Self-powered device measures lung function - CES 2015

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A portable device powered by a simple breath can measure lung function and transmit results to your phone. The 3-D printed device is designed to enable people with lung conditions, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to gauge their lung function without having to visit a clinic. The technology, developed by a student at the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST), is one of...

Nov 21, 2014; iDASH External Webinar; Nigam Shah

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Generating Practice-based Evidence from Electronic Health Records Nigam Shah Stanford University Abstract: In the era of Electronic Health Records, it is possible to examine the outcomes of decisions made by doctors during clinical practice to identify patterns of care—generating evidence from the collective experience of patients. We will discuss methods that transform unstructured patient notes into a de-identified, temporally ordered, patient-feature matrix. We will then review...

Dec 4, 2014; Informatics Journal Club; Yves Lussier

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Challenges and remediation for Patient Safety Indicators in the transition to ICD-10-CM. Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25186492 Boyd AD, Yang YM, Li J, Kenost C, Burton MD, Becker B, Lussier YA. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Sep 3. pii: amiajnl-2013-002491. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002491 Yves Lussier University of Arizona Reporting of hospital adverse events relies on Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition,...

Top five ways to reduce cancer risk

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You can reduce your cancer risk by following these simple guidelines from Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Many diseases can be avoided by changing your lifestyle. Learn what you can reduce your risk for cancer.

Cognitive Heart Failure explained via 3D Animation

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CHF or Congestive Heart Failure, a condition on continuos rise explained - Are lifestyle changes responsible for increase in cases of CHF? What are the main causes? Economic impact on health system? Innovations in diagnosing and treating CHF?
Medical Industry Trends for CHF

Oct 2, 2014; Informatics Journal Club Webinar; Hua Xu

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Validating drug repurposing signals using electronic health records: a case study of metformin associated with reduced cancer mortality Hua Xu, Melinda C Aldrich, Qingxia Chen, Hongfang Liu, Neeraja B Peterson, Qi Dai, Mia Levy, Anushi Shah, Xue Han, Xiaoyang Ruan, Min Jiang, Ying Li, Jamii St Julien, Jeremy Warner, Carol Friedman, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny J Am Med Inform Assoc Published Online First: 22 July 201 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002649 Hua Xu The University of Texas...