• Electronic Surveillance Program Targets Care Gaps in Outpatient Settings

    July 1, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. РAn innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study published today in the journal eGEMs.  The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Outpatient Safety Net Program (OSNP) leverages ...
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  • Personalized Fluid Levels Cut Acute Kidney Injury

    May 29, 2014
    A new fluid protocol is safe and effective in preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, according to a study published in the May 24 issue of The Lancet.
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  • Physical Activity Associated with Lower Rates of Hospital Readmission in Patients with Pulmonary Disease

    April 9, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. ¬†–¬†Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days compared to those who were inactive, according to a study published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Researchers examined the electronic health records ...
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