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Top 10 Hospitals Using Epic EHR

October 17, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

Epic is the largest provider of EHR systems in the United States, accounting for more than 30 percent of all inpatient and ambulatory systems. As hospitals and care facilities continue to utilize electronic data sharing, and hospitals implement multiple EHR systems across inpatient and ambulatory departments, there could be a greater incentive for smaller companies to market less-comprehensive niche products to fill gaps in service.

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How to Address Mental Health after Mass Trauma

October 12, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

How to Address Mental Health after Mass Trauma

Firearm-related injuries account for more than $2.8 billion in direct emergency and inpatient care costs every year in the U.S. This does not include the indirect financial costs or emotional effects on patients and providers after incidents of mass trauma. Currently the U.S. is facing a potential shortage of physicians and mental health professionals, which would be further exacerbated in the event of mass trauma.

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Top Renal Dialysis Networks See Growth and Innovative Treatments

Approximately 30 million adults suffer from chronic kidney disease in the United States—or one in seven people. According to the National Kidney Foundation about one-third of the total population is at risk for developing the condition, which can lead to total kidney failure, atrial fibrillation, and heart disease if untreated. More than 60 percent of diagnoses are related to diabetes and high blood pressure, but ethnicity and genetic risk factors may also increase a patient’s risk of diagnosis. As the number of people affected by kidney disease rises, so does the demand for renal dialysis.

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CRISPR-Cas9 Trials Target Cancer Cell Research

September 6, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

CRISPR-Cas9 Trials Target Cancer Cell Research

On August 22, CRISPR Therapeutics and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) announced a two-year research collaboration to develop T-cell cancer therapies. The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology will be used to improve upon existing cancer cell therapies and focus on the specific needs of patients with blood cancers and tumors.

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Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

September 1, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are an important long-term care option for the aging U.S. population. They are essential in delivering quality care that is cost-effective.

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