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Women’s basketball visits score wins with children’s hospital patients

They may be in-state rivals, but the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University women’s basketball teams came up with a winning game plan this week: bringing joy to patients in the state’s only children’s hospital. Ole Miss players enjoyed drawing and playing video games with patients Monday afternoon before heading to Hattiesburg to play Southern Miss Tuesday, and the Lady Bulldogs stopped in this morning for fun and foosball prior to their 7 p.m. game at Jackson State University.]]>Original Article… …

Improve ED Communication

Every minute matters in the ED, and getting the right people talking quickly is key. Avenir International has released version 3.0 of its ConnectPath automated communication solution. ConnectPath can reach specialists and assemble teams with the touch of a button. It is integrated with existing directories and an up-to-date schedule, meaning ConnectPath can direct-connect the ED with any specialist’s phone or pager or send text messages automatically. Physicians choose their preferred device, and ConnectPath does the rest. Its analytics engine captures compliance data, enables event analysis, and provides valuable insights into opportunities for improvement, increasing accountability. Details about ConnectPath’s web-based solution, pay-for-value pricing, and money-back guarantee are available at www.avenir-int.com.Tags: ED communicationPublished: 4/4/2014 2:14:00 PM Original Article… …

Children’s lobby mural to be mosaic of individual masterpieces

Thousands of drawings by Mississippians will create a one-of-a-kind mosaic mural of the beauty of our state for the lobby of the Children’s of Mississippi hospital expansion. The digital art will include a kiosk, so those who add their artwork to the project will be able to look up their name and see their art’s location. The expansion is on schedule to open in fall 2020.]]>Original Article… …

Save a Life Makes Final Round in Challenge

Save a Life is a finalist in the Chicago Open Innovation Challenge, in which several people with innovative ideas are competing for $25,000 in grant funding.     Save a Life helps instructors verify CPR competency through Google Glass that guides and tracks proper technique based on visual and auditory prompts. The education tool also has a built-in tool that assists with calling for help, and provides objective metrics on compression rate, rhythm, and depth. The program works by accessing the wearable sensors (gyroscope/accelerometer) in Google Glass to help students achieve metrics through audio and visual feedback in real time.           For a step-by-step explanation on how Save a Life works or to back the project, visit http://bit.ly/1vCOQBz.  Tags: technology, innovations, Google, google glass, CPR, Chicago, Save a LifePublished: 10/23/2014 9:48:00 AM Original Article… …

Emerging leaders represent health equity program’s true legacy

Although the W. K. Kellogg Foundation-funded grant expired two years ago, the Health Equity and Leadership Initiative continues to benefit Mississippi’s health care community. Many of those who participated in the program that encouraged African-American males’ participation in health science education and service are now making their mark at UMMC.]]>Original Article… …

Walgreens App Allows for Virtual Checkups

Walgreens is teaming up with MDLive to launch a virtual physician visit feature on its mobile app, the company announced in early December. MDLive is a provider of virtual health services that will connect customers with certified physicians through video chat on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.   Virtual visits are for nonemergency health conditions, such as upper respiratory tract infections, ear aches, sore throats, and rashes, and are not intended for more serious symptoms such as chest pain. Physicians can write prescriptions after the virtual visits, too. The Walgreens app, which works with iOS and Android devices, will allow customers to make appointments, as well.   Appointments are $49, and usually last 10 to 15 minutes, Dr. Harry Leider, MDLive’s chief medical officer, told Chicago Tribune. The service is available to California and Michigan residents, and will be rolled out in other states in the next few years.   Read the full story: http://trib.in/1wvNgnW.   Tags: technology, innovations, Walgreens, Walgreens app, virtual appointment, smartphone, tablet, computerPublished: 12/11/2014 10:09:00 AM Original Article… …