Side effects from medication are causing more older Americans to visit emergency rooms and leading to more hospitalizations, according to an analysis of ER data from 2005-2006 and 2013-2014.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Republican Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart on what a GOP push to repeal the Affordable Care Act could mean for the insurance market and the U.S. economy.
Hospital Impact: ONC's new 'pick list' report an opportunity to make EHRs safer | Fierce Healthcare
Reducing EHR errors that can harm patients is a front-burner issue for The Office of the National Coordinator of health IT (ONC), and the agency continues to break new ground. The latest is new guidance based on a very specific review of medication “pick lists” used in ambulatory care settings.
Telling Mosquitoes Apart With a Cellphone | New York Times
Calling their project “Shazam for Mosquitoes,” after the phone app that identifies music, students from the university's Bio-X institute showed that common cellphones could record mosquito wing beats accurately enough to distinguish, for example, Culex mosquitoes, which spread West Nile virus, from Aedes mosquitoes, which spread Zika.