Tag: EHR


Teen EUA Sought for Pfizer Vaccine; J&J Vax Probed; 40% of Marines Shun Shots

April 12, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

On the heels of its recently released data in teens ages 12-15, Pfizer and BioNTech said they applied to the FDA to expand emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to include that age group. Meanwhile, real-world data from Israel […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers identify novel SARS-CoV-2 variant unregistered on genomic sequence databases

April 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the University of California Santa Cruz, USA, recently identified a novel variant (B.1.x) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that might be circulating in at least 20 US states and six countries globally. […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Ava to commence trial of fertility tracker device for Covid-19 detection

March 24, 2021


Digital healthcare company Ava is set to commence the study of a wearable fertility tracker device to detect Covid-19 infection in real-time and alert individuals to get tested or self-isolate prior to symptom onset. The Ava Fertility Tracker is primarily […]


VA launches strategic review of beleaguered $16B Cerner EHR project

March 19, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

VA’s ongoing analysis of the only site operational with the new EHR, the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., precipitated the need for a schedule shift, the agency said. Mann-Grandstaff went live in October last year, the first site […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers highlight the need to strengthen dietary and infant feeding guidelines

March 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Dietary and infant feeding guidelines should be strengthened to include more practical advice on the best ways to support children to learn to like and eat vegetables, say nutrition and dietetics researchers from the Flinders University Caring Futures Institute. With […]

Innovation, Research

QCMD to use RNAssist’s virusPHIX-P9 Biomolecule Stabilization Technology in its SARS-CoV-2 antigen EQA scheme

March 10, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In a further development of the collaboration between QCMD and RNAssist, QCMD will use the universal biological sample stabilization virusPHIX-P9™ as the matrix within its forthcoming SARS-CoV-2 antigen EQA pilot scheme. Studies have proven that virusPHIX-P9™ is both capable of […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New Course in Applied Clinical Data Science and Machine Learning at OHSU

March 10, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

I have written over the years about the need for all who work in biomedical and health informatics to have appropriate knowledge and skills in data science, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and related topics. I am now excited […]


What to Look for In Your Remote Patient Monitoring Solution

March 3, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

In the spring of 2020, hospital and IT systems were put in a difficult position. For one, hospitals were overloaded with patients and bed space was at a premium, yet the need for care wasn’t waning. Health care systems also […]


More Healthcare Data Means Growth for Switch

February 17, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

Healthcare applications are increasing in complexity. Health data continues to grow exponentially. To avoid being drowned in this technology deluge, healthcare providers and health IT vendors are turning to 3rd party infrastructure providers for their systems + data needs. IDC […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Hospital interest in patient monitoring tools rising, survey finds

February 9, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The feedback from hospitals purchasing executives, gathered in the fourth quarter of 2020, shows capital equipment budgets remain resilient in the face of COVID-19. Most purchasing executives expect their capital budgets to grow rather than shrink: 64% of managers predict […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration

January 28, 2021

Via: HITECH Answers

The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently approved a report and set of recommendations developed by the Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data (ICAD) Task Force. The ICAD Task Force was established to produce information and considerations related to […]


Challenges of Operationalizing Remote Patient Monitoring Data

January 21, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

Among the many evolving technologies in the healthcare industry, there may be none more important or impactful than remote patient monitoring (RPM) hardware and software solutions. This technology is opening up new possibilities in extended healthcare – saving patients money, […]

Innovation, Research

Study provides a mathematical description of how tumor metastasis starts

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the […]


Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

January 14, 2021

Via: Modern Healthcare

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue […]


A pursuit of better testing to sort out the complexities of ADHD

December 30, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The introduction of computer simulation to the identification of symptoms in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has potential to provide an additional objective tool to gauge the presence and severity of behavioral problems, Ohio State University researchers suggest in […]