Interns Spend Most Time With EMRs, Not Patients Interns Spend Most Time With EMRs, Not Patients
Interns spent most of the day on indirect patient care; most of this time was spent working with electronic medical records (EMRs) and multitasking, according to the iCOMPARE study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer Collective funds two AI teams to identify high-risk populations
(Stand Up To Cancer) The Pancreatic Cancer Collective, the strategic partnership of Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, announced two teams to identifying high-risk pancreatic cancer populations: one using molecular and genetic data from datasets to develop new and accessible ways to identify high-risk individuals; one applying machine learning analysis to real world data comprising radiological images, electronic medical records, and information collected by physicians. Each team will receive up to $1 million over two years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Report: Outgoing FDA head Gottlieb calls for better regulation of EHRs
Outgoing FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is calling for stricter oversight of electronic health records systems, according to a report from Kaiser Health News. The call for heightened scrutiny comes in response to a investigative report, published by KHN and Fortune magazine, alleging a number of serious issues that have arisen over the past 10 years as the U.S. government has pushed to switch from paper to digital records systems. In the report, investigators shed light on thousands of reported deaths, injuries and near misses tied to EHR system, as well as other concerns raised as more systems move towards digital he...
Source: Mass Device - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Fall ascertainment and development of a risk prediction model using electronic medical records - Oshiro CES, Frankland TB, Rosales AG, Perrin NA, Bell CL, Lo SHY, Trinacty CM.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the use of electronic medical record (EMR) data to ascertain falls and develop a fall risk prediction model in an older population. DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal study using 10 years of EMR data (2004-2014). A series of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Kaleida completes first two phases of $125M tech upgrade
The multi-year electronic medical records project will connect patient records digitally across all sites in the $2 billion Kaleida Health system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease
An analysis of 8,600 electronic medical records has found a specific link between the use of the NSAID celecoxib (Celebrex) and aortic stenosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Fairfield Medical Center posts $22.6M operating loss from medical records overhaul
Fairfield Medical Center ended 2018 with a $22.8 million operating loss, which the CFO sees as a one-time anomaly due mainly to the expense of installing and activating a new electronic medical records system. Full-year revenue declined by less than 1 percent to $282.4 million, while expenses rose by 7 percent for the Lancaster health system. Declining outpatient volume and a spike in drug costs also were factors. "The system has enough reserves that one-time investments can occur," CFO Sky Gettys… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Fairfield Medical Center posts $22.6M operating loss from medical records overhaul
Fairfield Medical Center ended 2018 with a $22.8 million operating loss, which the CFO sees as a one-time anomaly due mainly to the expense of installing and activating a new electronic medical records system. Full-year revenue declined by less than 1 percent to $282.4 million, while expenses rose by 7 percent for the Lancaster health system. Declining outpatient volume and a spike in drug costs also were factors. "The system has enough reserves that one-time investments can occur," CFO Sky Gettys… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Apple to launch Health Records eHR mobile app in U.S. Veterans Affairs deal
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) said yesterday that it is preparing to launch its new Health Records mobile electronic health records feature for U.S. Veterans as part of a partnership with the U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration. With the launch, veterans will be able to view their aggregated health records directly through the iHealth application on their iPhone devices, the tech giant said. Health record data will include allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals and will be displayed alongside other data, including fitness and active monitoring data from connected devices, the ...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Featured mHealth (Mobile Health) Software / IT Apple Source Type: news

Radiologic findings in intimate partner violence - George E, Phillips CH, Shah N, Lewis-O'Connor A, Rosner B, Stoklosa HM, Khurana B.
PURPOSE To assess the radiologic findings associated with intimate partner violence (IPV). MATERIALS AND METHODS Electronic medical records of 185 patients referred to the IPV support program from the emergency department (ED) between January 2015 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Apple should buy Cerner, says 'Mad Money' host
Apple Inc. should consider buying Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN) as part of a strategy to revolutionize the electronic medical records business, according to TV stock talker Jim Cramer. The outspoken star of CNBC's "Mad Money" suggested an Apple-Cerner pair-up last week, albeit as a back-up plan if Apple can't buy Cerner competitor Epic Systems Corp. Cramer said Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is "uniquely positioned to revolutionize the electronic medical records business." It could do th at by buying another… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Apple should buy Cerner, says 'Mad Money' host
Apple Inc. should consider buying Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN) as part of a strategy to revolutionize the electronic medical records business, according to TV stock talker Jim Cramer. The outspoken star of CNBC's "Mad Money" suggested an Apple-Cerner pair-up last week, albeit as a back-up plan if Apple can't buy Cerner competitor Epic Systems Corp. Cramer said Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is "uniquely positioned to revolutionize the electronic medical records business." It could do th at by buying another… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Fractures, head injuries common in e-scooter collisions, according to UCLA research
UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough — from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries — to require treatment in an emergency department.The researchers examined data from 249 people who were treated at the emergency departments of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018. The study found that about one-third of them arrived by ambulance, an indication of the severity of their injuries.West Los Angeles is the epicenter of the electric scooter phenomenon &mdash...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

McKinsey and Company Report Highlights Precision Medicine ’s Advancements in Integrating Genetic Testing Results with Electronic Medical Records
(Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 31, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

LifeBridge Health sued by consumers over data breach
A class action lawsuit has been filed against LifeBridge Health Inc., seven months after the Baltimore health system reported a cybersecurity breach that affected the personal data of more than 500,000 Maryland patients. Baltimore law firm Murphy, Falcon& Murphy said the suit was filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City Wednesday, on behalf of consumers whose personal information, including names, addresses and dates of birth, billing information, electronic medical records, medication information, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Netsmart adds partner to build value-based care platform
Netsmart Technologies Inc. will partner with a Louisville-based health services company to create a technology-driven clinical platform that caters to the evolving value-based care environment.   The Overland Park-based health IT company and Kindred Healthcare LLC will push the boundaries of electronic medical records by integrating post-acute care solutions and addressing gaps in patient care, according to a release from the companies.  The partnership will allow Netsmart to leverage Kindred’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Netsmart adds partner to build value-based care platform
Netsmart Technologies Inc. will partner with a Louisville-based health services company to create a technology-driven clinical platform that caters to the evolving value-based care environment.   The Overland Park-based health IT company and Kindred Healthcare LLC will push the boundaries of electronic medical records by integrating post-acute care solutions and addressing gaps in patient care, according to a release from the companies.  The partnership will allow Netsmart to leverage Kindred’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Primary Health Care Data Is Key to Attaining Universal Health Coverage
By Allyson English, Senior program associate, Results for Development ; Laurel Hatt, Program director, Results for DevelopmentDecember 12, 2018A new report reveals how better information leads to better care.Read the full report:  Measuring What Matters: Case Studies on Data Innovations for Strengthening Primary Health Care  The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers, and practitioners came together in  Astana, Kazakhstan,  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaf...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Expanding the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal (Yeksi Naa) Digital Health Measurement & Analytics advocacy Universal Health Coverage Day Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Doctors: Watching My Patient Die, Remotely
As more and more hospitals have adopted electronic medical records, their records have become linked and you can follow your patients, virtually, hundreds of miles away. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Tests (Medical) Electronic Health Records Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Doctors Hospitals Computers and the Internet Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

The Promises (and Problems) of Real World Data
By David Kronfeld, Head of Real World Data Innovation, Medidata Solutions Medtech is just starting to access the rich well of real-world data (RWD), which offers some incredible opportunities to build more successful and useful devices. RWD technology can be employed to improve patient recruitment, efficiently deploy a sales team, identify unmet needs in regions, and to tell a value story. But there is a problem with medical device companies’ expectations of RWD. Data aren’t magic—they are a digital representation of what actually happens in a real care setting—and there is no such thing as complete...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Medidata Solutions Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic to pay hundreds of millions more on work related to Epic Systems project
The health care giant said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic to pay hundreds of millions more on work related to Epic Systems project
The health care giant said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Report: VA in talks with Apple to move EHRs to iOS devices
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs could be partnering with Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) to bring electronic health records to iOS-based smartphones for military veterans across the country, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Through the deal, Apple would build out software that would allow the approximately nine million veterans in the country to transfer their health records to their iPhone devices, according to the report. Apple would also be positioned to supply engineering support to the agency. The information comes from a number of emails between top VA officials and associates of President Donald Trump’s Ma...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Featured Software / IT Apple U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Source Type: news

In bond disclosure, Mayo Clinic reveals construction bills will top $900M for ongoing projects
The health care giant also said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

In bond disclosure, Mayo Clinic reveals construction bills will top $900M for ongoing projects
The health care giant also said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic projects construction bills will top $900M for ongoing projects
The health care giant also said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic projects construction bills will top $900M for ongoing projects
The health care giant also said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic projects construction bills will top $900M for ongoing projects
The health care giant also said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Houston Methodist bridges electronic gap for automated case reporting
(Houston Methodist) In collaboration with the Houston Health Department and Epic (electronic medical records company), Houston Methodist is the first hospital system in eight US pilot sites to successfully test and launch an approach to electronic case reporting (eCR) that can automatically send case reports directly from a hospital to public health agencies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Characterization of psychiatrically hospitalized college students - Braider L, La Lima C, Crimarco N, Hollander B, Reid-Russell A, Kane J, Greenwald B.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize contemporary college students requiring psychiatric hospitalization. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Sociodemographic and diagnostic information was gathered retrospectively and analyzed from the electronic medical records (EMRs) of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Electronic medical records show promise in reducing unnecessary testing
(Boston Medical Center) Upon implementing electronic medical record-based interventions, Boston Medical Center reduced unnecessary diagnostic testing and increased the use of postoperative order sets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Recognized for Streamlining Billing Processes
LARGO, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Sunstar Paramedics employee Ed Wilson has been honored with the 2018 ZOLL Pulse Award for his work. The award recognizes EMS professionals who use data solutions to save money, time and resources, which helps EMS organizations to save more lives in their community. Wilson is a paramedic and Clinical Technonlogy Coordinator with Sunstar Paramedics. He’s responsible for managing the Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system for Sunstar Paramedics, which processes over 400,000 electronic medical records every year, both for Sunstar Paramedics and 18 fire departments in Pinellas...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Recognized for Streamlining Billing Processes
LARGO, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Sunstar Paramedics employee Ed Wilson has been honored with the 2018 ZOLL Pulse Award for his work. The award recognizes EMS professionals who use data solutions to save money, time and resources, which helps EMS organizations to save more lives in their community. Wilson is a paramedic and Clinical Technonlogy Coordinator with Sunstar Paramedics. He’s responsible for managing the Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system for Sunstar Paramedics, which processes over 400,000 electronic medical records every year, both for Sunstar Paramedics and 18 fire departments in Pinellas...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

After EMR implementation, surgeons spend less time interacting with patients
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Implementing an electronic medical records (EMR) system at an orthopaedic clinic may have unanticipated effects on clinic efficiency and productivity - including a temporary increase in labor costs and a lasting reduction in time spent interacting with patients, reports a study in September 19, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Epic Approach Toward Liquid Biopsy
The liquid biopsy space continues to attract investors and bring in financings that are typically above the average amount medtech firms are able to raise. Epic Sciences is the latest liquid biopsy company to obtain funding and has raised about $52 million in a series E round. The San Diego, CA-based company said the financing was led by Blue Ox Healthcare Partners, with participation by Deerfield Management and Varian. Existing investors, including Altos Capital Partners, Genomic Health Inc., Domain Associates, VI Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments, and Sabby Management, also participated in the financing. â&#...
Source: MDDI - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business IVD Source Type: news

Predicting burn patient mortality with electronic medical records - Cheung M, Cobb AN, Kuo PC.
BACKGROUND: Although there exists robust literature on mortality-associated factors in burn patients, it is not known how electronic medical records affect outcomes. Using burn injury as a surgical care model of information and communication, we hypothesiz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

BMG joins Apple Health Records platform
Buffalo Medical Group has introduced a new way for patients to access their medical records. The practice is among the first 75 healthcare providers nationwide to offer access through the iPhone with Apple Health Records. Launched by Apple in March, BMG began offering the free service to patients in early August, providing secure and encrypted access to electronic medical records such as diagnoses, allergies, immunizations and lab results through a tab already installed on iPhones.  The service… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Electronic Medical Records: Holy Grail for Blockchain
(MedPage Today) -- But still " largely science fiction " thanks to regulatory barriers in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Smartphone apps hold promise for electronic medical record matching, study finds
(RAND Corporation) Electronic medical records have been adopted widely in recent years, creating the promise that all health care providers can easily access a patient's full medical history. But sharing records across different medical systems faces challenges when trying to match records for the same patient. A new report finds that mobile phones and smartphones apps offer a promising approach to ensure that an individual's medical records when shared between different health care providers are matched correctly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare wins FDA nod for next-gen SRT-100+ radiation therapy system
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its SRT-100+ next-gen superficial radiation therapy system. The newly cleared device includes all the features of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company’s SRT-100 as well as an expanded energy range, remote diagnostics and operation tracking, a new X-ray tube for extended functionality and an advacned console and system mobility. “We have integrated both clinical and patient feedback to bring to life exciting new elements with the SRT-100+—from live lesion and patient cameras for ...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news

Apixio Launches AI Healthcare Audit Solution
Apixio is using artificial intelligence (AI) to make healthcare audits simpler and more efficient for all involved. The San Mateo, CA-based company is launching an AI solution called the HC Auditor, to help health plans and provider organizations to undertake internal audits of their risk adjustment payment data with increased accuracy and in far less time than traditional methods. Medicare is increasing the frequency of health plans audits offering Medicare Advantage (MA) products to ensure correct payments. Given the potential revenue impact, it typically takes health plans and provider organizations two to three times l...
Source: MDDI - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Business Source Type: news

Mandate patient access to primary care medical records
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Canada's provincial governments should mandate patient access to their electronic medical records, argue authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Minor’ Errors In Medical Records Can Have Major Consequences
We have a long way to go in assessing -- and addressing -- the safety and efficacy of electronic medical records. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bridging the Healthcare Interoperability Gap
Interoperability has been a major challenge in healthcare since the early days of electronic medical records. A 2015 survey of nurses found that the lack of interoperability between medical devices and electronic health records is not only burdensome for them but can lead to dangerous medical errors. Some healthcare organizations have attempted to integrate their systems to streamline data, but doing so has been a slow, expensive process that is also difficult to maintain. Now, a startup company founded just last year, has developed an integration platform as a service intended to ease some of that pain for healthcare...
Source: MDDI - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

MedAware Uses AI to Tackle Medical Errors and Opioid Epidemic
Artificial intelligence has been used in a wide variety of devices and services in healthcare. MedAware is using AI and machine learning to help tackle medication errors and abuse of opioids. The Raanana, Israel-based company will collaborate with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions to tackle the problem. “A systematic problem calls for a systemic solution,” Gidi Stein, MedAware’s co-founder and CEO, told MD+DI. “We came in trying to tackle this problem using machine learning and AI on large scale electronic medical records.” Under this collaboration, Allscripts will implement MedAware’s mac...
Source: MDDI - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Source Type: news

Suit involving worker overtime at Cincinnati VA hospital gains traction
A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center that accuses the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime related to electronic medical records since 2006. Judge Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted certification June 7 in an action brought by class representative Audricia Brooks, a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA, and others on behalf of nurse practitioners and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Suit involving worker overtime at Cincinnati VA hospital gains traction
A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center that accuses the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime related to electronic medical records since 2006. Judge Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted certification June 7 in an action brought by class representative Audricia Brooks, a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA, and others on behalf of nurse practitioners and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Apple opens EHR data to iOS app developers
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) this week opened up its Health Records application to developers, allowing digital health companies to use electronic health record data to power applications on Apple’s iOS devices. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant originally opened the Health Records application for general use in March, allowing users of certain cooperating healthcare systems direct access to their electronic health records. With the new Health Records API release, developers will now be able to use that electronic health data – with an individual’s consent – to create applications that aid in di...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records mHealth (Mobile Health) Software / IT Apple Source Type: news