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Blazing a New Trail: Four Women Who Created New Paths in Healthcare

From the first female to win the Charles F. Kettering Prize (2005) for uncovering the role of aromatase inhibitors in treating breast cancer, to an African-American female hospital CEO, this year’s female honorees have forged new trails in healthcare.

Women’s Health Roundup

Our experts discuss the growing options for breast reconstruction, including free tissue transfer, as well as non-surgical options for cosmetic procedures. They also discuss why pelvic pain, which affects nearly half of women, should not be dismissed.

The Third and Final Stage of Meaningful Use

In March 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rolled out the proposed rule for Stage 3, which they declared will be the final stage of its Meaningful Use (MU) EHR incentive program. This stage is scheduled to begin in 2017.

Rethinking Proper Splinting and Concussion Treatment

A recent University of Maryland study found that 93% of splints for pediatric fractures are applied improperly, and a neurologist explains that a uniform clinical algorithm doesn’t exit for treating concussions, with a discussion on why rest may not be the best approach.

Moving Toward Interoperability

Healthcare is perennially behind other industries in information technology. With the early stages of electronic data behind us, our experts discuss the challenges of connecting disparate systems and how a new vendor alliance may be part of the solution.

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