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Telemedicine reduces ICU mortality rate at Valley Health

Valley Health, a not-for-profit health system serving West Virginia, Maryland and part of Virginia, was facing two serious challenges for which it was looking for solutions. THE PROBLEM First, hospitals are facing critical care staffing shortages. “There is a national problem finding enough intensivists to support an ICU,” said Dr. Glen Bouder, director of valley… Read More »

E-Alerts Dramatically Cut Heart Attack Rate for People Hospitalized With A-Fib

Print this page SUNDAY, Nov. 11, 2018 — A simple pop-up alert on a computer screen could help save the brains and hearts of many hospital-bound people with an irregular heartbeat, a new clinical trial reveals. Rates for heart attack and stroke plunged by close to 90 percent in people helped by the new program,… Read More »