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Improve Radiology Departments by Adopting EMRs
In his 2004 State of the Union address, then-President George W. Bush advocated for electronic medical records (EMRs), proclaiming, “By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care.” The Bush Administration pushed EMRs to the tune of billions of dollars in grants and other incentives. The trend was continued throughout the Obama Administration as well. Now, after more than a decade with EMRs as a public policy priority, EMRs have been adopted by many hospitals as primary methods of managing patient information. Almost every department shares patient infor...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zach Parker Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

UW digital health care spinout gets new CEO
TransformativeMed spun out of the University of Washington in 2011 and works with hospitals around the country to make electronic medical records more user friendly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

UW digital health care spinout gets new CEO
TransformativeMed spun out of the University of Washington in 2011 and works with hospitals around the country to make electronic medical records more user friendly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Lovelace adopts new tech, slashing previous amount of needed systems
Lovelace Health System has adopted new technology across its six facilities and its medical group that it says will make access to patient records easier for physicians as well as the people they're treating. The health care provider, which includes New Mexico's fourth-largest hospital with 263 licensed beds, recently implemented an electronic medical records system called Epic. Lovelace said in a statement the new technology has replaced 80 software systems it previously used. The Epic system… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss acquires cataract surgery planning software dev Veracity Innovations
Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX) said today it is acquiring cloud-based ophthalmological tech developer Veracity Innovations for an undisclosed amount. Veracity Innovations developed and produces a cloud-based surgical planning platform for cataract surgeries, covering initial planning, management and analysis of the procedures. The system is designed to interface directly with multiple electronic medical records and diagnostic devices, covering patients from initial consultation through post-operation, Carl Zeiss said. “Digital technology is fundamentally changing our world and has a major impact in healthcare. Eff...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Software / IT Carl Zeiss Meditec veracityinnovations Source Type: news

Staff at Safety-Net Medical Clinics report increasing dissatisfaction with workplace
(RAND Corporation) Some studies have raised concern about burnout among health care workers as they grapple with changes such electronic medical records and medical homes. A new study finds that physicians, nurses and other staff members at medical clinics that care for people from lower-income communities are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, adding to evidence that the health care workforce is under stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Community health centers form partnerships to increase capacity, improve service
Community health centers, the leading providers of primary health care to the nation ’s poor and uninsured populations, need strong partnerships and effective strategies to strengthen the current health care safety net, and to prepare for what may happen in the future, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.The brief looks at a selection of Federally Qualified Health Centers, referred to as community health centers, in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and New York state that collaborate with other regional centers, local hospitals and health departments to improve an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Amazon developing stealthy healthcare development lab
Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) reportedly has a healthcare skunkworks lab working in areas including electronic medical records and telemedicine, dubbed 1492, according to a CNBC report. The team, headquartered in Seattle, is engaged in both hardware and software products, according to the report. Amazon’s secretive team is reportedly considering development in fields that would see them pushing and pulling data from electronic medical record systems, possibly angling to make that data available to both consumers and doctors. The team is also working to build a platform for telemedicine to create virtual-physician consultat...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records Research & Development Amazon Source Type: news

Jones Memorial Hospital to begin major IT upgrade
The Wellsville hospital will begin a major electronic medical records project to integrate the hospital into a Rochester-based health system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Time to Cut'Copy and Paste' From Electronic Medical Records? Time to Cut'Copy and Paste' From Electronic Medical Records?
Copying and pasting information can result in medical record mistakes. Here ’ s one doctor ’ s solution.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Roy Smythe ’ s plan to transform the physician workflow with technology
Dr. Roy Smythe’s transition from the operating room to chief medical officer of health informatics at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) wasn’t fueled by physician burnout. Rather, it was sparked by his attempt to transform healthcare from the inside out. “It’s hard to redesign the airplane while you’re flying it,” he told MassDevice.  At Philips, Smythe works to change the way clinicians deliver care. It’s no easy task, but Smythe thinks that if industry can figure out how to leverage technology and big data to boost physician workflow, all parties involved could reap the benefits...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Health Information Technology Healthcare Reform Software / IT royalphilips Source Type: news

Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare System partner to share patient records
Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System are joining forces to combine their patient medical records so that they can be accessed by providers at both health care systems. The partnership will better coordinate care for patients who visit providers at both Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare, according to the systems. The partnership is just the latest announcement that health care systems are seeking to better utilize electronic medical records to improve care for patients. Triad HealthCare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Integrated medical records can reduce disparities between blacks and whites in HIV care
This study was funded by grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration; the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging; NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse; NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research; and the UCLA California Center for Population Research through support from the Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Baxter integrates DoseEdge with Epic ’ s Willow pharmacy system
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today it will integrate its DoseEdge Pharmacy workflow manager with the Epic Willow Impatient Pharmacy system. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company said that the bi-directional integration between the dedicated intravenous workflow system and electronic medical records to help hospitals meet compliance requirements with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other payors. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Baxter integrates DoseEdge with Epic’s Willow pharmacy system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Baxter Source Type: news

Report: Apple partners with Health Gorilla to integrate iPhone with hospital, lab data
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is working with medtech startup Health Gorilla to add more health info, including diagnostic lab data, to its iPhone as it continues its quest to make it a centralized location for medical data, according to a CNBC report. The tech giant is working with the startup to integrate information from hospitals, lab-testing companies and imaging centers into the device, according to the report. Health Gorilla, which rebranded from Informedika in 2014, has raised a total of $4.4 million to support its clinical network platform. The company’s platform is a closed, HIPAA-compliant system which allows doc...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Software / IT Apple healthgorilla Source Type: news

Apple looks to make the iPhone a health databank, rumored to be eyeing Athenahealth buy
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is looking to make more waves in healthcare by turning its iPhone into a databank of medical data as it eyes a possible acquisition of Athenahealth, according to 2 CNBC reports. The tech-sector giant has reportedly been in talks with players in the healthcare industry and developers to try and bring clinical data, including lab results, allergies, prescriptions and other information, to the iPhone. Users with data on their phone would be able to share it with 3rd parties, including hospitals and health developers, according to CNBC. Apple is reportedly looking at cloud hosting start-ups for potential...
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Apple Athenahealth Inc. newtag Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Leveraging Electronic Medical Records for Psychiatric Genetic Research
The purpose of this initiative is to support projects that implement creative and robust molecular epidemiologic approaches that leverage existing electronic medical records (EMR) from large, population-based cohorts. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Concept Clearance - Leveraging Electronic Medical Records for Psychiatric Genetic Research
The purpose of this initiative is to support projects that implement creative and robust molecular epidemiologic approaches that leverage existing electronic medical records (EMR) from large, population-based cohorts. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Local health care executive tapped for federal advisory committee
A local health care executive has been named to serve on a White House advisory committee. U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell named Steve Ready, system vice president and chief information officer of Norton Healthcare Inc., to serve a three-year term on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, according to a news release. The committee was formed to help develop re gulations surrounding electronic medical records and other health information technologies. The committee was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Masimo launches Early Warning Score for Root systems
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it launched the Early Warning Score system for the Root patient monitoring and connectivity hub. The EWS system is designed to aggregate information from multiple vital signs and clinical observations to determine the potential degree of patient deterioration, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “Root, from its versatile connectivity options to its advanced patient monitoring, from rainbow SpHb to SET SpO2, helps hospitals improve patient care. We hope the addition of Early Warning Score to Root will help automate a potentially valuable calculation a...
Source: Mass Device - May 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Patient Monitoring Masimo Source Type: news

Siemens, Relaymed ink deal to automate POC test result delivery to EHRs
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it inked a deal with Relaymed to provide cloud-based connectivity for Siemens DCA Vantage analyzer and Clinitec Status point-of-care instruments. Relaymed integration will allow patients test results to be automatically sent from the point-of-care instruments to electronic health records in the physician’s office, which the companies claim will reduce errors by eliminating a manual input step. “Our exclusive agreement with Relaymed means an extension of our connectivity offerings for Siemens Healthineers point-of-care instruments to meet the needs of healthcare fac...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Software / IT relaymed Siemens Source Type: news

ECMC exec on ransomware attack: "This is a form of terrorism"
Erie County Medical Center officials confirmed this week that a cyber attack last month did indeed involve a ransom demand of thousands of dollars from an international source. But the hospital refused to pay. The Level I trauma hospital in Buffalo has still not recovered fully from the attack, which led to a shut-down of all internal computer systems and email, including electronic medical records and billing systems. “We did not pay anything to anybody,” said Tom Quatroche Jr., hospital president /CEO.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

ECMC exec on ransomware attack: "This is a form of terrorism"
Erie County Medical Center officials confirmed this week that a cyber attack last month did indeed involve a ransom demand of thousands of dollars from an international source. But the hospital refused to pay. The Level I trauma hospital in Buffalo has still not recovered fully from the attack, which led to a shut-down of all internal computer systems and email, including electronic medical records and billing systems. “We did not pay anything to anybody,” said Tom Quatroche Jr., hospital president /CEO.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The doctor says: Analytics improve treatment
In the early part of his career, it was typical for Dr. John Notaro to identify a patient with an abdominal aneurysm or lung cancer only after symptoms had begun. But the use of data analytics and electronic medical records introduced new methods to earlier identify patients at risk of developing significant health conditions. That has led to early detection, fewer emergency situations and reduced costs for treatment. Notaro, associate medical director of Buffalo Medical Group, said data analytics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The doctor says: Analytics improve treatment
In the early part of his career, it was typical for Dr. John Notaro to identify a patient with an abdominal aneurysm or lung cancer only after symptoms had begun. But the use of data analytics and electronic medical records introduced new methods to earlier identify patients at risk of developing significant health conditions. That has led to early detection, fewer emergency situations and reduced costs for treatment. Notaro, associate medical director of Buffalo Medical Group, said data analytics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Journeys to excellence: Stories of three award-winning nurses
Cassandra Fleurentin Every year, the New England Regional Black Nurses Association (NERBNA) recognizes nurses for their outstanding commitment to their profession and for going above and beyond in their designated specialty area. Read the stories of the three Boston Children’s Hospital nurses honored with this year’s Excellence in Nursing Awards. Cassandra Fleurentin: BSN, staff nurse I, 9 South Growing up, Cassandra’s mother had a chronic illness. Sitting by her bedside day in and day out and spending much of her childhood in hospitals and emergency rooms motivated Cassandra to become a nurse. &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Andrea Vega Tags: Caregivers nursing Source Type: news

OnceLogix Found A Niche In Online Mental-Health Records Software. Now It Expects $5M Revenue.
OnceLogix founders ignored the big electronic medical records companies'warnings that they'd fail. Now they expect $5 million in revenue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Amy Feldman, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Oncology's Incessant Grip
Over the past couple of years, much has been made of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing tools applied to healthcare diagnosis and treatment selection. These technologies have very different functions; AI goes beyond traditional hypothesis-driven approaches to find patterns in the data, while cognitive computing is trained to see the significance of patterns and relationships.These tools can integrate disparate sources of data – from electronic medical records (EMR), family histories, imaging studies, genetic studies, molecular diagnostic testing, among many such sources – to support clinical d...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Elton Source Type: news

Oncology's Incessant Grip
Over the past couple of years, much has been made of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing tools applied to healthcare diagnosis and treatment selection. These technologies have very different functions; AI goes beyond traditional hypothesis-driven approaches to find patterns in the data, while cognitive computing is trained to see the significance of patterns and relationships.These tools can integrate disparate sources of data – from electronic medical records (EMR), family histories, imaging studies, genetic studies, molecular diagnostic testing, among many such sources – to support clinical d...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Elton Source Type: news

Health informatics company Impathiq raises $350K to improve EMR, app interoperability
Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Impathiq, which makes a data informatics platform that allows hospitals and health systems to integrate new apps and programs into their electronic medical records in accordance with interoperability standards, has announced it raised $350,000 in seed funding and has saved hospitals over $3 million in the year since its launch.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Dean of UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine discusses her top priorities
Dr. Kelsey Martin, the new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, didn ’t set out to become a physician. Driven by her interest in human behavior, she studied English and American language and literature as an undergraduate at Harvard. It wasn’t until she wasa Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africathat her passion for medicine was ignited. There, she organized an outreach program and wrote grants to fund measles vaccinations, which led to a dramatic reduction in the number of those sickened in the village where she worked. It was a profound turning point, one that led her to medical school, in a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA discusses her top priorities
Dr. Kelsey Martin, the new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, didn ’t set out to become a physician. Driven by her interest in human behavior, she studied English and American language and literature as an undergraduate at Harvard. It wasn’t until she wasa Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africathat her passion for medicine was ignited. There, she organized an outreach program and wrote grants to fund measles vaccinations, which led to a dramatic reduction in the number of those sickened in the village where she worked. It was a profound turning point, one that led her to medical school, in a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health IT startup Sansoro lands $5.2M, will double staff
Health IT startup Sansoro Health plans to double its staff after closing on a $5.2 million round of funding led by Bain Capital Ventures. The Minneapolis-based company makes Emissary, a software application that integrates disparate electronic medical records systems and connects those systems with third-party apps, such as analytics tools. Customers can use the technology to view patient records contained in multiple systems on a s ingle display. Sansoro launched about two and a half years ago… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Sanofi boasts observational hypoglycemia rates for Toujeo insulin injection
Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) touted real-world clinical data for its Toujeo insulin glargine injection from a new observational study. The data from Deliver 2 showed that patients with Type II diabetes who switched to Toujeo from other basal insulins had significantly lower risk of hypoglycemia without compromising blood sugar control. The Deliver 2 study analyzed electronic medical records for 1,894 patients in 2 matched cohorts, comparing changes to average blood sugar levels, as well as the rate of hypoglycemia and hypoglycemic events related to inpatient or emergency department visits in patients using Toujeo compared to oth...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Sanofi-Aventis Source Type: news

Ohio State adjunct med school professor named health IT chief in Trump administration
Dr. Donald Rucker, an adjunct professor at Ohio State University, has been named to a federal post that oversees and encourages adoption of information technology throughout health care, such as electronic medical records. Rucker has been named chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology inside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reported trade journals Modern Healthcare and Fierce Healthcare. HHS has not posted an announcement. Formerly a 13-year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Ohio State adjunct med school professor named health IT chief in Trump administration
Dr. Donald Rucker, an adjunct professor at Ohio State University, has been named to a federal post that oversees and encourages adoption of information technology throughout health care, such as electronic medical records. Rucker has been named chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology inside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reported trade journals Modern Healthcare and Fierce Healthcare. HHS has not posted an announcement. Formerly a 13-year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Veterans with Mesothelioma Benefit from Telephone Triage
U.S. military veterans with malignant pleural mesothelioma can rely on the VA Boston Healthcare System’s national phone triage for improved access to specialized surgical advice and better treatment recommendations, according to a retrospective study. Thoracic surgeons Drs. Abraham Lebenthal and Jeff Siegert helped establish the open access telephone triage in 2011, shortening the average time between a veteran’s initial phone screen and face-to-face surgical consultation to 14 days. Many veterans facing a potential diagnosis of mesothelioma must navigate the historically mismanaged federal agency to get the tr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Boston VA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Abraham Lebenthal Dr. Jeff Siegert malignant pleural mesothelioma military veterans mesothelioma Telephone triage VA benefits Source Type: news

Hair loss drugs linked with erectile dysfunction
This study aimed to see whether the duration of exposure has an effect, and whether it persists after stopping the drugs.   What did the research involve? The study included men from the Chicago region who had taken 5α-RIs. Electronic medical records were accessed to look at the drug, dose, and duration of use. Researchers searched the database for recorded side effects of impotence or erectile dysfunction. This was defined as the first recorded instance, which coincided with discontinuation of the 5α-RI and prescription of a phosphodiesterase -5 inhibitors (PDE5I), such as sildenafil to treat the problem....
Source: NHS News Feed - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Otsuka: Keeping an Open Mind
Otsuka may not be the world ’s biggest pharmaceutical company but it certainly has some big ideas. In recent years, it has grabbed headlines with moves to tackle two important challenges facing pharma – improving patient adherence and gleaning insights from electronic medical records – in collaboration with Proteus Digit al Health and IBM Watson.In fact, when it comes to innovative solutions, there are few ideas the company wouldn ’t consider, says Kabir Nath, President, Otsuka America, Inc. North American Pharmaceutical Business. “We will not rule anything out until we have examined and teste...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

OhioHealth-MD Anderson partnership 'as strong as ever' despite Texas hospital's financial struggles
OhioHealth Corp. says its clinical affiliation with University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has not been affected by its partner's financial woes. Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of the the Houston hospital, announced Wednesday that he would resign in May. MD Anderson cut 1,000 jobs in January in budget cuts triggered by expenses of its electronic medical records system, and our sister paper the Houston Business Journal has reported it had an operating loss of $267 million in fiscal 2016. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Feb. 24, 2017
[Photo from unsplash.com]Several companies made distribution deals this week, while others received approval for their products. Here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but were still worth mentioning. 1. Israel OKs E-Qure’s BST device for chronic wounds E-Qure Corp. announced this week that it received marketing approval for its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device (BST Device) from the Israeli Ministry of Health, according to a Feb. 24 news release. BST is an electrotherapeutic method for treating chronic wounds. E-Qure will begin marketing its device in Israel by activating a signed distribution agreem...
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Electronic Medical Records Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions mHealth (Mobile Health) Regulatory/Clearance Align Technology Clarius Mobile Health Corin Group E-Qure Henry Schein Medical Nexstim Skyline Medical Source Type: news

Cybersecurity firm warns of malware on medical devices
Malicious malware has been detected on medical devices at major healthcare centers across the world, according to a new report. San Mateo, Calif.-based cybersecurity firm TrapX Security told Bay Area news outlet ABC 7 it has discovered infected medical devices which could create a backdoor security breach. Such a breach could lead to the leaking of thousands of patients records, according to the report. The devices on which malware was installed were varied, including x-ray printers, MRI scanners, blood gas analyzers and healthcare-specific picture archiving and communication systems, according to TrapX CEO Greg Enriquez. ...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records Software / IT Cybersecurity/Hacking Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed: Feb. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]Several companies released diabetes study results this week, while companies like BioTime closed on their public offerings and Pixium implanted its first bionic eye. Here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week, but were still worth mentioning. 1. Insulet touts glucose control study Insulet Corp. announced the results from its first feasibility study of its Omnipod Horizon hybrid closed-loop system in a Feb. 17 news release. The positive results showed that the glucose control algorithm performed well and was safe to used day and night for adults who have type 1 diabetes. It also s...
Source: Mass Device - February 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) BioTime FlowAid Medical Technologies Insulet Corporation Medtronic Pixium Vision Polyganics Tandem Diabetes Care Valeritas Holdings Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic invests in virtual-nurse startup
Mayo Clinic has joined in an $8 million round of funding for tech startup Sense.ly, a developer of virtual-nursing technology. Techrunch has a report on San Francisco-based Sense.ly and its app, which presents patients with an avatar named Molly. During five-minute check-in sessions, patients speak to Molly about how they're feeling. The app feeds data collected during the conversation into an electronic medical-records s ystem that physicians can securely access. Sense.ly also integrates with medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

ICU Medical touts dosing errors study
ICU Medical (NSDQ:ICUI) said today that a multi-hospital study showed improvements in potentially catastrophic dosing errors and drug library compliance when its Plum infusion pumps and Hospira (NYSE:HSP) MedNet safety software were integrated with the hospitals’ electronic medical records. The rate of potentially catastrophic dosing errors fell by 52% after smart-pump EMR integration, the study found, and compliance with a participating hospital’s drug libraries increased by 156%, on average. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post ICU Medical touts dosing errors ...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Hospital Care Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat Hospira Inc. ICU Medical Inc. Pfizer Source Type: news

Dayton health care groups double down on data security
The local health care industry has been beefing up security of its patient records to avoid being a target. Dayton's $8 billion hospital and medical care industry collects ever-more data in electronic medical records, and they become a target for data thieves. With hundreds of thousands of people coming and going from hospitals each year, a business case has been made for more investment, officials say. "For years we have implemented a lot of security controls, encrypting data, firewalls, virus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

Time-course of cause-specific hospital admissions during snowstorms: an analysis of electronic medical records from major hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts - Bobb JF, Ho KK, Yeh RW, Harrington L, Zai A, Liao KP, Dominici F.
With global climate change, more frequent severe snowstorms are expected; however, evidence regarding their health effects is very limited. We gathered detailed medical records on hospital admissions (n  = 433,037 admissions) from the 4 largest hospitals ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Weight-management benchmarks not met in primary care of overweight Latino children
(Medica Research Institute) One of the first studies of provider-patient communication regarding weight-management and associated electronic medical records finds that many benchmarks of quality weight-management care are not met during primary-care visits with overweight Latino children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical records don ’t always match what patients say
(Reuters Health) - Symptoms that patients describe to doctors may not always be documented in electronic medical records, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why merging electronic medical records can be a challenge for health providers
With acquisitions and mergers on the upswing in the Valley and nationally, many companies find the hardest part of bringing two companies together can be merging their electronic medical records systems. “There is always the challenge of how you can get the most information available to the provider at the point of care so they can make the best informed decisions for the patient,” said Melissa Kotrys, CEO of Arizona Health-e Connection, a nonprofit public-private partnership that drives the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news