Tag: EHR

EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Patient Matching

September 30, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Since the dawn of the digital revolution in healthcare, providers have been in search of tools to connect disparate systems and deliver timely and secure patient data directly to the point of care. Our public health crisis is a sobering […]


Getting the Most From EHR Virtual Training

September 28, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

EHR implementations have gone virtual in response to COVID. And so has training related to activations, upgrades, optimization projects, and onboarding of new clinics or staff. Healthcare organizations have traditionally trained in-person with dozens of software experts for larger efforts […]

Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Painless paper patch test for glucose levels uses microneedles

September 14, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers have been trying to develop a practical way to use microneedles — tiny needles less than 1 mm in length — for routine do-it-yourself medical monitoring. Microneedles are so short that they stay within the skin and do not […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Advancements in Mobile Apps for Health Monitoring

August 12, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

As the world continues to evolve, so does the technology that makes our lives easier and more efficient. This is certainly the case in the medical field as companies continue to make new apps that not only help us stay […]

Innovation, Med Tech

AI could improve CT screening for Covid-19 diagnosis

August 11, 2020


Researchers at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US are developing a new artificial intelligence (AI) technique to improve the speed at which computed tomography (CT) scans can identify patients with Covid-19. Difficulty accessing tests means some hospitals are […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Covid-19 pandemic likely to accelerate the development of at-home healthcare technologies

July 28, 2020


The Covid-19 pandemic has forced healthcare providers to consider using alternate methods to continue to treat populations that should currently avoid visiting clinics or hospitals. Devices that allow remote patient monitoring or at-home technologies and procedures may see rapid adoption […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Sputum testing provides higher rate of COVID-19 detection

July 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a new study published in EBioMedicine, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis, analyzing data from more than 3,000 specimens to compare the three approaches. The team found that sputum testing detected the RNA […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools

July 22, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight . The transition has been a big challenge […]

Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

July 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that […]

Biomarker, Innovation, Opinions

Boosting immune memory could reduce cancer recurrence

July 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Immunotherapy drugs that harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer have revolutionized the treatment of many cancers. They work by blocking checkpoint inhibitor proteins like PD1, removing the brakes from cancer-killing T cells in the immune system. However, […]


Hospitals look to resume normal operations, but patients still fear seeking care

July 15, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has led to major disruption to routine hospital services globally as medical professionals focused on treating those infected and conserving resources. As a result, patients have delayed or canceled scheduled health care visits and surgeries. Now, in […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

The Company That Makes Remdesivir Says it Considerably Reduces COVID-19 Deaths

July 10, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its antiviral drug remdesivir experienced lower mortality rates and better recovery times compared to those not getting the treatment. The researchers compared 312 people […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Breast cancer cells can reprogram natural killer cells to aid in metastasis

July 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell, are known to limit metastasis by inducing the death of cancer cells. But metastases still form in patients, so there must be ways for cancer cells to escape. Using a novel […]

Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants breakthrough status to Dascena’s AI for kidney injury

July 8, 2020


Machine learning diagnostic algorithm company Dascena has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Previse, an algorithm for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The algorithm is designed to predict AKI in […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Healthcare IT Today Mid-Year Update

July 6, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Every once in a while, I like to look back at all we’ve accomplished at Healthcare IT Today. This year we’re approaching the 15th anniversary of Healthcare IT Today (we’re going to need a big party to celebrate this in […]