Healthcare Hot Topic Tuesday: September 20, 2011

Posted by steelersmb
September 20, 2011
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Follow the hashtags on Twitter

There are plenty of health care hashtags to check out, here is a list of the tags and their definitions and a Twitter account for the Healthcare Hashtag Project. And here are my picks for top 5 hashtags that I like to hangout in.

  1. #EHR – Electronic Health Records
  2. #HITPOL – Health Information Technology Policy
  3. #HealthiT – Health Information Technology
  4. #MeaningfulUse – Meaningful Use, HITECH
  5. ONC – Office of the National Coordinator

Medical Practice Efficiencies & Cost Savings

Many health care providers have found that electronic health records (EHRs) help improve medical practice management by increasing practice efficiencies and cost savings.

Prevention: Flu Shots’ Benefits Seen in Hospital Study (9/19/2011)

A federal government recommendation to give preschoolers the flu vaccine has resulted in a large decrease in emergency room visits among 2 to 4-year-olds, new research has found. And there were benefits for older children as well.

Online Gamers Solve a Tricky AIDS Puzzle (9/19/2011)

Online Foldit players figured out the structure of a retroviral protease, a type of protein that is crucial to the replication of HIV. In this case, gamers worked on the protein that allows the Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) to progress into simian AIDS in rhesus monkeys. Legitimate scientists have tried unsuccessfully to model the protein; Foldit players working in concert were able to “solve” the structure in a matter of weeks.

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