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Study reveals zebrafish make an unexpected decision when faced with conflicting opportunities

Digging deeper, the researchers used live imaging to identify specific brain regions that were activated by the mating and threat stimuli. “When we presented both stimuli at the same time and looked at the brain, by and large we saw a response to just the reproductive stimulus, not the fear-inducing stimulus. And even further, the… Read More »

Decision support can guide clinicians to prescribe lower cost alternatives

To curb costs in prescription drug spending, clinical decision support can help stop the upward trend of per capita spending that makes cost in this country higher than in any other industrialized nation. Adam Szerencsy, medical director, Ambulatory Informatics, NYU Langone Medical Center, will discuss how the health system was able to reduce its medication… Read More »

VA nears decision on replacing Epic scheduling system with Cerner

A big appointment scheduling contract between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Epic that’s been up in the air in recent years may soon be resolved – and may go instead to rival Cerner, which is overseeing the VA’s larger electronic health record modernization project. WHY IT MATTERSThe Medical Appointment Scheduling System, based on… Read More »

Premier buy of Stanson Health aims to facilitate decision support

Premier is making a large acquisition to ease hassles that physicians face with clinical decision support systems and prior authorizations. Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier this week agreed to purchase Stanson Health for $ 51.5 million to offer its tools to a wider audience. Premier offers services to support improved care and outcomes to 3,900 hospitals and… Read More »