New kidney matching algorithm improves match rates by 167%; 7 ways to get ROI on RFID;

> A new kidney matching algorithm--Simultaneous Mutually Exclusive Loops and Chains (SMELAC)--has helped the National Kidney Registry to improve the paired exchange match rates for kidney transplants patients by 167 percent over the algorithm previously used, the National Kidney Registry announced late last week. The algorithm was developed by the registry on a Microsoft.NET platform. Announcement

> Software analyst Shahid Shah outlines seven dos and don'ts for radio frequency identification devices with an eye toward earning a return on investment in a recent post on his blog, The Healthcare IT Guy. One suggestion: "Don't get software with an interface that looks like you need a degree in IT to understand it." Blog post

> Franklin, Tenn.-based revenue cycle and patient access software company Passport Health Communications acquired Hazlet, N.J.-based STAT Technologies, which allows it to improve its Pasport eCare suite through enterprise scheduling, Healthcare IT News reports. Article

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