA study finds that patient data obtained from an HIE is available faster and is more frequently reviewed by clinicians than data obtained via fax or telephone. The study also suggests that access to HIE data reduced ER visit length by one hour, reduced the likelihood of admission by 2.4 percent, and reduced the average cost of care for the visit by $1200.

Hospitals Are Partnering With Uber to Get Patients to Checkups

The Atlantic reports that health systems and payers are now turning to Uber or Lyft to help ensure that patients get to their medical appointments.

The healing power of AI

In A TechCrunch article, intellectual property attorney Erik Birkeneder discusses the growing role artificial intelligence may one day play in healthcare.

Chance Collaboration Yields an Advance in Cancer Treatment

The Wall Street Journal tells the story of an immunologist helping his stepmother fight cancer and the oncologist who treated her. The two discovered a unique immune-system cell that “robustly” predicts whether patients will respond to immunotherapy cancer treatments.

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