Review says Babylon’s AI claims lack ‘convincing evidence’
Hawaii’s HIE Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Identification
Predictive Analytics, EHR Big Data Reduce Sepsis Mortality by 18%
Start Improving Clinical Outcomes With AI: 3 Steps
A Florida-based community hospital is using AI tools to examine patient data and formulate new treatment protocols for deadly illnesses such as sepsis.
Two urology practices select Integra Connect to replace EHRs
HIT Think Why incident response planning is growing in importance
Friday November 09, 2018
Report on informatics systems in NHS Wales raises "alarming findings"
Precision medicine is too complex for EHRs, KLAS says
The idea that EHRs will not be the platform of choice for precision medicine is not new.
Making a persuasive business case for bigger AI investment
New FDA App Streamlines EHR Patient Data Collection for Researchers
A new FDA app helps researchers collect EHR patient data from a variety of sources for use in clinical trials and observational studies.
1 in 3 ransomware attacks target healthcare companies, report suggests
Report links top corporate growth, profits to digital maturity
AI system predicts billions of potential side effects from drug combinations
HIT Think Why employees’ lapses in protecting data can sting organizations
Getting Rid of Stupid Stuff
- Melinda Ashton, M.D.
Health IT takeaways from the midterm elections
Infrastructure, committee changes are health IT focal points as congressional power dynamics shift
Digital collaboration can improve palliative care
Digitally driven palliative care utilizing predictive analytics and artificial intelligence for appropriate patient identification can train and deploy networks of palliative care professionals of primarily nurses and social workers to engage with patients in the community.
Physicians dismissing patients' knowledge linked to diagnostic errors, study finds
4.4M Records Exposed in 117 Health Data Breaches in Q3 2018
A total of 4.4 million patient records were compromised in 117 health data breaches in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.
Winona Health to offer $40 teleconsultations to its patients
HIT Think Five takeaways from the midterm election results
A split Congress will keep healthcare reform squarely in the spotlight, while limiting the possibility of drastic legislative action in the next two years. With Democrats regaining the House majority, Republicans will be unable to make another attempt to repeal-and-replace the ACA (even if they wanted to, which is far from clear). And without control of the Senate, Democrats will be unable to send any sweeping legislation such as Medicare for All, or even a restoration of the individual mandate, to President Trump’s desk for veto.
Can AI Address Health Care’s Red-Tape Problem?
EHR Medication Lists Inaccurate, Incomplete, Blood Tests Show
Epic, Cerner and others moving into expanding global EHR market, says KLAS
KLAS notes that the size and scale of IT deployments have generally grown significantly worldwide in recent years, "rapidly changing the global EMR landscape."
One Third of Pediatric Drug Errors Tied to EHR Usability
Study: It's still too easy to make mistakes in pediatric electronic health records
OIG: FDA must address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices
AI tools based on one organization’s data may need more ‘education’
HIT Think Beating the 4 top challenges of database management in the cloud
The best apps for exercise, health and fitness
A library of almost 1,000 five-to-thirty-minute workouts, none of them requiring equipment, that can be filtered by duration, body part and goals. The emphasis is on body-weight exercises (think squats, push-ups and burpees), although running is an option. Even with the free version the choice is huge and the video tutorials are among the best I’ve seen. Peta Bee
freeletics.com. Free — you can upgrade to Freeletics Coach, a digital “personal trainer”, £54.99 for six months
Using this app is like letting your company’s finance department audit your diet. You key in your weight, log what you eat and how much exercise you do and Myfitnesspal will tell you when you’ve reached your calorie limit for the day. There are no cutesy Californian motivational epithets. You begin to type what you are eating into a diary and the app presents you with likely options from its vast database. Define the portion size and it breaks your meal down into protein, fats and carbs. Mess up and the graphs at the end of the week are like a personal presentation titled: “THIS IS WHY YOU ARE FAT.” It’s brutal, but once you hit on an exercise/eating plan that works you can look back through the app and replicate that week again and again. Phil Robinson
myfitnesspal.com. Free — optional premium subscription £39.99 a year
Use your words! Sorting through the confusing terminology of artificial intelligence
UK to boost life expectancy through increased focus on "predictive prevention"
Only 29% of Healthcare Entities Have Full Cybersecurity Program
Only 29 percent of healthcare organizations report having a comprehensive cybersecurity program in place, according to the 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired survey released this week.
99% of Healthcare Organizations Fully Access EHR System Remotely
Nearly all surveyed clinicians can access their EHR system from outside the hospital network, according to CHIME’s 2018 Most Wired report.
Health IT Roundup—Apple Heart Study enrolls more than 400,000; Teladoc cuts net losses to $23M
Apple-Stanford heart study enrolls 400,000
The Rise of APIs and App Stores In Healthcare
- Small HCOs were completely dependent on their EHR vendor.
- EHR data was the most valuable data resource in healthcare.
- Large IT vendors had varied beliefs about the role and contribution of third-party developers.
- Large and small IT vendors had strong faith in open APIs.
- Small and independent IT vendors were thinking way beyond the EHR.
- Physician dissatisfaction with EHRs was an unsolved problem.