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

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