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Frequent Home Visits Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions, Improve Survival

Frequent home visits combined with multidisciplinary heart failure clinic interventions can reduce hospital readmission and improve survival for patients with heart failure, according to research from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The number and … finish reading Frequent Home Visits Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions, Improve Survival

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1 Out of 3 Patients Hospitalized for Heart Conditions, Pneumonia Readmitted Within 15 Days

Almost 3 million Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF), heart attack, or pneumonia were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, and a majority were readmitted within 15 days, according to a study from Columbia University Medical Center and … finish reading 1 Out of 3 Patients Hospitalized for Heart Conditions, Pneumonia Readmitted Within 15 Days

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Hospitals’ Stroke-Care Rankings Must Include Stroke Severity: Study

Hospitals’ risk-standardized stroke-care rankings can be unfairly impacted if the severity of strokes are not considered, says a new study from UCLA. Under the ACA, hospitals and medical centers must report their quality-of-care and risk-standardized outcomes for stroke and other … finish reading Hospitals’ Stroke-Care Rankings Must Include Stroke Severity: Study

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Heart Health Profile App Among Winners of HHS Challenge

THUMPr, a web-based application whose simple, user-friendly interface enables users to create personal heart health profiles, has taken first place in HHS’s Investing in Innovation (i2) challenge. The search for innovative technology applications to help solve tough health IT problems … finish reading Heart Health Profile App Among Winners of HHS Challenge

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