Tag: technology


Healthcare organizations voice worry over end of net neutrality

December 15, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday to roll back regulations that uphold net neutrality has some healthcare organizations concerned that the move could have downstream implications for providers, particularly those located in and serving rural areas. The five-member FCC […]


Optum launches $250M fund to invest in digital health companies

November 29, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business unit, has launched a $250 million fund to invest in healthcare technology innovation. Called Optum Ventures, the fund—with offices in Boston and Menlo Park, Calif.—will provide capital investment as well as strategic guidance to […]


FCC looks to expand $400M cap for Rural Health Care Program

November 28, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on the agency’s proposal to increase the $400 million annual cap for the Rural Health Care Program, which provides funding for telecommunications and broadband services to rural communities to support telemedicine networks. […]

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 […]


EHR Training: How to Help Users End Frustration, Overcome Fear and Engage

November 2, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

During EHR implementations, trainers are frequently the first to introduce end-users to the new technology. Users often come to EHR training frustrated about the change and nervous about acclimating to a new system. Adding to the pressure they feel, EHR […]


Preparing for the Future: Machine Learning in Healthcare

October 31, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Machine learning (a.k.a. AI, deep learning, and cognitive learning) is poised to reshape the world in which we live. An emerging tool that uses both structured and unstructured data to infer patterns, relationships, and rules, it’s already rocking the retail, […]

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., […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

Respicardia gets FDA approval for remede system to treat sleep apnea

October 12, 2017


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Respicardia’s transvenous implantable neurostimulation system, remede, for moderate to severe central sleep apnea (CSA) in adults. Remede is designed to activate the phrenic nerve and engage the diaphragm to restore natural […]

Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Healthcare stakeholders weigh value of claims and clinical data

October 11, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

In healthcare, claims data is often described as a river that is a mile wide but only an inch deep, while clinical data—the analogy goes—is a mile deep and an inch wide. Yet, with the widespread adoption of electronic health […]

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 […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient engagement a surprise benefit of tablet-based registration

October 5, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Patients arriving for appointments at Academic Allergy and Asthma Center of South Florida typically received a clipboard full of paperwork to fill out, a repetitive and duplicative practice common at most physician practices. But this past June, the practice became […]


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, Medical Devices

BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

September 28, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. The concept of BYOD, or bring-your-own-device, has gained […]