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Innovation, Med Tech, Opinions

Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Older Adults’ Health?

March 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Eliezer Yudkowsky, a leading proponent of “friendly” artificial intelligence, offers a cautionary observation about the potential of AI — solving problems by using computers to solve tasks that usually require human intelligence. “The greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence,” he writes, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How your hospital can improve medication adherence

March 8, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Getting patients to follow instructions for their medication after they leave your hospital is often more difficult than you’d like it to be. And when patients aren’t taking their medications at the right times or in the right dosages, the […]


Opinions

Amazon looks to supply chain as possible entry point for healthcare

February 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg)—Amazon.com may have big ambitions to shake up healthcare, but it appears to be starting small. The Internet giant is angling to become the go-to source for basic medical supplies such as latex gloves, bandages and sutures. While that’s not […]


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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth Services Continuing to Gain Traction, Albeit Slowly, Research Finds

January 23, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Telehealth services continue to gain traction in medical group practices, though at a slow pace, according to a new MGMA Stat poll. The Colorado-based Medical Group Management Association conducted a Jan. 10 poll with nearly 1,300 respondents. Twenty-six percent of […]


Regulatory

Four health systems band together to create generic drug company

January 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Four health systems have joined forces to create a not-for-profit generic drug company with the goal of creating cheaper, more accessible pharmaceuticals for patients than are currently available on the market. Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health are […]


EHR & EMR

DaVita swaps homegrown EHR for Epic

January 12, 2018

Via: HealthcareITnews

DaVita announced that it will implement a new EHR from Epic Systems and employ Epic’s Care Everywhere Network. The company, which provides kidney dialysis across the United States and in 11 countries around the world, said the new electronic health […]


Innovation, Med Tech

DoD takes steps to expand use of telehealth services

January 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Defense is expanding its ability to deliver telehealth services to active duty military personnel, veteran and their families by designating a provider of telemedicine services to operate on its networks. The agency has issued an Authority to […]


Data Security, Information Management

Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals

January 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers. According to Symantec, only 6% of the IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. Therefore, it […]


Regulatory

Trump signs executive order to promote better access to rural broadband

January 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

President Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “use all viable tools” to accelerate the deployment and adoption of high-speed broadband connectivity in rural parts of the country, a directive that’s expected to offer a boost to […]


Data Security, Information Management

New year, same threats: Keep your hospital safe from cybersecurity attacks

January 4, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare organizations have been experiencing increased threats to their cybersecurity lately, due to the amount of private info they usually have on file. In particular, system attacks caused by ransomware are on the rise, and there’s no better time than […]


Regulatory

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 […]


Regulatory

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 […]


Regulatory

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 […]