Leading Indian bioinformatics firm Strand Life Sciences has tied up with the US-based El Camino Hospital to set up a centre for genomics and personalised medicine in San Francisco, the city-based company said Saturday.
"The centre at the genomics medicine institute of the hospital in the Bay area of San Francisco will conduct genomic tests in cardiology and oncology for the local community, which has been an early adopter of technology solutions," Strand chief executive Vijay Chandru said in a statement here.
SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Citing a long-term goal of lowering preventable readmissions for Medicare patients, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, a non-profit hospital and health system trade association, and CareInSync announced today a partnership aimed at helping care teams improve coordination of safer and more efficient care transitions for patients. As technology provider for the Santa Clara County Acute Care to Skilled Nursing Facility Collaborative Program (AC2SNF), CareInSync will use its Carebook™ platform to deploy the first-of-its-kind Mobile Care Navigation Network (MCNN) connecting Santa Clara County hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) beginning first quarter 2014.
The AC2SNF program is funded by the Health Trust and managed by the Hospital Council. El Camino Hospital, a Mountain View-based community hospital, will serve as an advisor for the program, having created a robust readmission prevention program using advanced technologies, such as telepresence, that resulted in a decrease in seven-day readmissions over a one-year period.
"Over the last year, we have gained significant insight into how the use of advanced technologies can improve patient care and prevent unnecessary readmissions," said Cheryl Reinking, chief clinical operations/chief nursing officer, El Camino Hospital. "We look forward to serving as an advisor as the AC2SNF program is rolled out and helping other healthcare organizations achieve their readmission reduction goals."
For those susceptible to pressure ulcers, close monitoring of their positions and movements in bed is often the first line of defense in prevention and treatment.
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif., is participating in a pilot program that utilizes a wireless monitoring system developed by Newark, Calif.-based Leaf Healthcare in an effort to more effectively prevent pressure ulcers.
The commission that oversees hospital accreditations has named El Camino Hospital, with campuses in Los Gatos and Mountain View, to its list of the nation's top performers on key quality measures for 2012. El Camino is one of 1,099 U.S. hospitals to achieve that distinction. The rankings are based on hospitals' treatments for conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, inpatient psychiatric services and stroke
With the holidays upon us, you will probably find yourself at an office holiday party, dinner party or other social activity surrounded by tempting foods and drinks, which look inviting and taste delicious but are usually high in calories, fats and simple sugars. Read this guest column by Barbara A. Mocnik, R.N., CNS, is clinical director of Behavioral Health Services at El Camino Hospital.
Delivering secure and managed desktops in a healthcare environment poses unique challenges:
Staff use machines interchangeably. Users travel and work from multiple locations, Providing staff with the quick logon times and reliable performance they need from critical, clinical applications
Knowing this, the IT team at El Camino made providing a secure, consistent and reliable desktop experience a primary objective of their VDI project. "First and foremost it was about significantly rethinking and improving the care provider experience,” said James Brummett, the Technical Director at El Camino Hospital. “Centralizing our desktop delivery also allowed us to securely manage company data from within the data center and ensure adherence to standards."
High school isn't what it used to be. Teenagers are facing more pressure than ever to not only succeed in the classroom and prepare for an increasingly competitive workforce but to adjust to a changing social environment, one that extends outside the campus walls and into the world of digital and social media. Sadly, not all students make it through this difficult time, at least not unscathed.
El Camino Hospital, with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, offers an outlet for local students who see no other way out. The hospital's After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education (ASPIRE) program works toward meaningful and effective treatment for teenagers who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other symptoms related to a mental health condition, according to its website.
California: Cupertino Memorial Park here came alive Oct. 12 with over 12,000 parents, kids and community members as the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and its Asian American Business Council held their 11th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights. The theme of this year’s festival, inspired by sponsors El Camino Hospital and the South Asian Heart Center, was “Healthy Eating and Healthy Living,” as demonstrated by all the festival food vendors who offered a heart-healthy meal and its recipe for all the festival-goers.
Truven Analytics unveiled the names of its top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S., adding that the healthcare system would shave $1 billion off costs if peer hospitals achieved the standards of the winners.
Truven based its rankings on performance measures, using Medicare and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services databases and reports on the Medicare population to conduct its analysis. This year’s report included cardiac image stress testing and bilateral catheterizations in its measures.
El Camino Hospital today was named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® for 2012 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital is one of 1,099 hospitals nationally that are being recognized, representing the top one-third of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.
"We take great pride in having earned a position on this prestigious list through the hard work and dedication of our staff, who focus tirelessly on delivering the right evidence-based interventions in the right way at the right time to care for our patients," said Tomi Ryba, president and chief executive offer of El Camino Hospital.