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March 18, 2013
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  • Breast cancer treatment tied to heart disease risk
    Women who undergo radiation treatment for breast cancer face increased risk of developing heart trouble later in life, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found radiation can promote hardened and clogged arteries, which are risk factors for heart attack. Researchers emphasized that the increased risk is small, and the cancer treatment saves lives. Designing EMRs to act like personal dosimeters for radiation exposure may help limit risks, said Dr. David Slosky, a Vanderbilt University cardiologist. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)/The Associated Press (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Smoking cessation reduces heart risk despite extra weight
    Quitting smoking significantly lowers the likelihood of heart attack or stroke even if it leads to gaining an average of 6 to 8 pounds, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The few additional pounds gained after kicking the habit had no clear impact on cardiovascular health, researchers said. Reuters (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Heart group calls for better inpatient cardiac arrest care
    An American Heart Association consensus statement said survival rates for in-hospital cardiac arrest need to improve, and it should not be assumed that gains made in out-of-hospital care are directly applicable to inpatients. The statement, published in AHA's journal Circulation, said hospital culture and best practices should be addressed and in-hospital cardiac arrest reporting should be improved. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Telehealth tools can help patients lower blood pressure
    Using telehealth tools to monitor and report blood pressure and other medical information was associated with improvements in blood pressure and provided support for lifestyle changes, according to a study that was to be presented at the American College of Cardiology conference. Participants without diabetes saw their blood pressure improve by 58.2%, while participants with diabetes reduced their blood pressure by 45.2%. The study was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll shows consumers' concerns over health data security
    Seventy-three percent of consumers said they would be very or somewhat concerned if a health care provider accessed their medical data using a personal mobile device, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute. Five percent of respondents said they would not be at all concerned, and 18% were neutral on the issue. (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Let Them Go! Shed the Business Fears Holding You Back
If your business growth has stalled, it could be because you haven't let go of the worries holding you back. It's time to let them go and move on. Read the featured article to learn more.

  Regulatory & Policy 
  • Inside-out approach key to lowering health care costs, Berwick says
    Health care providers and insurers, as well as patients, must cooperate to drive real health care change, former CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick said during a panel discussion at the Association of Health Care Journalists meeting. Insurers and providers are key to developing an integrated system, and patients must realize that more care is not always better, Berwick said. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IAC Announces 2013 Research Award Program
    With the objective of funding innovative and meritorious research relevant to facility accreditation, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Research Committee invites IAC sponsoring organizations and their members, government agencies, health care insurers, academic institutions and other nonprofit organizations to submit proposals regarding accreditation and quality improvement for the 2013 IAC Research Award Program. Eligible individuals and organizations applying for this research opportunity should submit a letter of intent to the IAC no later than April 1, 2013. The IAC Research Committee will award grants of up to $75,000 to qualifying applicants in October 2013. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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