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March 1, 2013
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  • Study: PTSD can be a long-term problem for some ICU patients
    Study data showed 35% of ICU patients with an acute lung injury who were on a mechanical ventilator experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder up to two years post-discharge, Johns Hopkins University researchers reported online in Psychological Medicine. They said the next step is to look at whether changing ICU care can prevent PTSD, and suggested possible interventions such as psychological rehabilitation and using ICU diaries. HealthLeaders Media (2/27), MedicalDaily.com (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Few infection preventionists are involved in EHR rollouts
    A study of more than 40 hospital infection preventionists who work in states with health information exchanges found that although 70% of respondents have access to EHRs, only one-fifth participated in selecting or implementing the technology. Researchers said this may explain why hospital EHRs often don't have the most useful tools for infection control and monitoring. The findings were published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends and Technology 
  • Telemedicine will connect VA hospital to emergency scenes
    A contract was awarded by the Ann Arbor, Mich., Veteran Affairs hospital's Office of Emergency Management to Troop Health Initiatives for a telemedicine system that can connect hospital specialists with first responders and health professionals in the field. Through the use of the JEMS Technology Disaster Relief Telehealth System, specialists can access live video transmitted by providers at an emergency operations site and provide advice. Healthcare IT News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Grant aimed at 3D brain modeling in traumatic injuries
    Studies of the biomechanics of the brain previously achieved in 2D will now involve 3D at Washington University in St. Louis with a $2.25 million grant from the NIH. The goal of researchers led by Philip Bayly is to develop 3D computer models to provide better insights into strain and damage to the brain during traumatic injuries. News-Medical.Net (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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