Period-Tracking Apps Are Monetizing Women’s Extremely Personal Data
Startup 98point6 reveals nationwide availability of on-demand primary care app
In October, the Seattle-based company completed a $50 million Series C round led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.
Gene test for sale on NHS
Machine learning shows promise in optimizing ICU blood tests
Why hospitals' future will involve keeping people from showing up
HIT Think 6 trends that will drive AI deployments in 2019
Interoperability – Advisory Series, January 2019
DirectTrust Touts 2018 Growth in Data Exchange Volume, Participants
- There were nearly 274 million Direct message transactions between DirectTrust addresses in 2018, a 63-percent increase over the 2017 total of 168 million transactions. There were more than 110 million Direct messages transmitted during the fourth quarter of 2018 alone.
- The number of patients/consumers involved using Direct increased approximately 35 percent to nearly 248,000.
- The number of healthcare organizations served by DirectTrust accredited health information service providers (HISPs) increased 30 percent to nearly 139,000, compared with approximately 107,000 at year-end 2017.
- The number of trusted DirectTrust addresses able to share PHI across the DirectTrust network increased 16 percent to more than 1.8 million since the end of 2017.
- Eleven healthcare organizations joined DirectTrust during 2018, bringing the organization’s total membership to 115.
Artificial Intelligence System Can Triage Chest Radiographs
EHR Demographic Data Standards Could Improve Patient Matching
Implementing standards for demographic data in EHRs could improve patient matching among providers.
6 Keys to Hospital Interoperability
Hospital stakeholders call for accelerating 'truly interoperable system' that advances best practices while ensuring accuracy, standardization, accessibility and security.
· Standardization seen as key to minimizing proprietary solutions and gatekeeping.
· Interoperability means that data must be readily available anywhere, at any time and in a usable format.
· Data sharing networks must support population health, social determinants of health, and remote monitoring of patient-generated data.
Tool cuts wait times at pediatric hospital’s after-hours clinics
Pop health yielding results, but efforts face rising complexity
HITRUST builds GDPR into its data protection framework
As Genetic Testing Blossoms, Companies Search for a Killer App
AHA, FAH urge faster progress on interoperability in new report
Oregon bill moves to ban unauthorized sale of deidentified data
Oregon may give individuals control over health data
Survey: Digital, AI Top Priorities in 2019, but EHRs Will Dominate IT Spend
Hospital groups set forth health IT interoperability agenda
Google begins to stake out its place in healthcare
HIT Think Why HIPAA enforcement leads to confusion, dissatisfaction
Consumers don’t fully trust healthcare chatbots, study finds
A new report from UserTesting reveals how 500 consumers evaluated the following five healthcare chatbot apps: Ada, HealthTap, Mediktor, Your.MD and Symptomate.
Survey: Container security is a growing concern for IT professionals
4 Cybersecurity Threats Healthcare Organizations Need to Watch Out for in 2019
1. Kubernetes Hole Exploits May Appear
Providers begin using AI to improve clinical decision making
- At Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an AI algorithm to rapidly diagnose and classify brain hemorrhages from unenhanced computed tomography scans, detecting acute incidents and offering prediction capabilities that eventually could help staff in hospital emergency departments evaluate patients with acute stroke symptoms.
- Researchers led by Boston Children’s Hospital are using AI in combination with two forecasting methods to produce what they call the most accurate estimates of flu activity to date—a week ahead of traditional healthcare-based reports, at the state level across the United States. That could help providers get ahead of resource demands and better respond to current influenza trends.
- HCA Healthcare, a Nashville, Tenn.‐based chain operating hospitals nationwide, estimates it has saved more than 5,500 lives using sepsis algorithms that monitor every patient in every hospital that’s been part of the health system for more than a year. The algorithmic system is getting impressive results in combating this life-threatening condition that is the ninth leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.
HIT Think The 5 top trends for data governance strategies in 2019
The NHS long-term plan: Digital ambitions
3 Ways Queen's Health Systems Conquers EHR Navigation Issues With One Simple Tool
An electronic EHR 'ribbon' provides one-click access to data and reduces certain costs by 14%.
HITRUST updates program for HIPAA, HITECH compliance assessments
Study: EHRs Contribute to Family Physician Stress, Burnout
Mobile app for pacemaker patients trims need for monitors
HIT Think The long and winding road to health data exchange
HL7 gives a glimpse of FHIR 5
FHIR is widely viewed as holding great promise for enabling health data sharing among vendors, providers, payers, government, health information exchanges and other entities.
HL7 earlier this month posted the eagerly awaited FHIR 4 iteration — which is the first version of the interoperability specification to be normative.
Weekly News Recap
- Atul Gawande cancels his HIMSS19 keynote without explanation
- 24 hospitals in Ontario invoke downtime procedures after a virus brings down their IT systems
- TV stock pundit Jim Cramer urges Apple to acquire Epic to bolster its sagging business
- Definitive Healthcare acquires HIMSS Analytics
- PerfectServe acquires Telmediq
- Cerner co-founder Cliff Illig retires from the company’s board, which along with Paul Gorup’s 2015 retirement and Neal Patterson’s 2017 death, leaves no founders involved
- Walgreens signs a technology and software development agreement with Microsoft
- The first chief digital officer of NHS England resigns to take a job with a vendor that provides telemedicine services to NHS
- A study of 2018 hospital acquisitions finds that deals are larger, the selling hospitals are usually not experiencing financial distress, and the line between for-profit and not-for-profit health systems is blurring