Study: Children with intellectual disability have less access to healthcare than children with autism

A study completed by researchers at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has found that children with Intellectual Disability (ID) have less access to medical care than children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The investigation was led by Kelly Haller, a second-year medical student. Haller, from Strongsville, Ohio, has always been highly interested in behavioral pediatrics. This led […]

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Understanding C. auris transmission with the healthcare environment

Researchers have now shown that patients who are heavily colonized with Candida auris on their skin can shed the fungus and contaminate their surroundings. This finding provides an explanation for the extensive contamination that often occurs in healthcare facilities with C. auris outbreaks. These results can help inform infection control efforts. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual […]

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Lawson study will examine how smart technology can serve those with mental illness

London, Ont. researchers may soon offer a glimpse into the future of mental health care. A newly-announced study from the Lawson Health Research Institute will look into how smart technology can serve those with mental illness. Researchers will outfit eight affordable housing units from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CHMA) and the London and Middlesex Community Housing (LMCH) in the […]

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New scheduling system to help with overtime issue in Winnipeg hospitals

The Manitoba Government is spending $8 million on new hospital scheduling systems. The new software will look at trends and the number of scheduled patients, then help assign staff accordingly. This technology is already being used in other cities like Vancouver and Saskatoon. The province says its been proven to reduce overtime by making sure the correct number of staff […]

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5 areas in which telemedicine is making a revolution in healthcare

Telemedicine is the natural evolution of healthcare in the digital world, says the American Association of telemedicine. Today, many patients, doctors and other professionals in the field of health introduced a telemedicine. Telemedicine is not one specific type of service, and a set of tools to improve assistance to people and their learning. The idea of communicating with doctors at […]

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European Data Summit discusses next steps towards data-driven healthcare

How can European citizens be given union-wide, secure access to their health data? And how can Member States collaborate on the secure and authorised access to national genome databases? At the recent European Data Summit in Berlin, organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, a breakfast session supported by HIMSS Europe saw experts tackle these issues, with Marco Marsella, Head of the eHealth, Well-Being, and Ageing […]

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