University of Chicago Medical Center to open own trauma center; West Virginia hospitals helped by ACA;

News From Around The Web

> The University of Chicago Medical Center has changed tack on partnering with Sinai Health System to operate a trauma center, and will instead build one on its own, Fox 32-TV has reported. Article

> Insurance enrollments tied to the Affordable Care Act has led West Virginia hospitals to save $265 million during the past year on uncompensated care, according to the Register-Herald. Article

Provider News

> An automated hospital system that tracked medication administration reduced medication errors by more than half, according to a study published in the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. Researchers, led by Bettina Wulf Risør of the University of Southern Denmark, introduced an automated medication system (AMS) at a Danish hospital's hematology ward. Pharmacy staff checked the AMS, which automatically dispensed pre-packed medication for each patient and also featured barcodes for bedside verification. Article

> Healthcare providers must rethink the way they build and organize teams in order to foster collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches to complex problems, according to an article published this week in the Harvard Business Review. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The remote patient monitoring market in the U.S. is expected to grow roughly 13.2 percent per year through 2020, new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds. Such growth is likely to be a byproduct of the nation's increased emphasis on rewarding value over volume; in particular, providing continuous care for the most needy patient populations--including the elderly and those with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes--will fuel the market. What's more, the need to improve care coordination beyond a patient hospital stays also will serve as a catalyst for growth. Article

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