Patient portal helps predict medication discontinuation
HIT Think Why intelligent EHRs are the next big step in radiology
Vendors can do more to make EPRs work for clinicians
New York HIEs merge to double down on data sharing
Two New York health information exchanges, HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections, announced plans to merge. The deal follows a September announcement the two made, to accelerate their mutual goal to deliver improved resources to their regions.
More e-health can be life-changing for families and society
The growth of e-health solutions is not just changing relationships between patients and healthcare workers, but also family and gender structures. More light must be shed on the societal consequences, say social scientists.
Tool Does Not Help Care Decisions in Prolonged Life Support
A ransomware attack could cost US economy $89B, researchers warn
Security remains a top concern for healthcare IT professionals
Data analysis seeks to better understand opioid epidemic
Better data access helps to cut ER visits at Portland Clinic
HIT Think Four trends that may steal the show at HIMSS19
As analysts, we try to tread carefully when touting the buzzwords vendors love to include in their press releases. Big data, blockchain and AI will undoubtedly be used across the consortium of vendors at HIMSS, as was the case last year. While many announced the use of AI algorithms to support their population health management tools, particularly in relation to analytics, there has been little evidence of wide-scale installations, let alone a significant impact on overall business.
Epic takes Best in KLAS awards once again
8 Digital Health Predictions from HIMSS Forecast
The report examines how consumer pressure is changing the industry and which trends will gain the greatest traction in the year ahead.
AMIA Calls for Strictly Clinical Documentation in Patient EHRs
The association is calling on HHS to separate billing, regulatory, and administrative compliance from clinical documentation in EHR design.
Healthcare Leaders See 4 Digital Technologies As Game Changers in 2019
Healthcare leaders believe four digital technologies — artificial intelligence, big data analytics, mobile health, and wearables — will be game changers this year, according to Frost & Sullivan.
FDA plans to fully tap real-world data and evidence
Study shows growing concern over effectiveness of cyber defense
AMIA, other groups join call to ease EHR burdens
HIMSS makes 4 healthcare predictions for 2019
Pew Suggests Boosting EHR Usability, API Use to Cut Clinician Burden
Pew Charitable Trusts urged ONC to improve EHR usability and promote API use to curb regulatory burden on clinicians.
Digital health looms for the industry, but is it ready?
CVS offers Apple Watch to help customers manage health
HIT Think Why many cybersecurity programs fall short on protection
Proposed National eHealth System and Services Act approved by house panel in the Philippines
New eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure allows first EU citizens to use ePrescriptions across borders and more EU news briefs
Breaking Down Barriers Between Clinical Trials and Clinical Care: Incorporating Real World Evidence into Regulatory Decision Making
Are Your AI Solutions Secure? 5 Considerations + 10 Questions
With the growing popularity of AI solutions, health systems need to dig deeper to manage security risk.
Opinion: Blood pressure measuring smartwatch is a paradigm shift for hypertension management
More clinical evidence needed to accelerate adoption of AI-enabled decision support: report
Moving beyond medical errors: How EHRs are 'nudging' practices to change certain behaviors
EHRs continue to improve in diabetes care
Insiders caused more than half of healthcare breaches in 2018: 4 notes
Artificial pancreas smartphone app proves safe, effective
HIT Think Why healthcare analytics will deliver more results in 2019
Thanks to the meaningful use stipulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a majority of the healthcare systems in North America have made significant investments in electronic health records. These deployments have often been multi-year initiatives often running over time and over cost, not unlike ERP deployments in other industries. While EHRs have helped hospitals create a central repository of their clinical and financial data, extracting accurate, reliable, and actionable analytics for right time decision-making is a daunting challenge.
Ageing IT systems leave thousands waiting for smear test result
State and regional HIEs: 'Don't count us out just yet!'
Weekly News Recap
- A New York Times report describes how hospitals use “wealth screening” analytics to target affluent inpatients to receive donation pitches
- Rhode Island’s health department charges four ED doctors with medical misconduct after they voluntarily report imaging errors caused by EHR ordering setup
- The US uninsured rate rises to a four-year high of nearly 14 percent
- Nextech acquires SRS Health
- Researchers note that Medicare patient readmissions within 30 days dropped sharply after CMS started penalizing hospitals financially, but the death rate appears to have increased during the same period
- Health:Furthur cancels its annual Nashville health festivals after two years
- Alphabet’s Verily announces that its Study Watch has earned FDA clearance as a medical device for performing on-demand EKGs
- The VA issues an RFI for a software testing contractor, with 80 percent of the job focusing on Cerner
- Researchers at Northwestern University develop a wireless, battery-free soft skin patch that analyzes sweat for PH and levels of chloride, glucose, and lactate