National Academy of Medicine Publication Outlines Steps Toward Making Health Care Systems Fully Interoperable
While health care has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces, interoperability among health care technologies remains very limited, says a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) special publication. The lack of interoperability results in waste, inefficiency, and clinician burnout, which can contribute to patient safety risk.Digital interoperability across clinicians, care units, facilities, and systems has become more essential because of increasing compl...
Source: News from the National Academies - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Designing a New Electronic Health Record is One Tricky Business
(MedPage Today) -- Figuring out who should see which test results is a case in point (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NAM special publication outlines steps toward making health care systems fully interoperable
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) While health care has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces, interoperability among health care technologies remains very limited, says a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) special publication. The lack of interoperability results in waste, inefficiency, and clinician burnout, which can contribute to patient safety risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First automated malnutrition screen implemented for hospitalized children
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A team of clinicians, dietitians and researchers has created an innovative automated program to screen for malnutrition in hospitalized children, providing daily alerts to healthcare providers so they can quickly intervene with appropriate treatment. The malnutrition screen draws on existing patient data in electronic health records (EHR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic Testing as Part of Primary Care and Precision Medicine is Underway at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Geisinger Health
Both health systems will use their EHRs to track genetic testing data and plan to bring genetic data to primary care physicians Clinical laboratories and pathology groups face a big challenge in how to get appropriate genetic and molecular data into electronic health record (EHR) systems in ways that are helpful for physicians. Precision medicine […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 8, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Andrew Faucett Clinical Data Repository clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Promoting Interoperability Programs) Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Medicare Cost Reporting Requirements; and Physician Certification and Recertification of Claims; Correction
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making corrections to theAugust 17, 2018 final rule. The changes are effective as of October 1, 2018. Includes considerations for rural providers throughout. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 3, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) is seeking approval to test the use of electronic health records by behavioral health providers to determine the level and type of support needed to bring them forward to readiness for participation in value-based incentive payment systems in the future. Comments are due by October 31, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

“ Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles ” Guest Essay
One of the more popular courses we at the NNLM offer is called “Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles“.  This nation-wide course “explains the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes, explains current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives, and illustrates the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective”.  The assignments in the course build over the nine weeks until the participants can use them as the basis for a final essay.  The essays are really wonderful thought-pieces both about how librarians can enter the big data w...
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science big data EHR Patricia Brennan Source Type: news

Librarians and Research Data Management Services: Branching Out Into Big Data
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course, to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Rose Fredrick, Digital Repository Librarian, Health Sciences ...
Source: MCR News - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Data Science Source Type: news

Bristol Hospital Selects ESO Health Data Exchange To Improve Community Health and Safety
BRISTOL, Conn. – Bristol Hospital has chosen ESO Health Data Exchange for its Emergency Center. The staff of the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center will have access to timely, actionable data on patients arriving by ambulance, creating near real-time insights for more accurate assessments and treatment options. Additionally, EMS agencies will have more clinical information regarding patient outcomes to help improve the overall patient experience.   “We are fully committed to providing the best possible healthcare experience for our community,” said David Koscuk, Director of Emergency Medical Services ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Bristol Hospital Selects ESO Health Data Exchange To Improve Community Health and Safety
BRISTOL, Conn. – Bristol Hospital has chosen ESO Health Data Exchange for its Emergency Center. The staff of the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center will have access to timely, actionable data on patients arriving by ambulance, creating near real-time insights for more accurate assessments and treatment options. Additionally, EMS agencies will have more clinical information regarding patient outcomes to help improve the overall patient experience.   “We are fully committed to providing the best possible healthcare experience for our community,” said David Koscuk, Director of Emergency Medical Services ...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman: The future of innovation is patient empowerment not EHRs
(Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Upcoming Training for Health Sciences Library Staff
Did you know that you can get free training from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine right from your desktop? Nearly every day, there is a new webinar from NNLM or the National Library of Medicine. Other classes are available through Moodle. Since webinars are available nationally, make sure to take note of time zones. Some upcoming classes that may be of interest to health sciences library staff include: Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health – This interactive webinar series focuses on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Education Source Type: news

The DoD trauma registry versus the electronic health record - Spott MA, Kurkowski CR, Burelison DR, Stockinger Z.
There is a widely prevailing belief that electronic health records and data registries are the same, or that registries can be replaced by electronic health records given the advances in technology. While information systems have revolutionized documentati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Implementation of routine electronic health record-based child abuse screening in General Emergency Departments - Rumball-Smith J, Fromkin J, Rsosenthal B, Shane D, Skrbin J, Bimber T, Berger RP.
BACKGROUND: Routine childabuse screening is an approach to early identification of abuse. Previous studies evaluated paper-based screens; the widespread use of electronic health records suggests that screening is more likely to succeed if integrated into t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News MAR offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. New MAR Staff: As of August 27, Michael Balkenhol is MA...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

New Report Envisions Key Role for Joint Commission in EHR Safety New Report Envisions Key Role for Joint Commission in EHR Safety
AMA, Pew, and MedStar Health urge more collaboration between developers of EHRs and the medical professionals who use them to make the records even safer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Microsoft CMO: EHRs evolving in many ways
Interoperability standards, public cloud infrastructure, and personal health records could all change the game, Kos says. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Protecting and Enforcing the Intellectual Property Behind Medical Diagnostics
CONCLUSION A successful IP assessment policy creates a framework for identifying new inventions, documenting the invention disclosure process, determining the appropriate IP protection, and educating employees. REFERENCES [1] 35 U.S.C. § 101. [2] USPTO Performance and Accountability Report, FY 2017 at p. 15 (The average first USPTO action pendency is between 1.2 and 1.5 years.). [3] 35 U.S. Code § 154. [4] U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 8; see also 35 U.S.C. § 112. [5] 35 U.S. Code § 154(a)(1). [6] 28 U.S. Code § 1338 (“The district cou...
Source: MDDI - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michele Van Patten Frank and Alper T. Ertas Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Taking a Deeper Look at Device Certification and Recertification
This article will outline a three-step approach to identifying your products with the highest commercial value, helping you prioritize your medical and IVD devices for compliance with the new MDR and IVDR. Internal assessment First, manufacturers need to inventory their entire pipeline and portfolio to determine the category for each product. At the same time, they need to note which devices have been newly classified as medical devices, such as disinfection and sterilization products, or up classified as Class III medical devices, such as surgical meshes and joint replacements. New additions to the IVDR are genetic tests ...
Source: MDDI - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Vicki Anastasi and Karen Hill Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Data Flash: Hospital or academic or data-interested librarian? 2 opportunities for data-related training, free!
Whether you’re in a hospital or academic or research center or other data-related setting, take a look at these two amazing training opportunities—there’s something for everyone!  And they’re free! 1) “Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health” When we did our regional data needs assessment last year, many of you who are hospital librarians said that you wanted to be able to “speak IT”; in other words, to know more about data standards such as UMLS, SNOMED CT, and more. Well, here’s your chance!  This interactive...
Source: Dragonfly - August 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog Data Science News from NNLM Technology data standards IT research data management Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling wa...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information Regarding the 21st Century Cures Act Electronic Health Record Reporting Program
Request for Information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program, established by the 21st Century Cures Act. Specifically requested is input on priorities on the intersection of health IT product-related reporting criteria and healthcare provider reporting criteria, as well as input on specific focus areas, including the reporting criteria categories required by the 21st Century Cures Act. Comments accepted through October 17, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

When EHRs (and Doctors) Don't Communicate With Each Other When EHRs (and Doctors) Don't Communicate With Each Other
When requests for medical records draw no response, time and money are wasted. Can't we do better in the age of electronic health records, asks Melissa Walton-Shirley.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

FDA Medical Device Safety Action Plan: Good or Bad for Medtech?
In April, FDA released a five-pronged Medical Devices Safety Action Plan, full of rhetoric aimed at convincing the public that this new plan will enhance the agency's commitment to patient safety and recognition that safety and innovation should go hand in hand. Some aspects of the plan call for new ways to use FDA's existing tools, while others identify areas where the agency "may need additional authority," according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. As with most draft guidance FDA puts forth, the release of the Medical Devices Safety Action Plan came with a public comment period, which ended ...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

RDMD raises $3M to tackle rare diseases with personal EHRs
RDMD, a Bay Area startup leveraging personal health records to accelerate clinical research of rare diseases, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Support for the company was led by Lux Capital, with participation from Village Global, First Round ’s Healthcare Co-Op, Garuda, Shasta Ventures, and other unnamed angel investors. According to the announcement, the new funding will be directed toward platform development, leadership hires, potential research partnerships, and expansions into new diseases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Retrospective review of clinician documentation in the electronic health record (EHR) can help identify diagnostic uncertainty with moderate reliability, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Promoting Interoperability Programs) Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Medicare Cost Reporting Requirements; and Physician Certification and Recertification of Claims
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for operating and capital related costs of acute care hospitals and to update payment policies and rates for inpatient services provided by long-term care hospitals. Also includes new requirements for eligible health professionals, hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals participating in Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, among other things. Includes implications for rural facilities throughout. The final rule will be effective on October 1, 2018. (Source: Federal R...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Patients, doctors dissatisfied by Electronic Health Records
(Lehigh University) Electronic Health Records are intended to streamline and improve access to information -- and have been shown to improve quality of care -- but a new study shows they also leave both doctors and patients unsatisfied, even after full implementation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CHS under investigation related to federal incentive program
Franklin-based Community Health Systems Inc. is under investigation in connection to a federal law meant to encourage the use of electronic health records. The company is responding to a “civil investigative demand” relating to the health care giant’s implementation of electronic health records and the meaningful use program, according to CHS’ second-quarter filings with the SEC. The U.S. government created the meaningful use program as part of the 2009 Health Information Technology for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, and reduce the risk of privacy breaches, according to an article published in Physicians... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UA researchers identifying algorithms to increase relevant drug interaction alerts
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The algorithms will be incorporated into electronic health record systems to alert providers about relevant, patient-specific, potential drug interactions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Residents Tackle Tough Issues to Ensure Good Patient Care
Residents attending the AAFP's 2018 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents wrote and discussed more than two dozen resolutions on issues ranging from electronic health records to women's health. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Northwestern Medicine to lay off 60 IT workers
Northwestern Medicine is laying off 60 information technology employees who helped create a new electronic health records system. The electronic health records system took three years to create and was launched in March, according to the Chicago Tribune. Northwestern Medicine officials said the layoffs will be effective Sept. 1. "Earlier this year, we successfully completed the implementation of a single, system wide elect ronic health record, which was on time and on budget. In anticipation of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

By solving healthcare's data problem, AI, APIs will improve care delivery
As more healthcare systems look to embrace big data and the benefits analytics-driven care strategies could bring, the need to build EHRs that can communicate patients ’ health data without hassle is growing with each day. But despite growing awareness and billions in expenses, the issue of inadequate interoperability remains the albatross around healthcare IT’s neck, and one that is having a substantial impact on those working the front lines of care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Selects Allscripts Sunrise
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has selected Allscripts Sunrise as its electronic health record, in a move that further solidifies the company's position in the South East of England. The trust, which runs two major hospitals and regional Cancer Center, already uses the Allscripts patient administration system, following a go-live in October last year. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

A data science approach to predicting patient aggressive events in a psychiatric hospital - Suchting R, Green CE, Glazier SM, Lane SD.
Recent advances in data science were used capitalize on the extensive quantity of data available in electronic health records to predict patient aggressive events. This retrospective study utilized electronic health records (N  = 29,841) collected betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Promoting Interoperability Programs) Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Medicare Cost Reporting Requirements; and Physician Certification and Recertification of Claims
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for operating and capital related costs of acute care hospitals and to update payment policies and rates for inpatient services provided by long-term care hospitals. Also includes new requirements for eligible health professionals, hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals participating in Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, among other things. Includes implications for rural facilities throughout. The final rule will be effective on October 1, 2018 and...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Seeking the Holy Grail of RWE
Billion-dollar acquisitions tend to make a lot of noise. Markets react, competitors get jittery and share prices can spike or tumble.When Roche bought Flatiron Health, a tech platform that captures and synthesizes structured and unstructured oncology data, for $1.9 billion back in February, it sent tremors throughout the healthcare industry.The ripple effect cannot be chalked up to corporate muscle-flexing however. The deal sent an unequivocal message that the time has come to establish a regulatory-grade standard for real-world evidence.Commenting on the tie-up, Roche ’s CEO said, “This is an important step in...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1694-F)
CMS has issued a final rule to help empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve the use of electronic health records, and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients. The final rule issued today updates Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
The goal of the program is to support the development of research capability in mobile and wireless health technology (e.g., wearable devices, mobile applications, electronic health records, data analytics). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medication Reconciliation: A Necessary Process for Patient Safety
Medication reconciliation is the process of determining the most accurate list of medications the patient is taking. Sounds simple, doesn ’t it? However, in more than 25 years as a nurse practitioner (NP) — the majority spent in inpatient settings (hospital, rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility) — I have found medication reconciliation is still one of the most frustrating aspects of patient care. The use of electronic health records to communicate information was supposed to improve the process and patient safety, but I have yet to see this happen consistently. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Nina Flanagan Tags: NURSES ’ NOTES Source Type: news

Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Special Publication: 1800-1, Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices
Practice guide provides IT implementers and security engineers with a detailed architecture guided by standards and best practices from NIST and others, including coverage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ blasts medtech & FDA
Essure activist Angie Firmalino discusses surgeries with a nurse in Netflix’s ‘The Bleeding Edge.’ Netflix has unleashed a blistering indictment of the medical device industry, the FDA and doctors who accept money from medtech in its new documentary, ‘The Bleeding Edge,’ released today. The film depicts people who have suffered injuries and/or illnesses following placement of Bayer’s Essure sterilization device, Johnson & Johnson’s vaginal mesh, various manufacturers’ metal artificial hips, and women whose surgeons used Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robotic arm to p...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Gynecological Metal-on-Metal Neurological Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance AdvaMed Bayer British Medical Journal Intuitive Surgical JAMA Internal Medicine johnsonandjohn Source Type: news

Mental and physical health profiles of maltreated youth - Karatekin C, Almy B, Mason SM, Borowsky I, Barnes A.
To examine both mental and physical health profiles of children diagnosed as maltreated in the community, we studied diagnoses in the electronic health records (EHRs) of youth assigned maltreatment-related diagnoses (N  = 406) and well-matched youth wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Switch to electronic health records tied to fewer hospital deaths
(Reuters Health) - Hospitals that switch from paper to electronic health records may eventually see lower death rates than they had before, but a U.S. study also suggests that fatalities may first increase as the transition gets underway. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Insertable Cardiac Monitor Released by Abbott Laboratories Enables Patients to Share Collected Data with Anatomic Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories Through Bluetooth Enable Smartphones
Here is another example of how the diagnostic technologies used by anatomic pathology and clinical laboratories are evolving toward minute devices that deliver data wirelessly to electronic health records and healthcare databases for access by physicians and lab professionals Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratory managers keeping track of new implantable patient monitoring devices should find […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 23, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Abbott Laboratories abnormal heart rhythms anatomic pathology Avi Fischer MD cardiac ar Source Type: news

We'll establish a robust medical device patient safety net by continuing our work on NEST, or the National Evaluation System for health Technology. NEST links data from registries, EHRs and billing claimspic.twitter.com/m2UaZ6gEaV
We'll establish a robust medical device patient safety net by continuing our work on NEST, or the National Evaluation System for health Technology. NEST links data from registries, EHRs and billing claims pic.twitter.com/m2UaZ6gEaV (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - July 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

To further enhance device safety, we've required that labels/packages of most devices include unique device identifiers (UDIs) to better track a device & have been laying groundwork for using real-world evidence from electronic health records, medical claims & device registriespic.twitter.com/e5BxqXYJbB
To further enhance device safety, we've required that labels/packages of most devices include unique device identifiers (UDIs) to better track a device & have been laying groundwork for using real-world evidence from electronic health records, medical claims & device registries pic.twitter.com/e5BxqXYJbB (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - July 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

Health Wizz pilots blockchain and FHIR mobile app for EHRs
Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news