Tag: innovation

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

The Changing Role of Healthcare IT and Why It Requires Automation

March 12, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

For healthcare providers, patient experience and satisfaction are becoming increasingly important as consumers shift their approach to seeking medical care. The recent adoption of value-based care models has led consumers to shop around in order to select those healthcare providers […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

January 26, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible […]


Study: Inaccuracies in EHR Problem Lists Pose Problems for Risk Adjustment

January 22, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Inaccuracies in EHR (electronic health record) problem list–based comorbidity data can lead to incorrect determinations of case mix, according to a study that took place at two southern California Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. For the study, researchers compared EHR […]


How to tweak federal funding strategies to better support healthcare innovation

January 2, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

As major payers tweak their reimbursement policies in search of higher-value care delivery, opportunities for transformative innovation get lost because clinical operations naturally resist change. An opinion piece in JAMA suggests that adjusting federal funding policies could help drive more […]


Limited investment hampers medical device growth and innovation

November 30, 2017


Following a boom in large, transformative medtech mega-mergers over the past few years, the landscape for medical device deals calmed down in 2017. Though the total number of deals in 2017 to date remains stagnant, totaling approximately 2,700 deals each […]

Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Cleveland Clinic partners with Silicon Valley accelerator to pilot digital health startups

October 24, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

The Cleveland Clinic has launched a three-year partnership with two technology startups—including one with deep ties to Silicon Valley investors—with a focus on developing new innovative healthcare tools. The partnership, announced on Monday, includes Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc., which provides support […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA clears new Senhance System that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery

October 16, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce pain, scarring and recovery time after surgery,” said Binita Ashar, M.D., […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

October 12, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientific research at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB leads to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6. Scientists from the ULB Center for […]


Consumers Optimistic that EMRs will Improve Patient Care

October 9, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

About three-fourths of consumers in a recent survey believe that electronic medical records (EMRs) will improve the quality of healthcare in general. The research from The Physicians Foundation, an organization seeking to empower physicians to lead in the delivery of […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Olympus releases new 4K-3D video microscope for accurate surgery

October 9, 2017


Global technology firm Olympus has launched a 4K-3D video microscope Orbeye to allow more accurate surgery by delivering high-resolution 3D images of structures such as tissue and blood vessels. Orbeye has been developed by Sony Olympus Medical Solutions, which was […]


10 emerging trends from ONC’s data on EHR systems

October 4, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

More provider organizations are using electronic health records systems, according to data reported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Large vendors predominate in the hospital market, while an increasing number of EHR companies serve physician […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Kinova receives funding for innovation and expansion

October 2, 2017


Canada-based robotic solutions designer Kinova Robotics has secured a total of C$25m ($20m) funding from four major contributors, including Fonds Manufacturier, KTB Network, Foxconn, and BDC Capital. The firm designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components under Assistive Robotics to […]