Tag: HIMSS 2019


MedStar calls on lawmakers to make EHR usability a priority

February 5, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area is urging Congress to take action when it comes to the link between electronic health record usability and patient safety. MedStar Health has drafted a letter to Senate and House committees […]


Security remains a top concern for healthcare IT professionals

January 31, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

There’s near unanimity among healthcare IT professionals—security is at, or near, the top of their lists of concerns. Perhaps it would seem that there are more complex challenges for these executives. But hardly any issues are as pervasive or as […]


FDA looks to strengthen premarket review of devices

January 24, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on the agency’s efforts to modernize the 510(k) program, which accounts for the majority of medical devices that the FDA reviews. A 510(k) is a premarketing submission made to the FDA […]

EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Algorithm predicts patients at risk for chronic kidney disease

January 10, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Roche and IBM have developed an algorithm based on real-word data, including electronic health records, that predicts patients with early risk of diabetes-related chronic kidney disease. The Roche-IBM predictive algorithm—trained using half a million electronic health records—outperformed published algorithms derived […]