Electronic health records are still waiting to be transformed
Improve Medication Reconciliation, Postacute Handoff Using 2-Part Discharge Checklist
An effective hospital discharge process created by Cleveland Clinic is pivotal in the handoff of patients to postacute-care providers.
Is your pregnancy app sharing your intimate data with your boss?
As apps to help moms monitor their health proliferate, employers and insurers pay to keep tabs on the vast and valuable data
ACP Survey Shows Physician Interest in Implementing Telehealth
New survey results presented at the ACP 2019 Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, today showed that 51% of ACP internal medicine physicians and subspecialists have at least 1 form of telehealth service available at their work.
The finding, which categorized telehealth services into being either video visits, e-consults, remote patient monitoring, remote care management/coaching, or patient wearable data integration, indicate the growing embrace of remote coverage measures provided by practices and institutions. The organization’s survey also showed increased interest from physicians looking to implement better telehealth practices into everyday care, President Ana Maria Lopez, MPH, said.
Healthcare is No. 1 industry affected by data breaches: 3 cybersecurity trends
Medicare ACO care coordination toolkit highlights value of health IT
MIT study finds decision support software trims imaging exams
HIT Think How long should it take to issue a breach notification?
Ministry of Health in Germany officially launches Health Innovation Hub initiative
92% of Mount Sinai patients engage when prescribed an app
What you need to know about healthcare APIs and interoperability
Two-thirds of hospitals report less than 25% of patients activated online patient portal
GAO: HHS Fails to Implement High-Priority Health IT Recommendations
The Department of Health and Human Services has not implemented four high-priority health IT recommendations by the Government Accountability Office.
Physician-researcher awarded federal grant to bridge evidence and practice for clinicians via electronic medical record
Most studies evaluating AI in radiology didn’t validate the results
Typical data workloads increased by 569% in the past 2 years
HIT Think Why humans still hold the advantage in decision automation
Interoperability: Do we have the value proposition upside down?
Community Health Systems makes Apple Health Records available at 100 affiliated hospitals
Why information security should be every hospital CEO's No. 2 priority (at least right now)
How IBM Watson Overpromised and Underdelivered on AI Health Care
After its triumph on Jeopardy!, IBM’s AI seemed poised to revolutionize medicine. Doctors are still waiting
Provider, health IT groups praise proposed bills to change patient privacy regulations
AI systems should be accountable, explainable, and unbiased, says EU
The European Union has published new guidelines on developing ethical AI
DirectTrust gets accreditation to develop health data exchange standards
AI, Deep Learning Start to Tackle Common Problems in Healthcare
Deep learning is moving out of the realm of the theoretical and is starting to help physicians treat everyday conditions that affect millions of patients.
5 medical schools join AMA effort to transform doctor education
Apple consumer base could fuel digital disruption in care
Researchers confirm hackers could tinker with medical images
Patient monitoring is evolving with artificial intelligence, sensors, smart technology, more
"Patient monitoring has evolved from ad hoc to continuous monitoring of multiple parameters, causing a surge in the amount of unprocessed and unorganized data available to clinicians for decision-making," according to F&S researchers. "To extract actionable information from this data, healthcare providers are turning to big data analytics and other analysis solutions.
WHO Drafts Global Strategy on Digital Health
As more health care delivery systems look to digital health to address emerging challenges, such as the rise of noncommunicable diseases, clinician workforce shortages and the aging population, barriers to the adoption and application of such tools persist due to information fragmentation, a lack of institutional support, and interoperability and security concerns, among others.
For a more integrated approach for applying information and communication technologies (ICT) to health care delivery and patient care, the global strategy on digital health was developed based on guiding principles. These call for advocating for a unified strategy to digital health initiatives, acknowledging that the adoption process is a country’s decision and promoting appropriate use.
How EHR downtime affects clinical outcomes
Study Links Enhanced EHRs to Reduced Cognitive Workload
Investigators found that physicians who used a system with enhanced longitudinal tracking had appropriately managed significantly more abnormal test results compared with physicians using baseline EHRs.
Investigators from the University of North Carolina sent out invitations to all residents and fellows enrolled in the school of medicine at a large academic institution, stating the need for experience with using the Epic EHR software in reviewing test results to undergo the study’s simulated situations. Investigators offered a $100 gift card as an incentive for participation. A total of 40 individuals were recruited to participate, but 2 of them were excluded due to numerous cancellations. Between April 1, 2016 and Dec. 23, 2016, those 38 participants were enrolled and blindly allocated to a simulated EHR environment. Of those 38, 20 were assigned to use a baseline EHR and 18 were assigned to enhanced EHRs, which included changes intended to enhance longitudinal tracking of abnormal test results in the system.
Partners HealthCare plans AI rollout to all its clinicians, researchers
Telemedicine visits increase overprescription of antibiotics for children
Specialty-specific EHR enables urgent care group to slash patient throughput time
ePrescriptions are finally crossing borders in Europe
Did you know that Croatia can now send and receive ePrescriptions across borders? Could this be the catalyst to start the exchange of ePrescriptions and Patient Summaries across Europe?
The vast world of digital health
Executive Spotlight—Karen DeSalvo on what 'frustrates' her most about healthcare—and why she gives props to the Trump administration
mHealth Data to Play Big Role in Artificial Intelligence, Analytics
mHealth data from wearable devices and patient monitoring tools will increasingly feed artificial intelligence and analytics technologies.
Practices risk hefty fines when employees snoop in EHRs
Data standardization can improve EHR matching, study finds
Amazon’s Alexa can now handle protected health info
HIT Think How to use data, IT systems to address social determinants
Teledentistry trialled in New Zealand’s Northland DHB
Nordic innovation – cross-border connected care
Forget Amazon and Google — Apple is the tech giant to watch in healthcare, according to Morgan Stanley
Weekly News Recap
- PatientsLikeMe seeks a a buyer after the federal government’s foreign investment review committee demands that its majority investor, a China-base firm, divest its holdings
- Amazon announces the availability of six new HIPAA-compliant Alexa healthcare skills
- GAO officials tell the House Veterans Affairs Committee that the VA’s poor track record of CIO leadership has harmed its IT modernization projects and will continue to do so
- FDA names Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD to the additional role of CIO
- Walgreens says it will accelerate digitalization of the company, make executive team changes, cut costs, and redesign stores following poor quarterly results that sent shares down sharply
- A two-doctor ENT practice in Michigan closes for good and its partners retire after they refuse to pay a hacker $6,500 to restore their ransomware-encrypted systems