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An emergency department (ED)-based transitional care nurse (TCN) program, focusing on geriatric care, was able to reduce the number of unnecessary hospitalizations by 33 percent. Findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) computer model capable of identifying the progression of kidney damage and predicting the remaining life of the organ using biopsy images. Findings were published in Kidney International Reports.

Columbia University and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have developed a machine learning computer system that uses keywords found on Yelp reviews to identify foodborne illnesses and outbreaks. Findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Patient portals are meant to improve patient knowledge and engagement, but the current use of portals has not produced significant differences in outcomes, according to a study published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found the implementation of an emergency department (ED) care coordination program could reduce costs and admission rates, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

 

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