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Date:4/22/2013

TAMPA, Fla. (April 22, 2013) The current special issue of Technology and Innovation Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors (https://www.cognizantcommunication.com/component/content/article/636), devoted to studies on medical technology and health care delivery, focuses on a wide range of topics, from new technologies to reduce the cost of health care to understanding the human microbiome.

"This special issue of Technology and Innovation on transformative health care technologies truly explores new frontiers where technology and health care cross," said Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, senior vice president for Research & Innovation at the University of South Florida and president of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). "The pioneering researchers who contributed to this issue are leading us into a new era in health that promises to be more efficacious, less expensive and as personal as an individual's health data, microbes and brain cells."

Automated Educational Intervention reduces prescription and hospital costs

A study into the effectiveness of a program to analyze prescription data launched in Missouri in 2003 by Care Management Technologies (CMT), found that physicians who received educational intervention about their patients' prescriptions ultimately helped reduce the costs of care for their Medicaid patients with schizophrenia.

"Pharmacy costs were growing 15 percent annually, and the greatest growth was in psychotropic drugs," says study lead author John P. Docherty of Care Management Technologies, Inc., Weill Cornell Medical College. The study analyzed the CMT program's ability to determine, from prescription data from 2002 to 2005, the deviations from best practices that could increase pharmacy and service costs for a Medicaid subset of patients (173,609) with schizophrenia. According to Doch
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Contact: Judy Lowry
jhlowry@usf.edu
813-974-3181
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)
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