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Dual-Eligible Medicare Advantage Members At Risk for Diminished Quality Outcomes

Technology company Inovalon released preliminary results of a study to better understand quality performance of dual-eligible members in Medicare Advantage plans. The study seeks to demonstrate how differences in dual-eligibles’ clinical, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics result in worse performance on a majority of the measures evaluated.

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Myoelectric Hand Design Offers Four Fingers and Thumb

A new generation of myoelectric hands designed with four fingers and a thumb was demonstrated at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. The demonstration patient had both hands and feet amputated as the result of battling sepsis.

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Software Designed to Assist with ICD-10 Readiness

Benchmark Systems, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va, has set a Nov. 1 release date for its Benchmark Code Assistant software, which is designed to assist healthcare practices transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

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Power of EHR underscored by Ebola outbreak

While much of the media coverage related to Ebola hotspots in the US and abroad has focused on how the virus may potentially spread, little was said about how technology such as electing health records (EHRs) could help locate, treat, and control Ebola.

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Research

Sound Waves Used to Identify Knee Osteoarthritis

Sound waves have been used by researchers in the United Kingdom as the centerpiece of technology that can identify osteoarthritis in the knee. The device, which is portable, is built with microphones that attach to an individual’s knees and measures high-frequency sound waves the knees produce when an individual stands up.