Number of Seniors Who Need Personal Care Help Increasing, CDC Says
A "significantly" increasing number of adults over age 65 need help with personal care, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why Redefining 'Sepsis' Could Save Lives
An international task force has released an updated definition of sepsis-the condition responsible for approximately half of all hospital deaths-that it hopes will improve early identification and treatment.
UCLA Freshmen Learn About Growing Old
April Pearce is in the middle of her freshman year at UCLA, settling into life away from home for the first time.
The Hospital of the Future Is Here...But It Needs More Gadgets & Bandwidth
The hospital of the future might not be a hospital at all, having little resemblance to today's sprawling brick and mortar facilities.
The Internet of Caring Things
Imagine a home where hidden sensors in the walls can predict a fall weeks before the event occurs, the front door can be unlocked from someone who is immobilized upstairs.
Using Data to Help Home Health Workers Manage Patients' Conditions
There is little in Ruby's life that is easy. Nearly blind and unable to walk more than a step or two, the 39-year-old struggles to raise three sons while dealing with a daunting array of health conditions, from diabetes that recently landed her in the hospital to pain from bulging spinal disks.
Health Systems Are Checking On Patients Digitally
After discharge from University Hospitals, a patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease receives a call checking in: How many times have you used your rescue inhaler in the past 24 hours? Are you feeling better or worse than yesterday?
It's Not Just Doctors And Nurses, Patients Need to Wash Their Hands, Too
Encouraging doctors and nurses to wash their hands frequently has always been considered an easy and effective way to curb the spread of infection in hospitals and other health facilities.
Toolkit Helps Develop Patient Engagement Programs
The American Health Information Management Association has released a free toolkit to guide providers in the development of consumer engagement programs that are part of a larger shift toward value-based payment.
Partnership Issues Recommendations to Prevent, Better Manage Chronic Disease
The nation cannot lower health care costs without addressing chronic disease, according to a white paper released today by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
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