Tag: Study

EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]

Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

People with schizophrenia are dying younger

September 18, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

People with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to a new Ontario study by researchers at the Centre […]


House committee passes bill to build telehealth coverage into Medicare Advantage plans

September 14, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A bipartisan bill that would make telehealth services a core benefit in Medicare Advantage plans drew broad support from lawmakers on its way to unanimously passing through the House Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 3727 (PDF), introduced by four […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

As consumers obsess with mobile devices, engage them with health apps

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The number of smartphone connections is expected to reach six billion by 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion global mobile connections by that time, according to a report from GSMA.1 U.S. consumers already are spending about five hours […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers show potential of using low-cost rapid diagnostic test to detect severe malaria

August 25, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Malaria is a leading cause of death for children living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many children in rural areas seek care at local community health clinics, but these clinics lack reliable tests to distinguish severe and uncomplicated malaria. Working at a […]

Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

New Method Visualizes Individual Neural Pathways Using Light

July 31, 2017

Via: Medgadget

The brain’s functional network is both highly complex and hard to peer into, making it difficult to understand how some neurons are related to others and what their interconnectivity is like. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Healthcare in the Gigabit Society: Improving Care by Improving Connectivity

July 31, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

Today’s technologies are expected to offer tremendous potential for innovation in the healthcare industry. In fact, in the next three years alone the digital health market is expected to surpass $379 billion by 2024. The reasons behind this expected growth […]


Op-Ed: The GOP health-bill team is failing. Time for new players

July 25, 2017


A day after the election, six months ago, or maybe even six weeks ago would have been a better time for the president to send out this message. But now we have to ask what is “the right thing” exactly? […]

Data Security, Information Management

Martin Shkreli will not testify at his securities fraud trial, ‘pharma bro’ reveals

July 25, 2017


The biggest mouth in pharmaceuticals is keeping quiet — for once. “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli on Monday said he will not testify in his own defense at his securities fraud trial in Brooklyn, New York, federal court. Shkreli’s decision was […]


Obamacare and Medicaid specialist Molina Healthcare to cut about 1,400 jobs, memo says

July 25, 2017


Molina Healthcare following the city’s water contamination and federal state of emergency. Molina Healthcare to cut about 1,400 jobs  17 Hours Ago | 00:27Molina Healthcare, a health insurer that specializes in the Obamacare and Medicaid healthcare programs for low-income and […]

Data Security, Information Management

Who’s responsible for protecting patient data in the cloud?

July 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Cloud computing is still fairly new to healthcare and, as such, confusion and a few myths surround the technology. And many of those skewed perceptions are driven by simple misunderstandings, most notably about information security. Indeed, cloud providers offer a […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Why technology isn’t solving patient appointment issues

July 18, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Information technology is playing an increasing role in enabling faster patient scheduling for physician appointments, but a recent study suggests that other human factors intervene, actually slowing down the process. The findings suggest that workflow and attitude adjustments also are […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

9 in 10 Hospitals, Health Systems Making Major Patient Engagement Investments

July 12, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Nearly nine in 10 hospitals and health systems that took part in a recent survey said they have made significant investments in digital patient engagement tools. The recent study, Trends in Digital Patient Engagement 2017, came from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass […]


Researchers Use EMRs to Predict Risk of Stroke

July 11, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

A team of researchers in California is using electronic medical records (EMRs) to predict the likelihood of a person experiencing atrial fibrillation—an irregular heartbeat that could result in a second stroke—after certain types of strokes. According to an article from […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Blockchain to pair with other technologies to find healthcare uses

July 10, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The use of blockchain technology is just starting in healthcare, but one industry expert believes that it will see rapid adoption as it’s paired with several other technologies—including artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile health and Internet of Things—to solve long-standing […]