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UpToDate Adds Palliative Care

UpToDate, a leading clinical decision support resource for physicians, in July added palliative care as the newest of its 22 medical specialties. The palliative care section covers a variety of topics focused on improving symptoms and providing best quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. The new service resulted from two years of extensive… [Read More]

Wired and Wireless Hospitals Step to the Fore

Hospitals and Health Networks in July presented its 16th annual list of Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems. Rigorous criteria were used to identify 375 hospitals that use technology to link up disparate care providers and patients. “Most Wired” hospitals are more likely to share critical information electronically with specialists, to use bar codes for… [Read More]

The Why and How Data Mining Is Applicable to Hospital Medicine

Steven Deitelzweig, MD, SFHM, system chairman for hospital medicine and medical director of regional business development at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, discusses how data mining is applicable to hospitalist practice.