Health news headlines today include:
- MDH plans to release number of sports concussions
- Dayton calls MNsure rollout a disappointment
- Cambridge Act On Alzheimer’s is creating a dementia-friendly community
- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN says data integration standards are crucial
Health Department to reveal number of sports-related concussions (CBSLocal.com)
Using better equipment is only part of how concussions can be prevented.
“It’s very hard for us to stop everything,” she said. “Football players, for example, learning the proper tackling techniques.”
Hager says new research gives trainers better understanding of the effects of concussions, and can lead to improved diagnostic tools to determine the severity of a head injury right after it happens. Read More…
Dayton, appearing as candidate, apologizes for MNsure rollout but touts success (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Gov. Mark Dayton, making a relatively rare appearance as a candidate Wednesday, called the troubled roll-out of the MNsure health insurance exchange the single biggest disappointment of his first term but also offered a full-throated defense of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Dayton and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, his Republican opponent, appeared at a general session of the Association of Minnesota Counties, held at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. The candidates did not share a stage, but spoke in close succession before a crowd of about 200 county commissioners from around the state. Read More…
Cambridge Act on Alzheimer’s: Our journey so far (Isanti County News)
In May 2013, key members of Cambridge came together and committed their support to become a dementia friendly community.
The ACT on Alzheimer’s is equipping and engaging communities to plan and develop “dementia friendly communities.” A dementia friendly community is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with dementia, their families and caregivers and provides supportive options that foster quality of life. Read More…
Why is data integration essential to growing health systems (EHRIntelligence.com)
For a healthcare organization growing through acquisitions, affiliations, and brand-new construction, integration is a continuous process requiring mechanisms for pushing and pulling patient data to numerous health IT systems and end-users with specific needs.
“Even though the clinic is sitting right next door, integration has gone worldwide,” says Joe Pinotti, Interface Engineer at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. “You have standards for data transformation, but companies in different parts of the world have different standards of integration. Read More…