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Healthcare Data Analytics Having Big Effect on Clinical Workflows

March 18, 2019 - Healthcare data analytics is having the biggest impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of clinical workflows, according to an annual survey of 185 healthcare leaders by HealthCare Executive Group and Change Healthcare. Around 30 percent of respondents to the Ninth Annual Industry Pulse Survey said that healthcare data analytics was extremely or very effective in...


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Poor IT Infrastructure Limits Telehealth for Safety-Net Providers

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Inadequate IT infrastructure is a significant barrier to telehealth adoption for safety-net providers, those who offer care access to underserved and disadvantaged populations, according to a new report from RAND. RAND interviewed...

AT&T, Nihon Kohden Expand Telemeter Wireless Networking Options

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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...

NSF Grants $1M to Develop Secure Health IT Infrastructure

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, nearly $1 million grant to University of Massachusetts and Elizabethtown College researchers to develop a secure health IT infrastructure for translational research. The...

ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability

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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...

Gustave Roussy Institut, Embleema Team on Healthcare Blockchain

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Gustave Roussy Insitut, a Paris-based cancer center, has formed a partnership with Embleema, a New York-based healthcare blockchain network, to develop blockchain health data sharing applications for oncology clinical research and...

Healthcare Sector Is Fastest Growing for SIP Trunking Services

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The healthcare sector is expected to be the fastest growing market in terms of adoption of SIP trunking services, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking provides communications services...

Aligning Health IT with Business Goals Is Top CIO Challenge

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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...

Texas To Deploy PULSE for Health Data Exchange in Emergencies

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Texas is looking to deploy the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) platform, which was developed by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT to provide secure health data exchange during an...

Ochsner, Pfizer to Boost Healthcare Interoperability for Clinical Trials

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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...

First U.S. Smart Medical District Upgrades IT Infrastructure

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The Illinois Medical District and IGNITE CITIES, a tech consulting firm specializing in smart cities, have launched the first smart medical district in the United States designed to improve patient care through upgrading IT infrastructure...

Digital Health Technology Needs to Fit into the Clinical Workflow

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CAMBRIDGE—The biggest question when it come to digital health technology is not getting “new, cool stuff” into the hospital, but how can it fit seamlessly into the existing clinical workflow, observed Jaydeo Kinikar, head...

FDA OKs Ascom Digistat Medical Device Integration Software for US

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Ascom’s Digistat medical device integration software in the U.S. market, Swiss-based Ascom announced Feb. 20. The Digistat medical device integration software suite...

Upgrading Health IT Infrastructure Top Challenge for Healthcare

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Upgrading health IT infrastructure was cited as among the top challenges facing healthcare executives in 2019. On behalf of SAP, Porter Research polled 100 healthcare CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs from acute care hospitals and integrated...

Intel Uses Purchasing Power to Spur Health IT Interoperability

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Through its Connected Care model, Intel is using its purchasing power to accelerate health IT interoperability to benefit employees, their families, and the communities where they live and work. Intel offers its Connected Care health...

IT More Upbeat Than Clinicians About Healthcare Interoperability

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More than three-quarters of IT and tech leaders judged their healthcare interoperability efforts as excellent or good, but fewer than half of clinicians had the same opinion. Around one-third of respondents to a survey conducted by HIMSS...

Wireless Medical Device Proliferation Could Overwhelm Networks

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Monitoring and managing wireless medical devices and reducing downtime on wireless networks are top priorities for healthcare organizations in improving clinician productivity and patient care quality, according to a survey of Association...

Broad-based Panel Tackles Healthcare Interoperability Challenges

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Timed to coincide with the release of a new report by the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) and Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a broad-based panel of public and private sector representatives at HIMSS on Thursday tackled the thorny...

Outdated Health IT Infrastructure Attracts Hackers to Hospitals

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Outdated healthcare IT infrastructure is attracting cybercriminals to hospitals, which are the most vulnerable type of organization, judged a new cybersecurity report. Other factors attracting cybercriminals to healthcare include lack of...

Portland Clinic Boosts Communication about Emergency Department Visits

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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...

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