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January 10, 2017 | Healthcare IT

Las Vegas, NV — MobileHelp®, a producer of mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) and healthcare technology solutions recently launched its newest base station – a tablet format that they believe blends the safety benefits of a medical alert system with the added health benefits of telehealth technology and video conferencing. The device is the first medical alert system with an interactive touchscreen as well as photo sharing, message sending, and video chatting cap [...]
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December 9, 2016 | Healthcare IT

Amsterdam — Royal Philips recently announced the commercial availability of its high-performance IntelliSpace 9.0 Universal Data Manager. The system is a scalable, secure, interoperable data management solution that supports healthcare enterprises in organizing large data sets, including millions of images and other data from multiple sources. It quickly delivers them to virtually any clinician throughout the user’s health network. Conventional medical image archive solutions focus [...]
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October 25, 2016 | Healthcare IT

North Kansas City, MO - Midland Health, a system of health care partners including Midland Memorial Hospital, has selected a comprehensive clinical, financial and population health management system from Cerner, a global leader in health care technology. Midland Memorial’s 474-bed hospital and affiliated community clinics will transition from various disparate systems to Cerner’s integrated digital platform. The new electronic health record (EHR) system is designed to support a [...]
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May 13, 2016 | Healthcare IT

Tucson, AZ — The Critical Path Institute's (C-Path) Coalition Against Major Diseases (CAMD) is announcing it will integrate its Alzheimer's clinical trial data into the Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network (GAAIN) data portal. GAAIN is an open-access, big data resource that provides scientists with rapid access to Alzheimer's research data. Data made available through GAAIN are contributed by the world's foremost Alzheimer's researchers. It includes information [...]
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February 1, 2016 | Healthcare IT

Bethesda, MD - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule has long supported the right of individuals to request and obtain copies of their medical records and other health information maintained by health-care professionals, medical facilities, and health insurance plans. However, due to the increasing use of online health-information technology and growing interest among Americans in being active participants in health-related decisions, the U.S. [...]
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November 11, 2015 | Healthcare IT

Parkersburg, WV - The Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia, had a serious financial problem. It had been cited for regularly having "poor operating performance" and was posting operating losses of more than $6 million and $15 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively. But after bringing in a consulting firm that helped change care its management processes and optimize its IT systems, the hospital is now on track for an $18 million improvement by year's end. It wasn't j [...]
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August 21, 2015 | Healthcare IT

Danvers, MA - There are only fifty-eight days until the ICD-10 deadline, yet only one in five physicians has even started conducting external testing with health plans or clearinghouses, WEDI says in a press releasedetailing results from its latest ICD-10 readiness survey, and less than half of physician practices believe they will be ready to make the big switch by the implementation date.  Nearly 25 percent stated that they are sure they will not be ready to meet ICD-10 implementati [...]
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June 24, 2015 | Healthcare IT

Portland, ME - The lion's share of medical identity theft victims can expect to pay upwards of $13,500 to resolve the crime. What's more, about 50 percent of consumers say they would find another healthcare provider if they were concerned about the security of their medical records. How's that for a business case to take security a little more seriously? As Ann Patterson, senior vice president and program director for the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, emphasized, the reputational impacts of [...]
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May 15, 2015 | Healthcare IT

Memphis, TN - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a significantly better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that play an important role in many cancers but were difficult to identify with whole-genome sequencing. The findings appear today in the scientific journal Nature Methods. The tool is an algorithm called CONSERTING, short for Copy Number Segmentation by Regression Tree in Next Generation Sequencing. St. Jude researchers created CONSERTING to i [...]
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December 16, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Houston, TX - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun a two-year pilot to study innovative approaches to quickly search electronic medical records and medical literature for relevant published studies. During the pilot, VA will assess how the technology may accelerate evidence-based clinical decisions. IBM Corporation was selected to provide the system which uses its “Watson technology” made famous on "Jeopardy" in 2011. With the amount of medical data doubling every [...]
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December 3, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Only solution to track, analyze and mitigate radiation risk for both clinicians and patients; facilitates compliance with increased dose monitoring standards Andover, MA and Chicago, IL – The 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) saw Royal Philips introducing the DoseWise Portal, a comprehensive radiation dose management software solution aimed at managing radiation exposure risk to patients and their caregivers. The DoseWise Portal [...]
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November 20, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Albany, NY – DataGen and SingleTrack Analytics announced today that Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, has engaged them to provide evaluation analytics and support for Model 3 of the Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) demonstration program. DataGen/SingleTrack provides a cost-effective platform and tool for guiding BPCI applicants through the evaluation of opportunities for meaningful care redesign and program savings.  [...]
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November 6, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Houston, TX – COR Medical Technologies (COR) introduces CORcare™, a comprehensive instant outcome support system for rapid and accurate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up management of patients with acute and chronic, common and rare diseases involving the cardiovascular system.  It was developed by Vincent Friedewald, M.D., F.A.C.C., with the support of an internationally-acclaimed Senior Editorial Board. COR is a vast, one-of-a-kind relational database comprising thousand [...]
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August 25, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Boston, MA - In the first program of its type for people using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine to help improve their sleep, clinicians at National Sleep Therapy (NST) are providing every new patient with a training session that employs an iPad, under the guidance of a Respiratory Therapist. NST co-founder and president Eric Cohen, a trained engineer who developed the proprietary app, says, “Educators have shown that people retain new information better when they: [...]
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August 4, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Chicago, IL – A new study authored by Northwestern Medicine® researchers found that reviewing electronic health records (EHRs) using algorithms can successfully identify patients with previously undiagnosed hypertension, or high blood pressure, with a high rate of accuracy. Of the 1,033 patients that were identified with the EHR algorithms and evaluated, 361 were formally diagnosed with the hypertension and 290 others were diagnosed with related blood pressure conditions such as p [...]
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July 14, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Hospitals and health systems are making strides in using data analytics to promote population health management, but it is a steep climb. In this video, H&HN editors discuss some of the key findings of the 2014 Most Wired survey. Ochsner Health System, New Orleans Engaging Patients in a Different Way Warner Thomas understands that the move to value is about more than changes to reimbursement streams. Ultimately, it's about becoming more patientcentric. "We realize that health care is b [...]
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July 8, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Durham, NC – The changing dynamic of health studies driven by “big data” research projects will empower patients to become active participants who provide real-time information such as symptoms, side effects and clinical outcomes, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The analysis, published in the July 2014 issue of Health Affairs, lays out a new paradigm for health research, particularly comparative effectiveness studies that are designed to assess which therapies work [...]
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July 1, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Cambridge, MA – Research published online in the American Journal of Managed Care demonstrates that analysis of patient records using state-of-the-art data analytics can predict future risk of metabolic syndrome - which affects more than a third of the U.S. population. The conditions metabolic syndrome can lead to - chronic heart disease, stroke and diabetes - combine to account for almost 20 percent of overall health care costs in the U.S. The study was conducted by Ae [...]
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June 18, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Riverside, CA — A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate “laboratory-on-a-chip” technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical applications. A laboratory-on-a-chip is a device that integrates laboratory functions on a chip that is only millimeters or centimeters in size. The technology allows for the automation and miniaturization of biochemical reac [...]
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June 4, 2014 | Healthcare IT

New York, NY - Primary care doctors practicing in a model of coordinated, team-based care that leverages health information technology are more likely to give patients recommended preventive screening and appropriate tests than physicians working in other settings, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study comparing quality of care by physicians using a delivery model known as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to care from physicians in non-PCMH practic [...]
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April 10, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Deerfield, IL — Use of electronic health records (EHRs) may improve healthcare accessibility, effectiveness and safety for all patients, but it can be a challenge to protect patient confidentiality and privacy. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) issued a new position paper to illustrate best practices for designing and using EHRs to provide the best possible care for adolescent patients while addressing these privacy concerns. Overall, SAHM affirms that protecting adoles [...]
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March 26, 2014 | Healthcare IT

San Francisco, CA - The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the official launch of the IRIS™ Registry, or Intelligent Research in Sight, the nation’s first comprehensive eye disease and condition registry. The centralized data repository and reporting tool aggregates patient data from electronic health records (EHRs) and performs statistical analysis that enables ophthalmologists to improve patient care, reduce the cost and enhance the speed of some large clinical t [...]
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February 18, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Chicago, IL – Going beyond implementation of the electronic health record, healthcare providers increasingly look to innovation in order to reduce costs, improve patient care and increase patient safety. To learn more about how hospitals and health systems plan for, resource, and execute on their innovation agendas, HIMSS and AVIA launched the 2013 Healthcare Provider Innovation Survey. HIMSS and AVIA collaborated to produce the 2013 Healthcare Provider Innovation Survey, which was conduc [...]
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January 13, 2014 | Healthcare IT

Fort Washington, PA - Software development isn't easy. The bigger the software gets, the harder it is to build right from the ground up. A string of high-profile failures have dealt a timely reminder of this. But it's not hopeless, even with the number of integration points common to healthcare applications. Aaron Mulder, Chief Technology Officer & Director of Chariot Solutions offers five things to consider which could bump the odds in your favor: 1. Separate integration logic [...]
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December 13, 2013 | Healthcare IT

San Diego, CA - CareFusion announced multiple new technologies across its device and software platforms to help improve the safety, efficiency and cost of intravenous (IV) medications to enhance enterprise-wide medication management at the Annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.  For the first time, hospitals will be able to seamlessly track IV medication from the time it arrives at the loading dock to when it is administered to the patient and then record it in the electronic [...]
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November 14, 2013 | Healthcare IT

Boston, MA - MIT has demonstrated a "Dynamic Shape Display" that can physically change shape to render 3D content. The display is called inFORM, and it's a large surface that sits atop a series of pins, actuators, and linkages. By moving each actuator, inFORM can move the pin it's attached to up or down, allowing for a wide range of interactions. A projector mounted above the surface provides context to the shapeshifting pins, giving them color and highlighting depth. In a video released by MIT [...]
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September 24, 2013 | Healthcare IT

Rockville, MD - Patients with diabetes can already use smartphones to monitor the level of sugar in their blood, and doctors can whip out their tablets to read X-rays and perform ultrasounds or electrocardiograms. Those functions represent just the tip of the iceberg in a coming revolution in mobile medical applications, or "apps," intended for use on mobile phones and tablets. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourages innovation and is excited about the prospects that mobile medical ap [...]
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July 17, 2013 | Healthcare IT

Submitted by Veterans Health Administration Washington, DC - The Department of Veterans Affairs has been named to the 2013 ‘Most Wired’ hospitals list — an event that marks the first time that all VA medical centers nationwide have achieved the honor. The list is the result of a national survey aimed at ranking hospitals that are leveraging health care technology, or ‘HIT,’ in new and innovative ways. The annual survey is released by Hospitals & Health Network [...]
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June 18, 2013 | Healthcare IT

Eugene, OR - PeaceHealth has upgraded its state-of-the-art patient portal, allowing patients to see their own records and interact with their provider’s clinic remotely, 24/7. PeaceHealth was one of the first health care systems in the country to offer a patient portal in the mid-1990s. More than 11,000 patients in Eugene/Springfield and Cottage Grove use the existing portal, called PatientConnection. The new version of the software, made possible by a recent upgrade in PeaceHealth&rsquo [...]
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