Joint Commission launches HAI portal; Study: DNA sequencing can't predict a person's medical future;

> Resources to help treat healthcare-associated infections were made available this week by the Joint Commission via an online portal, Health Data Management reports. The portal has information on how to identify and track such infections. Post

> DNA sequencing cannot predict a person's medical future, a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University determines. The study examined data from more than 53,000 pairs of identical twins in five countries, specifically citing how often one, both or neither twin got any one of 24 diseases identified, according to the New York Times. Article

> Patients now have a new app to help them predict how much pain they will experience after a hernia surgery. The app, named CeQOL (Carolinas Equation of Quality of Life), helps patients determine how likely they are to experience chronic pain or discomfort following the surgery, according to its creator, B. Todd Heniford, chief of gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. FierceMobileHealthcare

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