Federal Government Study Shows EHR Interoperability at All Time High as 55% of Hospitals Report Robust Data Exchange
But information blocking remains a barrier to complete information exchange, creating ongoing issues for clinical laboratories and pathology groups Interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) remains one the biggest challenges for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups that must interface with the EHRs of their physician clients to enable electronic transmission of medical laboratory orders […] The post Federal Government Study Shows EHR Interoperability at All Time High as 55% of Hospitals Report Robust Data Exchange appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 16, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Source Type: news

Google Health and Ascension Are Piloting A Cross-Platform EHR Search Tool That Helps Physicians Locate and View Patient Data, Including Clinical Laboratory Test Results
‘Care Studio’ is designed to give physicians a ‘single, centralized view’ of patients’ records that are spread among multiple disparate databases within a healthcare system Lack of interoperability between electronic health records (EHRs) has been a thorn in the side of healthcare providers—including clinical laboratorians and pathologists—who have to search multiple healthcare organizations’ databases to […] The post Google Health and Ascension Are Piloting A Cross-Platform EHR Search Tool That Helps Physicians Locate and View Patient Data, Including Clinical Laborato...
Source: Dark Daily - April 12, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology clinical laboratory David Feinberg MD electronic health record SARS-CoV-2 Source Type: news

Prediction of Sepsis in COVID-19 Using Laboratory Indicators, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology
This study retrospectively investigated laboratory test data of 2,453 patients with COVID-19 from electronic health records. Extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) was employed to build four models with different feature subsets of a total of 69 collected indicators. Meanwhile, the explainable Shapley Additive ePlanation (SHAP) method was adopted to interpret predictive results and to analyze the feature importance of risk factors.; Findings: The model for classifying COVID-19 viral sepsis with seven coagulation function indicators achieved the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) 0.9213 (95% CI, 89.94...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236  379 survivors of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study using electronic health records, The Lancet Psychiatry
Study estimated a 33.62% (95% CI 33.17 –34.07), increased incidence of a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis in 6 months following COVID-19 infection, with 12.84% (12.36–13.33) receiving their first such diagnosis, vs matched cohorts of influenza or other respiratory infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in three survivors of severe Covid diagnosed with mental health condition
Study finds 34% developed psychiatric or neurological conditions after six monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in three people who were severely ill with coronavirus were subsequently diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of infection, a study has found.The observational research, which is the largest of its kind, used electronic health records of 236,379 patients mostly from the US and found 34% experienced mental health and neurological conditions afterwards. The most common being anxiety, with 17% of people developing this.Continue reading... (So...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Coronavirus Mental health Science Infectious diseases Medical research Society World news UK news US news Source Type: news

Program may help patients with rheumatic diseases quit smoking
(Wiley) Smoking increases symptoms and health risks for patients with rheumatic diseases, but interventions to help patients quit are rarely available at rheumatology clinics. A study published in Arthritis Care& Research has found that Quit Connect--a protocol involving electronic health record prompts for nurses and medical assistants in rheumatology clinics--can increase electronic referrals to free, state-run tobacco quite lines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Likely Legal, ‘Vaccine Passports’ Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide
Businesses and universities want fast, easy ways to see if students and customers are vaccinated, but conservative politicians have turned “vaccine passports” into a cultural flash point. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Adam Liptak Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Mobile Applications Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Electronic Health Records Workplace Hazards and Violations Abbott, Gregory W (1957- ) Biden, Joseph R Jr DeSantis, Ron Zients, Source Type: news

Yale researchers dig into EHR use data – and gender differences
A new Yale study looks at electronic health records data, including time spent by specialty, and how these findings may help improve the technology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Patient use, clinical practice patterns of remote cardiology clinic visits during COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Electronic health record data were used to examine whether the transition to remote cardiology clinic visits during COVID-19 is associated with disparities in patient use of care, diagnostic test ordering and medication prescribing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on remote mental healthcare and prescribing in psychiatry: an electronic health record study, BMJ Open
Study reviewing all patients receiving care at a mental health Trust over 18 months found the COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with a marked increase in remote consultation. However, there was no evidence that this has led to changes in psychiatric prescribing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood sexual abuse in patients with severe mental Illness: demographic, clinical and functional correlates - Werbeloff N, Hilge Thygesen J, Hayes JF, Viding EM, Johnson S, Osborn DPJ.
OBJECTIVE: To use data from electronic health records (EHRs) to describe the demographic, clinical and functional correlates of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) in patients with severe mental illness (SMI), and compare their clinical outcomes (admissions and r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Change says DOJ asks for more info on UnitedHealth deal
Change Healthcare has disclosed that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Change Healthcare, Amazon partner on data science Optum bids to buy Change Healthcare in $13B deal Change launches cloud-based imaging applications TeraRecon expands partnership with Change Healthcare Change Healthcare launches new AI software for EHRs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Natural language processing and machine learning of electronic health records for prediction of first-time suicide attempts - Tsui FR, Shi L, Ruiz V, Ryan ND, Biernesser C, Iyengar S, Walsh CG, Brent DA.
OBJECTIVE: Limited research exists in predicting first-time suicide attempts that account for two-thirds of suicide decedents. We aimed to predict first-time suicide attempts using a large data-driven approach that applies natural language processing (NLP)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Information models offer value to standardize electronic health record flowsheet data: a fall prevention exemplar - Lytle KS, Westra BL, Whittenburg L, Adams M, Akre M, Ali S, Furukawa M, Hartleben S, Hook M, Johnson SG, Settergren TT, Thibodeaux M.
PURPOSE: The rapid implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) resulted in a lack of data standardization and created considerable difficulty for secondary use of EHR documentation data within and between organizations. While EHRs contain documentat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Patient perspectives on acceptability of, and implementation preferences for, use of electronic health records and machine learning to identify suicide risk - Yarborough BJH, Stumbo SP.
OBJECTIVE: Assess patient understanding of, potential concerns with, and implementation preferences related to automated suicide risk identification using electronic health record data and machine learning. METHOD: Focus groups (n = 23 participants... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Prospective validation of an electronic health record-based, real-time suicide risk model - Walsh CG, Johnson KB, Ripperger M, Sperry S, Harris J, Clark N, Fielstein E, Novak L, Robinson K, Stead WW.
IMPORTANCE: Numerous prognostic models of suicide risk have been published, but few have been implemented outside of integrated managed care systems. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate performance of a suicide attempt risk prediction model implemented in a ven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

How UCHealth uses a combination of high and low tech to ensure equitable vaccine distribution
The Colorado health system partnered with community organizers and its electronic health record system to make sure everyone has access to the Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Predicting opioid overdose risk of patients with opioid prescriptions using electronic health records based on temporal deep learning - Dong X, Deng J, Hou W, Rashidian S, Abell-Hart K, Rosenthal RN, Saltz M, Saltz JH, Wang F.
The US is experiencing an opioid epidemic, such that opioid overdose is causing more than 100 deaths per day. Identifying patients at high risk of Opioid Overdose (OD) can help to make early clinical interventions to reduce the risk of OD. We aim to build ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study of 630,000 patients unveils COVID-19 outcome disparities across racial/ethnic lines
(Institute for Systems Biology) Researchers at Seattle's Institute for Systems Biology and their collaborators looked at the electronic health records of nearly 630,000 patients who were tested for SARS-CoV-2, and found stark disparities in COVID-19 outcomes -- odds of infection, hospitalization, and in-hospital mortality -- between White and non-White minority racial and ethnic groups. The work was published in the journalClinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Change Healthcare, Amazon partner on data science
Healthcare information system vendor Change Healthcare and Amazon Web Service...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Optum bids to buy Change Healthcare in $13B deal Change launches cloud-based imaging applications TeraRecon expands partnership with Change Healthcare iCAD inks distribution deal with Change Healthcare Change Healthcare launches new AI software for EHRs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Automatic adverse drug reaction extraction from electronic health records
(University of the Basque Country) Researchers from the IXA group at the UPV/EHU are collaborating with Osakidetza (the Basque Regional Health Service) to create a system for automatically extracting adverse drug reactions from electronic health records written in Spanish. The researchers have conducted different tests using both machine learning and deep learning, with the aim of building a robust model for extracting relations between drug-disease pairs based on clinical text mining. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinerion and Medexprim join forces to combine clinical and imaging...
Clinerion and Medexprim have concluded a three-year partnership dedicated to the merger of electronic health records and imaging data into a private clinical data cloud warehouse dedicated to...(PRWeb March 05, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/clinerion_and_medexprim_join_forces_to_combine_clinical_and_imaging_data_for_research/prweb17769250.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delinquent medical records: who are the stakeholders for timely medical documentation? - Puttgen HA, Stolze-Epple M, Miller RG, Stewart CM.
The explosion of electronic documentation associated with Meaningful Use-certified electronic health record systems has led to a massive increase in provider workload for completion and finalization of patient encounters. Delinquency of required documentat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of an emergency department-based opioid overdose survivor intervention: difference-in-difference analysis of electronic health record data to assess key outcomes - Watson DP, Weathers T, McGuire A, Cohen A, Huynh P, Bowes C, O'Donnell D, Brucker K, Gupta S.
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a number of emergency department (ED)-based interventions have been developed to provide supports and/or treatment linkage for people who use opioids. However, there is limited research supporting the effectiveness of the major... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bristol researchers to collaborate on national study to understand long COVID
What is long COVID and how can diagnosis be improved? Using data from electronic health records at a national scale alongside information from thousands of participants in the UK's population-based cohort studies, these and other questions will be tackled following today's [18 February] announcement of a nationwide long COVID study led by University College London (UCL). The study will include Bristol ’ s Children of the 90s health study, based at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, ALSPAC, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Do patients manage their health care better if they can access their electronic health records?
What are electronic health records?Healthcare providers maintain health-related information about a patient in an electronic health record, which is held in a digitalform and is accessed by a computer. Healthcare professionals use these records to access all health-related information for a patient'scare, whenever and wherever they need it. Information may include a person's medical history, medicines, allergies, test results, andimmunisation history.Some healthcare providers let patients see their own electronic health records, usually by giving them web-based access. Patients may alsobe oDered other web-based services, s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

GAO tells VA to pause in multibillion-dollar rollout of Cerner system
The Government Accountability Office wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to pause the rollout of a $16 billion Cerner Corp. electronic health records to address potential problems.  The GAO recommended in a report released Thursday that the VA not put in place the electronic health record, or EHR, system at any additional facilities until it further studies critical and high-severity test findings. These findings are potential problems that could cause the system to fail.  The VA agreed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

GAO tells VA to pause in multibillion-dollar rollout of Cerner system
The Government Accountability Office wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to pause the rollout of a $16 billion Cerner Corp. electronic health records to address potential problems.  The GAO recommended in a report released Thursday that the VA not put in place the electronic health record, or EHR, system at any additional facilities until it further studies critical and high-severity test findings. These findings are potential problems that could cause the system to fail.  The VA agreed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Sepsis Screening: Combining Early Warning Scores and SIRS Criteria, Clinical Nursing Research 30(1): 42-49
Providing effective screening tools to nurses is necessary to improve patient outcomes and health care quality. This research examines if the modification of two electronic health record sepsis screening tools using a combined systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), modified early warning score (MEWS), and national early warning score (NEWS) criteria improves the recognition of sepsis by nurses. Medical-surgical/telemetry units at a medical center in the Midwest were examined using a quasiexperimental design. Modifications of tool 1 captured 18% more correct classifications of sepsis (odds ratio [OR] =.82, 95% CI =...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Dementia Are Twice As Likely To Get Covid-19 And Four Times More Likely To Die From It
Reviewing electronic health records of 61.9 million adults in the United States, researchers found the risk of contracting COVID-19 was twice as high for patients with dementia than for those without it —while among those with dementia, African Americans had close to three times the risk of being ... (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Misha Gajewski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Electronic health records can be valuable predictor of those likeliest to die from COVID
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by Massachusetts General Hospital identifies key predictors of COVID-19 mortality among different age groups from patient longitudinal medical records. Predictive analytics based on electronic health records could prove valuable in allocating and distributing limited resources in the time of a pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers build models using machine learning technique to enhance predictions of COVID-19 outcomes
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies using a machine learning technique called " federated learning " to examine electronic health records to better predict how COVID-19 patients will progress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Automated Sepsis Screening Tool Had Advantages in the Pediatric ED Automated Sepsis Screening Tool Had Advantages in the Pediatric ED
An automated sepsis screening tool embedded in the electronic health record has dramatically increased compliance with sepsis screening in the pediatric emergency department at Boston Children's Hospital and has proven to be more accurate than manual sepsis screening.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Infection-related complications after common infection in association with new antibiotic prescribing in primary care: retrospective cohort study using linked electronic health records, BMJ Open
UK study concluded that a practice with 10.4% higher antibiotic prescribing was associated with 5.7% lower rate of infection-related admissions with largest associations in hospital admissions for lower respiratory tract infection (16.1%) and urinary tract infection (14.7%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers build models using machine learning technique to enhance predictions of COVID-19 outcomes
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies using federated learning to examine electronic health records to better predict how COVID-19 patients will progress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amalgam Rx buys clinical decision support company Avhana Health
Avhana's platform is able to integrate into provider's EHRs and suggest treatments, including digital.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

71 TX Hospitals Now Have Real-Time Access to Mobile Medical Data
Chambers County Emergency Medical Services was deployed to the city of Del Rio last week to assist with the care and transport of patients suffering from the coronavirus. To support its partner-client’s mission, Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) — a software firm that shares EMS & Fire data with hospitals and public health agencies and tracks patient care over time (including COVID-19 exposures, labs and vaccines) — today announced that it has activated access to inbound patient records for all 71 hospitals that are affiliated with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Network (STRAC). All NEMSIS...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News EMS Hospital Mobile Integrated Healthcare Texas Source Type: news

71 TX Hospitals Now Have Real-Time Access to Mobile Medical Data
Chambers County Emergency Medical Services was deployed to the city of Del Rio last week to assist with the care and transport of patients suffering from the coronavirus. To support its partner-client’s mission, Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) — a software firm that shares EMS & Fire data with hospitals and public health agencies and tracks patient care over time (including COVID-19 exposures, labs and vaccines) — today announced that it has activated access to inbound patient records for all 71 hospitals that are affiliated with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Network (STRAC). All NEMSIS...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News EMS Hospital Mobile Integrated Healthcare Texas Source Type: news

71 TX Hospitals Now Have Real-Time Access to Mobile Medical Data
Chambers County Emergency Medical Services was deployed to the city of Del Rio last week to assist with the care and transport of patients suffering from the coronavirus. To support its partner-client’s mission, Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) — a software firm that shares EMS & Fire data with hospitals and public health agencies and tracks patient care over time (including COVID-19 exposures, labs and vaccines) — today announced that it has activated access to inbound patient records for all 71 hospitals that are affiliated with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Network (STRAC). All NEMSIS...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News EMS Hospital Mobile Integrated Healthcare Texas Source Type: news

71 TX Hospitals Now Have Real-Time Access to Mobile Medical Data
Chambers County Emergency Medical Services was deployed to the city of Del Rio last week to assist with the care and transport of patients suffering from the coronavirus. To support its partner-client’s mission, Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) — a software firm that shares EMS & Fire data with hospitals and public health agencies and tracks patient care over time (including COVID-19 exposures, labs and vaccines) — today announced that it has activated access to inbound patient records for all 71 hospitals that are affiliated with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Network (STRAC). All NEMSIS...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News EMS Hospital Mobile Integrated Healthcare Texas Source Type: news

71 TX Hospitals Now Have Real-Time Access to Mobile Medical Data
Chambers County Emergency Medical Services was deployed to the city of Del Rio last week to assist with the care and transport of patients suffering from the coronavirus. To support its partner-client’s mission, Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) — a software firm that shares EMS & Fire data with hospitals and public health agencies and tracks patient care over time (including COVID-19 exposures, labs and vaccines) — today announced that it has activated access to inbound patient records for all 71 hospitals that are affiliated with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Network (STRAC). All NEMSIS...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News EMS Hospital Mobile Integrated Healthcare Texas Source Type: news

71 TX Hospitals Now Have Real-Time Access to Mobile Medical Data
Chambers County Emergency Medical Services was deployed to the city of Del Rio last week to assist with the care and transport of patients suffering from the coronavirus. To support its partner-client’s mission, Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) — a software firm that shares EMS & Fire data with hospitals and public health agencies and tracks patient care over time (including COVID-19 exposures, labs and vaccines) — today announced that it has activated access to inbound patient records for all 71 hospitals that are affiliated with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Network (STRAC). All NEMSIS...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News EMS Hospital Mobile Integrated Healthcare Texas Source Type: news

Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders in EHR study
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) In a large-scale study of electronic health records reported in JAMA Network Open, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them. Functional seizures are sudden attacks or spasms that look like epileptic seizures but do not have the aberrant brain electrical patterns of epilepsy. The research team confirmed associations between functional seizures and psychiatric disorders and sexual assault trauma and discovered a novel association with stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optum bids to buy Change Healthcare in $13B deal
UnitedHealth Group's Optum health services company has signed an agreement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Change launches cloud-based imaging applications TeraRecon expands partnership with Change Healthcare Change Healthcare launches new AI software for EHRs Change Healthcare inks deal with Vizient Change Healthcare buys Prometheus Analytics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Change launches cloud-based imaging applications
Healthcare information systems vendor Change Healthcare has introduced a suite...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: TeraRecon expands partnership with Change Healthcare Change Healthcare launches new AI software for EHRs Change Healthcare inks deal with Vizient Change Healthcare buys Prometheus Analytics Change Healthcare acquires Nucleus.io (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dissemination of child abuse clinical decision support: moving beyond a single electronic health record - McGinn T, Feldstein DA, Barata I, Heineman E, Ross J, Kaplan D, Richardson S, Knox B, Palm A, Bullaro F, Kuehnel N, Park L, Khan S, Eithun B, Berger RP.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is a leading cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality. We previously reported on development and implementation of a child abuse clinical decision support system (CA-CDSS) in the Cerner electronic health record (EHR). Ou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Identifying adolescent suicide risk via depression screening in pediatric primary care: an electronic health record review - Davis M, Rio V, Farley AM, Bush ML, Beidas RS, Young JF.
OBJECTIVE: The authors evaluated suicide risk rates detected via a depression screener administered within a large pediatric primary care system and examined 1-year follow-up care after adolescents' endorsement of suicide risk. METHODS: Retrospective e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC: Announcement and Request for comment on Non-Substantive Changes to Three Data Collections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking comments on an information collection regarding the addition of COVID-19 related questions to the following surveys: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS), and National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS). The new questions are designed to provide information that is essential to CDC's emergency response to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus. Comments are due by February 16, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Is there a causal link between mental health problems and risk of COVID-19 infection?, The Mental Elf
In his debut blog, Andrew Steptoe summarises two recent papers using electronic health record datasets, which suggest that having a psychiatric diagnosis may put people at risk of COVID-19 infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elation Health prepares to support mass Covid-19 vaccinations, raises $40M Series C
Elation Health, a San Francisco startup providing electronic health records and a virtual care platform for primary care physicians, is gearing up to help its providers push out a Covid-19 vaccine once one or more become available. And now that President-elect Joe Biden has set an ambitious goal this week of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, the doctors are going to need all the help they can get to make it a reality. Good thing the company is now flush with cash, having… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news