Regional and international healthcare leaders gathered at the opening plenary session of the HIMSS AsiaPac19 conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct. 7 to discuss the topic of value creation in [...]
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Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld explores the practical implications of artificial intelligence and its impacts on quality, safety, cost reduction, patient engagement and more ahead of his roundtable session [...]
The annual report from ECRI Institute spotlights the Top 10 technology dangers in hospitals, ambulatory clinics and LTPAC settings.
If exploited by a remote attacker, the set of vulnerabilities could pose safety and security risks for connected medical devices and hospital networks.
Epic calculates vital signs and triggers alerts sent to caregivers by the communications platform. The sepsis program saves 40 lives a year at University of Utah Health.
The customizable DynamikAnalytix technology from Clinical Cyber Defense System aims to tackle a central challenge for cybersecurity: getting non-technical leaders such as CMIOs and CEOs engaged [...]
What patients want from a healthcare provider is surprisingly uncomplicated. They want convenience. They want quality care. And they want empathy at a scary time in their lives.
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The goal is to run dozens of such quality improvement projects each year and to ultimately make randomization standard practice for the continual improvement of existing and new programs.
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"And it is coming quickly to a care setting near you," said Cris Ross at Health 2.0 on Tuesday, touting "small AI and big AI" tools that can help revamp IT systems to improve the experience of [...]
The prescriptive analytics company will start by helping researchers the Novant Health Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence reduce readmissions for congestive heart failure.
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Dr. Albert Chan, chief of digital patient experience at Sutter Health, says health systems have to get better at interpreting data in novel ways to make good on their promise to patients.
The platform, Critical Care Suite, developed in partnership with UC San Francisco and powered by GE's Edison AI technology, can help radiologists prioritize cases involving collapsed lungs.
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Researchers used open source technology from IBM Watson to build an AI model that would ingest clinical data from de-identified sepsis patient EHR data, then used it to predict patient mortality [...]
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One new study hypothesizes that a reason medical records aren't being advertised on the underground markets is that cybercriminals are culling PII from the stolen records and selling it off [...]
The startups will gain access to de-identified claims data to help fine-tune projects aimed at enabling more timely interventions, eliminating barriers to care, improving health system navigation [...]
ADHA partners with 42 organisations to develop secure message functionality across software products
Following the successful trialling of the co-designed standards to improve the secure exchange of healthcare information in 2018, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has announced that it [...]
Interfaith Medical Center deployed a variety of network security technologies to ward off ransomware and other attacks, virtualizing its servers in the process, which resulted in cost savings of [...]
At Adventist Health White Memorial, reducing OR turnaround time by just three minutes may seem small – but at five turnarounds per day, multiplied by six operating rooms, it adds up to [...]
Five experts in healthcare quality and safety technologies offer CIOs and other health IT workers in-depth tips and best practices for implementing these tools effectively.
The hospital can count itself among just four health systems in the world that have reached Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity.
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VHA medical facilities have a cumulative medical document backlog equivalent to more than five miles of stacked paper, with nearly 600,000 electronic files dating back to 2016.
The independent physician association in collaboration with community providers and EMS services has seen a 44% drop in 911 calls, 47% reduction in EMS transport, 36% reduction in ED visits, 42% [...]
Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPVGH), a national first-class medical centre and a teaching hospital located in Beitou, Taipei, will utilise the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution to [...]
Hospitals often don't file for the funds because they're unaware of what can be reimbursed and there is only a 30-day window to apply.
Its Quality Improvement Awards recognize the nation’s health centers. Its Advancing Health IT for Quality Awards recognize health centers that used HIT or telehealth services to increase [...]
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The communications system, integrated with the provider’s Epic EHR, is used throughout most of the medical center, and it has helped the organization boost HCAHPS scores in almost every measure.
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With more than a decade of experience as a registered nurse, Angela Ryan combines her clinical experience with her knowledge in health informatics towards the practical, meaningful and integrated [...]
The health system's IT arm says the network, focused on real-world evidence, will help with curated clinical data sharing among providers, pharmaceutical researchers, device manufacturers, [...]
AMGA and MGMA still see too many rules for providers participating in value-based care, and say the program hasn't delivered the relief from administrative burden that was promised.
A physical therapy group in Arizona offers lessons to other types of health organizations seeking to improve patient satisfaction, give caregivers more time with patients and boost their bottom lines.
Imprivata Identity Governance extends Microsoft’s IAM technology with role-based access controls, streamlined auditing processes and more.
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The money from HHS will help community health centers, rural organizations and others to expand access to coordinated substance abuse and mental health treatments.
Developed to be of use to troops at forward operating bases and other remote areas across the globe, the portable hospital can be run off solar panels and provides a sterile environment for [...]
Four experts in population health management offer wide-ranging technology guidance and best practices for healthcare provider organizations launching pop health initiatives.
The results of a new J.D. Power survey suggest that, for the patients standing to gain the most from telehealth, services need to be positioned and explained as a way to reduce costs while [...]
It’s the operating system that runs the elevator, the HVAC system, medical equipment, and even the router that connects everything else in a hospital to the outside world.
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The Blue Button API pilot, Data at the Point of Care, aims to connect clinicians with claims data, giving them deeper insights into their patients' care history.
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The groups urge the Senate to follow the House's lead and finally lift the ban on federal funding for a nationwide unique patient identifier, making the case that it can help avoid serious safety [...]
Coroners have called for action to prevent further fatalities linked to the NHS Pathways system following 11 patient deaths.
Population health management vendor SPH Analytics is merging with SA Ignite, which develops tools to help providers optimize their performance scores for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. [...]
The program is a labor of love for the health system’s chief information and administrative officer. And it’s helping entry level employees in IT move up to principal engineer/senior [...]
The Quality Summit will convene healthcare stakeholders to explore ways the department's many quality programs can be assessed and adapted to better advance value-based care models.
Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s workforce development program for its health IT team centers around staff experts who teach new recruits about how technology works there – and across [...]
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The partnership aims to give hospitals better insights into real-time patient data, boosting coordination with post-acute providers, payers and physician groups across the state.
A Frost & Sullivan report predicts that as many as 45% of ORs will be integrated with intelligent technologies within the next four years to improve the precision and predictability of [...]
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The agency warns that older MiniMed devices – which have been recalled by Medtronic – could be hacked and remotely controlled, adding to the list of cyber concerns for IoT devices.
Aged-care provider Ryman Healthcare in New Zealand has built its own electronic care planning system that runs on 3,500 tablets deployed in residents’ rooms across its residential aged-care [...]
CGH Medical Center pharmacists say the system’s Med Card gives patients a better way to keep track of their medications – and say using the software has helped increase clinical knowledge.
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The HIMSS EHR Association tells the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that the Promoting Interoperability Program needs consistency and specificity in its clinical requirements.
The White House wants "explainable" systems for healthcare, not black boxes, and wants research into new technologies that are "reliable, dependable, safe, and trustworthy."
The pioneering Pennsylvania health system has picked Ryu, who most recently served as its chief medical officer, to replace Dr. David Feinberg, who joined Google in 2018.
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), the largest hospital specialising in healthcare for women and children in Singapore, has partnered with French multinational electric utility [...]
By providing insights into purchasing patterns and provider needs through its analytics and data capabilities, Vizient will help Civica Rx anticipate gaps in drug availability and affordability.
At Heritage Medical Associates, the IT is making patients and physicians happier, and is helping better control the costs in delivering quality healthcare to patients.
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Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are developing an analytics platform to help determine the medical necessity of using helicopters for emergency transport.
At the HIMSS Machine Learning & AI event, Dr. Anthony Chang, chief intelligence and innovation officer at CHOC Children's, cleared up some common misconceptions.
Bad actors can use the Becton, Dickinson and Company Alaris Gateway Workstations to “authenticate” malicious and potentially dangerous content, CyberMDX discovered.
Everyone knows that data is a key strategic asset, said Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips of Providence St. Joseph Health. "But is data the asset, or is it what we do with it?"
The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization office will replace the current Interagency Program Office.
The group wants to advance the ability of augmented intelligence to enhance care, boost population health, drive value and improve physician satisfaction.
For Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network, higher follow-up rates mean fewer patients retiring to the hospital after discharge, meaning a reduction in avoidable emergency department admissions and [...]
The technology can support Borrego in more than 22 languages. More than 15,000 patients who were not engaging in their health received care from these new efforts involving outreach programs via [...]
However, the Center for Connected Medicine study also found broad support for innovation in the C-suite and that health systems are actively partnering with external parties for technologies and [...]
The informatics group says the feds should do more to protect against bad data and algorithm bias, and keep cybersecurity top of mind in its software-as-a-medical-device rules.
Cybersecurity experts from across health IT offer their opinions on the breach itself, what must be done for the lab company to fix security and regain trust – and how similar incidents can [...]
The retailer joins other big players such as AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Pfizer in the effort to use distributed ledger technology for medication safety and integrity.
At Freeman Health System, the communication tool serves many purposes, including viewing critical lab values, accessing specialty-specific applications, and broadcast communication from nursing [...]
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You can't secure a network that you don't understand. Mapping hospital IoT is a must-do process for the creation of an effective defense strategy, experts say.
Technologies to give physicians the ability see PDMP data within their EHR workflows are enabling them to spot doctor shoppers and make smarter prescriptions, says KLAS.
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Even five years after go-live, many health systems aren't realizing the full value of their electronic health records, says a new Chartis Group report. Gaining clinical and financial ROI depends [...]
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Diagnosis and treatment of disease and antibiotic-resistant bacteria is complex and challenging for small hospitals, who could care for patients with remote help from top-tier infectious disease [...]
A better clinician experience makes for higher-quality patient care, according to a new report from KLAS' Arch Collaborative, which makes the case for bigger investment in end-user education.
The new Direct Data Submission Platform that providers can use to access eCQM results.
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Too many well-meaning providers are "yessing" themselves into serious overwork, putting their health and their patients' health at risk, says one doctor who learned that the hard way – and [...]
"We're all looking to accomplish a lot," said Press Ganey's CEO at the HIMSS and Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit. "But without the right organization and understanding, we'll collapse [...]
eHealth NSW in Australia has announced that it will be working with a number of industry partners to enhance the safety and quality of patient care, with clinicians at one of the state’s [...]
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The academic medical center and the physician-owned malpractice insurer will explore how AI can be integrated into the workflows of frontline clinicians to reduce errors, boost quality and safety [...]
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Unguarded and lacking a common playbook for security, the internet of things presents plenty of new network challenges.
Clinicians at the Bowen Center give trust back to IT staff after new network infrastructure installed
Poor networking was hindering growth at the health system. With new tech, the clinician satisfaction rate has soared to 95% and network uptime is up to 99%.
More and more health systems are taking steps to "fully unleash nurse innovators at the leadership level," a new report shows, tapping their specialized expertise for technology deployment, [...]
The impact of the app on the Providence St. Joseph Health care delivery experience is reflected in the fact that 94 percent of the patients who used it found it to be helpful.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is able to customize best practice processes from the technology out of the box – helping manage Epic's many environments, constant requests and complicated [...]
eHealth NSW has been established as a distinct organisation within the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health in Australia to provide statewide leadership on the shape, delivery and management [...]
Real-time location systems can enable big gains in quality, safety and cost-efficiency – but deployments are complex and require clear role definitions and enthusiastic buy-in from an array [...]
Providers there also don't have to wait 28 days for access to Epic and other systems, and now receive full rights within two days.
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The goal is to improve identification of certain patients through algorithms that produce tailored and dynamic risk scores, and make those resources available to VA caregivers and patients.
Companies say aligning their platforms will help eliminate duplicate records, establish more accurate care histories and improve patient safety.
Blood is a precious commodity nationwide and notably wasted. At University of Missouri Health Care, the mean red blood cell transfusion rate is now 22.4 percent below the original baseline rate. [...]
The lights, deployed at UC San Diego Health by BIOS, help with circadian entrainment to boost staff alertness and its wavelengths can improve visual check-ups for elderly patients, the company says.
The CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge stems from the Trump administration's recent call to boost AI innovation in the U.S.
The health system saved money by avoiding equipment purchases and reducing rental expenses; RTLS also saved it $300,000 and more than 10,000 staff hours annually.
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Agreeing to the same format for demographic data would boost patient safety, according to research from Indiana University and Pew.
Israeli infusion system specialist Q Core Medical has opened a new European hub in Marseille, France, to capitalise on growing demand for its smart pumps in both hospital and ambulatory care [...]