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

ResMed to acquire home and hospice software dev HealthcareFirst
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) said today it inked a deal to acquire healthcare software developer HealthcareFirst for an undisclosed amount. The soon-to-be acquired company develops software and services for both home health and hospice agencies, San Diego-based ResMed said. Offerings include electronic health record software, billing and coding services and advanced analytics for home and hospice settings. “Joining ResMed, with their purpose of changing lives with every breath, is an exciting opportunity for our HealthcareFirst team, as our joint mission is linked to improving quality of life for patients in out-of-ho...
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Mergers & Acquisitions Software / IT ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Data Analytics: The New Gold Standard In Drug Value
Conclusion The fundamental shift underway is in the use of data analytics as a strategic foundational layer, asking what insights are needed to assist in more informed decision making, driving data points to include during the development of new treatments.The following four elements are essential for drug developers to realize the benefits of this new approach: Put data analytics at the center of strategic thinking and augment conclusions with KOL input, rather than the other way around. Empower development around patient insights derived from carefully designed data-analytics. Focus on discovering patient value rath...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Preeti Patel and Sophie Schmitz Source Type: news

LifeBridge Health reports data breach that could affect 500,000 Marylanders
Baltimore health care system LifeBridge Health has reported a cybersecurity breach that could affect the personal data of more than 500,000 Maryland patients. The breach occurred more than a year ago and could have affected patients' registration information, billing information, electronic medical records, social security numbers and other data. The health system has mailed letters to the potentially affected patients to alert them of the breach. In a notice to all patients, LifeBridge said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

LifeBridge Health reports data breach that could affect 500,000 Marylanders
Baltimore health care system LifeBridge Health has reported a cybersecurity breach that could affect the personal data of more than 500,000 Maryland patients. The breach occurred more than a year ago and could have affected patients' registration information, billing information, electronic medical records, social security numbers and other data. The health system has mailed letters to the potentially affected patients to alert them of the breach. In a notice to all patients, LifeBridge said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

DHS warns of cybersecurity weakness in Medtronic N ’Vision neurostim programmer
The Department of Homeland Security this week released a report warning of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) N’Vision clinician programmer designed for use with neurostimulation devices that could allow outside agents to access personal health data. The DHS said that the vulnerability was originally reported by Whitescope LLC, and requires an individual gain physical access to N’Vision’s 8870 Compact Flash Therapy Application card. Once access is achieved, extracting personal health information or personal identifying information requires a low skill level, according to th...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Software / IT Cybersecurity Medtronic 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

Baxter wins FDA nod for Spectrum IQ infusion system
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today that it won FDA clearance for its Spectrum IQ infusion system with Dose IQ safety software. The company touted its system as the first of its kind to include bi-directional electronic medical records integration. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Baxter wins FDA nod for Spectrum IQ infusion system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Baxter Source Type: news

Minerva Surgical seeks retraction of Hologic-backed NovaSure study
Minerva Surgical is seeking the retraction of a study backed by rival Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) comparing its NovaSure endometrial ablation system to Minerva’s competing device, alleging “material misleading statements” that violate ethics guidelines. Results from the 189-patient study, published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, found a higher one-year rate of amenorrhea and higher quality of life for women treated with the NovaSure, despite a higher rate of perioperative adverse events. But Minerva alleged last month that the study’s claim that it enrolled all 92 ...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Women's Health Hologic Minerva Surgical Inc. Source Type: news

Google, Fitbit ink collab healthcare deal, look to challenge Apple Watch
Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) yesterday announced plans for a health-care collaboration with Google (NSDQ:GOOG), giving Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) and its Apple Watch more competition in the mobile health monitor market. The wearable developer plans to use Google’s Cloud healthcare API for further healthcare system integration, which could allow FitBit activity data to be integrated with electronic medical records for more personalized care, Fitbit said. “Over the past decade, we have built an incredible foundation as the leading wearables brand, helping millions of people around the world make lasting behavior changes th...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Apple Fitbit google Source Type: news

Fitbit Dives Deeper in Healthcare Through Google Partnership
Fitbit is continuing to make good on its promise to become more deeply entrenched in the healthcare market. The wearables giant has announced a collaboration with Google – a company that’s no stranger to teaming up with healthcare firms. San Fransisco, CA-based Fitbit said it intends to use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to help integrate wearables further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records. The companies said that connecting to the healthcare API can make it easier for clinicians and patients to collaborate on care, leading to better health outc...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- U.S. hospitals will have to post their standard prices online and make it easier for patients to access their electronic medical records, Medicare officials said Tuesday. Currently, hospitals must make their prices... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Keeping an Eye on the Latest Trends in Medtech
As we all know, the medtech industry is constantly evolving to accommodate new technologies and increased access to healthcare solutions. By leveraging innovation, the industry is finding new ways to transform how patients receive treatment, especially in an increasingly digital, customer-centric industry. A variety of different trends have shaped the industry over the past few years, and a few new trends on the horizon are already beginning to offer a bevy of different opportunities for medtech players big and small. But which of these trends are worth keeping an eye on? Arda Ural is a partner in Ernst & Young’s...
Source: MDDI - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online
and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

People with false-positive cancer screening results may be more likely to receive future screening
(Wiley) An analysis of electronic medical records indicates that patients who previously had a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening test are more likely to obtain future recommended cancer screenings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Apple launches Health Records, gives patients smartphone-based EHR access
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is continuing its journey into the healthcare industry, saying yesterday it moved the Health Records functionality in its iOS-based Health app out of the beta phase, allowing all patients of 39 US health systems direct access to their electronic health records. With the update, individuals belonging to the chosen health systems will be able to actively view electronic health records from various organizations in a single view, and will be able to receive notifications when that data is updated. The health records stored on the phone are encrypted by the user’s iPhone or iOS device passcode, App...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Software / IT Apple Source Type: news

What Happens When the Patient Becomes the Boss?
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—Patients today have access to tools that allow them to know much more about their personal health than ever before—for better or for worse. Whether it’s the ability to look up clinical trials and new research or use wearable devices that track everything from steps to sleep quality, men and women can gather more information and bring more informed questions to their doctor. But is the medical community ready for it? At Fortune magazine’s Brainstorm Health conference, medical leaders talked about how patients can become more empowered, and the obstacles they still face. “I...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Christi Shaw data-driven health care Dr. Eric Topol Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice Fortune Brainstorm Health patient-centered care Source Type: news

How to stay informed as research systems evolve
John Lehmann, Director of Business Development, IMARC Clinical research professionals need to keep up to date with changes to the industry to ensure their studies remain compliant and human subjects are protected as research becomes more complex. Several important changes have taken place over recent years, including greater emphasis on risk-based and quality-focused thinking, as well as the increased use of electronic technologies to accomplish research activities. Paper-based studies are now the exception to studies conducted with electronic case report form (eCRF) systems, electronic medical records (EMR) are nearly ub...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Integrating safety plans for suicidal patients into patient portals: challenges and opportunities - Little V, Neufeld J, Cole AR.
Safety planning is an emerging evidence-based practice that is effective at decreasing suicidal behaviors. As electronic medical records and patient portals become more prevalent, patients and clinicians have recognized the value of using this technology i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Medtech Embraces Subscription-Based Models
Adobe transformed its business model by shifting from selling software to selling subscriptions. Instead of paying $500 for Adobe Acrobat software, for $14.99 a month, users receive all the features of Acrobat plus a mobile app, cloud storage and other features. Similarly, medical device companies are taking a more holistic view, offering tools that take the products beyond point-of-care. Subscription-based payment models are a way for medtech companies to expand service offerings while helping hospitals meet financial objectives. "When you change the model from ownership to access, you can offer customers a package t...
Source: MDDI - March 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Startup launched by HCMC's innovation incubator taking partnership with Lyft national
Hitch Health, a startup launched by Hennepin County Medical Center's innovation incubator, announced Tuesday that it will roll out its partnership with Lyft nationwide to provide rides to patients who struggle to find efficient transportation to medical appointments. The company’s software ties into electronic-medical-records systems so it can determine whether a patient is eligible for a ride. Hitch reminds patients of appointments and the opportunity for a Lyft pickup via text message. Hitch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gino Terrell Source Type: news

Startup launched by HCMC's innovation incubator taking partnership with Lyft national
Hitch Health, a startup launched by Hennepin County Medical Center's innovation incubator, announced Tuesday that it will roll out its partnership with Lyft nationwide to provide rides to patients who struggle to find efficient transportation to medical appointments. The company’s software ties into electronic-medical-records systems so it can determine whether a patient is eligible for a ride. Hitch reminds patients of appointments and the opportunity for a Lyft pickup via text message. Hitch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Gino Terrell Source Type: news

Sanofi touts real-world data for Toujeo insulin glargine injection
Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) touted data today from its 10,000-patient Lightning study, which evaluated electronic medical records of adults with Type II diabetes to study its long-acting insulin glargine injection, Toujeo. The company found that Toujeo significantly lowered patients’ risk of experiencing severe low blood sugar compared to other long-acting insulin, like its own Lantus product. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sanofi touts real-world data for Toujeo insulin glargine injection appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Sanofi-Aventis Source Type: news

Acne linked with increased risk of depression
(Wiley) In an analysis of one of the largest electronic medical records databases in the world, researchers found that patients with acne had a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first five years after being diagnosed with acne. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Apple Wants a Bigger Bite of the Healthcare Fruit
Apple is trying to bear more fruit in healthcare with iOS healthcare applications on the iPhone and the iWatch. The company recently introduced a significant update to the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta that allows customers to see their medical records on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app is designed to bring together hospitals, clinics, and the existing Health app to allow users to see their medical data from multiple providers. At least 12 institutions have already agreed to make the feature available to their patients. Jordan Shlain, MD, founder of HealthLoop, will share his view...
Source: MDDI - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Should You Lose Your License if You're Not Computer Savvy? Should You Lose Your License if You're Not Computer Savvy?
The use of electronic medical records requires that a physician be computer savvy. Can you lose your medical license if you lack computer skills?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Google claims new AI-powered EHR tech can predict hospital patient outcomes, including death
Artificial intelligence researchers at Google (NSDQ:GOOG) claim they have used new software to more accurately predict hospital patient outcomes, including death, discharge and readmission, than is currently possible with existing software, according to a Quartz report. In the newly released, non-peer-reviewed research paper, study investigators at the tech giant used de-identified data from collected from 216,221 patients over 11 years from both the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medicine hospital to create a system looking to predict medical outcomes for hosp...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records Hospital Care Software / IT google Source Type: news

Apple continues its foray into healthcare, puts select EHR data on iPhone devices
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) said this week it is introducing a feature allowing customers to obtain, view and keep medical records on their iPhones, continuing the company’s experimentation into the healthcare market. Electronic health records will be available within the company’s Health application, with 12 different healthcare organizations already agreeing to make their records available to current customers. Records viewable on the mobile devices were created based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standards, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company said. Medical data stored on iPhone devices are en...
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Apple Source Type: news

'Siri, how healthy am I?' MedStar, Hopkins among first to test Apple ’s health records feature.
With the iPhone's Health app, you can already count your steps, track your sleep and even mind the number of minutes you've been mindful. Now, Apple has posted an update to allow users to pull up their electronic medical records. MedStar Health is one of 12 medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, across the country collaborating with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) on a feature, which allows users to view parts of their medical records in their Health app on their iPhone. The Cupertino,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

How blockchains could empower patients and secure data
Chrissa McFarlane, founder and CEO of Patientory [Image from LinkedIn]Blockchains are best known as the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. But the founders of a young Atlanta-based company called Patientory think they could have another important use – securing health data and empowering patients along the way. Secure access to patient data is a major issue for the healthcare industry. Patients have a hard time accessing their records and hospital networks need to transfer the data between networks if a patient chooses a new provider. That process can take days to complete, and even then, the patient...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Big Data Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Hospital Care blockchains crytocurrency MedTech patient data patientory Source Type: news

Epic Systems called an ‘impediment’ to innovation; Health system CEO calls for ‘march on Madison’
Fairview Health Services CEO James Hereford called Epic Systems Corp. an "impediment to innovation" and said there is an opportunity for health care executives to exert more influence over the Wisconsin-based electronic-medical-records giant. Epic Systems, a privately held company with about $2.5 billion in annual revenue, is a dominant player in the EMR business and counts most major Twin Cities health systems among its clients. (Outside the metro area, Mayo Clinic is spending more than $1 billion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Epic Systems called an ‘impediment’ to innovation; Health system CEO calls for ‘march on Madison’
Fairview Health Services CEO James Hereford called Epic Systems Corp. an "impediment to innovation" and said there is an opportunity for health care executives to exert more influence over the Wisconsin-based electronic-medical-records giant. Epic Systems, a privately held company with about $2.5 billion in annual revenue, is a dominant player in the EMR business and counts most major Twin Cities health systems among its clients. (Outside the metro area, Mayo Clinic is spending more than $1 billion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Fairview CEO says Epic an ‘impediment’ to innovation, calls for ‘march on Madison’
Fairview Health Services CEO James Hereford called Epic Systems Corp. an "impediment to innovation" and said there is an opportunity for health care executives to exert more influence over the Wisconsin-based electronic-medical-records giant. Epic, a privately held company with about $2.5 billion in annual revenue, is a dominant player in the EMR business and counts most major Twin Cities health systems among its clients. (Outside the metro area, Mayo Clinic is spending more than $1 billion to migrate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Fairview CEO says Epic an ‘impediment’ to innovation, calls for ‘march on Madison’
Fairview Health Services CEO James Hereford called Epic Systems Corp. an "impediment to innovation" and said there is an opportunity for health care executives to exert more influence over the Wisconsin-based electronic-medical-records giant. Epic, a privately held company with about $2.5 billion in annual revenue, is a dominant player in the EMR business and counts most major Twin Cities health systems among its clients. (Outside the metro area, Mayo Clinic is spending more than $1 billion to migrate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

What Products Will Ultimately Win in Diagnostics?
It turns out there are actually several classes of diagnostic technologies that seem like they are really hot right now, but are actually overhyped, according to a panel of laboratory experts who addressed the subject during the recent J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA. Perhaps one of the hottest topics that have emerged in diagnostics over the past few years is liquid biopsy and while that technology is finding its way into hospital laboratories for certain applications, Nick Papadopoulos, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, said that in early detection of cancer, at least, liquid biopsy is ...
Source: MDDI - January 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Net Health to be acquired by The Carlyle Group
Net Health, a provider of electronic medical records software solutions for specialized outpatient care, is being acquired by The Carlyle Group. Net Health announced Monday it entered into a definitive agreement with The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global alternative asset manager, with expectations that the deal will close in the fourth quarter of this year, according to a news release. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Net Health's management team and Level Equity, a software-focused… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

It’s not just kids: Study finds adults are also unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics
(Natural News) A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed that doctors are dispensing unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, and that one in five hospitalized adults suffer the side effects of this irresponsible practice. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine examined the electronic medical records of nearly 1,500 adults admitted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood pressure declines 14 to 18 years before death
(University of Connecticut) Blood pressure in the elderly begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study published in the   Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Researchers looked at the electronic medical records of 46,634 British citizens who had died at age 60 or older. Blood pressure declined over the last 14 to 18 years of life in both healthy elders and those with serious health problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market
The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new medical advances, to solve challenges, and to make a positive impact for patients. For the past few years, medtech employees have been able to call the shots, with an abundance of well-paying, meaningful roles and continued growth in the sector. As the trend toward crossover with consumer tech continues and as other industries piles on cool perks, high salaries, and prestige, leading medtech recruiters are urging medtech companies to keep an eye on their ke...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

New tool could let patients contribute to doctors' notes
(Reuters Health) - In theory, patients might be more engaged with their care and better able to inform doctors about any health issues if they could directly contribute to their own electronic medical records, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Canada, China partner on project using apps, texts to treat mental health
Canada and China are partnering on a five-year project to enhance mental health treatment through the use of smartphone apps, text messaging and electronic medical records. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Marshall Medical invests $20 million in new electronic medical records system
Late last week, Placerville-based Marshall Medical Center launched its new electronic medical records system after investing $20 million in the initiative. The new system, which uses a medical record software called Epic, will create a central database for the health system’s hospital, clinical and home health divisions. Previously, these three divisions had separate electronic medical records systems. The new records system will also allow Marsh all Medical to exchange records and information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence: Friend Or Foe?
It is safe to say that popular fiction has not been too kind to artificial intelligence. Its origins can be seen in Mary Shelley ’s time-honoured parable about the creator who is destroyed by his creation.Countless sci-fi depictions suggest AI has become the modern-day iteration, the ultimate metaphor for mankind ’s self-destructive power (think Skynet’s killing machines). These depictions may capture our imagination, but do they match reality? Is AI technology maligned and misunderstood?  The Oxford Dictionary defines artificial intelligence as: “The theory and development of computer sys...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- Most patients aren't thrilled about their doctor using a computer during office visits, University of Texas researchers report. As electronic medical records become more common, it's not unusual for doctors to enter data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news