Penn Medicine Informatics Taps Medical Laboratory Data and Three Million Patient Records Over 10 Years to Evaluate Patients’ Sepsis Risk and Head Off Heart Failure

This healthcare big data project’s tools and predictive models involve real-time monitoring of patient data and are expected to be available soon to other to providers One healthcare big data project has begun to report progress on using predictive analytics to improve patient care in the diagnosis and management of such health conditions as sepsis and heart failure. This pioneering effort is being done at the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s (Penn Medicine’s), Institute for...

Walgreen’s New Medication Management Program May Foreshadow Similar Models for Clinical Laboratory Services

Innovative care management models offer potential opportunities to expand medical laboratory testing services Reducing hospital readmissions is a major goal and Walgreen Co. (NYSE:WAG) wants to do its part using a new medication management program. The retail pharmacy giant has entered contracts with about a dozen providers to deliver prescriptions to hospitalized patients and manage their medications for the first 30 days after discharge. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers know...
;