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VA secretary seeks $782M for Cerner contract
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pushing to get funding for a contract with Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN). The Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to coordinate its deployment of a new electronic health record system with the Department of Defense, which just finished installing a new Cerner EHR at four pilot sites. Initially, Shulkin requested Congress reprogram $782 million for 2018. He did not publicly named a total cost estimate for the project, but Shulkin said it would cost "billions"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Leveraging Electronic Health Records for Alcohol Services Research (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for low-cost, pragmatic research projects that leverage electronic clinical records to conduct studies that address novel health services questions about the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD) in routine clinical care settings. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Compendium Highlights Development of Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Worker Health
A new compilation of articles published in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, describes an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop and evaluate clinical decision support (CDS) designed to assist primary care clinicians'with care of their working patients using CDS tools in electronic health records. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doctors
Doctors spent nearly twice as much time doing administrative work as actually seeing patients: 49 percent of their time, versus 27 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIELLE OFRI Tags: Doctors Electronic Health Records Hospitals Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

An electronic health record data-driven model for identifying older adults at risk of unintentional falls - Baus A, Coben J, Zullig K, Pollard C, Mullett C, Taylor H, Cochran J, Jarrett T, Long D.
Screening for risk of unintentional falls remains low in the primary care setting because of the time constraints of brief office visits. National studies suggest that physicians caring for older adults provide recommended fall risk screening only 30 to 37... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Checkup: Taking Care of the Physician
A growing body of research literature shows that physician burnout and depression are linked to medical errors and depersonalized care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Doctors Depression (Mental) Electronic Health Records Mental Health and Disorders Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Drchrono becomes first EHR to use Apple's facial recognition for login
For some physicians, logging into patient records is going to be as easy as looking at their phone. This week, drchrono became the first medical record company to implement Apple ’s facial recognition ID as a way access EHRs. CNBC first reported the news. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Surescripts to Offer Online Rx Benefit Data Next Year Surescripts to Offer Online Rx Benefit Data Next Year
Prescribers will be able to see pharmacy benefit and price info within several EHRs; Surescripts'electronic prior authorization service is already available.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Critical Access Hospitals Unlikely to Engage in Advanced EHR Use
According to a new study, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are less likely than other hospitals to use Electronic Health Record (EHR) data for performance measurement and patient engagement. The study suggested that this disparity could indicate a digital divide impacting small, rural and safety-net hospitals' ability to effectively use this data to improve the quality of patient care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 8, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic implements Epic at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic?s move toward a single, integrated electronic health record and billing system continues with the implementation of Epic at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota. Epic, which went live at those sites on Nov. 4, will replace the three electronic health record systems that Mayo Clinic now uses. The system [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Electronic Health Records Point to CT Scanner as Infection Source Electronic Health Records Point to CT Scanner as Infection Source
Researchers used electronic health records to hunt down the source of a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection at the University of California, San Francisco.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Electronic health records point to CT scanner as infection source
(Reuters Health) - Researchers used electronic health records to hunt down the source of a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection at the University of California, San Francisco. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Don ’t Just Digitize: Embrace Digitalization
In June, the Techtour Healthtech Summit returned to Lausanne with an overarching theme of the convergence of medtech and digital health, and the search for a successful digital business model.Although there were two tracks – medtech and digital health – there were digital health companies in the medtech stream and lab companies in the digital health stream that felt very much like medtech.One way to tease apart this convergence and to ask how future business models may evolve is to look at whether companies simplydigitizeanalog processes or fullydigitalize.The digitization of an analog process aims to deliver e...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Douglas Haggstrom Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: EPs Can't Drive 55 Because of EHRs
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Making EHRs Doc-Friendly Only Part of the Job in the Feds' Health IT Office
(MedPage Today) -- Relieving documentation burdens is really the key, says John Fleming, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can Machine Learning Save Medicine?
As a professor of genomics and early digital health evangelist, Eric Topol has long been on the cutting-edge of medical technology. Now, the cardiologist and best-selling author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now is turning his attention to what he believes is healthcare’s next frontier: artificial intelligence (AI). Topol will give a keynote address on how AI will transform medicine and take audience questions during a panel at MD&M Minneapolis November 8 starting at noon. MD+DI had the chance to catch up with him in advance of the event. Below is a slightly edited version o...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cerner's VA contract
A federal judge dismissed a case challenging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after it picked Cerner to install a new electronic health record (EHR) system without a competitive bidding process. The lawsuit, filed by San Diego-based health IT company CliniComp International, was dismissed Oct. 18 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for lack of jurisdiction. CliniComp plans to appeal the case “because the health of millions of veterans and billions of taxpayer dollars is at stake,” Fi erceHealthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Transforming Electronic Health Records from Annoyances to Assistants: A Research Agenda for the Next Decade
November 1, 2017; 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCSF innovators use EHRs to track hospital-acquired infection
(University of California - San Francisco) In a first for hospital infection control, the UC San Francisco Health Informatics team has used electronic health records (EHRs) to track down a source of a common hospital-acquired infection by tracing the movements of more than 85,000 patients over a three-year period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists Spend Substantial Time on EHR Use Ophthalmologists Spend Substantial Time on EHR Use
Ophthalmologists spent more than three and a half hours per clinical day using EHRs, although billing levels and clinic volume led to variations in EHR use among physicians, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

EHR Work Measures Proposed to Address Burnout EHR Work Measures Proposed to Address Burnout
Commentary in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests vendors imbed metrics to measure extra work created by EHRs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Outside developers dispel ‘monolith’ of EHR systems
As third-party developers attach their products to electronic health record systems, their customers have more flexibility to meet individual needs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Outside developers dispel ‘monolith’ of EHR systems
As third-party developers attach their products to electronic health record systems, their customers have more flexibility to meet individual needs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Zambia:Mansa Hospital Goes Smart
[Times of Zambia] MANSA General Hospital has started modernising its operations with the installation of a paperless system known as Electronic Health Record System. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ESO Solutions Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America
AUSTIN, TX – ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, announced that it has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine, the fifth straight year that it has received the honor. In being named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list, ESO is honored among private U.S.-based companies that demonstrate the highest growth over a three-year period. “The rapid growth we’ve experienced is the result of many factors, but I’m particularly proud of the expert...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Solutions Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America
AUSTIN, TX – ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, announced that it has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine, the fifth straight year that it has received the honor. In being named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list, ESO is honored among private U.S.-based companies that demonstrate the highest growth over a three-year period. “The rapid growth we’ve experienced is the result of many factors, but I’m particularly proud of the expert...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

" Time Burden " of Electronic Health Records Highlighted (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Nearly a third of ophthalmologists'time with patients is spent using their electronic health record (EHR), according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Runs Into a Snag NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Runs Into a Snag
Nearly a third of the initial volunteers declined to provide access to their electronic health records; also, sign-up rate is slower than predicted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Why I Almost Fired My Doctor
Was I going to risk my longevity to avoid hurting my doctor ’ s feelings? I needed a physician I respected and trusted. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BOB BRODY Tags: Doctors Electronic Health Records Longevity Source Type: news

Beyond Lucid Technologies Announces Deployment of the MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange
CONCORD, CA; ROGERS, AR; and DENVER: Beyond Lucid Technologies (“BLT”), a software company that has been called “Silicon Valley’s Emergency Medical Technology Experts,” is excited to announce the deployment of the MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange, at five hospitals in three key markets for Fire & EMS innovation: Napa County, California; Benton County, Arkansas; and Denver, Colorado.  In pipeline are hospitals in Minnesota, Texas, Indiana, and South Carolina, in conjunction with Beyond Lucid Technologies’s fire and EMS partner-clients who transport to hospi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beyond Lucid Technologies Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Beyond Lucid Technologies Announces Deployment of the MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange
CONCORD, CA; ROGERS, AR; and DENVER: Beyond Lucid Technologies (“BLT”), a software company that has been called “Silicon Valley’s Emergency Medical Technology Experts,” is excited to announce the deployment of the MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange, at five hospitals in three key markets for Fire & EMS innovation: Napa County, California; Benton County, Arkansas; and Denver, Colorado.  In pipeline are hospitals in Minnesota, Texas, Indiana, and South Carolina, in conjunction with Beyond Lucid Technologies’s fire and EMS partner-clients who transport to hospi...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beyond Lucid Technologies Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children
Study after study has demonstrated that elevated blood pressure is correctly diagnosed in less than one-quarter of the children who have it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Blood Pressure Children and Childhood Tests (Medical) Hypertension Electronic Health Records Diet and Nutrition Obesity Heart Source Type: news

CMS: Rule 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 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Provider-Based Status of Indian Health Service and Tribal Facilities and Organizations; Costs Reporting and Provider Requirements; Agreement Termination Notices; Correction
Corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in an August 14, 2017, final rule, which amends the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals in fiscal year 2018. Corrections take effect October 1, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 4, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

ESO Solutions acquires Conduent Incorporated ’s FIREHOUSE Software
Austin, TX  -- ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments and hospitals, announced today it has acquired the FIREHOUSE Software business and suite of records emergency management products from Conduent Government Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Conduent, Incorporated. In addition, ESO Solutions has hired all of Conduent’s employees on the FIREHOUSE team. The FIREHOUSE Software acquisition further accelerates ESO Solutions’ growth into the healthcare and fire service software and data sectors. With the acquisition, ESO will now...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions, Inc. Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Solutions acquires Conduent Incorporated ’s FIREHOUSE Software
Austin, TX  -- ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments and hospitals, announced today it has acquired the FIREHOUSE Software business and suite of records emergency management products from Conduent Government Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Conduent, Incorporated. In addition, ESO Solutions has hired all of Conduent’s employees on the FIREHOUSE team. The FIREHOUSE Software acquisition further accelerates ESO Solutions’ growth into the healthcare and fire service software and data sectors. With the acquisition, ESO will now...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions, Inc. Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Wisconsin Ranks 2nd in Nation in Electronic Health Records
October 2-6 is National Health IT Week, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce the state is one of the nation ’s leaders in the use ofElectronic Health Records (EHR), which improve the quality of care for patients. The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) ranks Wisconsin second in the nation in the use of EHR, noting that 92 percent of all office-based physicians in the state have adopted...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

VA is expected to make Cerner deal official in the next month
The Department of Veterans Affairs will award a contract to Cerner Corp. in the next month to develop a new electronic health record system. During a Sept. 27 Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing, VA Secretary David Shulkin released a 30-day notice of award of a contract, according to Federal News Radio. The news comes after Shulkin selected Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) to revamp the VA's health record system in June, which he announced after months of back-and-forth debate as to whether the VA should… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cerner advances DoD pilot with second Navy facility
Cerner Corp. rolled out its electronic health record system to a third location for its pilot with the U.S. Department of Defense. The DoD and Military Health System deployed the EHR system, called MHS Genesis, at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in the Seattle area on Monday. To date, the system has been rolled out at Fairchild Air Force Base and the naval hospital in Oak Harbor, both of which are also located in Washington state. Full deployment is scheduled for 2022. "Over the past several years,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

OSEHRA Innovation Webinar - Open Source Tools for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures
October 3, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET.(Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Application Integrated into Electronic Health Record Helps AHN...
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is the first health care provider in the state to equip its clinicians with a new software solution to help address the opioid epidemic(PRWeb September 26, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14739817.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Electronic Health Record Alert Improves HCV Screening and Treatment
In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for primary care physicians. The prompt also led to dramatic increases in follow-up specialized care for infected patients, according to the Hepatology study. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The Paper Chase
(MedPage Today) -- Weren't EHRs supposed to eliminate hard-copy records? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2017, NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017 Reporting Period for Hospital Quality Reporting Programs
On September 15, 2017, the National Library of Medicine Value Set Authority Center, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM value sets for the 4th quarter of the 2017 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. These changes affect electronic reporting of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and for the Medicare Ele...
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can You Help Prevent These Insulin-Delivery Errors?
New consensus-based guidelines may inspire ideas to curb errors.   Insulin is considered a high-alert medication because it is often associated with significant patient harm when used in error.  “According to a 2014 survey of pharmacists and nurses conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), IV insulin ranked first and subcutaneous insulin ranked ninth among nearly 40 drugs and drug classes identified as high-alert medications that concerned practitioners,” Susan F. Paparella, RN, MSN, vice president, ISMP, told MD+DI. “Yet of all the high-alert medications, subcut...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Digital Bridge Webinar Series: Building the Legal Framework Behind eCR
October 11, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. Webinar will highlight the legal background, challenges and recommended strategies to implement electronic case reporting (eCR - the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action) on a national level.(Digital Bridge) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epic, Doximity team up to offer one-touch, in-app dialing
San Francisco-based Doximity announced today a collaboration to enable one-touch dialing of patients from directly within Haiku, Epic ’s mobile platform for electronic health records. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017 Reporting Period for Hospital Quality Reporting Programs
On September 15, 2017, The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM value sets for the 4th quarter of the 2017 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These changes affect electronic reporting of eCQMs for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (IQR) and for th...
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why Infusion Pumps Are So Easy to Hack
Cybersecurity is causing headaches across the industry as recent FDA guidance ensures that turning a blind eye to vulnerabilities will no longer be tolerated. And while awareness alone is not enough, as MDDI reported in late August, it is a step in the right direction. The latest example of just how widespread cybersecurity issues are in medtech involves a line of infusion pumps from Plymouth, MN-based Smiths Medical. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), independent researcher Scott Gayou has identified eight vulnerabilities in Sm...
Source: MDDI - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Software Pumps Valves Source Type: news