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Digital innovation moving slowly in healthcare, study shows

A new study of healthcare innovation shows progress toward new approaches to care delivery could use a nudge. The report, entitled, “Trends for Scaling Innovation in Health Care,” was based on a survey of 29 health system executives from 28 unique health systems, and found that while many health systems and their affiliated health plans… Read More »

New computer analytics may solve the hospital readmission puzzle, study suggests

A University of Maryland School of Medicine study suggests that a novel machine learning model developed at the University of Maryland Medical System, called the Baltimore score (or B score), may help hospitals better predict which discharged patients are likely to be readmitted. The research, led by Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, associate professor of epidemiology… Read More »

Geisinger COPD study to test vocal biomarker algorithm

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease experience exacerbations caused by an infection in the lung. But a novel technique is being studied by Geisinger Health System to detect these flare-ups. Geisinger’s Voice Analysis of COPD Patients with Exacerbations (VOICE) study, supported by a grant from pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, will evaluate an algorithm for vocal biomarkers… Read More »

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

More young adults in the US are dying from heart failure, study finds

Sam Edwards | Caiaimage | Getty Images After more than a decade of declines in heart failure-related deaths in the United States, more Americans are now dying from the condition as the obesity and diabetes epidemics rage on, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine. The increase in heart failure deaths was especially high… Read More »