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EHR & EMR

Electronic health records creating a ‘new era’ of health care fraud, officials say

December 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Derek Lewis was working as an electronic health records specialist for the nation’s largest hospital chain when he heard about software defects that might even “kill a patient.” The doctors at Midwest (City) Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma worried that […]


EHR & EMR

EHR Errors Continue to Threaten Patient Safety

December 11, 2019

Via: HITECH Answers

Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by electronic health record (EHR) systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively. The issue of poor patient identification becomes exponentially more […]


EHR & EMR

EHR visual aid cuts duplicate orders for lab, radiology tests

December 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The implementation of a visual aid in an electronic health record ordering system resulted in a significant reduction in duplicate orders for both laboratory and radiology tests. Results of a study, involving emergency department clinicians at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 total $1.33bn in US

November 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.33bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 37.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 23.5% when compared […]


EHR & EMR

HP Rolls Out Expanded Healthcare Portfolio to Address Patient Safety, Care Coordination, Data Security

October 7, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Today at the Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2019, HP Inc. announced its expanded healthcare portfolio. The HP Healthcare Edition print portfolio improves patient safety, enables clinical efficiency and secures patient data and medical records. Addressing Patient Safety HP’s new innovations […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

6 Health System Barriers to Digital Health Transformation

October 3, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

The concept of digital health information was introduced in the 1970s when professionals began moving away from problem-oriented medical records and making the transition to electronic health records (EHR). At the time, many facilities didn’t have the technology on hand […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

This bacterium is one of many that have evolved a system that allows them to acquire difficult-to-access iron from the human body. Iron is essential for bacterial growth and survival, but in humans, most of it is held up within […]


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 […]