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Prescription for ER Overuse: Engage Patients in EHR Use

2016 23 Aug

A marketing campaign is credited with driving patient awareness about how they can interact with EHRs, health data and patient portals in Louisiana. The state has long had poor healthcare ratings. Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum marketing and communications manager, Jamie Martin told HealthCareITNews that a partnership with the state... Read more

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Twitter Can Help Predict ER Visits

2015 20 Apr

Twitter can be a useful tool for hospitals, according to University of Arizona researchers who observed how asthma-related tweets, analysed alongside other data, can help predict asthma-related emergency room (ER) visits.   The researchers created a model that was able to predict approximately how many asthma sufferers would visit the ER at a large... Read more

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'Text Message Medicine' Fights Binge Drinking

2014 15 Jul

According to a study published online in 'Annals of Emergency Medicine', mobile phone text messages could be used as a means to help young adults reduce their dependence on alcohol. Researchers noted a significant reduction (over 50 percent) in alcohol use  after young adult binge drinkers received cell phone texts following a visit to the emergency... Read more