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Preventing sepsis: How hospitals can get a handle on this deadly condition

Sepsis is one of the most deadly – and costly – infections patients can contract in hospitals. According to government statistics, over 210,000 Americans die from the illness each year, and the cost of treatment is over $17 billion annually. But hospitals can take some simple steps to curb these infections, and adopting a sepsis […] [MORE]

Claim: EHRs can reduce hip fractures

One hospital system claims its electronic health records program is able to reduce hip fractures by 25%.

Patient-controlled health records — will they help?

A major hospital is now offering patient- or consumer-controlled health records for the first time — and most of the health industry is waiting to see what the results will be.