The Business Model Makes All the Difference in Healthcare
(MedPage Today) -- The right incentives would lower costs, improve EHRs, Mostashari says (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente researchers develop new models for predicting suicide risk
(Kaiser Permanente) Combining data from electronic health records with results from standardized depression questionnaires better predicts suicide risk in the 90 days following either mental health specialty or primary care outpatient visits, reports a team from the Mental Health Research Network, led by Kaiser Permanente research scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A New Study Links Antidepressants to Weight Gain
A new study published in The BMJ has found that antidepressant use may be associated with weight gain over time. “Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more likely to transition to obesity if they were treated with antidepressants,” said study co-author Rafael Gafoor, a primary care and public health researcher at King’s College London, in an email to TIME. The researchers used data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a large collection of electronic health records. Their analysis included almost 295,000 people of all differ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Changes in psychiatric and medical conditions and health care utilization following a diagnosis of sexual assault: a retrospective cohort study - Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Klebaner D, Chi F, McCaw B.
INTRODUCTION: Sexual assault (SA) is alarmingly common and is associated with higher prevalence of psychiatric and medical conditions. However, many prior studies are limited to cross-sectional designs. Health care systems with electronic health records pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Easy EHR Issue Reporting Challenge
This challenge is a multidisciplinary call to software developers, clinicians, and innovators to create a tool that will make it easier for doctors, nurses, and other care team members to efficiently and effectively report concerns about the usability or safety of EHRs to appropriate parties, such as the hospital or practice's IT team, the EHR developer, and Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Study Reveals How Electronic Health Records can Benefit Clinical Trials
The study entitled "Long term extension of a randomised controlled trial of probiotics using electronic health records" led by researchers in the Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences, was published in Scientific Reports. The findings demonstrate the potential of using anonymised routinely collected electronic health records, such as those linked in SAIL, for more complete trial results. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

VA signs $10B EHR contract with Cerner
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs said yesterday it approved a $10 billion, 10-year contract with Cerner Corp. (NSDQ:CERN) to implement an electronic health record system, which Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie called one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government. With the deal, the VA will switch from its internally developed VistA system to off-the-shelf Cerner solutions with the goal of making veteran’s medical history available through a single EHR system. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to improve the health care experience for our nation’s veterans. The VA...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Cerner Corp. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Source Type: news

Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records
The government has signed a $10 billion deal to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA is asking for more information on application forms: Here ’s why that’s good for innovation and improving health
Christopher Leptak, M.D., Ph.D., is Director, Office of New Drug’s Regulatory Science Program in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. By: Dr. Christopher Leptak To be most effective, electronic health records (EHRs) use a systematized and standardized nomenclature for the hundreds of thousands of clinical terms that characterize patient care. This helps to ensure consistency from EHR to EHR and allows these records to be usable from healthcare entity to health care entity, a concept known as interoperability. This nomenclature, used by both industry and the federal government, is called SNOMED CT....
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records (EHRs) to enhance patient-centered care, according to an article published online in Medical Economics. During the recent American College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sutter hospitals experience system failure
Sutter Health ’s electronic emergency system failed early Tuesday morning, causing some locations in the Sacramento area to go offline, according to Sutter representatives. The system is still down, but Sutter hopes to have it back online Wednesday. All day Tuesday, medical staff at these hospitals have been u nable to access electronic health records, while administrative and office employees have been unable to pull up business documents or use the phones in some buildings, according to Leslie… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Sutter hospitals experience system failure
Sutter Health ’s electronic emergency system failed early Tuesday morning, causing some locations in the Sacramento area to go offline, according to Sutter representatives. The system is still down, but Sutter hopes to have it back online Wednesday. All day Tuesday, medical staff at these hospitals have been u nable to access electronic health records, while administrative and office employees have been unable to pull up business documents or use the phones in some buildings, according to Leslie… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Here ’s Another Reason to Avoid Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
Taking certain oral antibiotics may come with an unpleasant side effect, according to new research. A study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that taking any of five types of oral antibiotics was associated with a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones — mineral and salt deposits that form in the kidneys and must be passed through the urinary tract. Kidney stones have grown much more common over the past few decades without a clear explanation as to why. The condition is, however, associated with bacterial changes in the intestines and urinary tract, leading ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Allina invests in $100M health care venture capital fund
Allina Health System is among eight health care organizations investing in a $100 million venture capital fund that launched this week. Chicago-based 7wire Ventures announced Wednesday it closed on its “Connected Consumer Health Fund,” which will back early stage health care startups. Glen Tullman and Lee Shapiro, both former executives at electronic-health-records giant Allscripts, lead 7wire. Tullman is also CEO of Livongo Health, a venture-capital-backed developer of technology for managing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Allina invests in $100M health care venture capital fund
Allina Health System is among eight health care organizations investing in a $100 million venture capital fund that launched this week. Chicago-based 7wire Ventures announced Wednesday it closed on its “Connected Consumer Health Fund,” which will back early stage health care startups. Glen Tullman and Lee Shapiro, both former executives at electronic-health-records giant Allscripts, lead 7wire. Tullman is also CEO of Livongo Health, a venture-capital-backed developer of technology for managing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 11, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From ReShape submitting an approval application to Health Canada to Conavi receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. ReShape submits for Health Canada approval of ReShape balloon ReShape announced in a May 10 press release that it has submitted an application to the Medical Devices Bureau of the Therapeutic Products Directorate in Canada to amend its existing Canadian medical device license to include distribution of the ReShape Balloon and its accessories. The ReShape Balloon is FDA approved and is a non-s...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Conavi Exact Imaging innovativehealth MedTech PeraHealth qtm Source Type: news

Fighting Clinician Burnout Through Art, EHRs, and Teamwork Fighting Clinician Burnout Through Art, EHRs, and Teamwork
Everything from improving EHRs and building better teams to art and poetry may reduce burnout in the medical profession, said panelists at a National Academy of Medicine event.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Acting VA boss sets deadline for resolving Cerner contract
With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in limbo as it awaits a new secretary, interim boss Robert Wilkie said he has set a deadline for determining whether Cerner Corp. will receive its $16 billion contract to overhaul the agency ’s electronic health records. Wilkie will decide by May 28, a senior department official told the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to Health Management Data. Wilkie stepped in for ousted Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, a proponent of the EHR deal with North… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Russell Gray Source Type: news

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Regulatory requirements are likely to be an important aspect of physician dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs) that is driving burnout, according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online May 8 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Science News » New Processing Technique Helps Researchers Use Electronic Health Records to Study Biological Contributors to Mental Illnesses
Researchers have found a way to scan electronic health records that helps identify associations between broad RDoC-based dimensions of behavioral function and biological contributors to mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole 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 Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Proposed Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Proposed 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 a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule to update FY 2019 payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) under the prospective payment system. Also includes updates to the SNF Quality Reporting Program, Value-Based Purchasing Program, and new requirements for eligible health professionals, hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals participating in Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due by June 25, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 7, 2018 Category: Rural Health 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 Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Proposed Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Proposed 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 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on a proposed rule 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. Comments on the proposed rule are due by June 25, ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 7, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic implements Epic electronic health record at its Rochester campus
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic continues its move to a single, integrated electronic health record and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Rochester campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic implements Epic electronic health record at its Rochester campus
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic continues its move to a single, integrated electronic health record and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Rochester campus. Epic, which went live in Rochester on Saturday, May 5, replaces multiple electronic health record systems that had been in use. Epic has been built to meet the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Love the'Smart' Functions in EHRs? I Don't
(MedPage Today) -- Shortcuts aim to make entries easier, but the reality is more complicated (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH launches precision medicine project to collect health data from one million volunteers
Credit: NIH The National Institutes of Health will open national enrollment next week for its All of Us research program, aiming to collect health data from at least one million volunteers across the country. The project, which has been in beta for the last year, will request health and lifestyle data from volunteers using online surveys and electronic health records. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post NIH launches precision medicine project to collect health data from one million volunteers appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Big Data Pharmaceuticals Research & Development National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Google, Fitbit collaboration aims to deliver comprehensive health data to care teams
Fitbit and Google have entered a partnership focused on better leveraging wearables and cloud-based technologies for digital health, the companies announced this morning. The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient ’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CMS' proposed overhaul of EHR reimbursement could be a boon for Cerner
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a new proposed rule this week that would overhaul reimbursement to create more incentive to use electronic health record systems and make them easier to use for providers and patients. Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN) supports the new measure, which would loosen regulatory burdens and make data-sharing easier by emphasizing interoperability and the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). “We encourage CMS to continue to consider introduction… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Open Access References: Spring 2018
This report a summary of barriers and strategies to the uptake of CER/PCOR and future perspectives on the field. Carer experience of end-of-life service provision: a social network analysis Rosemary Leonard, et. al. in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. To identify the position of formal service providers in the networks of those providing end-of-life care in the home from the perspective of the informal network. (Source: Society for Participatory Medicine)
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: General Newsletter Source Type: news

CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, removes redundancies
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the  meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Morning Break: VA Nominee Attacked; CMS Moves on EHRs; Opioid Bill Advances
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cerner touts DoD contract progress, but full rollout will wait until 2019
The Department of Defense is in the process of building a timeline for the full deployment of Cerner Corp. ’s electronic health record system, which will begin in 2019. David Norley, communications director for the DoD's Defense Healthcare Management Systems, told the Kansas City Business Journal that the project will remain on schedule for completion in 2022. Norley said project leaders were determi ning where the system would be deployed next, a process that will continue through the summer.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cerner touts DoD contract progress, but full rollout will wait until 2019
The Department of Defense is in the process of building a timeline for the full deployment of Cerner Corp. ’s electronic health record system, which will begin in 2019. David Norley, communications director for the DoD's Defense Healthcare Management Systems, told the Kansas City Business Journal that the project will remain on schedule for completion in 2022. Norley said project leaders were determi ning where the system would be deployed next, a process that will continue through the summer.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) in an effort to improve patient access to electronic health records and hospital price information and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Integration of physical abuse clinical decision support into the electronic health record at a tertiary care children's hospital - Suresh S, Saladino RA, Fromkin J, Heineman E, McGinn T, Richichi R, Berger RP.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a previously validated electronic health record-based child abuse trigger system on physician compliance with clinical guidelines for evaluation of physical abuse. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Big Data, Healthcare, and the Evolution of the Health Science Librarian
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: Lisa Mastin, Medical Librarian, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta,...
Source: Dragonfly - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

People Inc. receives $1 million to enhance health center
People Inc. has received $1 million in state funding to support its Elmwood Health Center.   The grant will be used to enhance technology and the electronic health records system and boost staffing. It’s also a preliminary step toward expanding the agency’s presence in the neighborhood, with a larger plan to move to a larger facility to meet ongoing demand. The funding comes throug h a line item in the 2019 state budget secured through Sen. Chris Jacobs, who told Buffalo Business First he was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Crunch time for Mayo as thousands train for new software rollout
Mayo Clinic is in the final days of a  $1.5 billion, multiyear plan to switch its millions of patient records to a single electronic health records database. Now it just has to make sure everyone knows how to use it.  The Post-Bulletin reports on the training regimen for the Rochester, Minnesota-based health care giant, which is send ing 10 busloads of workers every day to a training center in Rochester to learn the new system, made by Madison, Wis.-based Epic Systems. The new software goes online… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
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: Kathleen Carlson, Education Librarian, College of Medicine Phoenix, Unive...
Source: Dragonfly - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Big data analysis accurately predicts patient survival from heart failure
Yale researchers used their findings to develop a predictive online tool that could be integrated into electronic health records in healthcare systems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Apple faces patent suit over Apple Watch heart monitor tech
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is facing a lawsuit that claims its heart rate sensor infringes on patents from Omni MedSci, according to court documents posted early this month. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based startup claims the watch infringes on a total of four of its patents which reference laser and light-based technology designed to monitor physiological metrics based around blood and heart rate, according to the filing. The suit claims that patent inventor Dr. Mohammed Islam met with various individuals from Apple discussing possible future applications of the light-based diagnostic patents shortly before the Cupertino, Calif.-ba...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Legal News Patent Infringement Apple Source Type: news

FDA ’s Role in the New Era of Medtech Collaboration
As we've recently noted, the shift toward a value-based care system has inspired a new era of collaboration in the medical device industry, including the emergence of risk-sharing contracts. While these agreements primarily involve manufacturers, providers, and payers, is it too much of a stretch to think FDA might, at some point, play a role in that trend? The question seemed to catch Paul Howard a bit off guard Tuesday at the University of Minnesota's Design of Medical Devices Conference. Howard, senior advisor to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, delivered the luncheon keynote at the conference o...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

The Dangerous Game of Telephone in Hospitals
(MedPage Today) -- Christopher Johnson, MD, highlights the communication problem in the age of EHRs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Changes can be implemented to help reduce physician frustration with electronic health records (EHRs), according to an article published in Medical Economics. In order to help physicians become more efficient and reduce... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blockchain, Bitcoin And The Electronic Health Record
Blockchain technology could allow patients to become owners of their electronic medical records and their health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

Roche closes $2B Flatiron Health acquisition
Roche (OTC:RHHBY) said today it closed its $1.9 billion acquisition of digital healthcare tech company Flatiron Health. New York City-based Flatiron Health designs and develops oncology-specific electronic health record software, and aids in curating and developing real-world evidence for cancer research, Roche said. Under terms of the acquisition, Flatiron Health will continue to operate as a separate legal entity and maintain its independence, as well as its business model, partnerships and existing objectives. Roche said that the acquisition will allow both it and Flatiron to accelerate their development of data-driven ...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Mergers & Acquisitions Oncology Software / IT Roche Source Type: news

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic opens 24/7 patient contact center
The health care industry is undergoing transformation unlike any it ’s seen in recent decades, and innovation is at the core of much of that change. Advances such as electronic health records are improving patients’ lives. At the same time, American society has become accustomed to getting what it wants, when it wants it, ordering food and watching movies with o ne click. So it didn’t sound like such a crazy idea to C. Chad Wiggins, CEO of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, when a consultant suggested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katy Smith Source Type: news

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic opens 24/7 patient contact center
The health care industry is undergoing transformation unlike any it ’s seen in recent decades, and innovation is at the core of much of that change. Advances such as electronic health records are improving patients’ lives. At the same time, American society has become accustomed to getting what it wants, when it wants it, ordering food and watching movies with o ne click. So it didn’t sound like such a crazy idea to C. Chad Wiggins, CEO of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, when a consultant suggested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katy Smith Source Type: news

Roche completes acquisition of Flatiron Health
Roche today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Flatiron Health, a privately held healthcare technology and services company headquartered in New York City, US. Flatiron Health is a market leader in oncology-specific electronic health record (EHR) software as well as in the curation and development of real-world evidence for cancer research. With its large network of community oncology practices and academic medical centers across the US, Flatiron Health has created a technology platform designed to learn from the experience of every patient. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche completes acquisition of Flatiron Health
Roche today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Flatiron Health, a privately held healthcare technology and services company headquartered in New York City, US. Flatiron Health is a market leader in oncology-specific electronic health record (EHR) software as well as in the curation and development of real-world evidence for cancer research. With its large network of community oncology practices and academic medical centers across the US, Flatiron Health has created a technology platform designed to learn from the experience of every patient. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news