Dr Google causes concern for Macmillan Cancer Support
Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite
Pew to Develop Roadmap on Biometrics to Enhance Patient Matching
Aided by machine learning, scientists find a novel antibiotic able to kill superbugs in mice
Final Report Delivers a Strategy to Reduce EHR Burden
The Burdens That Clinicians Face
ONC unveils new plan for combating clinician burnout
The strategic plan, developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, with input from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, offers a series of recommendations to help clinicians focus their attention on patients and not administrative tasks.
- Reduce the effort and time required to record information in EHRs for health care providers when they are seeing patients;
- Reduce the effort and time required to meet regulatory reporting requirements for clinicians, hospitals, and health care organizations; and
- Improve the functionality and intuitiveness (ease of use) of EHRs.
How AI and machine learning are transforming clinical decision support
HIE Integration Cuts ED Visits, Hospital Readmissions by Over 10%
HIE integration and utilization can decrease emergency department visits and unplanned 30-day patient readmission by 10 to 13 percent.
GA Providers Now Capable to Share Patient Lab Results Under HIE
Georgia’s health information exchange (HIE) added a lab results exchange to improve care quality and lower costs for providers.
Patients want a say in AI: 5 ways to help radiology get there
Speed science: The risks of swiftly spreading coronavirus research
Not All Command Centers Are Created Equal
Are you looking for a command center for your hospital, or possibly one for your region? If so, you need to ensure that the model you choose has the right functionality.
Psychiatrists Decry Barriers to Wider Adoption of Telemedicine
Well-intended laws on remote prescribing stand in the way.
ONC's Don Rucker says Interoperability Ruling is 'Coming Relatively Soon'
Issues are 'complicated,' and it's necessary to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Rucker: HHS wrestling with transparency, privacy balance in interoperability rule
Would you tell secrets to Alexa or Siri? How AI therapists could save you time and money on mental health care
People reveal more personal and intimate details to human-like apps and bots that can ‘sense’ emotions and concerns
Lifestyle Intervention via Smartphone App Effective for Pregnant Women With Obesity
Leveraging the value of data
Providers struggling to give patients useful digital tools
These were among the findings of a survey of more than 100 health system professionals by UPMC's Center for Connected Medicine, which also found only a third of respondents believe their organization is providing a top-quality consumer experience with the digital health tools they provide.
Anthem Testing Blockchain Tech As Backbone Of Patient Health Data Access Controls
What’s A Virtual Reality Telehealth Clinic? This Company Says It’s Built One
Special Report: Epic Uproar Exposes Conflict Between Data Privacy and Innovation
Many healthcare leaders agree that Epic has valid concerns about open APIs, but some question whether the company has underlying motivations for delaying ONC's proposed patient data-sharing ruling.
Are ICU Patients' End-of-Life Plans Being Ignored?
— Study: More than a third who asked for limited treatment still got intensive care
Patients Reticent to Share Health Data with Tech Companies
Patients aren't willing to share their health data with tech corporations, unless they can get $100,000 for it.
Without oversight, electronic prescribing can harm patients
HealtheLink study shows savings of time, money
Machine learning and clinical insights: building the best model
Dutch minister pledges €75 million to make medical data available to patients online
Patient Matching Errors Continue To Be Common
3 Ways to Tame Chronic Disease With Technology
How health systems are using apps, at-home monitoring, and virtual care to bring chronic disease management into control.
Coronavirus outbreak used by hackers to spread malware
The company uncovered a continuing expansion of cyber attacks themed around the Coronavirus, including a new campaign promoting conspiracy theory-based fears around "unreleased cures," and dupes multiple users into accepting malware by abusing perceived legitimate sources of health information.
The emerging digital landscape of the 2020s
- Aging and accompanying multimorbidity, both of which drive increases in activity in existing health and care systems as they strive to manage noncommunicable diseases. This increase in activity puts further financial pressures on these systems which are already “over- trading” and further encourages the adoption of value-based solutions where prevention of disease becomes at least as important as treatment of existing conditions.
- The explosion of availability of data and the deployment of processes that allow for interoperability. This drives the potential to develop more customized treatment plans for people. This availability of data is likely to be further enhanced once 5G networks are employed and the internet of things enabled.
- The availability of genomic information around individuals which is becoming more commonplace and enables people to better assess their likelihood of developing disease and thus better target their efforts towards risk mitigation in situations where we understand the pathophysiology of disease and the behaviors we need to adopt to lessen the likelihood of developing these.
- The potential for us to be able to measure the epigenetic biomarkers that act as “switches” amplifying or turning off the effect of our genes and the increasing affordability of access to these biomarkers. At present these are mainly concentrated around the cardiovascular space, but no doubt the range will widen as science advances. Also the fact that the cardiovascular contribution to cardio-metabolic disorders is now understood to have an even more ubiquitous role is an added factor to take into consideration
- The increased understanding around the role of behavioural sciences in the management of risk reduction of noncommunicable disease and the increased ability to access this data on a personalized basis.
How training investments can boost EHR satisfaction
A brief history of artificial intelligence
Weekly News Recap
- CVS talks up its in-store HealthHubs in its earnings call, saying its Aetna customers are interested in engaging with health navigators and its pharmacists can review a patient’s medical issues using both pharmacy and claims data.
- CPSI’s Q4 results beat expectations as the company says it is benefitting from Athenahealth’s withdrawal from the inpatient market and Cerner’s declining interest in selling to small hospitals.
- AdventHealth, which operates 67 hospital and ED facilities, announces that it will drop Cerner and several other EHRs and systems and replace them with Epic.
- The VA pushes back its planned March 28 Cerner go-live at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (WA) until at least the end of April, saying integration isn’t ready.
- Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance announces that it will shut down on February 14.
- Imprivata’s private equity owner is reportedly preparing the company for sale at a price in the $2 billion range.
- An article whose author includes the AMA’s burnout expert calls for EHRs to report standard efficiency metrics using their log data, including measures of how doctors spend their time.
- Nuance says in its earnings call that it will roll out its ambient clinical intelligence “exam room of the future” for five medical specialties in Q2.