New tool IDs air travelers with infectious disease; athenahealth partners with Mashery;

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> A new tool from researchers in Toronto identifies air travelers with infectious diseases,  St. Michael's Hospital announced. Researchers found that "a focused and coordinated approach to screening airplane passengers would generate the greatest public health benefits." Announcement 

GigaOM reports that electronic health records company athenahealth is partnering with Mashery to encourage developers to create new apps on its service. "Our point of view is that the largest barrier to entry for a lot [health companies] is access to physicians and access to their work flow," said Kyle Armbrester, athenahealth's director of business development. "What we really want to do is expose APIs and let people build things." Article

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> A value-based analysis approach to preventing post-surgical deep-vein thrombosis cut hospital costs by more than $1.5 million per year, a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds. Article

> Temple University Health System created an institute centered on population health to engage patients and their physicians in programs to improve outcomes at lower costs, the Philadelphia-based system announced Tuesday. Through the institute, TUHS will work together with primary-care practices, federally qualified health clinics and city health clinics, as well as form relationships with acute rehabilitation units, sub-acute nursing facilities, community hospitals and nursing homes. Article

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