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AT&T, Nihon Kohden Expand Telemeter Wireless Networking Options

March 12, 2019 - The AT&T Foundry has teamed with Nihon Kohden to retrofit Nihon’s LifeScope G3 telemeter worn by hospital patients to monitor their vital signs so that the device can toggle between Wi-Fi and cellular wireless networking connectivity. This toggle capability contained in a “travel pack” enables patients to walk around areas of the hospital or on the hospital...


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ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

The ONC proposed rule supporting the use of the Health Level Seven’s (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards for healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) is a “turning point” for...

Aligning Health IT with Business Goals Is Top CIO Challenge

by Fred Donovan

Aligning health IT with business goals was identified as a top challenge for healthcare and life sciences CIOs, according to the 2019 CIO Survey Report by Grant Thornton and the Technology Business Management Council. Other top...

Ochsner, Pfizer to Boost Healthcare Interoperability for Clinical Trials

by Fred Donovan

Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit academic healthcare system, is partnering with drug maker Pfizer to develop a way to improve healthcare interoperability between EHRs and clinical trial data using the Fast...

WellSpan Deploys Citrix Desktop Virtualization to Speed EHR Use

by Fred Donovan

WellSpan Health has partnered with Citrix Systems, a provider of desktop virtualization and cloud computing, to deploy a digital workspace for its more than 1,500 doctors and clinicians to speed up access to WellSpan’s Epic EHR and...

Portland Clinic Boosts Communication about Emergency Department Visits

by Fred Donovan

The Portland Clinic was getting piecemeal notifications about emergency department (ED) visits by its patients, which was causing gaps in treatment at the hospitals as well as in follow-up care at the clinic. To help fix the problem, the...

AHIMA Warns About Burden on Rural Hospitals from HHS EHR Proposals

by Fred Donovan

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is warning that a number of recommendations in HHS’s draft report Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs...

OneOncology Uses Healthcare Data Analytics To Share Best Practices

by Fred Donovan

OneOncology is a physician-led community oncology network that is using healthcare data analytics to identify the best clinical and administrative practices for every oncologist in the network. Its three founding practices are Tennessee...

OBHG Boosts Clinician Engagement with Ob Exchange Platform

by Fred Donovan

Greenville, South Carolina-based OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG) wanted to build a collaborative website that would improve clinician engagement for its 740 clinicians in more than 165 partner hospitals across 32 states. It was looking for a...

US Government Shutdown Delays OMB Review of ONC Health IT Rule

by Fred Donovan

The US government shutdown, which is in its fourth week, is likely to further delay an ONC health IT rule being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), observed AMIA Vice President of Public Policy Jeffery Smith. OMB...

Tahoe Forest Health Selects Aruba Over Cisco for Healthcare Network

by Fred Donovan

Tahoe Forest Health System has decided to replace its current Cisco network with an Aruba mobile-first healthcare network for its two critical access hospitals and six specialty clinics. Tahoe Forest expects to save between $750,000...

Healthcare Blockchain Projects Need to Factor In HIPAA Compliance

by Fred Donovan

Organizations need to consider the HIPAA compliance and state law implications of implementing a healthcare blockchain solution, advised Mirick O’Connell Partner Matt Fisher. A healthcare blockchain initiative raises issues under...

New Service Could Help Hospitals with Wireless Networking Strain

by Fred Donovan

With all the connected devices in healthcare environment, wireless networking capacity has become a priority for IT teams in hospitals. One solution being proposed by the CBRS Alliance is to use shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for...

Outdated Healthcare IT Infrastructure Can Weigh Down Organizations

by Fred Donovan

The healthcare industry has missed two technology change cycles, so many organizations are burdened with a lot of legacy healthcare IT infrastructure. That is the judgment of Bob Renner, CEO of cloud-based data management firm Liaison...

Legacy Infrastructure Inhibits Healthcare Artificial Intelligence

by Fred Donovan

Many organizations are trying to implement healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) projects using traditional infrastructure models, which isn’t working well, observed Pure Storage Global Healthcare Technology Strategy VP Josh...

Major Tech Firms Partner to Boost Healthcare IT Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

Major tech companies, like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, are increasingly partnering with health IT vendors to remove barriers to healthcare IT interoperability. In a letter released recently by ITI, these companies, along with IBM,...

FHIR May Not Help Healthcare Orgs Achieve Semantic Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations participating in the value-based care environment are in need of strong, secure data pipelines that can help them communicate across disparate health systems to coordinate and streamline patient care. As providers...

Adopting a Cloud-First Approach to Healthcare Data Integration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations look toward a future of seamless healthcare data integration, they are facing the difficult task of managing legacy systems and connecting disparate data siloes created by aging infrastructure. Poor integration...

How Will Amazon, Google, Microsoft Impact EHR Interoperability, FHIR?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Earlier this month Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce announced their intent to jointly commit “to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are...

Cloud-based Healthcare App Development Supports Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The evolution of healthcare IT still poses challenges for organizations going through digital transformations. As applications and continue to develop, organizations are looking to new methods and partners to get the most out of their...

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