UMass Memorial teams with vendors to reduce preventable readmissions; Johns Hopkins clinical alarm redesign earns ECRI praise;

> UMass Memorial Healthcare is teaming with technology companies Informatica and MedCPU to implement technology aimed at reducing preventable readmissions. "There's so much information about the patient, spread over multiple systems and multiple formats, that only with advanced technology that can consolidate it all into an accurate discrete snapshot of the patient's clinical picture, can we provide significant assistance to our clinicians and case managers in maximizing our efforts for better patient care," George Brenckle, the system's CIO, said in an announcement. Announcement

> A clinical alarm system redesign project helped Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore earn the ECRI Institute's Health Devices Achievement Award, Clinical Innovation + Technology reports. According to Maria Cvach, assistant director of nursing and clinical standards, the redesign "dramatically reduced" clinically insignificant alarms, creating a safer environment for patients. Post

> Intrauterine devices, typically used for birth control, were found to be effective in treating early-stage endometrial cancer in morbidly obese patients, according to a researcher with Georgia Health Sciences University. Announcement

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