More than 90 percent of patients who stop and restart statin therapy tolerated the drug long term. The results, published in the April 2 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, used natural language processing software and an EHR to study patients commonly seen in clinical practice.
Adding a telehealth component to standard health and social care is not a cost-effective approach for managing patients with long-term diseases such as congestive heart failure, according to results of a large, randomized controlled trial. The study was published online March 21 in BMJ.
The benefit of preventing potentially harmful and expensive medication errors may exceed the cost of implementing and maintaining a barcode system that monitors inpatient administration of medication. Hospitals that already have existing infrastructure or are at higher risk of adverse drug-related events may reap even more savings, according to a recent study.
Implementing a real-time clinical decision support tool to identify PCI patients at high risk of bleeding events reduced complications and costs, according to a study presented March 10 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session in San Francisco.
An EHR-derived model more accurately estimated cerebrovascular and cardiovascular mortality than did the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), highlighting the potential to use EHRs for clinical and policy purposes.