Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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May 17,2011

From iHealthBeat

Standards Panel Seeks Feedback on EHR Certification Program
Read more…………here   The Health IT Standards Committee's implementation work group is seeking public comment.

What Percentage of Surveyed Physicians in the U.S. Have Adopted Smart Phones?
Read more:…….here.

Hospitals launch ED online reservation systems. Plan your emergencies, sounds like an oxymoron as our health system attempts to use new technology to address basic systemic flaws in healthcare delivery. here .


Can Federal Health Care Websites Tap Best Practices from the Private Sector?  here

The new websites -- which include HHS' vaccines.gov and healthcare.gov -- are much more dynamic and consumer-friendly than previous government websites.  The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.

WEBMD:

Causes of Fatigue and Sleepiness and How to Fight Them. This very common problem affects nearly all of us.  Read on.

Do You Color Your Hair?   Women and Men in their attempts to retain young appearance should know some of the details:

Does Your Voice Betray Your Age ? Of course, we all unconsciously respond to a mature voice differently than an adolescent’s voice or child on the telephone. What goes into this almost automatic calculation?

Med page Today

This series is brought to you by Med Page Today, Putting breaking medical news into practice.

1. Med Students Cram for Exams With Wikipedia. About half of medical students see Wikipedia as a trustworthy source of information for helping them prepare for exams.

2. Atypical Antipsychotic Use High in Kids. Almost half of children treated as inpatients for psychotic and mood disorders are given atypical antipsychotics.

3. Suicides, Stagnant Economy May Be Linked. When the red-hot Japanese economy of the 1970s and 1980s cooled off and a period of stagnation set in, suicide rates spiked, and researchers here suggested the same thing could happen in the U.S.

Weight adds to  Colon Surgery Infection Rate

:Rehab After Stenting Saves Lives.  Risk of death decreased by 47%

Tai Chi Helps Prevent Falls and aids mental health..

VA HealthCare News:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published the interim final rule for implementing the Family Caregiver Program of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. This new rule will provide additional support to eligible post-9/11 veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary family caregiver..

Coalition Seeks to Raise Awareness and Help Returning Veterans 

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) In the coming weeks, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., will introduce new legislation that calls on the Veterans Affairs Department to be more proactive in informing and providing veterans with the services they're entitled to receive.
The legislation is called the Pro-Vets Act and would require the VA to offer each service member a thorough assessment of benefits and the materials they need to apply. Service members leaving the military would be automatically enrolled in VA health care. Gillibrand's office says that even though they are eligible for up to five years of free care, many never claim the benefit

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