Information technologyEpic's EHR: Challenges and lessons learned at Mass General | SearchHealthIT.com
Keith Jennings, CIO at Massachusetts General Hospital, discussed the hospital's experience so far in rolling out Epic's electronic health record as well as the EHR challenges they encountered and overcame.
In a sign of the validity and mainstream acceptance of telehealth technology, online retailer 1-800-CONTACTS has partnered with a Chicago-based startup Opternative to allow patients to update their prescriptions from the comfort of their own homes.
PharmaceuticalsBristol-Myers results boosted by cancer drugs | The Wall Street Journal
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said its second-quarter revenue rose 17% and it raised its earnings forecast for the year as the company's bet on cancer immunotherapies continues to pay off while other drugs show gains.
French drugmaker Sanofi's sales and profit fell in the second quarter despite double-digit growth at biotech arm Genzyme, as the diabetes division came under sustained pricing pressure in the U.S.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceStudy: 30% of children's readmissions to hospitals may be preventable | Kaiser Health News
The study found that 29.5% of pediatric readmissions were potentially preventable. In more than three-quarters of those cases, researchers determined that hospital-related factors played a role.