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Online reviews keep docs on their toes

Online reviews of healthcare providers are here to stay, but whether there is any value to them depends on whom you ask, according to an article from  KSL.com.

How the University of Utah is using data to slash healthcare costs

Few hospitals can say how much it costs them to care for each patient admitted, but the University of Utah is working to change that.

Smart shoe insole, smartphone app can correct walking problems

A University of Utah professor is developing a smartphone application that wirelessly tracks data from a smart shoe insole that could help correct walking problems for people with artificial legs, hip replacements and broken legs.

Therapeutic video games empower patients

Video games can have a therapeutic and empowering impact on patients with conditions, such as asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes and Parkinson's disease, according to a perspective published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Hospitals audited for Medicare overpayments

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital overbilled Medicare for $659,000 because the Washington, D.C., hospital didn't adequately control billing and coding of claims or didn't fully understand

Medical errors may be 10 times more common than previous estimates

Errors may occur in as many as one-third of all hospital inpatient admissions, concludes a new study published in Health Affairs. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Utah and the

iPhone 4 release steals health 2.0's thunder

The week has barely started, and already there have been two significant events that could have an impact on mobile healthcare. The first-ever Health 2.0 Goes to Washington conference is underway in

Short EHR implementation timeline could lead to errors

If there is such a thing as a general consensus about the proposed rules for "meaningful use" of health IT, it's that the current HHS plan is fairly solid, but in need of some tweaking. It's fairly

VA plans EMR-based project to study treatment effectiveness

The VA has begun a national initiative using data from its EMR to study how well various treatments work for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Could head injuries cause ADHD?

A paper published in the Nov. 8 online edition of the British Medical Journal reported that younger children who suffer head injuries are more likely to develop attention-deficit-hyperactivity