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Education

Casa Colina seminar offers help for managing low back pain

Southern California area residents have the opportunity to attend a free community education seminar presented by Pomona, Calif-based Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Pomona Campus. The program is titled Managing Low Back Pain Due to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

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News

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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Industry News

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.