Tag: Health

Electronic health record systems let patients choose complementary and integrative pain treatments

From NIH HEAL Initiative

Complementary and integrative health approaches can be effective treatments for pain. But while these approaches – like chiropractic care, meditation, massage, relaxation, tai chi, and yoga – have been shown to alleviate some types of pain, doctors don’t always know how to provide them to their patients. This is particularly true after major surgery.

Time constraints typical of routine healthcare visits make it harder still. “Why don’t you try a low-impact yoga class?” may be a tougher sell than a prescription for a pain pill, explains Andrea Cheville, M.D., a rehabilitation and pain medicine specialist at

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NYU Langone Health Launches At-Home Virtual Brain Stimulation Program

NYU Langone Health today announced a new at-home service for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)—a type of noninvasive brain stimulation—currently available to patients in almost every state. 

The first program of its kind, NYU Langone’s tDCS Program provides virtual treatment for a range of cognitive, motor, speech, or mood symptoms that can occur in an array of neurological and psychiatric conditions. tDCS has been extensively studied for use in treating symptoms related to multiple sclerosis (MS), movement disorders, and recovery from stroke, and as treatment for depression and fatigue. There also is early indication that tDCS treatment may help

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Restoration of health service computer systems to take ‘many weeks’ in wake of cyberattack

Restoration of computer systems in the health service will take “many weeks” following last week’s cyberattack, according to the Health Service Executive.

While some IT systems in voluntary hospitals could return this week, it will take “several weeks” before systems in other, HSE-run hospitals return, it said.

The complete rebuilding of its computer network could take several months, according to sources.

With major disruption set to continue, the HSE said many emergency departments were very busy and patients requiring non-urgent care could expect significant delays. Registration of births and deaths has also been hit, as details cannot be submitted by

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Health Plan Of San Joaquin Provides Supplemental Notice Of Data Event

FRENCH CAMP, Calif., May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Following a prior notice made on December 22, 2020, Health Plan of San Joaquin (“HPSJ”) is providing updated notice of an incident involving potential unauthorized access to personal information. To date, HPSJ has not received any reports that personal information has been misused as a result of this incident.

On October 12, 2020 HPSJ discovered unusual activity affecting HPSJ’s email system and immediately launched an investigation with the help of a computer specialist that has expertise in email security incidents to assist our investigation. Through this investigation, on October 23,

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Pharmacy student group aims to bridge the digital divide in health care

The digital divide is cutting many people off from health care. A group of Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy students aims to bridge that gap.

“We’re trying to help and make an impact,” said Emily Ko, a first-year Pharm.D. student at the VCU School of Pharmacy and co-founder of the student group Pharmacists for Digital Health.

They’re off to a fast start. Formed less than a year ago, the group was named runner-up this May in the national 2020-21 PQA Healthcare Quality Innovation Challenge by the nonprofit Pharmacy Quality Alliance for

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Azalea Health Wins “Best Electronic Health Record Solution” Designation in 2021 MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program |

ATLANTA, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Azalea Health Innovations, a leading provider of cloud-based patient management and health IT solutions, today announced that it has been selected as the winner of the “Best Electronic Health Record Solution” award in the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market.

Azalea Health’s cloud-based, interoperable electronic health record (EHR) platform is easy to use, efficient, and manageable, revolutionizing the EHR to fill in the gaps that legacy

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