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Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Researchers develop soft robot to help implants adapt to the body

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), […]


Innovation, Med Tech

UniSA studies new technology to monitor premature babies

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have studied non-contact technology for the monitoring of premature babies in neonatal units. The new computer vision technology is designed to safely track an infant’s heart and respiratory rates. It involves the use of […]


EHR & EMR

6 ways to optimize EHR system performance and usage

August 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A healthcare organization has gone through the process of selecting an electronic health record system. The process was arduous, but it is done. Now, however, comes a new phase that likely will be more difficult—the leveraging of all of the […]


Data Security, Information Management

How A Hybrid Cloud Fax Solution Protects Patient Health Information

August 12, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Electronic health and medical records (EHRs) enhance the patient experience and improve care coordination, but they can also put patients and providers at risk if they are not protected. Security vulnerabilities can arise from communicating via unsecured channels such as […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers show how microorganisms protect themselves against free radicals

August 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There are numerous different scenarios in which microorganisms are exposed to highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. These molecules are capable of damaging important cell components and may be generated during normal cell metabolism or in response to environmental […]


EHR & EMR

VA to spend $4.89B on VistA until Cerner EHR fully replaces system

July 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs will need to maintain its legacy electronic health record system at a cost of nearly $5 billion over 10 years until it is replaced by a commercial off-the-shelf EHR from Cerner. Paul Tibbits, executive director […]


EHR & EMR, Opinions

Did EHRs Light the Physician Burnout Fuse?

July 17, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

According to the American Medical Association, about 50 percent of practicing doctors are experiencing burnout and EHRs are a significant driver of this problem. For every hour physicians spend on direct patient care, the report indicates that they spend two […]


EHR & EMR

Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs

July 15, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of healthcare provider organizations use electronic health records and physician practice management systems to manage the care they give to patients. Over time, functionality in the EHR and PPM systems can’t keep up with emerging demands, often […]


EHR & EMR

12 patient safety risks linked to EHR usability

July 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Digital records systems have created unforeseen safety risks, sometimes contributing to serious mistakes in treatment, and that’s particularly true for pediatric patients, contends researchers for the Pew Charitable Trusts. These unintended consequences can be devastating for young patients, especially when […]


EHR & EMR

How to overcome 10 top EHR implementation challenges

June 17, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of healthcare organizations have electronic health records systems in place, but the use of such systems does not remain static. New capabilities are added, or organizations decide to rip old ones out and replace them with new […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA leverages tool to assess veterans’ physical, mental health

June 4, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A self-reporting tool is able to accurately track the health of veterans who may otherwise be hesitant to seek medical care, according to results of a large national cohort. In a VA-funded study led by a researcher from Northwestern Medicine, […]


EHR & EMR

Kaiser Permanente Launches EHR Integrated Social Health Network to Address SDoH

May 7, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Kaiser Permanente is partnering with social coordination platform Unite Us to launch a comprehensive health network called Thrive Local. The social health network will connect healthcare and social services providers to address the pressing social needs including housing, food, safety, […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Study: Data standardization improves patient matching

April 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Standardizing address information and last names could help to link patient health records by as much as 8 percent in the United States. Such relatively simple standardization efforts could result in more than 2 billion additional records matched to patients, […]


EHR & EMR

EHR study shows dangers of variability in opioid dosages

April 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Results from a 12-year study involving more than 14,000 Kaiser Permanente members’ electronic health records shows the risk of opioid overdose increases when doses vary over time. The $2 million, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and conducted […]


EHR & EMR

Hospital EHR, add-ons helps reduce costly, unnecessary GI testing

April 24, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An alert and “hard stop” programmed into an electronic health records system at an academic medical center resulted in a significant reduction in inappropriate gastrointestinal panel testing and cost savings. Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center hard-wired criteria […]