Medical records startup raises $17M to grow partnerships with insurers and double workforce
The tech-savvy startup uses machine learning and statistical modeling to transform how doctors use electronic medical records. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Medical records startup raises $17M to grow partnerships with insurers and double workforce
The tech-savvy startup uses machine learning and statistical modeling to transform how doctors use electronic medical records. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

The Billionaire Who Controls Your Medical Records
Epic Systems founder Judy Faulkner built an empire pioneering —and later dominating—electronic medical records. For decades, she's kept them walled off from competitors, but now the pandemic is fueling a digital health care race that might finally topple her from the throne. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Jennings, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Billionaires /worlds-billionaires Business /business Policy /policy Forbes Magazine /forbes-magazine Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

L.A.-area electronic medical records company is sold
Net Health is growing again, this time with the acquisition of a California-based electronic medical records company that will add to the Pittsburgh-based software firm ’s offerings and help expand its breadth. Financial terms of the deal between Net Health and Casamba LLC of Agora Hills, California, weren’t disclosed. Casamba, like Net Health, has software and apps for record keeping and analytics for post-acute care facilities. The two companies will have their products in 23,000 facilities… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

L.A.-area electronic medical records company is sold
Net Health is growing again, this time with the acquisition of a California-based electronic medical records company that will add to the Pittsburgh-based software firm ’s offerings and help expand its breadth. Financial terms of the deal between Net Health and Casamba LLC of Agora Hills, California, weren’t disclosed. Casamba, like Net Health, has software and apps for record keeping and analytics for post-acute care facilities. The two companies will have their products in 23,000 facilities… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Many ‘Long Covid’ Patients Had No Symptoms From Their Initial Infection
An analysis of electronic medical records in California found that 32 percent started with asymptomatic infections but reported troubling aftereffects weeks and months later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Characteristics and Outcomes of Clinic Visits Immediately Preceding Sepsis Hospitalization, American Journal of Critical Care 30(2): 135-139
Conclusions: One in 10 patients hospitalized for sepsis had been evaluated in a clinic within 1 day of admission. At that clinic visit, most patients had an elevated qSOFA score or abnormal vital signs and a major ity were sent directly to the emergency department/hospital. Half experienced clinical deterioration between the clinic visit and arrival in the emergency department/hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural language processing and deep learning approach to identify child abuse from pediatric electronic medical records - Annapragada AV, Donaruma-Kwoh MM, Annapragada AV, Starosolski ZA.
Child physical abuse is a leading cause of traumatic injury and death in children. In 2017, child abuse was responsible for 1688 fatalities in the United States, of 3.5 million children referred to Child Protection Services and 674,000 substantiated victim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Should Someone With Asthma Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Before Someone With Cancer? The Next Big Challenge in the Vaccine Rollout
In an ideal world, there would be enough vaccines to inoculate everyone who wanted to get immunized against COVID-19. People would get their shots on a first come, first serve basis, we’d achieve herd immunity in a matter of months and COVID-19 would become a soon-distant memory. But with some 240 million people over age 16 who need a COVID-19 vaccine (and two doses at that), and just over 42 million administered by early February, supply is far below demand, and will likely remain that way for months to come, despite vaccine makers pushing production lines as hard as they can. As the U.S. works through the vaccine ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Study Finds People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid
The analysis of nearly 62 million electronic medical records in the U.S. also found that Black people with dementia were at an even greater risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Dementia Alzheimer ' s Disease Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research Elderly s Assn Case Western Reserve University Source Type: news

Abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone and risk of opioid-related harm - Paljarvi T, Strang J, Quinn PD, Luciano S, Fazel S.
AIM: To establish and quantify the association between abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) oxycodone and 1-year risk of opioid-related harm. DESIGN: Propensity score-matched cohort study of electronic medical records for years 2014 - 2018, with pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

Nashville (TN) Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks
By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later p...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch 911 Tennessee Source Type: news

COVID-19 and psychiatry: can electronic medical records provide the answers?, Lancet Psychiatry
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for health-care professionals, researchers, and policy makers, particularly in the area of serious mental illness. From the beginning of the pandemic, psychiatric symptoms have complicated medical care and contributed to morbidity and mortality.1 Conversely, individuals with serious mental illness are known to have a high prevalence of comorbid conditions associated with symptomatic COVID-19, including obesity, hypertension, smoking, and diabetes.2 Many individuals with psychiatric disorders also live in social conditions that result in high exposure to respiratory v...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediction of suicide-related events by analyzing electronic medical records from PTSD patients with bipolar disorder - Fan P, Guo X, Qi X, Matharu M, Patel R, Sakolsky D, Kirisci L, Silverstein JC, Wang L.
Around 800,000 people worldwide die from suicide every year and it's the 10th leading cause of death in the US. It is of great value to build a mathematic model that can accurately predict suicide especially in high-risk populations. Several different ML-b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How sustainable is remote health at scale?
With the crisis in healthcare resulting from COVID-19 also come opportunities.  One of these opportunities is the mass adoption of remote healthcare and a new appreciation of its many advantages for healthcare providers and patients alike.  But the pressing question is: Can this innovative model of care weather the post-pandemic future? After all, remote healthcare isn ’t new and unsuccessful attempts have been made to scale it in the past.  The overriding feeling is that remote healthcare is here to stay, having proved its worth to providers, payers, pharma, digital health firms, and patients. So, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news

Conditional unnecessity of head CT for whole-body CT of traffic accident victims: a pilot study - Azuma M, Nakada H, Kitatani K, Shinkawa N, Khant ZA, Ochiai H, Hirai T.
PURPOSE: To investigate whether head CT should be included in whole-body CT in road traffic accident victims. METHODS: A review of electronic medical records identified 124 patients (81 males, 43 females; age 4 to 92 years, mean 47.7 years) involved in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High numbers of Los Angeles patients complained about coughs as early as December, study says
The authors of the new report say electronic medical records suggest the possibility of a coronavirus transmission in California weeks before officials declared a pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

Portrait of a virus
(Harvard Medical School) Researchers create a centralized electronic medical records tool to gather, monitor, analyze clinical trends in COVID-19 across multiple countries. Proof-of-concept platform overcomes key hurdles of decentralized EMR systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparing ICD-10 Codes With Electronic Medical Records Among Patients With COVID-19 Symptoms
(JAMA Network) The goal of this study was to compare International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)   codes with manual electronic medical records review in capturing symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath (dyspnea) among patients being tested for SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Receipt of multiple outpatient opioid prescriptions is associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes in youth: opioid prescribing trends, individual characteristics, and outcomes from 2005 to 2016 - Pielech M, Kruger E, Rivers WE, Snow HE, Vowles KE.
Data on all outpatient opioid prescriptions (N = 71,647) to youth below age 21 (N = 42,020) from 2005 to 2016 were extracted from electronic medical records within a university hospital system in New Mexico (NM) as were demographic details and markers of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury Underrecognized in Hospitalized Children Acute Kidney Injury Underrecognized in Hospitalized Children
Acute kidney injury in hospitalized children is often underrecognized and commonly not followed up after discharge, according to a study of electronic medical records.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

UAB joins NIH consortium on genomics
UAB has joined a National Institutes of Health consortium that could help leaders better understand how to use genomic risk assessments, particularly for managing diseases.   UAB has joined the NIH Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network. The collaboration is possible thanks to a national $75 million funding provision over five years. The funding will establish four new clinical sites and five enhanced diversity clinica l sites around the nation, with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Improving timing of antibiotics in neonates with early onset sepsis - Quality improvement project
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Early onset sepsis (EOS) is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Timely administration of antibiotics is crucial in management. We initiated a quality improvement project to improve timely administration of antibiotics. METHOD(S): Primary drivers of change identified by the team were improving delivery of antibiotics from pharmacy and improving time to admit in the electronic medical record (EMR) in order to improve overall timeliness of antibiotics administration. Timings of antibiotics administration was tracked by using a control chart. Timings of antibiotics and outcomes of...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH funds centers to improve the role of genomics in assessing and managing disease risk
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) NHGRI announces the provision of $75 million in funding for the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network, which establish protocols and methodologies for improved genomic risk assessments for diverse populations and to integrate their use in clinical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nephrology Fellows Report Mixed Effects of EMR on Education, Time
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 -- Electronic medical records (EMRs) may contribute positively to the education of nephrology fellows, but time demands can reduce engagement in educational activities, according to a study published online June 23 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More evidence of no survival benefit in COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine
(Cell Press) A study of electronic medical records from US Veterans Health Administration medical centers has found that hydroxychloroquine -- with or without azithromycin -- did not reduce the risk of ventilation or death and was associated with longer length of hospital stay. This analysis, published June 5 in the journal Med, is the first in the US to report data on hydroxychloroquine outcomes for COVID-19 from a nationwide integrated health system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A clinical decision support system to help predict individual trauma patient outcome
(National Center for Trauma Medicine) Chinese researchers from The Trauma Center of Peking University People's Hospital and National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system. It was developed using a novel real-world evidence mining and evidence-based inference method, driven by improved information storage and electronic medical records. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better Electronic Medical Records Needed to Support COVID-19 Infection Control Better Electronic Medical Records Needed to Support COVID-19 Infection Control
Current electronic medical records are insufficient to support the work of infection preventionists during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to members of one hospital's infection-prevention program.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Helium Health closes $10m Series A, led by Dubai venture capital fund
The Nigerian startup offers a comprehensive suite of technology solutions, including electronic medical records and telemedicine, as well as administration and financial management. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Feeling the strain: what The Commonwealth Fund's 2019 international survey of general practitioners means for the UK
The Commonwealth Fund surveyed 13,200 primary care physicians across 11 countries between January and June 2019, including 1,001 GPs from the UK. In some aspects of care, the UK performs strongly and is an international leader. Almost all UK GPs surveyed use electronic medical records, and the use of data to review and improve care is relatively high. The survey also highlights areas of concern for the NHS. Just 6 per cent of UK GPs report feeling'extremely'or'very satisfied'with their workload – the lowest of any country surveyed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparisons of different classification algorithms while using text mining to screen psychiatric inpatients with suicidal behaviors - Zhu H, Xia X, Yao J, Fan H, Wang Q, Gao Q.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of methods based on text mining to screen suicidal behaviors according to chief complaint of the psychiatric inpatients. METHODS: Electronic Medical Records of inpatients with mental disorders were collected. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Can AI Really Distinguish Between Back Pain?
This study is important because artificial intelligence can potentially more accurately distinguish whether the pain is acute or chronic, which would determine whether a patient should return to normal activities quickly or rest and schedule follow-up visits with a physician. This study also has implications for diagnosis, treatment, and billing purposes in other musculoskeletal conditions, such as the knee, elbow, and shoulder pain, where the medical codes also do not differentiate by pain level and acuity."   (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - March 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

4 of 5 transgender youths want preferred names, pronouns in health records
According to a study, nearly 80 percent of transgender youth want electronic medical records to reflect their preferred names and pronouns -- which can affect the quality of care they receive. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Andrea Price, APN, Discusses Electronic Medical Records in CAR T-Cell Therapy
The associate director for clinical research at the Washington University School of Medicine spoke about the value and challenges of using EMRs in CAR T-cell therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrea Price, APN Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence can scan doctors' notes to distinguish between types of back pain
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have designed an artificial intelligence model that can determine whether lower back pain is acute or chronic by scouring doctors' notes within electronic medical records, an approach that can help to treat patients more accurately, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in February. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health providers urge federal delay of shared medical records
Two of Western New York ’s largest health care providers have joined a national coalition of providers in opposing a federal rule tied to how electronic patient data is shared between patients and health systems. Both Catholic Health and Buffalo Medical Group are among more than 60 organizations that signed onto a lette r from Epic CEO Judy Faulkner in opposition to a rule by the Department of Health and Human Services tied to sharing electronic medical records data between patients and health systems.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Scientists develop non-invasive method to predict onset of dementia
(Regenstrief Institute) Information gathered from routine visits to the doctor is enough to accurately predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, according to new research led by scientists from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University and Merck. The researchers developed and tested machine learning algorithms using data from electronic medical records to identify patients who may be at risk for developing the dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canadians seeing more doctors after hours but electronic medical-record use lags behind
Family doctors in Canada offer more weeknight and weekend appointments than doctors in other countries, but lag behind when it comes to using electronic medical records, a new survey suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

First of its kind electronic alert system prevents opioid misuse (video)
PRIMUM is Atrium Health's clinical decision support system used to address the patient safety issue involved with opioid prescriptions. The alert system, which is built into the hospital system's electronic medical records (EMR), accesses records across locations. The system gives prescribers real-time information to prevent high-risk prescriptions. Physicians are then able to better prescribe patients based off of these findings, ultimately reducing the number of opioids and benzodiazepines from … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

First of its kind electronic alert system prevents opioid misuse (video)
PRIMUM is Atrium Health's clinical decision support system used to address the patient safety issue involved with opioid prescriptions. The alert system, which is built into the hospital system's electronic medical records (EMR), accesses records across locations. The system gives prescribers real-time information to prevent high-risk prescriptions. Physicians are then able to better prescribe patients based off of these findings, ultimately reducing the number of opioids and benzodiazepines from … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Google's entry into the electronic medical records biz has put data of 50 million Americans at risk, whistleblower warns
(Natural News) One of the 250 or so people who was hired on by Google and a partner group known as Ascension to build an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven electronic medical records system has publicly come forward as a whistleblower to warn Americans that the world’s most popular search engine is planning to put their private... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance of concussion-related injuries using electronic medical records from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN): a proof-of-concept - Bang F, Ehsani B, McFaull S, Chang VC, Queenan J, Birtwhistle R, Do MT.
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies on traumatic brain injury trends in Canada have been restricted to hospitalization and emergency department visit data. However, many concussion patients may present first, or only, to family physicians. Therefore, the true b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The online health trends pharma should be tapping into
Each year digital folk all over the world look to the Internet Trends report, delivered by Bond Capital founder Mary Meeker, for a summary of the most important emerging online technologies and consumer behaviours.    The 2019 report underlines the strength of some trends familiar to pharma and points to some unsettling implications for the industry if it cannot respond appropriately. Along with some general online trends - the growing consumption of images and video, the rise of the podcast and the ongoing spread of Amazon Echo - the report highlights some important consumer healthcare trends.  Perhaps th...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news