Adventist Health White Memorial overhauls operating room processes with real-time location system and RFID tags, trimming costs and improving patient satisfaction.
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The multiyear expansion will see the Utah health system and IT vendor continue to "diligently work toward the goals we set out to accomplish together," said HIMSS-CHIME CIO of the Year Marc Probst.
AI is helping clinicians better predict and treat conditions such as surgical hypotension, and at HIMSS20 experts will show how more sophisticated future models could have even broader healthcare [...]
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Remaining tasks include additional development of interfaces between the existing EHR, Cerner’s platform and the general IT infrastructure of the VA, which could run through the end of [...]
Healthcare providers and device manufacturers are both responsible for putting mitigations in place to address patient safety risks, says FDA's Suzanne Schwartz.
To prevent cybersecurity incidents, it is important to recognize the enormity and complexity of the problem, and to catalog various threats and vulnerabilities, as one infosec expert will show at [...]
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The cloud technology vendor has made new CDC-recommended tools available to ambulatory and hospital clients, to help with faster diagnosis and continuous monitoring.
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Overall immunization process time at the hospital has dropped from about 48 hours per month to 2.5 hours. And four steps have been cut from the process.
With the number of connected devices steadily increasing, health systems and hospitals need a comprehensive plan to guard against cyber threats. At HIMSS20, one infosec pro will describe some [...]
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The five-year project will focus on enabling faster medical research innovations, protecting against global health crises and improving access to care, the company says.
A cross-industry research consortium modeled after consumer-focused market research practices is set to present its findings at HIMSS20 in March.
Improvements in patient outcomes and population health will be enabled as a culture of data-driven decisionmaking takes root and quality improvement processes mature.
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The communication says vulnerabilities in Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers "might allow an attack to happen undetected and without user interaction."
Epic this week sent out an update to its healthcare customers, meant to help providers nationwide detect potential cases of the Wuhan novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV. WHY IT MATTERS Epic has [...]
The five principles all stem from the basic viewpoint that AI-enabled solutions should complement and benefit customers, patients, and society as a whole.
At Woman’s Hospital, HIPAA-compliant secure messaging gives physicians and nurses the information they need, at the right time in the palm of their hands – and reduced the number of [...]
What's more, 30-day mortality and readmission rates stayed largely the same at acquired facilities.
A cybersecurity expert discusses how digital risks and the needs of patient care turn health data into a liability, and that CIOs and CISOs must treat data as a living, breathing entity.
Georgia’s largest health care system will work with the Alphabet subsidiary on several new initiatives, starting with deep analysis of existing medication and lab ordering patterns at Emory.
The news is being touted by IDx, makers of the first medical device approved by FDA to use artificial intelligence to assess diabetic retinopathy.
The update will help health systems coordinate care, with a specific focus on delirium, including sedation and pain medications, breathing machines and mobilization.
For a variety of reasons, ransomware is difficult to comprehensively research, the expert notes. But he offers a look into the problem and has some advice for CISOs, and other security professionals.
The companies say the partnership will offer hospitals more in-depth visibility, with continuous monitoring of network activity to create a detailed inventory of connected devices.
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Florida tops the list with the most across general, children's, rural and teaching hospitals – followed by California, Michigan and Virginia.
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Thrive, which develops tools to incorporating earlier cancer detection into routine clinical workflows, will now gain access to five years of BCBS claims data to help innovate its approaches.
The hospital developed the system that gathers data from the EHR, runs it through artificial intelligence, and delivers real-time warnings to clinicians.
The Delaware health system and the device maker will collaborate on a series of tech-focused value-based care initiatives to boost patient outcomes and safety while lowering costs.
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Hahn previously served as the chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a post he has held since 2018.
During its two years of implementation at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, the PARADE technology has screened more than 87,000 patients, with 8,731 high-risk patients identified.
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As the role of the CISO evolves, so too does the threat landscape, the infrastructure that needs safeguarding and the policy imperatives shaping the mission of data protection.
The aim is to help Omnicell client healthcare organizations gain better visibility of controlled substances across the pharmacy supply chain.
As the clinician burnout epidemic continues, a new JAMA report shows how provider well-being is critical to patient safety.
The Arizona health system's tech-driven pilot effort has resulted in a 21.6% average reduction in A1c, and 83% of patients report an increase in confidence to self-manage their diabetes.
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Virtual Care Provider Inc., which provides hosting and IT services to post-acute care facilities nationwide, was hit by the Ryuk variant, locking access to patient data at 110 nursing homes.
With federal help, ASN seeks to find new technology-enabled innovations for dialysis redesign, through the $1.5 million competition.
Horrid handwriting, redundant EHR tasks and lengthy documentation plagued Falls Community Hospital and Clinic. Not anymore, thanks to new note templates and tools.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s cath lab uses secure clinical communication technology to cut follow-up appointment scheduling wait times – from as long as a day to less [...]
Sharing of threat information across stakeholders helps create situational awareness – not just for individual organizations but for the healthcare industry as a whole, says one expert.
Wide variance in safety indicator drug monitoring by GP practices in England and Wales revealed in new data
Drug and medical device knowledge company, First Databank (FDB) is urging GP practices to standardise their approaches to routine testing and monitoring of drugs, after its data revealed variance [...]
The Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model, or CISOM, enables better automation of data capture, helping health systems understand which products and processes offer better outcomes and [...]
A new website with a new look is only part of the larger transformation, as the information and technology leader aims to help a growing healthcare ecosystem build better health worldwide.
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Kyruus' new Patient Access Journey Report, which polled patients about their healthcare preferences, finds an appetite for streamlined, digitally mature scheduling experience.
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The more than two-dozen participants chosen to move on to Stage 1 of the challenge include Accenture, Geisinger, IBM, Mayo Clinic, Merck, Northrop Grumman and others.
The edge computing technology's neural network algorithms can help drive workflow efficiency, detect gaps in care and deliver real-time intelligent notifications to staff, the AI developers say.
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Its care innovations have helped nurses spend 3,000 more hours at the bedside – enabling leading a 58% improvement in care efficiency and a 19% reduction in HAIs.
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The technology examines vital signs and other biomarkers to predict the likelihood of infection up to 48 hours ahead of clinical suspicion.
LIFE St. Mary hospital uses Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s pharmacy platform, which has helped lead to a 16% decrease in ER use and a 27% decrease in total hospitalization.
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The agency worked for two years with the certification company on a cooperative research project that highlights the value of standards for connected devices and IoMT.
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The ACI platform, which the companies say can ease administrative burden by streamlining documentation, has been rolled out to some customers in beta and is planned to launch in early 2020 across [...]
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 [...]