- EHR, mobile device

More than three-quarters of nonfederal acute care hospitals had an EHR system in 2014, an eight-fold increase from six years earlier, according to an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology report released on April 16.

 - magnifying glass money

Cardinal Health will pay $26.8 million to settle an antitrust case involving its cardiac perfusion agents and other radiopharmaceuticals, according to the Federal Trade Commission.


After two years, fewer than 7 percent of patients who were implanted with a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) had spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmia or ventricular fibrillation events, according to a pooled analysis of two trials.

 - Quality_Measures

Fewer than 10 percent of people used price and quality comparison data when choosing doctors, hospitals or health insurance plans in the past 12 months, according to the Kaiser Health Tracking poll released on April 21.

 - heart, cardiology, cardiac

The incidence of heart failure dropped steeply over a decade in a population-based study, and while hospitalization rates remained steady over time, causes shifted from cardiovascular to noncardiovascular.