Tag: Readmissions

Innovation, Med Tech

App lets clinicians monitor patients’ postoperative wounds

January 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new smartphone app enables patients to send images of their surgical wounds from home to allow clinicians to monitor them for infections, which are a leading cause of hospital readmission after an operation. The iOS app, called WoundCare, is […]


New effort aims to improve use of EHRs to support research

January 31, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

One of the key benefits expected of electronic health records is the contribution that digital systems would make to medical research. Because patient records had been primarily paper-based, so, too, were medical research programs. Many hoped that electronic records would […]


Machine learning helps predict admissions, readmissions

December 15, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

A group of hospitals in Paris is exploring the use of data analytics and machine learning to predict patient admissions down to the hour. Four hospitals within the city’s public hospital system are trialing a new data-driven approach that combs […]


CMS awards $347M to aid patient safety, cut hospital readmissions

September 30, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded $347 million to 16 organizations to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions on a national scale. Under the newly launched Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network contracts, CMS is hoping to continue […]